Top 10 Richest Businessman in the World 2021

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Oh, I love business and today’s top 10 richest businessmen in the world in 2021 will blow your mind away with their net worth.

Businessmen are now becoming superstars and celebrities. Once they never like to come in front and introduce themselves. Even tv media are not that interested in covering them.

Nowadays globalization and boundless business have made businessmen celebrities. The huge wealth of the businessmen made them more trendy. You may also check our recent list of richest billionaires in the world.

Let’s see the top 10 richest businessmen in the world 2021

01. Jeff Bezos

richest businessman in the world 2021
Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $202.5 Billion
Title: Executive Chairman of Amazon and Blue Origin
Business: Amazon.com
Occupation: Businessman, media proprietor, investor, computer engineer

Nationality: United States
Born: January 12, 1964
Education: Princeton University (BSE, EECS, 1986)
Full Name: Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen
Spouse: MacKenzie Scott (m. 1993; div. 2019)
Partners: Lauren Sánchez (2019–present)
Children: 4

Jeff Bezos very frequently holds the position of the richest businessman in the world in 2021. The billionaire American businessman Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the best example of a prudence and foresight man. This Princeton University graduate is currently the 2nd richest businessman in the world. 

The founder and CEO of Amazon which is  the world’s largest online sales company, Jeff Bezos was a job holder early in his career. In 1994 he came up with a life changing idea to sell books via online. That multinational company is now known as Amazon. 

Soon after she started to sell music,  video albums and a number of other products. Starting the company in his garage, it has now become the largest Internet company by revenue. He also founded the company Blue Origin and bought one of the leading newspapers of the United States named The Washington Post in 2013. 

Eventually he became the richest man on earth July 17, 2018. But suddenly she divorced her wife MacKenzie Bezos and had to give 25% share of Amazon worth 36 billion dollar as per rule. 

As a result her wife became the third richest woman in the world but Jeff lost the position of wealthiest person of the world. This centibillionaire donated 10 billion dollar through the Bezos Earth Fund for the safeguard  from climate change.

02. Bernard Arnault & family

top 10 richest businessman in the world 2021
Bernard Arnault

Net Worth: $189.6 Billion
Title: Chief Executive of LVMH, Christian Dior SE
Business: LVMH
Occupation: Businessman, media proprietor, art collector
Nationality: French

Born: 5 March 1949
Education: Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau
Spouse: Anne Dewavrin (m. 1973; div. 1990), Hélène Mercier (m. 1991)
Children: Antoine Arnault, Delphine Arnault, Alexandre Arnault, Frédéric Arnault, Jean Arnault

Bernard Arnault & family is currently holding the top spot in the list of richest businessmen in the world in 2021. Their source of immense wealth is LVMH, the largest luxury goods company on this planet.

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE while four of his five sons Frédéric, Delphine, Antoine and Alexandre, and his niece Stephanie Watine Arnault also work in LVMH empire. 

Their brand list includes Louis Vuitton, Sephora and 68 more brands. LVMH acquired Belmond for 3.2 billion dollars in 2019 and American jeweler Tiffany & Co for a record 15.8 billion dollar in 2021. 

Arnault likes to address himself as “ambassador of French heritage and French culture”. This Frenchman married Anne Dewavrin in 1973 and got divorced in 1990. In the following year he married Hélène Mercier, a concert pianist.

03. Elon Musk

top 10 richest businessman in the world 2021
Elon Musk

Net Worth: $172 Billion
Title: Founder, CEO and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc. Founder of The Boring Company and X.com (now part of PayPal), Co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAI, and Zip2

Business: Tesla, Inc. SpaceX
Occupation: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Investor, Software Developer, Rocket scientist, etc.
Nationality: South Africa (1971–present), Canada (1971–present), United States (2002–present)
Born: June 28, 1971
Education: University of Pretoria, Queen’s University, University of Pennsylvania (BS and BA; 1997)
Full Name: Elon Reeve Musk
Spouse: Justine Wilson (m. 2000; div. 2008)​, Talulah Riley (m. 2010; div. 2012)​(m. 2013; div. 2016)
Partner: Grimes (2018–present)
Children: X Æ A-Xii, Nevada Alexander Musk, Griffin Musk, Xavier Musk, Damian Musk, Saxon Musk, Kai Musk

Elon Musk also frequently crosses the boundary of the richest businessman in the world. Elon Reeve Musk, now the world’s third wealthiest businessman, is one of the most visionary and optimistic men in the universe. He was born and raised in South Africa. Then he moved to Canada and finally the United States for study purposes. 

