Top 10 richest men in the world 2024: Bernard Arnault retains the lead


14/02/2024 - 20:45

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The 2024 Forbes of the 10 richest people in the world: from Bernard Arnault to Elon Musk.

Top 10 richest men in the world 2024: Bernard Arnault retains the lead

It’s not easy to define who the top 10 richest people in the world in 2024 are. Calculating the different net worths of the planet’s wealthiest is a hard feat at best, and an almost impossible task at worst.

However, the specialized magazine Forbes has drawn the ranking of the world’s richest for years, constantly updating it.

As of February 2024, Bernard Arnault retained the first position, overcoming the American entrepreneur Elon Musk, with Jeff Bezos completing the top 3.

The overall ranking has not changed much since last year. The biggest difference is the positions in the ranking, but the names have essentially remained the same.



1. Bernard Arnault (France) - $207.07 billion

Bernard Arnault is the richest man in France, Europe, and the world. He owes his fortune to the LVMH conglomerate operating in the luxury and fashion sectors.

This multinational, capable of a turnover of €42.6 billion in 2017, owns around seventy brands, the most famous of which are Louis Vuitton, Dior, Sephora, Kenzo, Bulgari, Loro Piana, Dior, Fendi, and TAG Heuer.

2. Elon Musk (South Africa) - $204.07 billion

The big news of the Forbes ranking is Elon Musk. South African by birth but Canadian by adoption, he’s gone from an estimated fortune of $24.6 billion in 2020 to the current $204.07 billion.

CEO and co-founder of Tesla, Musk has seen his net worth rise in recent months due primarily to SpaceX, the aerospace company established in 2002 of which he is the founder, CEO, and CTO.

3. Jeff Bezos (USA) - $181.3 billion

Anybody reading these words has likely made at least one purchase on Amazon. For this reason, it’s quite clear why, despite his recent millionaire divorce, Jeff Bezos is at the top of this ranking.

Bezos had the great merit of quitting his $200,000-a-year job on Wall Street to start the project of his life, namely Amazon, which is now the undisputed leader among e-commerce platforms in the world. having turnover in 2020 the staggering figure of $347.95 billion.

4. Larry Ellison (USA) - $142.2 billion

As a boy, Larry Ellison was nicknamed "sluggish", so much so that he didn’t finish his studies at the University. However, his passion for information technology led him to work for a software company.

In 1977, with an investment of $2,000, Ellison founded his own company. Over the years, this new business took the name "Oracle" and is now a giant in software production with 2019 yearly revenues amounting to $39.5 billion.

5. Mark Zuckerberg (USA) - $139.1 billion

Mark Zuckerberg is the legendary founder of Facebook, the social network that changed the lives of everybody on the planet. Facebook revolutionized the way we think of politics, media, information, power, and each other.

Facebook is now part of Meta, a conglomerate that also owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Snapchat. Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Meta, which grants is a stupendous net worth and fifth place as the world’s richest person.

6. Warren Buffett (USA) - $127.2 billion

Just outside the top 5, we find "the Oracle of Omaha" or Warren Buffett, who owes this nickname to the Nebraska town that gave him birth but also to the fact that he is recognized as the greatest investor of all time.

Buffett is an authentic legend of finance. He built his huge net worth, and kept in the Berkshire Hathaway holding company, thanks to profitable investments, especially in the insurance sector. Like a good poker player, he also owes his fortune to his foresight. Buffett always knew how to minimize losses when faced with unhappy operations.

7. Larry Page (USA) - $127.1 billion

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google along with Sergey Brin, was one of the novelties of the 2023 ranking of the richest people in the world. In 2024, however, he still retains his position as 7th in the ranking.

Page was for years and in two different periods the CEO of Google, then moved on to lead Google’s parent company Alphabet.

8. Bill Gates (USA) - $122.9 billion

It would be hard to find someone who hasn’t used software created by Microsoft if we wanted to use the same analogy we used with Amazon.

After giving life to his empire back in 1975, capable of billing $90 billion in 2017, since 2008 Bill Gates is no longer CEO of Microsoft. However, he still holds the honorary position and has devoted himself full time together with his ex-wife Melinda to their Foundation. This has given itself the challenging mission to improve people’s health around the world, now on the front line in the battle against COVID-19.

9. Sergey Brin (USA) - $121.7 billion

Sergey Brin, the other founder of Google, is also back in the Top 10 of the world’s richest, though his wealth is slightly less than that of his partner Larry Page.

Little curiosity: his ex-wife is the daughter of Susan Wojcicki who was for a long time - from 2014 until a few months ago - the CEO of Youtube after a past as Google’s marketing manager.

10. Steve Ballmer (USA) - $118.8 billion

Steve Ballmer was formerly the CEO of Microsoft between 2008 and 2014 and made it into this ranking back in 2022.

Recently Ballmer has also become famous in the sports field, as since 2014 he has been the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the franchises of the NBA.

Original article published on Italy 2023-05-30 12:44:00. Original title: I più ricchi del mondo, la classifica 2023 aggiornata dei 10 “Paperoni”: in testa c’è Bernard Arnault

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