News By/Courtesy: Abhipsha Datta | 08 Apr 2021 19:33pm IST


  • Mukesh Ambani secures a spot in the top 10 on the global billionaires list.
  • India accounts for 140 billionaires.
  • India has the third-highest number of billionaires after the U.S. and China.

Billionaires all around the world shake hands on a successful and prosperous year, following the announcement of Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s billionaires. Forbes recorded 2,755 billionaires across 70 countries in 2021. This data is nearly a third higher than the 2,095 listed in 2020. Mukesh Ambani secures a spot in the top 10 on the global billionaires' list and is crowned as the richest Asian, as he dethrones Chinese business tycoon Jack Ma. Amazon CEO and Founder, Jeff Bezos tops the chart for the fourth year in a row with a net worth of 177 billion experiencing a significant increase from last year as a result of surging Amazon shares. The Amazon CEO and Founder are followed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who takes second place on the list. Musk’s wealth underwent massive inflation as his net worth increased by $126.4 billion, making it $151 billion compared to last year's $24.6 billion. The main reason behind Elon Musk’s rank 2nd from a rank 31st last year is a 705% climb in Tesla shares. Once again, approximately half of the individuals on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list inhabit U.S. and China. But almost every other country on the planet gained new billionaires this year, with the Caribbean island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis being an exception, recording fewer billionaires than in 2020. The U.S. stays on top with the most number of billionaires in the world However, The Asia-Pacific region is the leader of the pack with a record of 1,149 billionaires which is 370 more than last year, largely influenced by newcomers from China and India. The total wealth of the countries’ billionaires continues to grow, as India gained 19 new billionaires this year. India with 140 billionaires, pushed past Germany, which fell to fourth with 136 billionaires. It has the third-highest number of billionaires after the U.S. and China. India accounts for 140 billionaires keeping Germany behind it with 136 billionaires. Mr Mukesh Ambani, alongside becoming the richest person in Asia with an estimated net worth of $84.5 billion, is also the richest man in India, accompanied by Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, who is now the second richest person in India and Chairman of the Poonawalla Group and founder of the Serum Institute of India, which is known as the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Cyrus Poonawalla who ranked 169th on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires with a net worth of $12.7 billion. Mr Cyrus Poonawalla took seventh place on the list of Indian billionaires. Founder of HCL Technologies Shiv Nadar has been titled as the third richest person in India, with a global rank of 71st and has a net worth of $23.5 billion. Forbes revealed that the 1,149 billionaires from Asia-Pacific countries combined are worth a total of $4.7 trillion, while the U.S. billionaires are worth a total of $4.4 trillion. Cosmetics heir Francoise Bettencourt Meyers of France, has been awarded the richest woman of the year, ranking 12th on the list. 



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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 09 Apr 2021 1:52am IST

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