Hurun Global Rich List 2021
A total of 3,228 entrepreneurs with a personal fortune of at least $1 billion entered the Hurun Global Rich List 2021, 412 more than in the previous year.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the richest person in the world this year by adding $151 billion to his personal wealth, to take the total to $197 billion.
And 256 entrepreneurs from China entered the billionaire's club. China became the first country in the world to have 1,000plus dollar-billionaires, with 1,056, surpassing the combined number of the next three countries on the list: the United States, India and Germany.
Zhong Shanshan, founder of the bottled water company Nongfu Spring, was one of the richest men in the world this year, with a personal wealth of $85 billion.
Pony Ma, founder, chairman and chief executive of technology giant Tencent, saw his fortune grow by $30 billion to $74 billion this year, making him the second-richest Chinese entrepreneur.
Huang Zheng, founder of Pinduoduo, became the third-richest Chinese, with a personal wealth of $69 billion.