Find out which 10 billionaires got richest in 2021

Have you heard that wealth attracts wealth? Because this premise has been confirmed in the billionaire universe. The planet's top tycoons reached a fortune of US$8.4 trillion in 2021, equivalent to R$47 trillion, with a detail: the richest 500 had an increase considered excellent in their wealth in just 12 months. And many of these billionaires are already widely known in the tech world, likeElon Musk.

The amount already earned by these billionaires is so large that it exceeds the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the sum of all the wealth of a country, of powers such as Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom, including the GDP of Latin America.

See who increased wealth

Influenced by the considerable rises registered on the Wall Street stock exchange throughout 2021, these tycoons managed to increase the value of their properties, cryptocurrencies, companies, commodities and countless products, despite all the problems posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Elon Musk

Once again, Elon Musk was highlighted: the CEO of Space X and Tesla had the biggest increase in fortune, with a growth of 75% in just one year. He stood in front of well-known billionaires in the global media such as Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. ,

Last Tuesday (4), Musk got another US$32 billion for his fortune, accumulating US$273.5 billion, which corresponds to R$1.5 trillion. The contribution came due to an overvaluation of Tesla's shares after the announcement of the launch of 936,000 electric vehicles in 2021.

Elon Musk directs the new Tesla Model S Plaid at a presentation event. Image: Youtube/Reproduction
Once again, Elon Musk remains the richest man in the world, accumulating a fortune of R$1.5 trillion Image: Youtube/Reproduction

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

The co-founders of Google, the tech giant, also saw a 57% and 56% increase in their wealth.

Also on the list are luxury brands founder Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, Bernard Arnault, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballner, among others.

However, there were some declines, as in China's billionaire elite, which recorded losses of US$61 billion, equivalent to R$346 billion.

For those with large fortunes, this year attention is turned to possible increases in inflation, economic recovery in the face of new variants of Covid-19, vaccination, foreign trade, as well as political conflicts.

See who the ten biggest billionaires on the planet are

Below is a list of the ten billionaires in the world with their respective fortunes accumulated in recent years in properties, companies, shares, among other investments:

  • Elon Musk: $270 billion;
  • Jeff Bezos: $192 billion;
  • Berard Arnault: $178 billion;
  • Bill Gates: $138 billion;
  • Larry Page: $128 billion;
  • Mark Zuckerberg: $125 billion;
  • Sergey Brin: $124 billion;
  • Steve Ballmer: $120 billion;
  • Warren Buffet: $109 billion;
  • Larry Ellison: $107 billion.

world of extremes

At the other end of the globe, 40% of the poorest population is still suffering from the effects of the economic crisis imposed by the pandemic, with a devastating effect: more than 100 million people have entered the poverty line, according to a World Bank report.

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