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Worth of Forbes’ billionaires list grows by $5T during pandemic

Worth of Forbes’ billionaires list grows by $5T during pandemic

World
April 6 (UPI) -- Forbes' annual World's Billionaires List grew to a record 2,755 people in 2021, adding $ 5 trillion in worth despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The business magazine released its 35th annual list Tuesday, which saw an increase of 660 of people, including 493 newcomers. Collectively, the 2,755 people on the list represent $ 13.1 trillion in wealth, up from $ 8 trillion in 2020. Advertisement Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos maintained his hold at the top of the list for the fourth year in a row. He's worth $ 177 billion, up from $ 113 billion in 2020. Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk shot to the No. 2 spot in 2021, up from No. 31 in 2020, increasing his net worth more than six-fold to $ 151 billion. He briefly held the position as world's richest...
Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes highest-paid actresses list

Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes highest-paid actresses list

Entertainment
Scarlett Johansson has topped Forbes' list of best-paid actresses for a second year - but is only the eighth highest paid actor overall.The 34-year-old's income of $ 56m (£45.7m) lands her below seventh-placed male actor Adam Sandler.She earned $ 15.5m (£12.6m) more than she did in 2018, thanks largely to the success of Avengers: Endgame.Modern family actor Sofia Vergara is the only other woman to break into the overall top 10.Earlier this week, Dwayne Johnson was announced as the highest-paid actor of the last 12 months, making $ 89.4m (£73.6m) according to the latest annual rankings from the financial experts.Notably all of the top 10 actresses earned above $ 20m (£16.3) this year, compared with last year when only the top two
Conor McGregor breaks into Forbes top 100 celebrity rich list despite just one UFC fight in last year

Conor McGregor breaks into Forbes top 100 celebrity rich list despite just one UFC fight in last year

Sports
swimming in it Forbes released their list on Wednesday and the Notorious landed in 65th position overall Conor McGregor has only fought once in the past year but the UFC superstar is one of the highest-earning celebrities in the world. Forbes released their list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities for 2019 on Wednesday and the ‘Notorious’ landed in 65th position overall. McGregor earned a staggering amount of money last year, despite only fighting once Forbes believe McGregor raked in as much as $ 47million as of July 2019, with most of that coming thanks to his most recent fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. That fight reportedly earned him more than $ 30m in revenue and it was the biggest pay-per-view event in UFC history. The card was s