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The World's Billionaires is an annual ranking by documented net worth of the wealthiest billionaires in the world, compiled and published in March annually by the American business magazine Forbes. The list was first published in March 1987. The total net worth of each individual on the list is estimated and is cited in United States dollars, based on their documented assets and accounting for debt and other factors. Royalty and dictators whose wealth comes from their positions are excluded from these lists. This ranking is an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding any ranking of those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.

As of 2018, Microsoft founder Bill Gates had topped the list 18 of the past 24 years, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was ranked at the top for the first time and he became the first centibillionaire (worth over $100 billion) included in the ranking.


In the 35th annual Forbes list of the world's billionaires, the list included 2,755 billionaires with a total net wealth of $13.1 trillion, up 660 members from 2020; 86% of these billionaires had more wealth than they possessed last year.

No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 Steady Bezos, JeffJeff Bezos $177 billion Increase 57  United States Amazon
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Increase Musk, ElonElon Musk $151 billion Increase 49  United States Tesla, SpaceX
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 Steady Arnault, BernardBernard Arnault & family $150 billion Increase 72  France LVMH
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 Decrease Gates, BillBill Gates $124 billion Increase 65  United States Microsoft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 Increase Zuckerberg, MarkMark Zuckerberg $97 billion Increase 36  United States Facebook
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 Decrease Buffett, WarrenWarren Buffett $96 billion Increase 90  United States Berkshire Hathaway
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 Decrease Ellison, LarryLarry Ellison $93 billion Increase 76  United States Oracle Corporation
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 Increase Page, LarryLarry Page $91.5 billion Increase 48  United States Alphabet Inc.
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 Increase Brin, SergeySergey Brin $89 billion Increase 47  United States Alphabet Inc.
&&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 Increase Ambani, MukeshMukesh Ambani $84.5 billion Increase 63  India Reliance Industries
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