April 6th, local time, Forbes magazine released the 35th issue of the Global Billionaire List. The number of new people and billionaires in the world hit an all-time high, and the total wealth also broke through the $10 trillion mark for the first time.
The rich people who can be included in Forbes’ list of global billionaires are all worth more than $1 billion. Among them, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, topped the list for the fourth consecutive year.
Although the world has been hit by the COVID-19 epidemic in the past year, the ranks of the global billionaire list continue to grow.
In the Forbes 2021 Global Billionaire List, a total of 2,755 billionaires were on the list, including 493 new ones, setting a record. Among them, there are 1975 self-made billionaires. And the number of female billionaires has also increased from 241 in 2020. Globally, the Asia-Pacific region has the largest number of billionaires, at 1,149, followed by 724 in the United States and 628 in Europe. In addition, the total assets of billionaires exceeded $10 trillion for the first time, reaching $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year.
Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer of Forbes: 493 new people on the list, which means that a new billionaire is born every 17 hours. Very, very rich people have become richer.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, topped the list for the fourth consecutive year with a fortune of $177 billion.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk soared from 31st last year to second with a fortune of $151 billion.
Bernard Arnault, CEO of the French luxury goods company Luwei Denxuan Group, remains third, and his assets have almost doubled from 76 billion US dollars to 150 billion US dollars.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranked fourth with a fortune of 124 billion US dollars.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ranked fifth with a fortune of 97 billion US dollars.
Warren Buffett, a famous investor, ranked sixth, for the first time since 1993 that he did not enter the top five of the rich list, but Buffett’s $96 billion is still $28.5 billion higher than in 2020.