List Of The 37 Richest People in the World In 2023:
#1 Bernard Arnault – $190 Billion
Arnault is a French businessman and CEO of the world’s largest luxury products company, LVMH. LVMH itself now comprises 75 ‘houses,’ including:
- TAG Heuer;
- Dom Pérignon.
In 2019, he had an increase of nearly $32 billion to his net worth.
#2 Elon Musk – $137 Billion
Elon Musk FRS is a technology entrepreneur who is best known as the CEO of Tesla and the founder of SpaceX.
Musk also founded X.com in 1999, which later became PayPal.
#3 Gautam Adani – $134 Billion
Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialist and the founder of Adani Group.
Adani Group has over 100,000 total employees.
#4 Warren Buffett – $108 Billion
He is an American stock market genius who was nicknamed The Oracle of Everything. Buffett served as chairman, CEO, and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren was considered the 20th century’s most successful investor.
#5 Jeff Bezos – $107 Billion
Jeff Bezos is a billionaire and founder of Amazon.com. His company “Bezos Expeditions” is a partial funder of businesses like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb. He is considered to be an e-commerce pioneer and consumerism revolutionary.
In 2013, Jeff purchased The Washington Post.
In 1986, he graduated summa cum laude and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.
In 2019, he suffered a drop in net worth after he paid out $38 billion in a divorce settlement.
In January 2020, Bezos bought the most expensive property in LA from David Geffen for $165 million.
In December 2021, Jeff acquired a compound located on La Perouse Bay for $78 million.
#6 Larry Ellison – $104 Billion
Ellison dreamed of taking over the post of Apple’s CEO, however, he had to settle for a spot on its board of directors.
Larry is the founder of Oracle and one of the richest men in the world.
In 2022, Ellison listed his Florida estate for $145 million.
#7 Bill Gates – $102 Billion
Forbes ranked him the wealthiest person in the world from 1995 to 2009.
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, which grew to become one of the most successful companies in history.
In 2019, the founder of Microsoft added $16 billion to his net worth.
#8 Mukesh Ambani – $88 Billion
In 2012, Ambani was ranked 22nd on the Forbes List of Billionaires, with an estimated wealth of $22 billion.
In 2013, Mukesh was ranked as the second-richest man in Asia.
Currently, he is the Chairman of Reliance Industries.
In 2022, Ambani bought a mansion in Dubai for $163 million.
#9 Carlos Slim Helu – $82 Billion
He owns many Mexican companies via his conglomerate Grupo Carso, including one of Latin America’s largest mobile-phone carriers América Móvil.
Slim was named the richest person in the world from 2010 until 2013.
Slim is the richest person in Mexico.
#10 Larry Page – $77 Billion
Page is the co-founder of Google alongside Sergey Brin.
In 2011, Larry became CEO of Google, replacing Eric Schmidt.
In August 2021, Page was granted New Zealand residency.
#11 Michael Bloomberg – $76 Billion
He is the founder and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial data and media company.
Bloomberg is an American businessman, independent politician, and philanthropist who served three consecutive terms as NYC’s mayor.
In 2020, Bloomberg bought a Colorado ranch for $45 million. It comes with a golf course and a helipad.
#12 Steve Ballmer – $75 Billion
He purchased the LA Clippers National Basketball Association team in late 2014 for $2 billion.
Ballmer is best known for serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Microsoft Corporation from 2000 until 2014.
In March 2020, Ballmer purchased The Forum in Inglewood for $400 million.
#13 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers – $75 Billion
Françoise is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, whose family owns the company L’Oréal. Note – Meyers and her family own around 33% of L’Oreal stock.
Françoise is an author of Bible commentaries as well as a French billionaire heiress.
She also works on Jewish-Christian relations.
#14 Sergey Brin – $74 Billion
Brin was once called the Enlightenment Man by The Economist newspaper. In 2015, Sergey had a personal worth of over $25 billion.
Sergey co-founded Google with Larry Page, a search engine that utilized their system of ranking websites based on incoming links and a myriad of other factors. When launching Google, he analyzed the link structure of the web as a way to better rank web pages.
In 2022, Brin bought an estate in Malibu, formerly owned by Pink, for $18 million.
