Forbes 400 Richest List 2021: 44 Newcomers Make the List, Trump Still Out

Forbes 400 richest list
  • 44 newcomers make Forbes 400 richest list, Trump still out

  • The ranking currently has Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos at the top, with Elon Musk at the bottom.

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Forbes, an American business magazine, announced 44 entrants to its list of the 400 wealthiest individuals in 2021 in a post on its verified Instagram page @Forbes on Sunday.

According to the magazine, the 400 wealthiest people are now 40% wealthier than they were last year, with a combined fortune of $4.5 trillion.

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These numbers had been enhanced by the inclusion of 44 new participants, the most since 2007.

The ranking currently has Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos at the top, with Elon Musk at the bottom.

Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is ranked 191st on the list, with a net worth of $13.6 billion.

“It’s been a bumper year for billionaires as more than twice as many people joined the Forbes 400 this year compared to last year, with nearly two-thirds of them making their fortunes in finance and technology.

“This included technology stocks, cryptocurrencies and other assets that have thrived in the COVID era.

“The market’s wild swings and stunning rise since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic had made many millennial avid investors, and nobody had benefited more from their obsession with meme stocks and cryptomania than a few of their young peers,” it reported

In all, 15 members of The Forbes400 are under 40, up from 12 last year, with 44 of them appearing on the list for the first time.

The 15 included 29-year-old Sam Bankman-Fried who’s amassed an astonishing $22.5 billion via his FTX the cryptocurrency exchange.

Rival exchange Coinbase’s co-founders Brian Armstrong (38) at $11.5 billion and Fred Ehrsam (33) at $3.5 billion; Robinhood Markets’ 37-year-old co-founder Baiju Bhatt at $2.9 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg (37), is by far the wealthiest person in this group with a $134.5 billion fortune.

The magazine on Oct 5 reported that the former US President Donald Trump was now worth an estimated $2.5 billion, leaving him $400 million short of the cutoff to make this year’s Forbes 400 list.

 

Forbes 400 Richest List 2021: 44 Newcomers Make the List, Trump Still OutForbes 400 Richest List 2021: 44 Newcomers Make the List, Trump Still Out

The real estate mogul was just as wealthy as he was a year ago, when he stood at No. 339 on the ranking, but he was down $600 million since the start of the pandemic.

Big-city properties which make up the bulk of Trump’s fortune had languished, knocking the former president out of the nation’s most exclusive club.

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