They have more money than anyone on Earth
Richest People in the World
In the current global economy, fortunes can be easily made and lost in a single day. With that, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index made a list of the world’s 500 richest people. While it’s true that most of the people you’ll see in the top 10 are as iconic as the tech companies that pushed them up to wealth and fame, there will always be a room for a couple surprises.
Other than their business know-how’s and achievements, many of the individuals on this list are also very active on their philanthropy endeavors. And if you think that all of that wealth feels intimidating and a distant dream, consider that many of these billionaires are self-made and come from humble and ordinary beginnings.
Have a look at the richest people in the world.
Honorable Mention: Laurene Powell Jobs — $21.2 Billion
Note: Rankings are based on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and data is updated through Jan. 7, 2021.
Born: Nov. 6, 1963 (age 57) in West Milford, New Jersey
Spouse: Steve Jobs (m. 1991 until his death in 2011)
Industry: Media and telecom
Famous quote: “To do what you wanna do, to leave a mark — in a way that you think is important and lasting — that’s a life well-lived.”
Bottom Line: Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow and heir of Steve Jobs. She and Steve first met at Stanford Business School in 1989 and were together for more than 20 years.
Laurene began her career as a fixed-trading strategist for Goldman Sachs and later cofounded Terravera, a raw and organic food supply company back in the 1990s. She founded the Emerson Collective, a social change organization that is involve in impact investing and philanthropy.
In 2017, the Emerson Collective purchased a majority stake in The Atlantic.