Jeff Bezos remained firmly on top for a fourth running year on the Forbes' billionaires list , which this year has a total of 2,755 billionaires with a combined wealth of $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year.
Amazon chief is worth $177 billion in 2021, up $64 billion from a year ago, as a result of surging Amazon shares.
Technoking 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.
As tech giants took over veteran investor Warren Buffett fell out of the top five for the first time in over two decades.
This year's list has 493 newcomers debuting as the pandemic billionaires.