After graduation he and his brother Kimbal  founded the web software company Zip2 in 1995. It was sold to  Compaq for $307 million in 1999. Then he co-founded X.com, an online bank, merged it with Confinity and formed PayPal in 2000. 

Though his unprecedented success, he dreamed higher. So he sold the company to eBay for 1.5 billion dollars and founded an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company SpaceX in 2002. 

He joined Tesla in 2004 and became it’s CEO in 2008. This centibillionaire founded two more companies such as Neuralink and The Boring Company. Now he is working on the Hyperloop project which is a high-speed vactrain transportation system.

04. Bill Gates

richest businessman in the world 2021
Bill Gates

Net Worth: $147.7 Billion
Title: Technology advisor of Microsoft
Business: Microsoft, BEN, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Occupation: Software developer, investor, entrepreneur, business magnate

Nationality: United States
Born: October 28, 1955
Education: Harvard University (dropped out)
Spouse: Melinda French (m. 1994; Sep. 2021)​
Children: Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates

Bill Gates is the only person who held the position for a long time of the richest businessman in the world. Once people means Bill Gates as the rich person at the very beginning of tech fighting.

William Henry Gates III, known as Bill Gates needs no introduction to the readers. This American businessman stayed at the top in the list of richest people in the world for a long time. This Harvard dropout co-founded  Microsoft Corporation in 1975 with Paul Allen. 

He held many positions in this  world’s largest personal computer software company such as chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect. With his passion, intelligence and hard work, he remained at the peak of Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people for 1995 to 2009 and 2014-2017 Jeff Bezos surpassed him. 

Currently  the fourth richest businessman in the world, he and his wife created the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. Casting off most of the responsibilities of Microsoft, he is now giving full-time in this charitable organization and working on climate change, global health and development, and education. 

He along with his  family lives in a luxurious earth sheltered mansion on the side of a hill near Lake Washington in Washington. Recently her separation with Melinda French shocked everyone.

05. Mark Zuckerberg

top 10 richest businessman in the world 2021
Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $132 Billion
Title: Founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc.
Business: Facebook, Inc.
Occupation: Internet entrepreneur, philanthropist, media mogul
Nationality: United States

Born: May 14, 1984
Education: Harvard University (2002–2004)
Spouse: Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)
Children: Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, August Chan Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is the cunning marketing person in the world and one of the richest businessmen in the world till 2021.

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is widely known as the co-founder of Facebook, the most popular social media platform in the world. Currently, he is the fifth richest businessman on this planet. 

In 2004, while studying at Harvard University, he along with his roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes launched Facebook social networking service from his dormitory room to communicate within college campus. As it started to get popularity, it spreaded outside. It reached the milestone of 1 billion users in 2012. Zuckerberg is currently the chairman, CEO and the prime shareholder of Facebook. 

At the age of 23 this talented American became the world’s youngest self made billionaire in 2007. Time magazine honoured him with the Person of the Year award. He married Priscilla Chan, a fellow Harvard student in 2012. This cute couple has two children.

06. Larry Page

richest businessman in the world 2021
Larry Page

Net Worth: $114.3 Billion
Title: Co-founder: Alphabet Inc., Google LLC
Business: Alphabet Inc, Google LLC
Occupation: Computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur, business magnate

Nationality: United States
Born: March 26, 1973
Education: University of Michigan (BS), Stanford University (MS)
Spouse: Lucinda Southworth (m. 2007)
Children: 2

Lawrence Edward Page is known as the co-founder of Google. He is currently the eighth richest businessman in the world. Born in America, Page grew up in such an environment which made him attracted to computer science. Being the child of a computer expert couple, she decided to do the same. 

As a result he studied at some best Universities like University of Michigan and  Stanford University to complete graduation and post graduation. His life changed when Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin founded Google. 

This American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur performed as the Chief Executive Officer of Google till August 2001. He also co-founded Alphabet Inc and co-creator of PageRank. He married Lucinda Southworth in 2007.

07. Sergey Brin

top 10 richest businessman in the world 2021
Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $110.4 Billion
Title: Co-Founder of Google LLC
Business: Alphabet Inc.
Occupation: Computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur, business magnate
Nationality: United States (since 1979), Soviet Union (1973–1979)

Born: August 21, 1973
Education: University of Maryland, College Park (BS), Stanford University (MS)
Spouse: Anne Wojcicki (m. 2007; div. 2015)​, Nicole Shanahan (m. 2018)
Children: Chloe Wojin, Benji Wojin

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is currently the world’s ninth businessman as well as a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He became famous by co-founding Google. He was born in Soviet Union ( now Russia) and then moved to the United States in 1979. 

