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2021 billionaires have been announced, who are they?

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Forbes just released their list of 2021 billionaires. With a few obvious picks and a few surprises, what is most interesting is through the pandemic, the world got even richer. Forbes claims, “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 one every 17 hours, including 210 from China and Hong Kong. Another 250 who’d fallen off in the past came roaring back. A staggering 86% are richer than a year ago.”

The first South African on the list takes 308th position- Nicky Oppenheimer & family worth $8 billion.

So who made the Top Ten list:

Number 1 (for the 4th year in a row) Mr Jeff Bezos – worth $177 billion

Number 2 Elon Musk – worth $151 billion

Number 3 Bernard Arnault & family – worth $150 billion

Number 4 Bill Gates – worth $124 billion

Number 5 Mark Zuckerberg – worth $97 billion

Number 6 Warren Buffett – worth $96 billion

Number 7 Larry Ellison – worth $93 billion

Number 8 Larry Page – worth $91.5 billion

Number 9 Serger Brin – worth $89 billion

Number 10 Mukesh Ambani – worth $84.5 billion

Other notable rankings:

Steven Spielberg is worth $3.7 billion

Kanye West is worth $1.8 billion

Jay-Z is worth $1.4 billion

Tyler Perry is worth $1 billion

Kim Kardashian is worth $1 billion

South African Koos Bekker is worth $3 billion

South African Patrice Motsepe is worth $2.9 billion

There are no South African female billionaires on the list

Five South African billionaires made the list

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