How many trillionaires are there in the world?  – The Sun

ELON Musk currently holds the title of the world's richest man, according to reports.

The Tesla and SpaceX boss continues to make more and more money and is currently worth a staggering $281billion, as of November 2021.

Who are the richest people in the world?

Forbes has Musk as the world's richest man with a wealth of $281.6bn, in November 2021.

The global media company has a real time list of billionaires with the richest in the world regularly swappingplaces.

Head of Amazon Jeff Bezos is estimated to be worth $201bn, putting him in second place.

Bezos made the Forbes' famous list of 400 wealthiest Americans all the way back in 1998 – four years after he launched Amazon.

The money continues to flow in even though he gave up millions to his wife in a costly divorce settlement.

French businessman Bernard Arnault and his family, the power behind LVMH, is said to be worth $195.2bn.

He is followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($137.9bn).

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is further down the list in eighth place with an estimated worth of $117.3bn.

Is Elon Musk a trillionaire?

A trillionaire is someone worth 1,000 billions, so Musk is some way from becoming a trillionaire – but his wealth keeps growing.

In November 2021, he sold shares in his company worth $5bn after he agreed to abide by a Twitter poll.

The Tesla chief executive had asked his followers whether he should sell 10 per cent of his holdings and 57.9 per cent of the voters supported the sale.

In his first sale since 2016, he sold 3.6million Tesla shares, worth around $4bn, and a further 934,000 shares worth $1.1bn.

After the transactions, Musk still owns around 170m Tesla shares.

Is Jeff Bezos a trillionaire?

No, but it could come to pass within several years.

Bezos had a net worth of $201bn, according to Forbes.

The software-review site Comparisun believes that Bezos could become the world's first trillionaire within about six years.

Comparisun predicts that 11 people have a realistic chance to become trillionaires during their lifetimes.

They include Bezos, Arnault, Zuckerberg, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Michael Dell of Dell Technologies and software engineer Sergey Brin.

Zuckerberg could gain trillionaire status at a younger age than anyone else.

The 37-year-old Facebook CEO could reach the milestone within 15 years, predicted Comparisun.

 

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