World news – Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos tops Forbes’ record-breaking billionaires list

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Forbes’ annual billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires worldwide. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Inc, is leading them for the fourth year in a row, the media company announced on Tuesday.

The ranks of the ultra-rich are growing after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic weighed on the global economy and threatening the livelihoods of people around the world.

This year’s billionaires combined are worth $ 13.1 trillion, up from $ 8 trillion last year, Forbes said.

« Its very, very The rich got very, very richer, « Forbes chief content officer Randall Lane said in an interview with Reuters Video News.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, jumped to second place from 31st last year List.

Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury goods company LVMH, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, round out the top 5 richest billionaires in the world.

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Investor and business tycoon Warren Buffett fell out of the top 5 for the first time in over two decades when tech managers dominated the Forbes rankings.

This year’s list includes 493 newcomers, including Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO the dating app Bumble, which went public this year.

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