After pursuing bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park he was admitted to Stanford University for PhD in Computer Science. While studying he met with Lawrence Edward Page who also had big dreams like him. 

With their passion and hardwork they built a web search engine. So they left their study to develop Google. Bring along with his close friend Page also founded Alphabet Inc and created PageRank. 

He holds the position of president of Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google till 2019. He married Nicole Shanahan in. 2018 after getting divorced from his first wife Anne Wojcick.

08. Warren Buffett

richest businessman in the world 2021
Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $101.5 Billion
Title: CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Business: Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Occupation: Businessman, investor, philanthropist

Nationality: United States
Born: August 30, 1930
Education: University of Pennsylvania, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (BS), Columbia University (MS)
Spouse: Astrid Menks (m. 2006), Susan Buffett (m. 1952–2004)
Children: Susan Alice Buffett, Howard Graham Buffett, Peter Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is one of the best investors and businessmen in the world. This American born 90 years old man is the world’s sixth wealthiest businessman. 

He studied at places like the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Nebraska, Columbia Business School, New York Institute of Finance to prepare himself for business and investment.  

In 1956, Buffett founded Buffett Partnership and purchased a textile manufacturing firm named Berkshire Hathaway. This prudent investor has been the chairman and owned maximum shares of Berkshire Hathaway since 1970 and currently the CEO of the company. 

He married Astrid Menks in 2006 after his first wife Susan Thompson had died, breaking their 52 years long happy married life. This philanthropist has decided to donate 99 percent of his wealth. In 2009, he started The Giving Pledge with Bill Gates.

09. Larry Ellison

top 10 richest businessman in the world 2021
Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $95.4 Billion
Title: Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of Oracle Corporation
Business: Oracle Corporation
Occupation: Businessman
Nationality: United States

Born: August 17, 1944
Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago (no degree)
Spouse: Adda Quinn (m. 1967; div. 1974)​, Nancy Wheeler Jenkins (m. 1977; div. 1978)​, Barbara Boothe (m. 1983; div. 1986)​, Melanie Craft (m. 2003; div. 2010)
Children: David, Megan

Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American business tycoon. This 76 years old man is currently holding the position of seventh richest businessman and the highest-paid executive between 2000 to 2009 in the world. He was raised in a Reform Jewish family. 

He was a brilliant student by birth and studied at University of Illinois at Urbana and  University of Chicago but didn’t finish his graduation. This successful businessman started his career in Amdahl Corporation and Ampex Corporation. 

Later he along with two partners  founded Software Development Laboratories Oracle Systems Corporation in 1977 which was renamed as Oracle Systems Corporation in 1983. Currently he is the Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer in Oracle and member of the director board of Tesla Inc. 

He owned the slightly populated Lanai in Hawaiian Island, the 41st largest island in the United States. He has married four times and got divorced every time.

10. Amancio Ortega

richest businessman in the world 2021
Amancio Ortega

Net Worth: $81.1 Billion
Title: Co-founder of Inditex Group
Business: Inditex Group
Occupation: Spanish businessman
Nationality: Spain
Known for: Richest Person in Spain
Born: 28 March 1936

Spouse: Rosalía Mera (m. 1966; div. 1986)​, Flora Pérez Marcote (m. 2001)
Children: Marta Ortega, Sandra Ortega Mera, Marcos Ortega Mera

Amancio Ortega Gaona is the wealthiest man in Spain and the second richest man in Europe. He owned the chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops and made it to the list of richest businessmen of the world. 

He came into headline when he surpassed Bill Gates and became the richest man in the planet in 2015 for a short time. This business tycoon founded  Inditex fashion group and being the chairman till 2011. He along with his first wife Rosalía Mera. opened their first Zara store in 1975. This Spanish businessman married Flora Pérez Marcote in 2001 after getting divorced from his first wife. 

Unlike others, he likes to reluctant himself from media and dresses up with very simple cloth though he owns two yachts Drizzle and Valoria B, a skyscraper in Madrid named Torre Picasso, two private Jets and so on. He has faced huge losses in business due to the CoronaVirus pandemic, worth almost 10 billion.

#Top 10 Richest Businessmen in the World 2021 (Quick View)

RankBusinessman NameNationality
01Jeff BezosUnited States
02Bernard ArnaultFranch
03Elon MuskUnited States
04Bill GatesUnited States
05Mark ZuckerbergUnited States
06Larry PageUnited States
07Sergey BrinUnited States
08Warren BuffetUnited States
09Larry EllisonUnited States
10Amancio OrtegaSpanish

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