The Forbes Rich List is an annual publication that features the wealthiest people in the world. The list is compiled by the business magazine and published in March. Some of the people on the list include Elon Musk, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
Elon Musk is the world’s richest man
Elon Musk is a multi-billionaire entrepreneur, and the world’s richest man according to the Forbes Rich List. He co-founded PayPal, an online payment company, which he later sold to eBay for $1.5 billion. He has since founded several companies, including SpaceX, a rocket company that aims to alleviate urban congestion and provide high-speed long-distance travel. He is also the CEO of Tesla and Neuralink, two companies that are aimed at developing advanced transportation systems. Musk has also been named the world’s wealthiest person for 2021 by Time Magazine.
Elon Musk’s rise is not without controversy. He has called rival billionaire Jeff Bezos a “copycat” on Twitter. The two have feuded on several occasions and Jeff Bezos recently stepped down as CEO of Amazon and is now focusing on his space-exploration company, Blue Origin. Bill Gates, on the other hand, saw his wealth decline by $28 billion, but still ranks third on the Forbes 400 list.
Elon Musk’s net worth has grown steadily over the last two years, and he’s now worth an estimated $219 billion, according to Forbes. His shares of Tesla have soared 33%, and he has added $68 billion to his fortune in the past year. Bezos, on the other hand, saw his net worth fell by $6bn after Amazon’s stock price dropped 3% in the past year.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the most successful businessmen in history and has amassed a $176 billion fortune. In addition to his stake in Amazon, he also owns the Washington Post newspaper, two dozen biotech and tech companies, and various homes around the country. He has spent tens of billions of dollars on investments and has sold $27 billion in Amazon stock.
Amazon is criticized from all sides of the political spectrum. It is under investigation by antitrust regulators and labor activists seek to unionize its sprawling warehouses. Bezos’s massive wealth has also been attacked by progressive lawmakers. The company’s controversial decision to remove a book on transgender issues from its e-commerce site has led to backlash. While critics have blasted Bezos for his decision to ban the book, Amazon defended its decision by saying it doesn’t sell books that frame LGBTQ identities as mental illnesses.
Bezos retained his top spot on the Forbes Rich List this year despite Trump’s drop. Forbes’ list is comprised of the 400 richest people in the U.S. as of September 3, 2021. The list includes 44 newcomers to the list. Bezos has earned $171 billion through Amazon.
In the United States, the wealth of many billionaires has declined after a deep sell-off in American stocks following expectations that the Federal Reserve will become more aggressive. However, the S&P 500 rebounded on Tuesday after a six-day losing streak. The rally in US bourses has also contributed to Bezos’ net worth.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been in the news lately. He dropped out of the Forbes Rich List of 2022 after rising to third place in the 2021 list. This is because he lost over half of his fortune in the last year. His net worth is now $64.6 billion compared to $134.5 billion in 2021. In addition, his value has decreased because of newer social networking sites.
The founder of Facebook spends a good deal of his money on real estate. He recently bought 30 acres around his San Francisco home and plans to build four homes on the property. In addition to his California home, he owns a townhouse in the Mission District that he renovated for $1 million.
Since the company was first launched, Mark Zuckerberg has built a business empire. He also has ventures in biotechnology. He also owns 12% of the company’s stock. The Facebook founder’s company has been subject to scrutiny over its use of human data, including information from children.
Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest self-made billionaire in history. The founder of Facebook was only 23 years old when he made his first billion dollar. The Google founders became billionaires at thirty. The first African American woman to become a billionaire was Oprah Winfrey. Since the collapse of the Dot-com bubble, 83 billionaires have fallen off the list. In fact, if the Dot-com bubble hadn’t burst, Sam Walton would have been the world’s richest person in 2001.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
With a net worth of $18 billion, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is a perennial favorite among the Forbes Rich List. The Microsoft co-founder has a wide range of interests, including philanthropy and education. He has contributed billions to a number of worthy causes, including the Gates Foundation. In addition to his philanthropic work, Gates is an advocate for science-based policy in government and philanthropy.
Although he has been noted for his creativity, Gates has also been known to give up a great deal of control. In the early days, Gates had an almost exclusive grip on Microsoft, but he quickly realized that if he spent all his time writing code, he could not grow the company. Therefore, he developed relationships with key employees and found that being a mentor instead of a micromanager was more effective.
Today, Gates has a wide range of interests and businesses, from 14 per cent of AutoNation to Deere & Co. He also owns Canadian National Railway and Four Seasons Hotels. His initial appearance on the Forbes Rich List came in 1986, when Microsoft first went public. In 1986, Gates was worth $315 million and owned 45 per cent of the company. His share price soared and he became the world’s youngest billionaire.
In addition to owning a 492-acre Wyoming ranch, Gates has a number of investments through his Cascade investment group. He owns almost half of Four Season Holdings, which includes the Ritz-Carlton chain in San Francisco. This property was worth nearly $200 million in 2014, according to Forbes.
Canva CEO Melanie Perkins
Canva CEO Melanie Perkins owns a third of the company, making her worth $1 billion. She is also a Forbes 30 Under 30 winners. Perkins has been cited as a strong leader in the tech industry and has been able to attract some of the biggest investors.
Perkins first got interested in the design industry when she was working at Google and saw a need for design tools. She founded Canva in 2012, bringing in tech co-founder Cameron Adams and a developer named Dave Hearnden. In the first round of funding, the company raised $1.5 million. Canva helps people create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other documents.
The company has a system-based communication plan that allows the company’s team to communicate with each other. It also holds daily standup meetings and tracks progress against benchmarks. The company also has a process for resolving internal conflicts. For example, teams in the company have to coordinate in advance to discuss how to solve an issue, and they need to do so at a high level.
The company started as a small high school yearbook design business in Perth, Australia. It soon grew to become Australia’s largest yearbook publisher. Eventually, it expanded to France and New Zealand. Perkins’ company has more than 2,000 employees. Its valuation is $40 billion. The company has donated its premium products to more than 130,000 nonprofits and has contributed to disaster relief efforts in many countries.
The patriarch of Argentina’s largest pharmaceutical company, Laboratorios Roemmers, is now on the Forbes Rich List. The company, founded by Alberto Roemmers, is privately owned and manufactures antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines, and other drugs. The company also has operations in Uruguay and Brazil.
Alberto Roemmers is a German-born businessman who lives in Argentina. His net worth is $2.3 billion. He is the CEO of Laboratorios Roemmers, the largest pharmaceutical company in Argentina. His investments include real estate in Uruguay and a stake in the pharmaceutical company Gador. In addition to his business interests, Roemmers is also a big art lover. His personal art collection includes paintings by Fernando Fader.
He is the sole Uruguayan on the Forbes Rich List. In 2008, he founded the Banco Internacional del Peru and invested his income in other companies. He is the richest Uruguayan and the 956th richest person in the world. In 2016, he ranked 891 on the list.
Forbes’ latest Rich List includes five Argentine businessmen. Marcos Galperin is the richest man in Argentina, and he is the founder of FREE MARKET and PAN AMERICAN ENERGY. Alberto Roemmers is the CEO of Laboratorios Roemmers, and his total wealth is US$2.4 billion.