Among the top 20 on the Forbes list, 8 rich people have more than $1 billion, compared with 2 a year ago. The total wealth of the top 20 rich has reached $1.8 trillion, an increase of $5000 billion over last year, a record high.
This time, you need to have at least $360 billion of wealth to reach the top 20 of the Forbes list, which is the highest threshold ever.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topped the list with a 2010 billion-dollar wealth and the first rich man on Forbes’s American rich list. Tesla founder Elon Musk’s personal wealth increased by $1200 billion to 1905 billion a year, ranking second. Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranked fourth, the first time since 1991 that he fell out of the top two.
Forbes America Rich List is the annual ranking of the richest people in the United States. The 2021 list shows the wealth level of the people on the list as of September 3, 2021.
Bezos became the first.
More than 2000 billionaires
The rich list has become a new battlefield for Bezos and Musk.
According to Forbes latest U.S. Rich List of 2021, Bezos’ personal wealth has reached a new height: it has increased by 220 billion to 2010 billion dollars in the past year, becoming the first rich man on Forbes American Rich List to have more than 2000 billion dollars.
As Tesla’s stock price continued to rise, Musk’s personal wealth also increased by $1200 billion to 1905 billion in a year, ranking second on the list and following Bezos at the top of the list.
Interestingly, Bezos and Musk both value the commercial value of space and argue about the performance of their respective companies (Blue Origin and SpaceX).
Just in September, it was reported that Rivian, an electric vehicle company invested by Amazon, planned to go public in the fourth quarter of this year, raising up to $80 billion, and the company’s valuation would reach $800 billion. Rivian was once known as the “Tesla Killer” and is a manufacturer of new energy vehicles focusing on electric trucks. The first new car R1T was offline from the factory on September 14. Compared with Cybertruck, a Tesla electric pickup truck, which has been confirmed to be postponed to the end of 2022, the former is currently temporarily In the lead.
Gates fell out of the top two for the first time in 30 years
Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranked fourth on the 2021 U.S. Rich List, the first time in 30 years since 1991 that he fell out of the top two.
Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda Frankie Gates ended their 27-year marriage in May this year and transferred the shares of $57 billion worth of the National Railways of Canada and Deer to his ex-wife.
Su Shimin, co-founder of Blackstone Group of the United States, and Ryan Bravatnik, Warner music owner, both ranked in the top 20 for the first time.
Over the past year, rising capital markets have boosted Blackstone Group’s performance. The size of assets it manages has increased from $5640 billion to $6840 billion, and the company’s stock price has doubled, resulting in Su Shimin’s personal wealth increasing by $183 billion.
In March this year, Digital Ocean, a cloud computing company invested by Bravatnik, made a $50 billion-dollar IPO, and its share price of Warner Music Group rose 26% since last year, helping the former Soviet-born rich man to reach the top 20 U.S. rich list for the first time.
Wal-Mart founder daughter
For the richest woman in the United States
Alice Walton, the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, ranked 12th on the list with a $679 billion wealth and is also the richest woman in the United States.
In April 2021, Alice Walton ranked 17th on the 2021 Forbes Global Rich List with $618 billion wealth.
Bezos’ ex-wife McKenzie Scott ranks 15th on the U.S. richest list with a $585 billion, and is also an American plutocrat after Alice Walton.
According to reports, McKenzie Scott has donated 27 billion dollars to 286 organizations so far this year, and his total donation since July 2020 is close to $86 billion.