From Amazon to Space: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Lead List of World’s Richest People in 2021

Jeff Bezos overtakes Elon Musk to become the wealthiest person on the planet

Jeff Bezos has regained his position as the world’s richest person, with a $200 billion fortune largely derived from his stake in Amazon. His wealth has increased by $23 billion this year as the stock has risen 15%. In addition to his stake in Amazon, Bezos also holds a stake in Blue Origin worth $15 billion and $18 billion in cash.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk has lost $31 billion this year as Tesla’s stock price has declined by 28%. Despite this setback, Musk remains one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, with significant stakes in Tesla and SpaceX, as well as other ventures like Neuralink and The Boring Company.

Following Bezos and Musk, the next richest person in the world is Bernard Arnault, owner of luxury goods company LVMH, with a net worth of $197 billion. The top five richest people also include Mark Zuckerberg with a $179 billion net worth and Bill Gates with a $150 billion net worth.

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