Hurun Research Institute released the “2021 Hurun Global Rich List”. Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the world’s richest man for the first time with a net worth of 1.28 trillion yuan. Zhong Sui, a Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Nongfu Spring, became the richest man in Asia and China with a fortune of 550 billion yuan.
Most of Musk’s wealth comes from his 21% stake in Tesla, whose current market value is close to 800 billion US dollars. In addition, he also owns 52% of the shares of SpaceX, a space exploration technology company. It is reported that after the company became the first private company to send humans into space, its market value increased by $13 billion.
“Elon Musk is the fourth person to be the world’s richest man in the past ten years, and he is the youngest man in the world at 49 years old.” Hurun Report Chairman and Chief Research Officer Hu Run said .
According to the list, in the 2021 China Rich List, Ma Huateng ranked second in China with a fortune of 480 billion yuan, Pinduoduo Huang Zheng surpassed Ma Yun and ranked third in China with a fortune of 450 billion yuan, and Zhang Yiming with 350 billion yuan. For the first time, his wealth has entered the top five in China. Last year, the top three in China were Jack Ma, Ma Huateng, and Xu Jiayin.
Among the top 20 richest people in China in 2021, the fastest growing wealth is Meituan CEO Wang Xing. His wealth soared 347% to 220 billion yuan last year, ranking among the top 50 in the world.
“In the past year, China has added more new faces than the rest of the world combined, and far surpassed the United States.” Hu Run said that in the past five years, China has added more new faces on the list. 490, while the United States has only 160. Hu Run believes that Zhang Yiming and Pinduoduo Huang Zheng are the strongest competitors for China’s new richest man.
It is reported that the deadline for calculating the wealth of entrepreneurs on the list is January 15, 2021.
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