1. Jeff Bezos
State: $177 billion Change for the year: +$64 billion Source of wealth: Amazon.com Age: 57 Country: USA Jeff Bezos is the founder of the online retailer Amazon. He opened it in 1994 in his garage in Seattle. Today it is one of the largest online retailers in the world.
2. Elon Musk
State: $151 billion Change for the year: +$126.4 billion Source of wealth: Tesla Age: 49 Country: U.S. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made perhaps the most astounding rise on Forbes' list in a year. Last year he was ranked 31st, but thanks to the growth of Tesla stock, which added 720% to its value in 2020, he rose to the second position.
3. Bernard Arnault and family
State: $150 billion Change for the year: +$74 billion Source of wealth: LVMH Age: 72 Country: France
Bernard Arnault, who in the mid-1980s took $15 million from the family construction business to buy the fashion house Christian Dior, now oversees a global business empire of 75 luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. In 2019, LVMH revenues fell 34% to 4.7 billion euros. This is due to the pandemic and the drop in demand for luxury goods.