#15 Zhong Shanshan – $67 Billion
Shanshan is a Chinese businessman and the founder of the Nongfu Spring beverage company.
#16 Amancio Ortega – $65 Billion
Ortega was named the third-richest person on the 2013 Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
His group employed over 92,000 people. Amancio is the founder of the Inditex fashion group, which included chains such as Zara.
#17 Jim Walton – $61 Billion
In March 2018, Jim was the 16th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $41.9 billion.
Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.
#18 Rob Walton – $59 Billion
He is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.
Walton is the eldest son of Sam Walton and Helen Walton. From 1992 to 2015, Robson served as Chairman of Walmart.
#19 Alice Walton – $58 Billion
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Alice was named the 14th richest person in the world in 2012.
She is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.
#20 Charles Koch – $57 Billion
He has received three honorary doctorates, along with numerous other awards.
In 2011, Charles was one of Time Magazine’s most influential people for his work.
Charles is the chief executive officer, co-owner, and chairman of the board of Koch Industries, which is involved in oil refining.
#21 Julia Flesher Koch – $57 Billion
She is the wife of the late billionaire industrialist David Koch, an American political activist and businessman who is known for being the executive vice president of Koch Industries.
David Koch passed away in 2019.
#22 David Thomson – $53.6 Billion
Thomson is a Canadian/British is the chairman of Thomson Corporation.
#23 Michael Dell – $52 Billion
He founded the computer company Dell at the age of 19 in his dorm room. In 2012, Michael was listed as the 41st richest person in the world by Forbes.
#24 Zhang Yiming – $49.5 Billion
Yiming is a Chinese internet entrepreneur who founded the video-sharing platform TikTok.
#25 Mark Zuckerberg – $46 Billion
He is an American businessman and programmer who co-founded Facebook at age 20. In 2015, he was worth more than $30 billion.
In 2004, Zuckerberg became the world’s youngest billionaire after founding a social media site.
#26 Phil Knight – $45 Billion
Knight is an American multibillionaire who co-founded the famous shoe company, Nike.
In 1984, Nike created the Air Jordan, a shoe designed for superstar Michael Jordan. Phil served as chairman and CEO of the company until he stepped down in 2015.
#27 Rodolphe Saadé – $41 Billion
Saadé is a Franco-Lebanese businessman and the chairman of the CMA CGM Group.
#28 Ma Huateng – $38 Billion
In 2013, Huateng was one of the two hundred wealthiest people in the world. In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the “World’s Most Influential People.”
Ma is a Chinese entrepreneur who became famous for co-founding Tencent Holdings Limited.
#29 John Mars – $38 Billion
John Mars is the brother of Jacqueline Mars. Queen Elizabeth II awarded him an honorary knighthood at Windsor Castle in March 2015.
#30 Jacqueline Mars – $38 Billion
Jacqueline Mars is the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, the founder of the candy company Mars, Incorporated.
#31 Francois Pinault – $35 Billion
He is a French billionaire businessman who is best known as the founder of the investment company Artémis and the luxury group Kering.
#32 Giovanni Ferrero – $34 Billion
Ferrero is an Italian businessman and the leader of the confectionery company Ferrero SpA.
#33 Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. & family – $34 Billion
They are the children of Karl Albrecht — the founder of the supermarket chain Aldi.
#34 Dieter Schwarz – $34 Billion
Schwarz is a German businessman and owner of the Schwarz-Gruppe.
#35 MacKenzie Scott – $24 Billion
MacKenzie Scott is an American novelist and the former wife of Jeff Bezos (1993 – 2019). As part of the divorce settlement, Bezos transferred 25 percent of his Amazon stake to Scott, which was 4 percent of the company.
In May 2019, MacKenzie signed the Giving Pledge.
#36 Jack Ma – $23 Billion
In 1995, Ma created China Yellowpages and many specialists consider the venture to be China’s first internet-based company. Jack is also the founder of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company.
In September 2014, the company was worth more than $200 billion.
#37 Dan Gilbert – $16 Billion
Dan Gilbert is an American billionaire businessman who is best known as the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers and the founder of Rock Ventures.
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References https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jeff-Bezos https://www.forbes.com/profile/jeff-bezos/#407cc5dd1b23 https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person