Jeff Bezos the founder of Amazon Inc. and Elon Musk is on a battle of holding the No. 1 position for the richest man in the world.
According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the $118.1 billion Facebook cofounder and CEO have emptied 9.4 million shares, worth $2.8 billion, around the past months.
#1 | Elon Musk
NET WORTH: $262.9 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER, CEO, THE LEAD ENGINEER OF SPACEX, CEO, PRODUCT DESIGNER OF TESLA, INC., FOUNDER OF THE BORING COMPANY AND X.COM (CURRENTLY PAYPAL), CO-FOUNDER OF ZIP 2, NEURALINK, & OPEN AI, & CHAIRMAN OF SOLARCITY
RESIDENCE: SOUTH AFRICA (1971-CURRENT), UNITED STATES (2000-CURRENT), CANADA (1971-CURRENT)
Elon Musk is the reputable founder, chief designer, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; early investor, product designer, and CEO of Tesla Inc.; Founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and primary co-chairman, and co-founder of OpenAI.
As of January 2021, Musk’s total net worth was valued at $155.6 billion by Forbes, making him the second richest person in the world after Jeff Bezos.
Elon Musk owns around 48% stack of the intimately organized SpaceX and 20% of Tesla’s signature shares.
#2 | Jeff Bezos
NET WORTH: $179.8 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER & CEO OF AMAZON
RESIDENCE: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, a multibillion-dollar technology corporation.
According to Forbes, he was the world’s richest person, with a net worth of around $190 billion as of April 2021. His fortune increased by almost $56 billion during the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020.
Bezos is a business entrepreneur, media mogul, and investor from the United States.
During the epidemic, Amazon saw a 38% increase in sales to $386 billion in 2020, as many stayed at home and made online purchases.
NET WORTH: $169.7 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CHIEF EXECUTIVE & CHAIRMAN OF LVMH MOT HENNESSY – LOUIS VUITTON SE
RESIDENCE: PARIS, FRANCE
Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of the world’s largest luxury goods firm, LVMH Mot Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE.
He is a French businessman, art collector, and investor.
According to Forbes, Arnault is the world’s richest individual, worth a billion dollars.
#4 | Bill Gates
NET WORTH: $133.5 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CO-FOUNDER OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION
RESIDENCE: MEDINA, WASHINGTON
Bill Gates is a business entrepreneur, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist from the United States.
He is the Microsoft Corporation co-founder.
During his time at Microsoft, Gates served as chairman, CEO, president, and chief software architect.
Gates was the world’s highest-earning billionaire in 2013, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as his net worth grew from US$15.8 billion to US$78.5 billion.
He was the company’s largest individual shareholder until May 2014.
#5 | Warren Buffett
NET WORTH: $125.8 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
RESIDENCE: OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Warren Buffett is a business entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist from the United States.
Buffett is the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate that controls more than 50 businesses.
He is regarded as one of the world’s most successful investors.
NET WORTH: $122.4 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER OF ADANI GROUP
RESIDENCE: AHMEDABAD, INDIA
He is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, an Indian billionaire industrialist.
According to Forbes, his family’s net worth is estimated to be $25.2 billion as of October 2020.
Although Gautam Adani is the company’s president, the Foundation is mostly controlled by his wife, Priti Adani.
Adani aspires to be the world’s largest green energy generator, with plans to invest up to $70 billion in renewable energy projects.
#7 | Larry Ellison
NET WORTH: $111.6 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CO-FOUNDER, CTO, & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF ORACLE CORPORATION
RESIDENCE: WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA; MOVED TO HAWAII TO THE ISLAND OF LANAI
Larry Ellison is the co-founder, chief technology officer (CTO), and executive chairman of Oracle Corporation, an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas.
In 2019, Oracle was the second-largest software company by revenue and market capitalization.
The company was formerly headquartered in Redwood Shores, California until December 2020 when it moved its headquarters to Texas.
He has gained this status by his founded company Oracle where he served as a CEO until September 2014.
#8 | Larry Page
NET WORTH: $109.1 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CO-FOUNDER OF GOOGLE
RESIDENCE: PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Larry Page is a business mogul and a computer scientist from the United States.
In 1998, he co-founded Google with Sergey Brin, a Stanford Ph.D. student.
Page served as CEO until 2001, when Eric Schmidt took over, and then as CEO of Google’s new parent company Alphabet from 2011 until 2015.
#9 | Mukesh Ambani
NET WORTH: $105 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHAIRMAN, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
RESIDENCE: MUMBAI, INDIA
Mukesh Ambani is a successful Indian business person, the managing director (MD), chairman, and also the largest stockholder of his company Reliance Industries Ltd.
(RIL) is listed in Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most profitable group by market cap that functions in natural resources, energy, retail, petrochemicals, telecommunications, and textiles.
With sustaining ownership of the world’s largest oil refining company, Mukesh Ambani holds a 42% stack of Reliance Industries which derives the majority of Ambani’s wealth.
#10 | Sergey Brin
NET WORTH: $104.8 BILLION
IDENTIFIED AS: CO-FOUNDER OF GOOGLE
RESIDENCE: LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA
Sergey Brin was a co-founder of Google alongside Larry Page.
Brin was the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., until December 3, 2019, when he stepped down.
He is a Computer Scientist and Business Magnate from the United States.