The Top 100 Richest People in 2021

I have written several articles on postings related to Big Tech, Social Media and Corporations. A list of links have been provided at bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on these Industries.

This is just a short article listing the 1oo richest people and families in the World. Last year I wrote an article on the richest 25 people in the world ( If you compare these two lists you will be amazed on how much money some of the people made in just one year. I will not discuss how they made their money, because the points I made in the previous article still hold true. I have included a hyperlink here so that you can go back and read the article if you like. I am sure you can guess what the major reason is, many of them are still riding the coat tails of the COVID pandemic. Elon Musk is one of the few who has been not doing so, he has been earning his money from his ingenuity.

1Elon Musk$248.4 B▶ $4.6 B | 1.89%50Tesla, SpaceXUnited States
2Jeff Bezos$196.3 B▶ $1.5 B | 0.79%57AmazonUnited States
3Bernard Arnault & family$190.9 B▶ $4.0 B | -2.06%72LVMHFrance
4Bill Gates$136.9 B▶ $613 M | -0.45%66MicrosoftUnited States
5Larry Ellison$128.8 B▶ $6.1 B | -4.55%77softwareUnited States
6Larry Page$122.5 B▶ $897 M | -0.73%48GoogleUnited States
7Mark Zuckerberg$120.0 B▶ $176 M | 0.15%37FacebookUnited States
8Sergey Brin$118.0 B▶ $858 M | -0.72%48GoogleUnited States
9Warren Buffett$106.9 B▶ $2.7 B | -2.44%91Berkshire HathawayUnited States
10Steve Ballmer$102.4 B▶ $452 M | -0.44%65MicrosoftUnited States
11Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family$91.7 B▶ $1.1 B | -1.22%68L’OréalFrance
12Mukesh Ambani$87.7 B▶ $2.4 B | -2.63%64diversifiedIndia
13Carlos Slim Helu & family$80.8 B▶ $1.2 B | 1.54%81telecomMexico
14Gautam Adani & family$78.9 B▶ $1.4 B | -1.75%59infrastructure, commoditiesIndia
15Zhong Shanshan$77.9 B▶ $120 M | -0.15%67beverages, pharmaceuticalsChina
16Amancio Ortega$73.4 B▶ $58 M | -0.08%85ZaraSpain
17Michael Bloomberg$70.0 B $079Bloomberg LPUnited States
18Jim Walton$65.5 B▶ $1.1 B | -1.71%73WalmartUnited States
19Alice Walton$64.6 B▶ $1.1 B | -1.72%72WalmartUnited States
20Rob Walton$64.3 B▶ $1.1 B | -1.71%77WalmartUnited States
21Phil Knight & family$59.5 B▶ $149 M | -0.25%83NikeUnited States
22Zhang Yiming$59.4 B $037TikTokChina
23Robin Zeng$58.6 B▶ $347 M | -0.59%52batteriesHong Kong
24MacKenzie Scott$57.3 B▶ $514 M | 0.90%51AmazonUnited States
25Michael Dell$56.9 B▶ $51 M | 0.09%56Dell computersUnited States
26Charles Koch$52.9 B $086Koch IndustriesUnited States
26Julia Koch & family$52.9 B $059Koch IndustriesUnited States
28David Thomson & family$51.7 B▶ $175 M | -0.34%64mediaCanada
29François Pinault & family$50.1 B▶ $442 M | -0.87%85luxury goodsFrance
30Huateng Ma$43.7 B▶ $1.3 B | -2.95%50internet mediaChina
31Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.$43.2 B $0supermarketsGermany
32Jack Ma$36.7 B▶ $166 M | 0.45%57e-commerceChina
33Len Blavatnik$36.6 B▶ $104 M | -0.28%64music, chemicalsUnited States
34Stephen Schwarzman$36.1 B▶ $113 M | -0.31%74investmentsUnited States
35Klaus-Michael Kuehne$35.3 B▶ $1.1 B | -3.03%84shippingGermany
36Takemitsu Takizaki$34.1 B▶ $750 M | -2.15%76sensorsJapan
37Giovanni Ferrero$33.4 B $057Nutella, chocolatesItaly
38Leonardo Del Vecchio & family$32.9 B▶ $624 M | -1.86%86eyeglassesItaly
39John Mars$32.7 B $086candy, pet foodUnited States
39Jacqueline Mars$32.7 B $082candy, pet foodUnited States
41He Xiangjian$31.7 B▶ $558 M | -1.73%79home appliancesChina
42Lee Shau Kee$31.2 B▶ $45 M | -0.14%93real estateHong Kong
43Alain Wertheimer$30.6 B $073ChanelFrance
