Top 10 Industries with Most Billionaires in 2021

Damini Bhandary Damini Bhandary
Nov 8, 2021 6 min read
Top 10 Industries with Most Billionaires in 2021

There are over 2775 billionaires present in the world and with a total net worth of $13.1 trillion. The country that tops the list of most number of billionaires is the United States of America.  The number of billionaires may seem less in a world where billions of people exist but these few have created businesses that made them who they are today; It has also changed the outlook of all those industries from where they came from.

These people turned their ideas into successful businesses and are now earning billions of dollars. All these are not that easy, one needs to be the best in their field for that.

You may find billionaires in almost every industry, but there are some that have given the world a larger number of billionaires who are out there ruling it. What is intriguing is that even during the pandemic, the wealth of billionaires has increased over an average of 27% in many industries.

In this article, we will talk about the industries that have given the most number of billionaires to the world. So let’s get started.

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

-Mark Zuckerberg

Finance And Investments
Fashion and Retail
Food And Beverage
Real Estate
Hospitality Industry
Renewable Energy
Entertainment and Media


The top position is taken by the industry of technology in this. Some of the data suggest that 70% of the top 10 richest people belong from the technology industry. It is in the first position because of evident reasons.

Technology serves us with the solution for almost any kind of problems and has taken the responsibility to make our life easier. It is quite evident that with new innovation every day, the tech industry will provide the world with more billionaires in the future.

Top billionaires in the tech industry

  • Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
  • Elon Musk (Tesla, Space X)
  • Bill Gates (Microsoft)
  • Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)


The pandemic was a severe boost to the healthcare sector and has worked as a boon for many healthcare companies. Vaccine producers, diagnostic test producers saw immaculate growth in their business. Since 2020, the healthcare industry is surging at a tremendous pace and with the current condition, it seems unlikely to stop.

The strike of Covid-19 proves how health is a prime factor in human lives and without it; everything will just become a façade. The global healthcare industry is ready to reach over $10 trillion by 2022.

Top billionaires in the Healthcare industry

  • Jiang Rensheng & family (Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products)
  • Li Xiting (Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics)
  • Zhong Huijuan (Hansoh Pharmaceutical)
  • Xu Hang (Mindray Medical)

Finance And Investments

There are reports that state that the most number of billionaires in modern times comes from the Finance and investment sector. The business of money has been quite a success in the recent era. The money made by the people even the billionaires are managed by financial institutions. Whenever people transact money they take help from these financial institutions, so it is quite probable that this sector comes in the list of the top 10.

The entire world economy depends on financial institutions. Fintech startups are taking the world in storms and these industries would use the opportunity to create more billionaires in the future as they are the root of the economy.

Top billionaires in the Finance industry

  • Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • Joseph Safra (Banco Safra)
  • Jim Simons (Renaissance Technologies)
  • Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates)

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The production of goods with the help 0f machines, tools as well as labor from raw materials is one of the most important sectors, as almost every creation depends on this. It is said to be the driving force since forever.

The growth of a nation immensely depends on the manufacturing sector. The manufacturing sector has seen a huge surge even during the Covid-19, this sector has over 300 billionaires in the world.

Top billionaires in the Manufacturing industry

  • He Xiangjian (Midea Group)

Fashion and Retail

Clothes are another significant necessity in human life. The fashion and retail industry focuses on making clothes. It is a $2.5 trillion industry and deals with luxury apparel brands. Fashion startups are also making noise in this sector and are on the verge of producing more and more billionaires in the future. There are 273 billionaires in the world in this industry.

Top billionaires in the Fashion industry

  • Bernard Arnault (LVMH)
  • Amancio Ortega (Inditex)
  • Phil Knight (Nike)
  • François Pinault (Kering)

Food And Beverage

Over 7 billion people exist in this world, so naturally, food must be provided to all of them. The number is only going to increase in the future; therefore the growth of this industry is inevitable. This sector till now has successfully contributed in the list of industries that have given us the most number of billionaires.

All other things can wait but for the survival of a human being, food and beverages are the most significant things. The food and beverages industry has over 219 billionaires from all over the world and it is only going to increase in the future.

Top billionaires in the Food and Beverage industry

  • Zhong Shanshan (Nongfu Spring)
  • Giovanni Ferrero (The Ferrero Group)
  • Qin Yinglin & family (Muyuan Foodstuff Co.)
  • Jacqueline Mars (Mars Inc.)

Real Estate

It is said to be the oldest source of creation of wealth. It is also said to be an open industry where anyone can be a part of it who are interested to. People who are already billionaires and are wealthy also show their interest in investing in the real estate industry, as it is considered as one of the most profitable sectors. There are over 215 billionaires in this sector.

Top billionaires in the Real Estate industry

  • Lee Shau Kee (Henderson Land Development)
  • Hui Ka Yan (Evergrande Group)
  • Yang Huiyan & family (Country Garden Holdings)
  • Wu Yajun (Longfor Properties)

Hospitality Industry

It is another important form of industry that has given quite a number of wealthy people. Providing the guests with home-like services is one of the main factors of this industry. Food, comfort, entertainment, and lodging are all included in this sector. The global hospitality market is expected to reach $4132.5 billion by the end of 2021.

Top billionaires in the Hospitality industry

  • Sheldon Adelson (Sands Hotel)
  • Donald Trump
  • William Barron Hilton (Hilton Hotels & Resorts)
  • Phillip Ruffin (Ruffin’s hotel)

Renewable Energy

Climate change is a serious factor in the world, right now. Saving the world has become a necessity, thanks to this industry some of the billionaires are able to make tons of money and become a savior as well. The energy market is coming out slowly and is on verge of becoming one of the most important sectors in the near future. It has given the world over 180 billionaires.

Top billionaires in the Renewable Energy industry

  • Elon Musk
  • Robin Zeng (Amperex Technology)
  • Aloys Wobben (Enercon)
  • Li Zhenguo (LONGi Green Energy)

Entertainment and Media

The entertainment industry is a very big part of the world economy. Digital media technology has started helping people make big in this industry. There is a need for entertainment in life, especially during the Covid-19 lockdown, this sector helped people to avoid boredom. Dramas, films, music all these are the source of entertainment. This sector has 95 billionaires and more in the making.

Top billionaires in the Entertainment and Media industry

  • Donald Newhouse (Advance Publications)
  • Su Hua (Kuaishou)
  • Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
  • David Thomson & family (Thomson Corporation)

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Being a billionaire is not an easy job, one needs to have patience, perseverance, and the will to do hard work. Some of the industries are recently on-trend and have provided the world with the most number of billionaires. It doesn’t mean that it is easy in these industries to make tons of money, in fact, it is quite hard and challenging.


Which industry produces the most billionaires?

Technology industry is one industry that produces the most billionaires.

Which Industry creates the most millionaires?

The financial service sector has the most number of millionaires.

What jobs can make you a millionaire?

Professional athlete, Investment banker, Entrepreneur, and Real estate agent some of the industries that can make you a millionaire.

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