The curiosity to know who is the richest person in the world is real. Forbes rolls out their Real-Time Billionaires every year. Compared to 2021, Jeff Bezos ranked as the richest person in the world. However, 2023 saw some changes in the top billionaire’s list.
What’s more surprising is that most of the richest people in the world belong to the tech field. Another spoiler we want to give you is that all the top 10 richest people in the world are men!
Overall, it is clear that wealth can come from many different sources and industries. It will be interesting to see how this list changes as new billionaires emerge and current ones continue to grow their fortunes.
Richest Person in The World: Who is Today’s Winner?
It may not be surprising, but the richest person currently, according to Forbes, is Elon Musk -the real-time genius! The billionaire boasts a net worth of a massive $225.3 billion. We know; we all wish we had this significant wealth as well.
Jokes apart, Elon Musk ranked the second richest person after Jeff Bezos in 2021, but with his genius entrepreneurship skills, he climbed the number one spot in 2023. His significant source of income comes from Tesla and SpaceX; owning 25% of Tesla stocks, the 51-year-old billionaire aims to revolutionize transportation.
List Of Top 10 Richest People in The World
Let’s give you an overview of the top 10 richest people ruling the world with their significant earnings! We will get into the details of these wealthiest people later in the article.
|Name||Net worth $|
|Bernard Arnault and Family.||$211 billion|
|Elon Musk||$180 billion|
|Jeff Bezos||$114 billion|
|Larry Ellison||$107 billion|
|Warren Buffett||$106 billion|
|Bill Gates||$104 billion|
|Mukesh Ambani||$83.6 billion|
|Larry Page||$79.2 billion|
|Sergey Brin||$76 billion|
|Gautam Adani||$47.2 billion|
1. Bernard Arnault and Family:
Bernard Arnault boats a net worth of a whopping $211 Billion. The 71-year-old business magnate is the CEO of LVMH, making it a prominent company worldwide, especially in Europe. The French businessman also owns a 97.5% stake in Christian Dior and is CEO of the famous luxury brand -Louis Vitton.
2. Elon Musk:
Elon Musk remains an influential person who co-founded Tesla; although he remains a popular figure worldwide, various citizens criticize him for his bold statements and beliefs. Recently, Elon offered to take over Twitter, which made headlines worldwide.
3. Jeff Bezos:
Another billionaire is a name familiar to everyone -Jeff Bezos! The 59-year-old billionaire is the CEO and chairman of the leading e-commerce platform, Amazon, and became a top business tycoon globally, with a massive income of $114 billion. Additionally, Jeff Bezos made headlines in July 2021 for briefly visiting Space.
4. Larry Ellison:
Larry Ellison is a prominent businessman and investor from the United States. He is a former CEO, chief technology officer, and co-founder of Oracle Corporation. The 77-year-old business magnate made his way into the billionaire’s list by being the world’s second-largest business application supplier and the largest database software supplier in the world.
5. Warren Buffett:
Warren Buffett is the 91-year-old CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a -a textile manufacturing firm better known as a business magnate from the United States. He also owns stakes in some of the popular companies in the world, including Coca-Cola, American Express, Apple, Bank of America Cop, and more.
6. Bill Gates:
Are we surprised to see Bill Gates on the list? Not! The 66-year-old business magnate and software developer. His Microsoft company became a success. Additionally, his daily income is an average of $10,959,000. Besides owning Microsoft stakes worth $20 billion, he also has several investments, making him one of the wealthiest people.
7. Mukesh Ambani:
Another prominent figure, Mukesh Ambani, is an Indian businessman who is the largest shareholder of India’s most valuable company -Reliance Industries LTD. However, he transferred the leadership to his elder son Akash Ambani and stepped down from the Reliance Jio Board. Despite that, he remains one of the wealthiest people in the world.
8. Larry Page:
Larry Page, 49 years old, is an internet entrepreneur and computer scientist. He co-founded the leading search engine -Google, founded in 1996. He was also CEO of Alphabet but stepped down in 2019. Furthermore, he earned significant popularity through his achievements.
9. Sergey Brin:
The number 10th spot owner of the richest people in the world is the co-founder of Google. Sergey Brin, 48-year-old is an internet entrepreneur and computer scientist from Russia. Like Larry Ellison, he stepped down from Google’s parent company -Alphabet, in 2019 but remains a board member and shareholder of Alphabet.
10. Gautam Adani:
Gautam Adani is an Indian philanthropist and industrialist. He is the founder and chairman of Adani Group and controls one of the largest Mundra ports in Gujrat (a state in India). He is known for his excellent business skills and attitude of donating to the country.
Many of the names in the top 10 wealthiest people are familiar. These billionaires are ruling the world with their massive income. Nevertheless, each landed on the list due to their exceptional skills and mind. So let’s look forward to what changes 2023 will bring and who will dethrone Elon Musk from the number one spot or may not!
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