business · 10/04/2021

Jeff Bezos The Richest Man, Forbes 2021 Releases

Jeff Bezos The Richest Man, Forbes 2021 Releases – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world for more than a year. However, that is not an excuse for Forbes not to release a list of the world’s richest people for the period 2021.

In a year of living in the midst of a pandemic, many things happen from companies listing on the stock market, rising cryptocurrencies, and rising prices of leading shares in the world.

These things later became several factors in the release of the names of the world’s richest in the report “Forbes World’s Billionaire List The Richest in 2021.”

1. The number of the world’s richest people in 2021 will increase

The COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to be an obstacle for some people in the world to increase their coffers. It is not surprising then that Forbes reports that there has been a fairly rapid increase in the number of the world’s richest people this year.

The number of billionaires in the world in Forbes’ 35th annual list has grown to 2,755 or 660 more than last year. Of these, 493 of them are new residents of the list of the richest people in the entire Earth, or an increase of one person every 17 hours.

Then, from the list of new residents, 210 of them came from China and Hong Kong and 250 others came back after having left the Forbes list of richest people. Meanwhile, 86 percent of the total billionaires on the Forbes list currently have more wealth than in 2020.

2. Jeff Bezos is still the richest person in the universe

The first position as the richest person in the universe is still held by Jeff Bezos. The Amazon founder has held this status for four consecutive years as his wealth has continued to grow to date.

In this year’s Forbes list, Bezos is known to have total assets of up to 177 billion United States (US) dollars or equivalent to IDR 2.5 thousand trillion.

Meanwhile, in second place is Elon Musk, who has skyrocketed with a total wealth of US $ 151 billion or Rp. 2.2 thousand trillion.

The skyrocketing share prices of Amazon and Tesla played a part in increasing the wealth assets owned by Bezos and Musk.

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3. The total wealth of billionaires on the Forbes list reaches 13.1 trillion US dollars

Then, when totaled, all the assets owned by billionaires in the Forbes list of the richest people in the world go up to US $ 13.1 trillion or more than Rp.189 thousand trillion.

This amount is an increase of US $ 5.1 trillion (Rp73 thousand trillion) when compared to last year’s list of only US $ 8 trillion or Rp. 115 thousand trillion.

The US is still the country with the most billionaires in the Forbes list of the richest people in the universe with 742 people. Then China (including Hong Kong and Macau) followed with a contribution of 698 people.

In calculating the wealth of billionaires on the list, Forbes uses stock prices and currency exchange rates since March 5, 2021.