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While the pandemic hit many people hard in 2021, the world’s 10 richest people added more than $385 billion to their fortunes, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

This year, Elon Musk topped the list of the world’s richest people, with a net worth of around $270 billion. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO overtook Jeff Bezos in October. Despite selling more than $16 billion worth of Tesla stock, he has maintained his lead.

According to Forbes, Musk is probably the richest person who has ever lived. To put this in context, Elon Musk’s net worth represents 3.21% of the total wealth of the 500 richest people in the world and is approximately four million times the median US household income.

1. Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, Tesla

Elon Musk earned $114 billion in 2021. His net worth is $270 billion.

2. Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos earned $2.04 billion in 2021. His net worth is $192 billion.

3. Bernard Arnault, LVMH CEO

Bernard Arnault earned 63.6 billion dollars in 2021. His net worth is 178 billion dollars.

4. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Bill Gates earned $6.39 billion in 2021. His net worth is $138 billion.

5. Larry Page, Google co-founder

Larry Page earned $46 billion in 2021. His net worth is $128 billion.

6. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO

Mark Zuckerberg earned $22 billion in 2021. His net worth is $125 billion.

7. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

Sergey Brin earned $43.7 billion in 2021. His net worth is $124 billion.

8. Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO

Steve Ballmer earned $39.3 billion in 2021. His net worth is $120 billion.

9. Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett earned $21.3 billion in 2021. His net worth is $109 billion.

10. Larry Ellison, co-founder, chief technology officer, Oracle

Larry Ellison earned $27.5 billion in 2021. His net worth is $107 billion.

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