Richest Man in the World By 2nd December 2023, Name List – The World’s Billionaires List or Real-Time Billionaires List is an annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest billionaires and is produced and published by Forbes Magazine every March. In 1987, The first edition of this ranking was released.
As per the latest ranking, Elon Musk got the first position on the list of Billionaires and became the world’s richest person with a net worth of $239.3B.
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List of Top 10 Richest Man in the World – 2nd December 2023
|S. No.||Name||Net worth (in Billions)||Country|
|2.||Bernard Arnault & family||$173||France|
1. Elon Musk
Elon Musk is the world’s richest person and is serving as co-founder of companies such as SpaceX (rocket producer), Tesla (electric car maker) and Boring Company (tunnelling startup). Musk bought Twitter in October 2022 for $44 billion.
- Age: 51 years
- Net worth: $253 B
- Source: Tesla and SpaceX
- Residence: Austin, Texas
- Citizenship: United States.
2. Bernard Arnault & family
Bernard Arnault is serving as the CEO of the world’s largest luxury goods company “Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH)” and it contains almost 70 renowned fashion and cosmetics brands. In January 2021, LVMH finalised the acquisition of jeweller Tiffany & Co. for a staggering $15.8 billion. In January 2023, he elected his daughter Delphine to lead Dior, the group’s second-largest brand.
- Age: 74 years
- Net worth: $231.4B
- Source: LVMH/ luxury goods
- Residence: Paris
- Citizenship: France
3. Jeff Bezos
In July 2021, Jeff Bezos resigned from the post of the CEO of the e-commerce powerhouse Amazon however, he is serving as chairman. Bezos owned an aerospace company – The Washington Post and Blue Origin.
4. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the 4th richest person in the real-time billionaire’s list. He holds 35% of software giant Oracle and is its chief technology officer, chairman and co-founder. He purchased 3 million Tesla shares and entered its board in December 2018.
5. Bill Gates
He is holding 5th place on the real-time billionaire’s list. He holds a significant portion of his wealth from Microsoft and investments in zero-carbon energy. Bill co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975 and possesses only 1% of the software company’s shares as of March 2020.
6. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet is widely known as the “Oracle of Omaha”, and he is one of history’s most accomplished investors. He is serving as the head of Berkshire Hathaway, an investment conglomerate such as insurance provider Geico, battery manufacturer Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen.
7. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American business magnate, computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He also co-founded the social media service Facebook and its parent company Meta Platforms, of which he is executive chairman, chief executive officer and controlling shareholder.
|Residence||Palo Alto, California|
Who is the world’s richest person as of 2023?
Elon Musk retains the title of the world’s richest person with a net worth of $240.7 Billion. He received a significant portion of his wealth from his companies, Tesla and SpaceX.
Who is the 2nd richest person in the world?
Bernard Arnault & family is the 2nd richest person with a net worth of $231.4 Billion. He is the CEO of LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton), a conglomerate.
Who is the founder of Amazon and what is his net worth?
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, and his net worth in 2023 is $154.9 Billion. He resigned as CEO of Amazon in July 2021 but remained as chairman. Bezos also owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company.