Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires list features a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive yr, the media firm mentioned on Tuesday.
The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are increasing after a yr during which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the livelihoods of individuals throughout the globe.
This yr’s billionaires are value a mixed $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion final yr, Forbes mentioned.
“The very, very wealthy obtained very, very richer,” mentioned Forbes’ Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, in an interview with Reuters Video News.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk jumped into second spot on the list, up from thirty first final yr.
Bernard Arnault, chief govt of luxurious items agency LVMH, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg spherical out the top 5 of the world’s richest billionaires.
Investor and enterprise tycoon Warren Buffett fell out of the top 5 for the primary time in over twenty years, as tech executives dominate the Forbes rankings.
This yr’s list has 493 newcomers, together with Whitney Wolfe Herd, chief govt of relationship app Bumble, which went public this yr.