The 10 Biggest Billionaire Net Worth Winners Of 2021

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For many of the world’s residents, 2021 was one more bummer of a 12 months. Inflation made all the pieces dearer. Actual property costs continued to soar. Gasoline costs shot approach up. Based on CNN, milk is extra useful than gold. The pandemic by some means appears to be getting WORSE!? Our pets heads are falling off!!??

However, for the richest people in the world, 2021 was one other completely wonderful 12 months.

In July 2021, for the primary time in historical past, there have been 10 individuals on the planet with net worths greater than $100 billion.

These centi-billionaires all noticed their fortunes rise as we non-billionaires spent 2021 principally at house once more, ordering merchandise off Amazon, speculating on Tesla inventory, Googling stuff whereas watching YouTube within the background or mindlessly scrolling Instagram/Fb/Whatsapp.

The 10 billionaires under are the most important net worth winners of 2021. Collectively, these 10 people noticed their web worths enhance by $500 billion.

There are just a few surprises on the listing together with one individual that you have most likely by no means heard of, and the truth that Jeff Bezos is lacking altogether. Bezos’ net worth elevated a paltry $6 billion in 2021. That wasn’t sufficient to put him within the high 40 of largest gainers even though he nonetheless sports activities the second-biggest fortune on the planet with a net worth of just under $200 billion.

Listed below are 2021’s 10 largest billionaire winners:

#10: Warren Buffett

Present net worth: $107 billion

2021 acquire: $20 billion

#9: Mark Zuckerberg

Present net worth: $125 billion

2021 acquire: $22 billion

Mark Zuckerberg might be the least-popular billionaire on the planet. However reputation and inventory worth aren’t linked. In 2021 Fb’s share worth elevated slightly underneath 30% as all of us sat at house watching Instagram tales for 3 hours a day. And sure, I understand Fb is now technically “Meta Platforms Inc.,” however come on. I’ll by no means discuss with that firm as “Meta.”

#8: Zeng Yuqun

Present net worth: $56 billion

2021 acquire: $25 billion

Chances are you’ll not have heard of Zeng Yuqun, however if you happen to drive an electrical automobile you’ve got made him slightly richer. Zeng is the founding father of battery producer Modern Amperex Know-how Restricted (CATL). CATL has seen its fortune soar as a result of it’s the main maker of the batteries and vitality storage methods utilized by all the most important automobile corporations. Honda, BMW, Tesla, Volvo, Daimler and Toyota all get their batteries from CATL. CATL went public on the Shanghai Inventory Change in June 2018 at $53 a share. At this time CATL inventory trades at $578 and has lately come near $700.

#7: Larry Ellison

Present net worth: $110 billion

2021 acquire: $30 billion

Larry Ellison had a tremendous 2021. First, his main supply of wealth, Oracle, noticed its inventory worth enhance 40% within the 12 months. That is the first motive Larry noticed his net worth high $100 billion for the primary time in his life. Larry additionally benefited from Tesla’s hovering inventory worth. Tesla was up round 50% in 2021. Again in 2018 Larry paid $1 billion for what was then 3 million shares of Tesla. After a inventory cut up, he turned the proprietor of 15 million shares. These 15 million shares are price round $15 billion right now! To reward himself, in April of 2021 Larry paid $80 million for a mansion in Palm Seaside, Florida. Better of all, by transferring his full-time residence from California to Florida Larry will now not be topic to state revenue tax. By our calculation Larry will pay for the $80 million mansion in just FOUR MONTHS along with his tax financial savings from Oracle dividends alone.

#6: Steve Ballmer

Present net worth: $120 billion

2021 acquire: $40 billion

#5: Gautam Adani

Present net worth: $80 billion

2021 acquire: $44 billion

Gautam Adani is the founder and chairman of the Adani Group, which in April 2021 turned simply the third Indian company in historical past to surpass a $100 billion market cap. Adani owns ports, renewable vitality methods, mining (particularly for commodities like metal)… and extra. Principally each division in his rising empire noticed its fortunes rise as the worldwide provide chain melted down. In 2021 Gautam Adani surpassed Mukesh Ambani to change into the richest individual in Asia for the primary time in his life.

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#4: Sergey Brin

Present net worth: $125 billion

2021 acquire: $45 billion

#3: Larry Web page

Present net worth: $130 billion

2021 acquire: $47 billion

The Google boys gained a mixed $92 billion in 2021 because the share worth of their holding firm, Alphabet Inc, gained 71%. That is an particularly spectacular acquire contemplating on the finish of 2020 america authorities filed not one, not two, however THREE anti-trust lawsuits towards the corporate. On the similar time Google additionally individually faces a Congressional committee trying to implement laws that would finally trigger basic parts of the Google empire to be damaged up or made unlawful. However regardless of! In 2021 Larry and Sergey joined the $100 billionaire club for the first time and the top the 12 months because the fifth and sixth richest individuals on the planet.

#2: Bernard Arnault

Present net worth: $170 billion

2021 acquire: $60 billion

Bernard Arnault is the CEO of luxurious conglomerate LVMH. LVMH’s inventory plummeted in the course of 2020 after we thought the world was ending and nobody would wish to purchase luxurious items ever once more. However the world did not finish. In actual fact, the world’s richest noticed their fortunes explode. And what do wealthy individuals purchase once they have further revenue? Luxurious merchandise. Particularly these made by LVMH like Louis Vuitton luggage, Moet champagne, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Tag Heuer watches, yachts and extra…

#1: Elon Musk

Present net worth: $280 billion

2021 acquire: $125 billion

It was really a historic 12 months for Elon Musk. First off, Elon ends 2021 as the most important gainer on the planet, including $125 billion to his net worth within the 12 months. It was the second 12 months in a row the place Elon was the most important gainer. And only for some perspective, if you happen to traveled again two years in the past to January 1, 2020, Elon’s net worth was $28 billion.

Elon’s wealth surge got here due to Tesla’s 50% year-to-date share worth enhance AND SpaceX’s ballooning non-public valuation. In February SpaceX raised money at a $74 billion valuation, a $30 billion soar over its earlier valuation spherical.

Elon’s largest 2021 wealth accomplishment got here on November 4, 2021. On that day, as Tesla’s inventory worth soared to an all-time excessive, Elon’s net worth briefly broke $340 billion. Any greenback above $340 billion allowed Elon to break John D. Rockefeller’s 80+ year reign because the richest individual in historical past.

In October, a Morgan Stanley analyst predicted Elon will change into the world’s first trillionaire thanks to not Tesla… however SpaceX.


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