World's ten richest people gained $400 BILLION in 2021

世界の 10 richest people gained $400 BILLION in wealth in 2021: Elon Musk leads the pack by adding $121B as Jeff Bezos adds $4.5B

  • World’s ten richest people added a combined $402B in wealth in 2021
  • Elon Musk gained the most, adding $121B to cement his status as world’s richest
  • Jeff Bezos did not keep pace, adding only $4.5 billion and slipping into second
  • Musk sold off $16.4 billion of Tesla shares but this little impacts net worth
  • Most of the sales were to cover taxes on the exercise of lucrative stock options
  • The world’s 10 richest people added $402 billion to their collective net worth in 2021, making it a banner year for the ultra-wealthy.

    As the year came to an end, テスラCEO イーロン・マスク was the biggest winner, 追加する $121 billion to his fortune, which is now the largest in the world at $277 十億, による ブルームバーグ億万長者指数.

    Amazon founder ジェフ・ベゾス, who started the year in the top spot, sank to number two, adding a mere $4.54 billion to his net worth, which now stands at $195 十億.

    After Musk, French billionaire Bernard Arnault, the founder of luxury goods company LVMH and currently the third richest man in the world, had the largest gains for the year, 追加する $61.3 billion to his fortune.

    The world's ten richest people added $402 billion to their collective net worth in 2021, making it a banner year for the ultra-wealthy

    The world’s ten richest people added $402 billion to their collective net worth in 2021, making it a banner year for the ultra-wealthy

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk was the biggest winner, 追加する $121 billion to his fortune, which is now the largest in the world at $277 十億

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk was the biggest winner, 追加する $121 billion to his fortune, which is now the largest in the world at $277 十億

    For Musk, it was an eventful year, marked by a hosting appearance on Saturday Night Live, a break-up with girlfriend Grimes, and his self-coronation as ‘Technokingof Tesla.

    Musk made huge waves last month as he sold off many billions worth of his Tesla stock in a move purportedly dictated by a poll he posted on Twitter.

    実際には, at least some of the stock sales were driven by mandatory taxes as he exercised stock options that will expire in August.

    He has sold $16.4 billion worth of shares since early November when he said he would sell 10 percent of his Tesla stock if Twitter users agreed, which they did.

    But Musk in September had set up a prearranged plan for stock sales related to options expiring next year, and Tesla in a filing on Tuesday said the program was complete.

    Musk said last week that he would be done selling shares after his programmed sales ended, meaning that the selloff is now complete.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gained $24.3 billion for the year

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gained $41.2 十億

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (左) gained $24.3 billion for the year, while former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (正しい) gained $41.2 十億

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates added $7.13 billion to his fortune, the fourth largest in the world at $139 十億

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates added $7.13 billion to his fortune, the fourth largest in the world at $139 十億

    The final trades, reported on Tuesday, included exercising an option on 1.6 million shares and selling 934,090 of those shares to pay for taxes.

    合計で, Musk has sold 15.7 million shares in Tesla late in this year, approximately the 10 percent stake the billionaire had pledged to sell.

    He exercised options granted in 2012 to buy nearly 23 million shares at $6.24 各, a fraction of Tesla’s share price, which stood at $1069.33 in late trading on Thursday, the final trading session of the year.

    Tesla shares have fallen from their record highs, reached two days prior to Musk’s infamous Twitter poll, but are still on pace to end the year up 54 percent from January 1.

    Elsewhere on the top-10 billionaires list, Microsoft founder Bill Gates added $7.13 billion to his fortune, the fourth largest in the world at $139 十億.

    Larry Ellison, the executive chairman of Oracle, 追加 $28.8 billion to his wealth

    Warren Buffett added $21.4 十億

    Larry Ellison (左, the executive chairman of Oracle, 追加 $28.8 billion to his wealth, while Warren Buffett (正しい) 追加 $21.4 十億

    Google co-founders Larry Page (左) とセルゲイブリン (正しい) 追加 $47.4 十億と $45.1 billion to their net worths respectively

    Google co-founders Larry Page (左) とセルゲイブリン (正しい) 追加 $47.4 十億と $45.1 billion to their net worths respectively

    Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin added $47.4 十億と $45.1 billion to their net worths respectively.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gained $24.3 billion for the year, bringing his total to $128 十億, though his fortunes have declined as Facebook stock is down 9 percent since a whistleblower leaked damaging documents this fall.

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gained $41.2 十億 2021, and Warren Buffett added $21.4 十億.

    Larry Ellison, the executive chairman of Oracle, 追加 $28.8 billion to his wealth.

    For most of the world’s wealthiest, the vast majority of their net worth is in stock, and their gains have been driven by booming markets.

    として 2021 draws to a close, the main U.S. stock indexes are on pace for their third straight year of stunning annual returns, boosted by historic fiscal and monetary stimulus.

    The S&P 500 is looking at its strongest three-year performance since 1999.

    The S&P 500 投稿 67 new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 65 new highs and 344 new lows.

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