5 People Richer Than Warren Buffett (For Now)


Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) since 1970, has grown the firm to a market worth of $730 billion while ballooning his own net worth to a level that has anointed him the role of the world’s greatest investor.

While the Oracle of Omaha has amassed a staggering $119.7 billion in wealth, according to Forbes, there are now five other billionaires in the world who have surpassed the great investor; we’ve gathered the list.

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5. Gautam Adani
Adani is the wealthiest man in Asia, known as an industrialist and philanthropist. He is the chairman and founder of the multinational conglomerate Adani Group. 

  • Age: 59
  • Residence: India
  • Net worth: $122.5 billion

4. Bill Gates
After stepping down as CEO of Microsoft Corporation MSFT, Gates turned his focus to philanthropy. He pledged $1.75 billion for COVID-19 aid used to manufacture and distribute medical supplies.

  • Age: 66
  • Residence: Washington, U.S.
  • Net worth: $129.4 billion

3. Bernard Arnault
Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA LVMUY, Arnault is most known for his investments in art and luxury goods.

  • Age: 73
  • Residence: Paris, France
  • Net worth: $161 billion

2. Jeff Bezos
Bezos is the founder of Amazon.com, IncAMZN, the owner of the Washington Post and the founder of Blue Origin, a space exploration business.

  • Age: 58
  • Residence: Washington, U.S.
  • Net worth: $169.7 billion

1. Elon Musk
Founder and CEO of SpaceX while also serving as the CEO of Tesla Inc TSLA. Musk is also known for co-founding PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL an electronic payment company. And, he just bought Twitter Inc TWTR.

  • Age: 50
  • Residence: Texas
  • Net worth: $267.3 billion

See Also: Takeover Secured: Elon Musk, The World's Richest Person, To Buy Twitter For $44B

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