Fortunes 2021

To the surprise of no-one in particular, Jeff Bezos has retained his crown as the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row, with a personal fortune of $200 billion. Although he may have embarked on the conquest of the heavens, the e-commerce company that made his fortune still fuels his ambitions. The usual coterie of French luxury-goods moguls is led by Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, followed by everyone’s favorite real-life Tony Stark, Elon Musk. With the gap to world’s fourth-richest person a yawning $32 billion, the podium, if not the positions on it, seems set for the foreseeable future.