April 7th – Forbes announced the 2021 Global Billionaire Rankings. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Group, topped the list for the fourth consecutive year, and SpaceX founder Elon, ranked second. Musk). Former U.S. President Trump’s position on the rich list has fallen by nearly 300.
According to reports, Forbes pointed out in its 35th annual billionaire list that Bezos, the founder of Amazon, ranked as the richest man in the world for four consecutive years. Its assets increased by $64 billion to $177 billion.
But the fastest-growing wealth is Musk, who ranks second. His wealth soared from 31st to second last year with $151 billion, an increase of $126.4 billion in the past year.
Bernard Arnault of the Hennessy-Louis Vuitton Group still ranks third, followed by Bill Gates, who ranks fourth. The top five this year is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. This is the first time in more than 20 years that Warren Buffett failed to reach the top five of the rich list.
Former U.S. President Trump is the first billionaire president in American history. According to the list data, Trump’s current net worth of wealth is $2.4 billion, up $300 million from assets in 2019, but it has fallen nearly 300 places to 1299th in the global billionaire list. Forbes magazine explained that this is because the wealth of other billionaires is growing faster.
If the timeline is lengthen, Trump’s net worth of wealth was $3.5 billion in January 2017, when he first entered the White House, which means that his wealth has shrunk by more than $1 billion during his tenure. Bloomberg noted that the coronavirus pandemic and the congressional turmoil in January this year affected Trump’s business. The hotels, casinos and office buildings of the Trump Group are among the industries hardest hit by the epidemic.
Despite the disruption of the global economy by the coronavirus epidemic, entrepreneurs have increased their wealth rapidly. In 2021, a total of 2,755 billionaires in the world were on the list, up 660 from the previous year, and their total value reached about $13.1 trillion. It should be noted that the United States is still the country with the largest billionaires.
Kerry A., team leader of Forbes Rich List. “It’s been a record year,” Dolan said, “and both the number of new listings and billionaires across the world have both hit record highs.” In addition, for the first time in 2021, the total wealth of the world’s billionaires exceeded the $10 trillion mark. The speed of wealth creation is amazing.