Inside The World's Billionaires List: The Richest In 2021 | Forbes

It’s been a year like no other, and we aren’t talking about the pandemic. There were rapid-fire public offerings, surging cryptocurrencies and skyrocketing stock prices. The number of billionaires on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755–660 more than a year ago. Of those, a record high 493 were new to the list–roughly…

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Rihanna Is Officially A Self-Made Billionaire | Building Fortunes | Forbes

When Robyn Fenty, known to the world as Rihanna, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, she sought to create a cosmetics company that made “women everywhere (feel) included.” A perhaps unintended consequence: The beauty line has helped her enter one of the world’s most exclusive ranks: Billionaire. Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion, Forbes estimates—making her the wealthiest female musician…

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These Industries Produce The Most Billionaires In 2021 | Forbes

There are a record-smashing 2,755 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes’ 2021 World’s Billionaires list. How did they make their mega-fortunes? By doing everything from starting hedge funds and tech companies to breeding pigs and brewing kombucha.  But certain industries offer a more common route to riches than others. The most likely way to make a billion-dollar fortune: go into finance…

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Meet The Billionaires Who Cashed In On IPOs In 2020 | Forbes

Public markets were taking a beating when Forbes finalized the World Billionaires’ list on March 18, 2020. The S&P 500 had cratered 29 percent from its February 19 high while the world ground to a Covid-imposed halt. Companies like Airbnb and Warner Music Group, who had planned much anticipated IPOs in 2020, sought shelter from the storm instead. Things…

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The Richest Billionaires In Tech 2021 | Forbes

Tech billionaires are worth a combined $2.5 trillion, far outpacing the next-best-performing industries, fashion and retail ($1.7 trillion) and finance and investment ($1.5 trillion). Stock markets have rebounded in a big way since the Covid crash that began in February 2020, helping boost the fortunes of the world’s billionaires to record highs. But no group of the ultrarich has…

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Meet The New Billionaires Who Got Rich Fighting COVID | Forbes

Shortly after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, markets collapsed and economies around the world plunged into recession. At the same time, hundreds of billionaires fell from the ranks of Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list, capturing a snapshot of the pandemic’s impact on the fortunes of the world’s wealthiest people. One year later,…

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