43Gerard Wertheimer$30.6 B $070ChanelFrance
45Tadashi Yanai & family$30.4 B▶ $381 M | -1.24%72fashion retailJapan
46Dieter Schwarz$30.3 B $082retailGermany
47Li Ka-shing$29.8 B▶ $411 M | 1.40%93diversifiedHong Kong
48Alexey Mordashov & family$29.6 B▶ $46 M | -0.15%56steel, investmentsRussia
49William Lei Ding$29.4 B▶ $1.5 B | -4.99%50online gamesChina
50Leonard Lauder$29.3 B▶ $1.1 B | -3.49%88Estee LauderUnited States
51Daniel Gilbert$28.7 B▶ $22 M | 0.08%59Quicken LoansUnited States
52Susanne Klatten$28.6 B▶ $390 M | -1.35%59BMW, pharmaceuticalsGermany
53Wang Wei$28.1 B▶ $161 M | -0.57%51package deliveryChina
54Shiv Nadar$28.0 B▶ $238 M | 0.86%76software servicesIndia
55Leonid Mikhelson$27.8 B▶ $113 M | 0.41%66gas, chemicalsRussia
56Miriam Adelson$27.0 B▶ $106 M | 0.39%76casinosUnited States
57Vladimir Potanin$26.7 B▶ $333 M | 1.26%60metalsRussia
58Sam Bankman-Fried$26.5 B $029cryptocurrencyUnited States
59Huang Shilin$26.4 B▶ $155 M | -0.58%54batteriesChina
60Vagit Alekperov$26.3 B▶ $175 M | -0.66%71oilRussia
61Vladimir Lisin$26.2 B▶ $48 M | -0.18%65steel, transportRussia
62Jensen Huang$26.2 B▶ $142 M | -0.54%58semiconductorsUnited States
63Wei Jianjun & family$26.0 B▶ $621 M | -2.33%57automobilesChina
64Andrey Melnichenko$25.8 B▶ $3 M | -0.01%49coal, fertilizersRussia
65Masayoshi Son$24.9 B▶ $650 M | -2.54%64internet, telecomJapan
66Gennady Timchenko$24.8 B▶ $110 M | 0.45%69oil, gasRussia
67Abigail Johnson$24.8 B $059money managementUnited States
68Dietrich Mateschitz$24.6 B $077Red BullAustria
69Yang Huiyan & family$24.5 B▶ $179 M | -0.73%40real estateChina
70Jim Simons$24.4 B $083hedge fundsUnited States
71Eric Schmidt$23.8 B▶ $148 M | -0.62%66GoogleUnited States
72Thomas Peterffy$23.7 B▶ $117 M | -0.49%77discount brokerageUnited States
73German Larrea Mota Velasco & family$23.6 B▶ $275 M | -1.15%68miningMexico
74Wang Chuanfu$23.3 B▶ $588 M | -2.46%55batteries, automobilesChina
75Stefan Quandt$22.8 B▶ $467 M | -2.01%55BMWGermany
76Pang Kang$22.8 B▶ $226 M | -0.98%65soy sauceChina
77Radhakishan Damani$22.4 B▶ $200 M | -0.89%66retail, investmentsIndia
78Gina Rinehart$22.2 B▶ $1 M | -0.01%67miningAustralia
79Qin Yinglin & family$21.9 B▶ $167 M | -0.76%56pig breedingChina
80Thomas Struengmann & family$21.8 B▶ $119 M | 0.55%71pharmaceuticalsGermany
80Andreas Struengmann & family$21.8 B▶ $119 M | 0.55%71pharmaceuticalsGermany
82Sun Piaoyang$21.7 B▶ $498 M | -2.24%63pharmaceuticalsChina
83R. Budi Hartono$21.6 B▶ $562 M | 2.66%80banking, tobaccoIndonesia
84Li Shufu$21.5 B▶ $266 M | -1.22%58automobilesChina
85Rupert Murdoch & family$21.5 B▶ $70 M | 0.33%90newspapers, TV networkUnited States
86Mike Cannon-Brookes$21.4 B▶ $291 M | 1.38%42softwareAustralia
87Scott Farquhar$21.3 B▶ $298 M | 1.42%42softwareAustralia
88Theo Albrecht Jr & family$21.1 B $070Aldi, Trader Joe’sGermany
89Ken Griffin$21.0 B $053hedge fundsUnited States
90Thomas Frist Jr & family$21.0 B▶ $106 M | 0.51%83hospitalsUnited States
91Dustin Moskovitz$20.9 B▶ $384 M | 1.87%37FacebookUnited States
92Michael Hartono$20.8 B▶ $539 M | 2.66%82banking, tobaccoIndonesia
93Colin Zheng Huang$20.5 B▶ $381 M | 1.89%41e-commerceChina
94Li Xiting$20.3 B▶ $237 M | -1.15%70medical devicesSingapore
95John Menard Jr$20.1 B $081home improvement storesUnited States
96Ray Dalio$20.0 B $072hedge fundsUnited States
97Iris Fontbona & family$19.2 B▶ $87 M | 0.46%78miningChile
98Wang Wenyin$19.1 B $053mining, copper productsChina
99Fan Hongwei & family$19.0 B▶ $253 M | -1.32%54petrochemicalsChina
100Lakshmi Mittal$18.7 B▶ $45 M | -0.24%71steelIndia


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