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Richest Man In The World: Who is Number 1?

Richest Man In The World: Who is Number 1?

In its latest list of the wealthiest men in 2021, Forbes magazine reveals, unsurprisingly, that Jeff Bezos remains the richest man in the world.

The year 2021 will still have been beneficial for billionaires . Jeff Bezos (Amazon) retains its leading position, with a fortune estimated by Forbes at 177 billion dollars, an increase of more than 35%, underlines Forbes magazine . The Tesla boss takes second place, with $151 billion, followed by LVMH founder Bernard Arnault, in third place, with a fortune of $150 billion. He is followed by Billes Gates (Microsoft) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Warren Buffett. Among the French fortunes present in the top 20 billionaires, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, daughter of Liliane Bettencourt(L'Oréal), and his family, come in 12th place, with a fortune estimated at 73 billion euros. Find the full ranking in our dedicated article. 


Who is the richest man in the world?

Jeff Bezos wins the title of richest person in the world for the fourth consecutive year. With  177 billion dollars in 2021, his fortune has climbed by 64 billion dollars over one year. The founder of e-commerce giant Amazon will hand over the reins to one of his relatives, Andy Jassy, ​​in the third quarter of 2021, but will remain executive chairman. Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that develops rockets for commercial purposes, Forbes recalls


Who are the richest men in the world in 2021?

Who are the richest men in the world in 2021?

Who is the richest woman in the world?

Dislodged in 2020 by Alice Walton, daughter of the founder of the multinational Wal-Mart, Sam Walton, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, daughter of Liliane Bettencourt (L'Oréal), who died in September 2017, resumed her place as the richest woman in the world in 2021. His personal fortune is estimated at 73.6 billion dollars by the American magazine Forbes. An amount up by more than 50% over one year which makes the Frenchwoman and her family the 12th richest person in the world, men and women combined.

Who is the richest woman in the world?


Who is the richest in France?

Third richest man in the world, Bernard Arnault (LVMH) stands out as the richest Frenchman in the world, with a fortune of 150 billion dollars which has almost doubled compared to the previous year. It is a woman, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (L'Oréal), who comes in 2nd position in the ranking of the richest French people on the planet. François Pinault ranks 3rd, with 42.3 billion dollars, ahead of Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, the heirs of the luxury group Chanel, with each 34.5 billion dollars.



Who is the richest man in Africa?

Nigerian citizen Aliko Dangote remains the richest African, according to Forbes, with assets estimated at $11.5 billion, a year-on-year rise of $3.2 billion to rank 191st largest world fortune against 162nd last year. Where does his fortune come from? Cement, sugar and flour. Divorced, father of three children, Aliko Dangote lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the richest African for the tenth consecutive year.


Who is the richest man in Europe?

Frenchman Bernard Arnault (LVMH) remains the richest European in the world, ahead of Amancio Ortega (creator of the Zara brand and founder of the Inditex group), for the second consecutive year. The tricolor billionaire indeed displays a personal fortune of more than 150 billion dollars when the Spaniard peaks at 77 billion dollars.


Who is the richest American?

The richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, is also the richest American, with an estimated fortune of 177 billion dollars in 2021. Aged 57, the billionaire lives in Seattle . He is separated and father of 4 children. His personal wealth soared by $64 billion in one year.


Who is the richest man in South America?

The Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, who made his fortune in particular in telecoms, remains the richest man in South America. His fortune has however increased by 21% over one year, to reach 62.8 billion dollars. However, he lost four places in the ranking of the richest men on the planet and came 16th, ahead of Alice Walton (Wal-Mart).


Who is the richest man in Asia?

The Chinese Zhong Shanshan stands out as the richest Asian on the planet and the 13th wealthiest man in the world, thanks to a global heritage estimated by Forbes in 2021 at 68.9 billion dollars. The 66-year-old billionaire derives his fortune from the large beverage company Nongfu Spring which he founded.


Who is the richest man in the Middle East?

With a fortune estimated at 11.1 billion dollars, the Israeli Eyal Ofer, 70, is the richest man in the Middle East. He is the head of the Ofer Global group, based in Monaco, active in maritime transport, real estate, technology and finance. He comes in 197th position in the overall ranking of the richest men in the world.


Who is the richest man in Russia?

Contrary to what some people assume, Vladimir Putin is not the richest man in Russia. At least not according to Forbes, which does not even show him in its ranking of the planet's billionaires. No, according to the magazine, the first Russian fortune in 2021 is that of Alexey Mordashov and his family. Valued at $29.1 billion, his assets come from the steel company Severstal, of which he was CEO until 2015.


Who is the richest man of all time?

According to Money , which claims to have spent "hours" interviewing economists and historians to compare fortunes at different times, the richest man of all time is an African: Mansa Mousa (also called Kankou Moussa ), ruler of the Mali Empire from 1312 to 1332. How wealthy was he? He was "richer than anyone could describe," Money replies.


Who is the richest footballer?

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo earned $105 million before taxes and fees in 2019, which puts him in 4th place on the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2020, ahead of his best rival, Lionel Messi, from whom he takes over as a footballer on richest in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo is the first footballer in history to earn $1 billion during his playing career.

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