The year 2020 might have brought with it economic fall out throughout the world. But the world economy has been slowly picking up since last year. This can be measured with the tremendous increase in some of the top global industrialist’s net worths.
Gautam Adani was the one Indian who added the most wealth since last year. The second richest Indian has a net worth of $67.6 billion making him the 14th richest businessman in the world.
Here are the Top 10 billionaires who have increased their net worth by $10 billion and more as per Business Insider.
Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods company. On May 24, Bernard Arnault became the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of $186.3 billion. His net worth was $300 million above Jeff Bezos, who was at that time worth $186 billion.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $56.4 Billion
Gautam Adani is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group. According to Bloomberg Index, Gautam Adani’s net worth stands at $67.6 billion, making him the second richest Asian and the 14th richest businessman in the world.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $42.2 Billion
Miriam Adelson is an Israeli-American physician and also the widow of Sheldon Adelson who was the former CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands, who died at 87 in January 2021. After Sheldon Adelson’s demise, Miriam iinherited most of his fortune and her net worth leaped to $38.2 billion. She became the richest Israeli, fifth-richest woman and 36th-richest person in the world.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $34.1 Billion
Larry Page is one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. As of April 2021, Larry’s net worth was estimated at $104 billion.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $25.1 Billion
Sergey Brin is one of the co-founders of Google along with Larry Page. The Google cofounders have recently joined the $100 billion club.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $24.2 Billion
Warren Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He has been termed as one of the most successful investors in the world. His net worth is of over $100.6 billion as of April 2021, making him the world’s seventh-wealthiest person.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $22.7 Billion
Zhang Yiming founded ByteDance in 2012 and developed the news aggregator Toutiao and the video-sharing platform TikTok. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index Zhang’s personal wealth is estimated at $44.5 billion.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $19.5 Billion
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder, chairman, CEO, and controlling shareholder. Facebook, Inc. Zuckerberg started Facebook at Harvard in 2004 at the age of 19 for students to match names with photos of classmates as per Forbes. He took Facebook public in May 2012 and still owns about 15% of the stock.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $18 Billion
Amancio Ortega is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, which is best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $15.1 Billion
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers has been termed as the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $90.4 Billion. She is the granddaughter of L’Oréal founder Eugene Schueller. Bettencourt Meyers and her family own around 33% of L’Oreal’s stock.
Increase In Net Worth This Year: $14 Billion