Being one of the richest people on earth his words has a lot of weight. But did you know that he is not the richest person in the world?
The richest person in the world is Bernald Arnault, aged 72, the CEO and Chairman of LVMH Luxury Goods. As per the Forbes real-time Billionaires, as of August 2nd, 2021 his net worth is around 192 Billion US Dollars – which is a lot.
But the thing is, they were not always born rich – they became rich through hard work, determination, and Luck. They say “only through hard work and determination can you become rich and powerful” but these are the words of those who made it. Luck plays a good part in determining who wins and who loses. The history is written by the winners you see and tons of hard-working geniuses don’t make it to the top.
But what about those who do? Today, we are going to look at the elites among elites in the money game – the top 10 richest people on the planet.
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1. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $ 192.8 Billion
Associated with: LVMH
He is the best among the richest people on the planet as of August 2021. But here is a reason why he is so rich. He is the chairman and CEO of the world-famous luxury goods brand LVMH. But as the reports say, this is not his biggest source of income. A majority of his wealth comes from his huge stake in Christian Dior Se which is a holding company that controls around 41% of LVMH
2. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $ 192.4 Billion
Associated with: Amazon
We all know who this world-famous baldie is. He is someone who is a hero just for fun. Well, he can be called a hero since his company provides goods with shopping all across the world – that’s what Amazon is known for. Owning and managing a company that not only has every good that you might need but that also reaches every corner of the world, now that is someone worth his riches.
3. Elon Musk
Net Worth: $179.9 Billion
Associated with: Tesla
If you need someone to take you to Mars, Elon Musk is the man for you. His company Tesla is one of the most well-known automobile companies in the world but that’s not all. Along with tesla he has invested in PayPal, Space x, Neuralink, and The Boring company as well. While on the one hand, he is investing in sending us to Mars through Space X, on the other hand, is on Neuralink which is currently working on building a Brain-Machine Interface for Devices for people who suffer from Paralysis. The more you know about his investments, the scarier he gets. If anyone can send androids to space, this 3rd among the richest people on the planet is the most likely to be the one.
4. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $131.6 Billion
Associated with: Microsoft
If you are using a windows OS on your computer (or Mobile) thank this man. He is the co-founder of Microsoft – an OS that runs half of the world. But that is not all he has as he has invested in tons of other aspects such as the Canadian National railway, FEMSA, SIka AF, LIberty Global n and so on. And these are just some of the equity he owns. While Elon Musk is Working on Sending us to space and slowly turning us into androids to save us, Bill gates are working on Philanthropic organizations to help those who are in need in the Present through Bill and Melinda gates foundation.
5. Mark Zukerberg
Net Worth: $128.2 Billion
Associated with: Facebook
If you are using Facebook, Instagram, or an app, you are under his observation. Jokes we all know who he is – he is the co-founder of Facebook that has now acquired Instagram and what’s app. But did you know along with these he has also acquired Oculus which is a VR headset producer? Regardless of how much you meme about him, Mark is too rich to care about your memes considering that he is the 5th among the richest people and the youngest one to be on the list of the Top 10 richest people on the planet.
6. Larry Page
Net Worth: $115.2 Billion
Known for: Google
Yes, he is the man behind the search engine that shook the world. Along with Sergey Bin whom we will talk about a bit later, he founded google and grew up with it. We don’t have to tell you why he is rich as he probably gains some form of benefit to half of the applications everybody uses. But that’s not all as along with his brainchild Google, he is also a founding investor in Planetary Resources which s a space exploration and asteroid Mining company. While this may sound like a bit of Si-Fi who said that you can only mind asteroids in space? It can be done so on earth as well.
7. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $112.6 Billion
Known for: Oracle
If you play Minecraft or use any Java and Linux program, you have this guy to thank. He and his colleagues are the ones who develop and distributed a ton of computing software. Furthermore, he also acquired a ton of other companies and even has a Tesla equity of around 10 Billion public assets. This guy knows how to invest and due to this very reason, he is one of the richest men on earth. That being said he also gave $200 Million to the University of Southern California for the new cancer research center. So remember if cancer gets cured someday, he will be one of the contributors.
8. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $ 115.5 Billion
Known for: Google
Similar to Larry, he is one-half of the brains behind google. We don’t have to tell you how popular google is. But besides popularity, Google has also acquired many other companies, including YouTube, Motorola Mobility, and DeepMind Technologies. With the acquisition of these companies, it is no wonder why both Larry and Sergey became two among the top 10 Richest People in the world.
9. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $101 Billion
Known for: Berkshire Hathaway
He is the oldest person on this list and his being here is a classic example of “Old is Gold”. He is famous for being the CEO of Berkshire Hath way which is a conglomerate company. If you want to grow rich by investing, then this man is the one to look up to. He chose the safe but slow approach and while it took him some time to get here, he made it to the top 10 of the richest people in the world. Besides investing he also has away 41 Billion to charity – a majority of which went to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation between 2006 and 2020. Now you have to remember that it is around 40% of his current net worth.
10. Francouse Bettencourt Meyers
Net Worth: $ 90.2 Billion
Known for: L’oreal
The slogan of her Brand is “because I’m worth it” and she is indeed worth it. Being the only woman to make it into the list of the top 10 worlds riches people, she is someone worth respecting. Although she has not founded anything, she did took the existing Brand that her grandfather founded and made it a worldwide sensation. Along with that, she is also a philanthropist as well which makes someone who is Worth it.
These are the people who have made it to the top of the money ladder. While some are looking towards Space to be their next destination like Elon Musk others are trying to make the earth a better place like Bill Gates. Through their smarts and some luck, these are the people who won over many competitors to become one of the best.
Let’s take a leaf out of their book and strive to become the very best.
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Note* information sourced from Forbes Real time Billionairs