In this article we are going to list the 10 highest earning billionaires in 2020. Click to skip ahead and jump to the 25 highest earning billionaires in 2020.
10. Mackenzie Scott
Total earnings in 2020: $21.4 billion
The ex-wife of Jeff Bezos got a quarter of his shares when they divorced, though the money she’s made, she has mostly used for major donations. And as the fortunes of Amazon keep on improving, so does her net worth.
9. Zeng Yukun
Total earnings in 2020: $22.1 billion
As Tesla’s value increased, so did that of Zeng Yukun since he creates batteries used by electric vehicles, especially Tesla, thus allowing him a spot in the highest earning billionaires in 2020.
8. Steve Ballmer
Total earnings in 2020: $22.3 billion
We have a lot of American billionaires, who was the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 – 2014. He was the 30th hire by Bill Gates, and was offered a lot of shares as well as a decent salary to join. He turned that into a huge fortune.
7. Gautam Adani
Total earnings in 2020: $22.5 billion
The highest earning Indian billionaire is Gautam Adani, who is the founder of Adani Group, which is involved in energy, logistics, real estate, financial services and agribusiness among other industries.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
Total earnings in 2020: $25.2 billion
The founder of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
is as famous as he is infamous. Facebook has come under a lot of fire and scrutiny for allowing misleading information during elections to be spread, but that has definitely not impacted the net worth of Zuckerberg.
5. Dan Gilbert
Total earnings in 2020: $26.1 billion
The founder of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans (NYSE:RKT), Dan Gilbert is one of the lesser known American billionaires. He also owns several sports franchises.
4. Colin Huang
Total earnings in 2020: $43 billion
Colin is the founder as well as CEO of Pinduodo, which is an e-commerce company which has been incorporated in the Cayman Islands. The website is agriculture focused and has more than 730 million users.
3. Zhong Shanshan
Total earnings in 2020: $71.4 billion
He is the founder of Nongfu Spring, which is the biggest beverage and bottled water company in China, and has seen the wealth of Shanshan skyrocket, making him the richest man in China.
2. Jeff Bezos
Total earnings in 2020: $75.4 billion
The founder of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has seen his net worth increase dramatically over the past few years and for nearly all of 2020, was the richest man in the world. Amazon saw a boom during the pandemic which helped increase the already unbelievable wealth of Jeff Bezos.
1. Elon Musk
Total earnings in 2020: $142 billion
Easily topping the list of the 5 highest earning billionaires in 2020 is Elon Musk, with a gain of $142 billion, which is the highest in history. He has gained a further $32 billion in 20201 according to Bloomberg with a net worth now exceeding $200 billion and this huge increase in net worth can be attributed to Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), whose shares have absolutely sky-rocketed in 2020, though many are concerned they will fall sharply soon enough.