Ranked: The Top 10 Richest People on the Planet
The top 10 richest people on the planet have a combined net worth of $1.4 trillion. For some context, that’s roughly the same size as Australia’s GDP.
Who are these ultra-wealthy individuals, and what’s the source of their wealth? Here’s a look at the top 10 richest people on the planet, and how they’ve made their billions.
Who’s in the $100 Billion Club?
Elon Musk is currently the richest of them all, with a total net worth of $198 billion. That’s $60 billion more than the entire group’s average of $138 billion.
|Rank||Name||Total Net Worth||Country||Industry||Source of Wealth|
|1||Elon Musk||$198 B||U.S.||Technology||Tesla, Space X|
|2||Jeff Bezos||$194 B||U.S.||Technology||Amazon|
|3||Bernard Arnault||$157 B||France||Consumer||LVMH|
|4||Bill Gates||$149 B||U.S.||Technology||Microsoft|
|5||Mark Zuckerberg||$132 B||U.S.||Technology|
|6||Larry Page||$124 B||U.S.||Technology|
|7||Sergey Brin||$119 B||U.S.||Technology|
|8||Steve Ballmer||$105 B||U.S.||Technology||Microsoft|
|9||Larry Ellison||$100 B||U.S.||Technology||Oracle|
|10||Warren Buffett||$100 B||U.S.||Diversified||Berkshire Hathaway|
This is fairly unsurprising considering how well Tesla stock has been performing over recent years. (Read more...)