Forbes has released its 40th annual list of the 400 wealthiest people across the world and the majority are Americans.
Billionaires boomed last year with wealth hitting $10 trillion jumping 5.7% annually after a record 3,204 individuals made the cut.
Google co-founder Larry Page has gained New Zealand residency, officials confirmed Friday, stoking debate over whether extremely wealthy people can essentially buy access to the South Pacific country.
Larry Page, the secretive co-founder of Google, has reportedly spent much of the pandemic hiding out on tropical islands in Fiji, entering the country through a system designed to allow the ultra-wealthy to circumvent COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Musk had the largest dollar gain on this year's list, according to Forbes, with a fortune of $151 billion, a $126.4 billion increase compared to $24.6 billion last year, when the Tesla and SpaceX executive ranked at No. 31.
The country's most successful companies have stepped up to the plate with offers of cash, supplies and other forms of relief.
Over the past decade, the world’s richest people got even richer.
Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions.
Sundar Pichai responded suggesting Marc Benioff run for office in 2020.
In total, the 20 richest Americans donated roughly $8.7 billion to charity in 2018, just 0.8 percent of their collective net worth.