Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Gautam Adani, Mukesh Ambani & more - World’s Top 20 richest people

Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Gautam Adani, Mukesh Ambani & more - World’s Top 20 richest people
The world's richest persons list has seen a number of changes in the past three years thanks to the pandemic, geo-politics and economic slowdown. Here is the latest list of the world’s top 20 richest persons as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as on February 3, 2023.

1. Bernard Arnault – $193 billion
LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault is the richest person on the earth today. His net worth is $193 billion resulting from his business across an empire of more than 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

2. Elon Musk – $174 billion
Elon Musk is working to revolutionise transportation both on Earth – through electric car maker Tesla, and in space – via rocket producer SpaceX. Currently, his net worth is $174 billion. Musk became the owner and CEO of Twitter in October last year after acquiring the social media company for $44 billion.

3. Jeff Bezos – $136 billion
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos ranks as the third richest person on the earth today. He has remained at the top even after divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his stake in Amazon to her. Founded in 1994 out of Bezos’s garage in Bellevue, Washington, the e-commerce giant has reaped the benefits of the coronavirus pandemic, with more people shopping online.

4. Bill Gates – $115 billion
The co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has a net worth of $115 billion. Having founded the software giant Microsoft along with Paul Allen, Bill Gates eventually sold away much of his stakes in the company retaining just 1% of the shares and investing the rest in stocks and other assets. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest private charitable foundation.


5. Warren Buffet – $108 billion
Popularly known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet is seen as one of the most successful investors of all times. He runs Berkshire Hathaway that owns over 60 companies including Geico insurance, Duracell and Dairy Queen Restaurant. His net worth is $108 billion. The son of a US congressman, he bought his first stock at the age of 11.

6. Larry Ellison - $102 billion
Larry Ellison has a net worth of nearly $102 billion which he earned from Oracle, the software firm he co-founded in 1977. He quit as the CEO of the company in 2014 and since then he functions as the chairman of the board and chief technology advisor of the company. Ellison has also been on the board of Tesla since December 2018 after he purchased 3 million shares earlier that year. He owns nearly all of Hawaiian island Lanai.

7. Larry Page – $98.4 billion
Larry Page, the co-founder of Alphabet, the holding company for Google, has a net worth of $98.4 billion and ranks eighth among the world’s richest persons. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the famed space exploration company, and is also funding “Flying Car”, startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.

8. Sergey Brin — $94.6 billion
The co-founder and board member of Alphabet, Sergey Brin has a net worth of $94.6 billion which places him in the ninth position among the world’s richest persons. He co-founded Google along with Larry Page in 1998 which went public in 2004 and became Alphabet in 2015.

9. Steve Ballmer – $94 billion
The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, Steve Ballmer has a net worth of $94 billion, ranking him tenth among the world’s top richest persons. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 as employee No. 30 and became its CEO in 2000 succeeding Bill Gates.

10. Carlos Slim – $84.2 billion
Carlos Slim controls America Movil, the biggest mobile telecom firm in Latin America. His net worth is $84.2 billion and he also owns stakes in New York Times and commercial banks. Through his family’s investment vehicle, he is also invested in the Mexican construction industry.

11. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $82.1 billion
Counted among the richest women on the earth, L’Oreal founder’s granddaughter Francoise Bettencourt Meyers owns 33% stake in the company, which is the world’s largest cosmetics maker.

12. Mukesh Ambani – $80.3 billion
A Stanford dropout, Ambani has been one of the richest men in Asia, for over a decade now. He is the owner and chairperson of Reliance Industries, which owns the world’s largest oil refining complex. He also owns the Mumbai Indians professional cricket team.

13. Mark Zuckerberg - $ 69.8 billion

14. Zhong Shanshan – $69.3 billion
The Chinese billionaire held a variety of jobs, including as construction worker and news reporter before building his own business, Nongfu Spring. He is also the major shareholder of a pharma company, Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise.

15. Charles Koch - $69.1 billion
The American billionaire is Chairman of Koch Industries, a multi-industry conglomerate based in Wichita, Kansas and one of the largest privately held companies in the US. Koch is known for his philanthropy and political activism, particularly in support of libertarian and conservative causes.

16. Julia Flesher Koch & family - $68.8 billion
The American socialite and philanthropist is one of the richest women in the world, who inherited her fortune from her husband David Koch, who died in 2019. Together with her three kids, she inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries.

17. Jim Walton – $65.6 billion
The youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, Jim Walton has 44% stakes in Arvest Bank. He and the other two heirs of the Walmart founder own more than half of the world’s largest retailer.

18. Rob Walton – $64.8 billion
Robson Walton, also called Rob Walton is the eldest son of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. His net worth is $64.8 billion. He and the other two siblings of the Walmart founder own more than half of the company’s shares.

19. Amancio Ortega - $64.6 billion
The Spanish billionaire is the founder and former chairman of Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer. The company is best known for its chain of Zara and Bershka clothing and accessories shops. Ortega has a net worth of $64.6 billion.

20. Alice Walton – $63.1 billion
The daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, Alice Walton focused on curating art instead of working for Walmart as her two siblings did. In 2011, she instituted a museum called Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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