|1.||Elon Musk||$ 239 B|
|2.||Bernard Arnault||$ 224 B|
|3.||Jeff Bezos||$ 152 B|
|4.||Larry Ellison||$ 151 B|
|5.||Bill Gates||$ 118 B|
|6.||Warren Buffett||$ 117 B|
|7.||Larry Page||$ 104 B|
|8.||Steve Ballmer||$ 103 B|
|9.||Mark Zuckerberg||$ 102 B|
|10.||Carlos Slim Helu||$ 101 B|
1. Bill Gates
The wealthiest person in the world is Elon Musk. He serves as the CEO of a number of well-known businesses, including SpaceX and Tesla, makers of electric vehicles. At the moment, he owns a 23 percent interest in Tesla. Around two-thirds of his fortune, a sizeable part, is dependent on Tesla’s performance. In October 2022, Musk made news when he paid $44 billion for Twitter.
2. Bernard Arnault
The CEO and chairman of Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), the largest luxury goods business in the world with almost 70 recognised fashion and beauty brands, is Bernard Arnault, the second-richest person in the world. Its portfolio includes well-known brands including Sephora, Moet & Chandon, Christian Dior, and Louis Vuitton. Tiffany & Co. was successfully acquired by LVMH in January 2021 for an astounding $15.8 billion.
3. Jeff Bezos
Bezos has made headlines with a nearly finished $500 million superyacht, travelled to space with his firm Blue Origin, and increased his generosity by supporting organisations like Bezos Academy free preschools and grants from his Bezos Earth Fund after leaving his position as CEO of Amazon in 2021. His luck isn’t doing very well: Thanks to a 38% drop in Amazon shares, he is $57 billion worse than he was a year ago, the worst loss of any billionaire.
4. Larry Ellison
In 1977, Larry Ellison helped start the software company Oracle, and he served as its CEO until 2014. He currently holds the positions of chairman and CTO for the business. When he paid $300 million for the Hawaiian island of Lanai in 2012, Ellison grabbed the public’s attention. Ellison has dabbled in investing, acquiring a sizable position in Tesla, where he was a board member from 2018 to 2022.
5. Bill Gates
Forbes initially identified Bill Gates as a billionaire in 1987. With minor breaks in 2008 and from 2010 to 2013, he retained his position as the richest person in the world from 1995 to 2017. Melinda French Gates received at least $6 billion in stocks as part of the divorce settlement when Gates and Melinda French Gates’ divorce was finally formalised in 2021. Forbes predicts that between May 1 and June 1, 2023, Gates’ net worth increased by a small amount of $500 million, which allowed him to move up one slot and take the fifth spot.
6. Warren Buffett
As the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. He is the CEO of the investing giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns a variety of businesses, including the food chain Dairy Queen, the battery company Duracell, and the insurance company Geico.
7. Larry Page
In late 2022, amid the generative-AI arms race sparked by ChatGPT, Page and cofounder Sergey Brin (No. 14), who had walked aside from day-to-day operations three years earlier, attended strategic meetings. In addition, Page has halted selling shares of his company after selling them for more than $2.5 billion (pretax) between May 2021 and April 2022.
8. Steve Ballmer
The L.A. Clippers, the sixth-most valued NBA club, are having a great season.He is constructing for them a $2 billion arena that will be privately funded and finished in 2024. The decline in Microsoft shares is mostly to blame for the $10 billion decline in the former CEO of Microsoft’s wealth over the previous year.
9. Mark Zuckerberg
American computer programmer, business tycoon, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist Mark Elliot Zuckerberg. He is renowned for inventing Facebook and Meta Platforms, the latter of which was formerly known as Facebook, Inc.
10. Carlos Slim Helu
América Móvil, the biggest mobile telecommunications provider in Latin America with operations in more than 15 nations, is governed by Carlos Slim Helu and his family. Slim and international telecom partners bought Telmex, the formerly state-owned phone firm that joined América Móvil, in 1990.