Every person on the earth aims to be the richest man in the world but only a few of them achieve the goal in reality. But, do you know who are those people? Do you ever felt the curiosity to know who is the richest man on the planet and how much does he earn? If yes, then this post is going to be the most helpful one for you. As we have got a detailed description of the top 5 of the richest men in the world along with their net worth.
Well, Wealth is not permanent! Especially in the current scenario where the whole world is shut down because of the ongoing Corona pandemic. There is a huge impact on the money conditions, as a result of which, there is no stability in stats. And if you think that this has caused harm only to the common man, then you are wrong. Even Jeff Bezos lost the game of retaining the number 1 position in the race to be the richest person on the land.
Shocked to know that Jeff Bezos is not the richest man in the world anymore?
Your reaction was expected!
And why not? After all, Jeff Bezos was ruling the world by being the richest person on the earth for years. But, the records are made to break, and this year this happened twice. Firstly, Elon Musk surpassed Jeff to be the richest one and now Jeff lost the title to Bernard Arnault with a difference of $300 Million.
But if Bernard Arnault is the wealthiest person in the world, then what is the position of Jeff Bezos on the list? Who is the second richest person in the world? And what about others?
Leave your curiosity as this post aims to tell you about the same in a detailed manner below. The data prepared is based on the statements by Forbes.
Top 5 Richest Man in the World
Well, you must have heard Money cannot buy happiness.
But, the truth is that everything on the planet costs money! And that is why earning money to the maximum limit has become a basic requirement.
Everyone is playing smartly to earn more and more wealth. And, the top 5 in the race to be the richest man on the earth are named below. Read along to know about their net worth and know about the reason for them being on the list.
1. Bernard Arnault & Family – $186.3 Billion
Do you shop a lot from Dior and Sephora?
If yes, then some of your contributions made a new record. For the first time, Bernard Arnault & Family, the owner of LVMH at the age of 72 has become the richest man in the world by surpassing Jeff Bezos.
The man himself is the owner of more than 70 international brands including Sephora, Dior, and Louis Vuitton.
The majority of his money is the result of his massive stake in Christian Dior SE, the holding company that controls 41.2% of LVMH.
- Net Worth: $186.3 billion
- Residence: Paris
- Age: 72
- Owner: CEO and Chairperson of LVMH
- Ownership stake: 97.5% of Dior
2. Jeff Bezos – $186 Billion
Jeff Bezos is the most expected name on the list of the Richest Man in the World.
Bezos is the founder and CEO of the renowned online shopping site turned app, “Amazon”. This online store is a trustworthy name in the e-commerce world with millions of people shopping there.
Till 2019, Jeff’s net worth was unmatchable as he was having a 16% stake in Amazon, but after his divorce, he gives 5% of the stakes to his ex-wife.
And, what to say, the pandemic has hit this man as well because of which he lost the number 1 position, firstly to Ellon Musk and then to Bernard Arnault.
this time, there is a difference of $300 million between his net worth and that of Bernard Arnault.
- Net Worth: $186.3 billion
- Residence: Seattle
- Age: 57
- Owner: Founder and CEO of Amazon
- Ownership stake: 11% stakes of Amazon
3. Elon Musk – $147.3 Billion
A man who has landed on Mars, A man who works with NASA on Rocket engineering without any technical degree, a man who made the automobile world automatic, has to be on the list of the top Richest Man in the World.
It is no one else than the CEO and Co-founder of Tesla, Elon Musk.
Not only Tesla, but he has also had his hands in making a huge success in companies like Space Exploration Technologies (CEO & Chief Engineer), The Boring Company (founder), X. Com, Neuralink (Co-founder), Zip2, Solar city, and Open AL.
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Once, in an interview, Musk said, “I never went to Harvard, but the people working for me did“. He knows how to be successful with his sheer dedication. And that is what he is doing.
- Net Worth: $147.3 billion
- Residence: Austin, Texas
- Age: 49
- Owner: Cofounder and CEO of Tesla
- Ownership stake: 20%
4. Bill Gates – $125.5 Billion
Do you know? The owner of one of the largest software companies and the fourth richest man in the world, Bill Gates is a Harvard university dropout!
His real name is William Henry Gates III. Just like others, His life too was full of odds, but he turned the table and became a successful Software Developer, Business tycoon, Investor, and author.
He made up to the list as he has his earnings from the different working sectors like Canadian National Railway, John Deere, Republic Services, Signet Jewelers, Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund, Coca-Cola FEMSA, and a lot more.
He is the start of his career, started the Microsoft cooperation along with his friend, and now is the largest individual stakeholder in the company. You will not be shocked to know that he is appearing in Forbes, for years now for his tremendous contributions to the globe.
- Net Worth: $125.5 billion
- Residence: Medina, Wash
- Age: 65
- Owner: Co-founder of Microsoft Corp
- Ownership stake: 1.3%
5. Mark Zuckerberg – $114.7 billion
Everyone must have used Fb or Facebook once in their lifetime. Did You?
Do you know who is the mastermind behind this extremely authentic platform?
It is the chief executive officer, Chairman, and controlling shareholder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. He is the youngest man on the list. Mark has already set an example for the people when back in 2008, he became the youngest Billionaire in the world. And, at that time he was just 23.
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Presently, Facebook is the world’s largest social networking service and Zuckerberg is the owner of the 13% stakes of Facebook. And, not only FB, he owns other leading social media preferences, Instagram and WhatsApp.
- Net Worth: $114.7 billion
- Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.
- Age: 36
- Owner: Cofounder, CEO, and Chairperson of Facebook
- Ownership stake: 13%
So these are the top 5 of the richest man in the world.
They have a total net worth of $759.8 billion. This means they as a whole have a net worth equal to that of 78% population of the world. Now turn is yours, tell us in the comment section, what fluctuations will make the change in the list? Who others deserve to be in the top 5 and why?