The American edition of Forbes has published the 35th richest people on the planet. The number of billionaires has grown to an unprecedented level of 2,755 660 more than a year ago. Their combined net worth is $ 13.1 trillion, up from $ 8 trillion a year earlier.

The list included 493 newcomers, including 210 from China and Hong Kong and 98 from the United States. The richest newcomer with an income of $ 38.2 billion was Miriam Adelson of Nevada, who inherited her husband’s casino empire after his death. Other notable newcomers include film and television producer Tyler Perry, co-founder of the dating app Bumble Whitney Wolfe Herd, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire woman, and Guillaume Pousaz ), founder of the payment firm Checkout.com.

Elon Musk burst into the Forbes rating and almost took first place

The first place in the ranking for the fourth year in a row is occupied by Amazon and Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), whose fortune increased from $ 113 billion to 177 billion a year. The second place is taken by the founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk (Elon Musk), with a fortune of $ 151 billion, while a year earlier, he was ranked 31st with a fortune of $ 24.6 billion. The top three is closed by Louis Vuitton’s president, Moet Hennessy Bernard Arnault, with a fortune of $ 150 billion, which was in fourth place a year earlier.

The top five include Microsoft founder Bill Gates with $ 124 billion and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg with an estimated fortune of $ 97 billion.

When compiling this rating, stock quotes were taken into account as of March 5, 2021.

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