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Forbes has released its 40th annual list of the world’s 400 richest people, and the majority are Americans.

According to the publication, the billionaire’s net worth was calculated using stock prices and exchange rates from September 3, 2021.


Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos in Forbes’ 2021 billionaires list

almost everyone is rich compared to a year ago, and the top 20 are together Value $1.8 trillion.

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Notably, the minimum net worth required to make the list was $2.9 billion, up from the previous cutoff of $2.1 billion — 51 billionaires removed.

Reported by MarketWatch Last week media mogul Oprah Winfrey was embarrassed by that amount and that former President Donald Trump fell from the Forbes 400 ranking for the first time in 25 years.

So, who tops the list in the United States?

1. Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com, Inc. Founder of Jeff Bezos remains in the top spot for the fourth year running, with net worth $201 billion.

While the founder of Blue Origin, LLC stepped down as CEO in July to become chairman, Amazon thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bezos is also the owner of The Washington Post.

2. Elon Musk

Telsa, Inc. The co-founder of and SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.) founder Elon Musk is in second place with net worth of $190.5 billion.

Musk has promised give more than half of your stake as collateral for the loan in Tesla, and Forbes said it had discounted its stake to take the loans into account.

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Musk stepped down as chairman of the electric car company in 2018 after making “false statements” that triggered an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

However, SpaceX is valued at $74 billion, Forbes said.

3. Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook, Inc. The founder of Mark Zuckerberg was ranked third with a net worth of $134.5 billion.

His social network has been under scrutiny in recent months and a whistleblower who leaked internal documents to The Wall Street Journal testified to Congress on Tuesday against the tech giant.

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According to Forbes, Zuckerberg, the subject of the movie “The Social Network,” took Facebook public in 2012 and owns about 12% of the company’s stock.

In 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to give away 99% of their Facebook stake in their lifetime.

4. Bill Gates

Microsoft Corp. The co-founder of Bill Gates was in fourth place, with a net worth of . Was $134 billion.

Gates resigned from Microsoft’s board in 2020 and donated $35.8 billion of Microsoft’s shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Bill and Melinda Gates announced in May that they were ending their decades-long marriage, although the two would still co-chair the foundation.

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5. Larry Page

Google LLC co-founder Larry Page ranks fifth on the list with net worth $123 billion.

Page, CEO from 2005 and from 2011 to 2015, also became CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet before stepping down in December 2019.

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According to Forbes, the reclusive billionaire remains a member of the board and a controlling shareholder.