List of 20 richest people in the world 2021

Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos surpassed Elon Reeve Musk of the US as the richest person in the world with a net worth of US$200.5 billion on 21 June 2021.
Created On: Jun 21, 2021 19:42 IST
Modified On: Jun 21, 2021 19:47 IST
List of 20 Richest person in the world 2021
List of 20 Richest person in the world 2021

As per the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires Index, Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos surpassed Elon Reeve Musk of the US as the richest person in the world with a net worth of US$200.5 billion on 21 June 2021.

As per the estimation of Forbes, there were 2,095 billionaires worldwide by March 18, 2020. The total net worth of all the world's billionaires is $8 trillion which is $700 billion less than the previous year 2019.

As of 2020, the USA is the home to the highest numbers of billionaires worldwide i.e., 614, followed by China  389 billionaires and Germany and India have 107 and 102 billionaires respectively, as per Forbes. See the list below:

1. United States: 614 billionaires

2. China: 389 billionaires

3. Germany: 107 billionaires

4. India: 102 billionaires

5. Russia: 99 billionaires

6. Hong Kong: 66 billionaires

7. Brazil: 45 billionaires

8. United Kingdom: 45 billionaires

9. Canada: 44 billionaires

10. France: 39 billionaires

It is not much surprising that the U.S. and China are home to about half of the world’s billionaires.

List of 20 Richest person in the world 2021:-


Net worth (Billion Dollar)


1. Jeff Bezos


Amazon/United States

2.  Bernard Arnault & family   $194.5


3. Elon R Musk 


Tesla/United States

4. Bill Gates


Microsoft/United States

5.  Mark Zuckerberg


Facebook/United States

6. Larry Page


Google/United States

7. Warren Buffett


Berkshire Hathaway/United States 

8. Sergey Brin


Google/United States

9. Larry Ellison


Software/United States

10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and Family



11.  Mukesh Ambani 



12. Amancio Ortega



13. Steve Ballmer


Microsoft/United States

14. Carlos Slim Helu and family $69.7 Telecom/Mexico

15. Zhong Shanshan


Beverages, Pharmaceuticals/ China

16. Gautam Adani & family


Infrastructure, commodities/ India

17. Jim Walton


Walmart/United States

18. Alice Walton $62.0  Walmart/United States
19. Rob Walton $61.6  Walmart/United States

20. Michael Bloomberg


Bloomberg LP/United States (This data and ranking changes due to changes in share price on a daily basis)

Note: On 27th October 2020, Mukesh Ambani became the 7th richest person in the world. The above-mentioned ranking is based on real-time. So, the ranking in the list may also change due to the change in the prices of the shares of these people.

About Elon R Musk: Elon Reeve Musk is an engineer, technology entrepreneur, industrial designer and philanthropist. Elon Musk holds the citizenship of three countries-- South Africa (1971–present), Canada (1989–present) and the United States (2002-present).

He is the founder, CEO and Chief Designer at SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. 

About Jeff Bezos:- He founded the e-commerce giant company Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He is the CEO of this company and owns an 11.1% stake.

He would have been richer if he had not divorced his wife MacKenzie in 2019 after 25 years of marriage. He had to transfer a quarter of his Amazon stake to his wife.

Currently, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest (at the age of just 36) billionaire in the top 20 list. Zuckerberg's net worth is $119.5 billion and he ranks at the number 5 in the world.

Mukesh Ambani runs $85.8 billion (revenue) oil and gas giant Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). It is India's one of the most valuable company. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) ranked number 1 in Fortune India 500 and #106 in Fortune Global 500 list in 2019.

The 64-year-old Mukesh Ambani has petrochemicals, oil & gas, and telecom sectors are his main source of revenue. Currently, he is the 11th richest man in the world and the richest man in the Asian continent in 2020. He is the only Asian on the list of the top 14 billionaires in the world.

So, this was the list of the top 20 richest persons in the world. This list is very important for various competitive examinations and interviews.

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