Top 10 Richest Billionaires in the World in 2023
According to Forbes, the number of billionaires in the world in 2022 will be 2,668. The billionaires of the world play a huge role in business and many philanthropic endeavors. Elon Musk topped the list of the world's richest people that year. The Tesla CEO's net worth has skyrocketed as Tesla stock has risen nearly 50% in 2021. Elon Musk currently owns 16% of the company. The world's richest billionaire has a net worth of $241 billion as of September 2023.
1. US billionaire Elon Musk
Billionaire Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Inc., is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $241 billion.
He is 51 years old and currently lives in Texas, USA. Elon Musk has a net worth of $228 billion. He owns 15% of Tesla (Tesla's total value is $99.3 billion).
Elon Musk holds stakes in other tech companies such as SpaceX ($46.9 billion), The Boring Company ($3.33 billion) and social network Twitter ($3.8 billion). U.S. dollars) and $17.8 billion in cash.
2. American billionaire Jeff Bezos
Billionaire Jeff Bezos is 58 years old and currently lives in Washington, DC, USA. He is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon.com. Billionaire Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $151 billion. Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $144 billion and owns a 10% stake in Amazon (Amazon is worth $121 billion). He also owns stakes in aerospace company Blue Origin (Blue Zone's combined value is $9.15 billion), The Washington Post (worth $250 million) and pubs worth $14.1 billion.
3. French billionaire Bernard Arnault
The 73-year-old French billionaire has a net worth of $141 billion. He owns 97.5% of Christina Dior (Christina Dior's total value is $111 billion). He also has interests in several other companies with $8.9 billion in cash. The billionaire currently lives in Paris.
4. Indian billionaire Gautam Adani
The 60-year-old Indian billionaire is the founder and chairman of a group named after Mr. Adani.
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has a net worth of $125 billion. He owns 75% of Adani shares worth $72.4 billion and shares in many other corporations.
In his youth, young Gautam Adani dropped out of college and even worked in the diamond trade. Now, Adani is India's largest port operator, largest producer and trader of thermal coal. In 2020, he bought a 74% stake in India's second largest airport Chhatrapati Shivaji in Mumbai.
The life of this billionaire also experienced many ups and downs. He was kidnapped and ransomed in 1997. In the 2008 terrorist attack at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, he was also present in this hotel.
5. Billionaire Bill Gates
At the age of 66, the billionaire who has repeatedly topped the list of the richest people on the planet owns a net worth of $ 111 billion. Bill Gates owns 1.3% of Microsoft shares worth $25.6 billion.
In his youth, Bill Gates attended Harvard University. In 1975, he and his childhood friend Paul Allen developed new software for early computers. After the success of the project, Bill Gates left the final year of Harvard to join Paul Allen to found Microsoft.
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Billionaire Bill Gates has repeatedly topped the list of the richest people in the world
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2021, the Foundation spent more than $1.9 billion supporting the world against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bill Gates and his wife divorced on August 2, 2021. After the divorce, Melinda Gates, his wife received shares worth 5 billion USD.
6. 92-year-old billionaire Warren Buffet
In 1962, he bought shares in textile company Berkshire Hathaway and became a major shareholder in 1965. He later expanded his holdings into insurance and other investment sectors. To date, Berkshire Hathaway is a company with a market capitalization of $705 billion,
Warren Buffet donates most of his fortune to charity. From 2006-2010, he donated $41 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other charities of his children.
Currently, billionaire Warren Buffet's net worth is $98.2 billion.
7. Larry Page, co-founder of Google
The 49-year-old billionaire has a net worth of $93.6 billion. Larry Page also owns a 6% stake in Alphabet (this corporation has a total value of up to 79.5 billion USD). In addition, Larry Page also has $ 14.1 billion in cash.
8. Russian-born billionaire Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin was born in Moscow, Russia. In 1979, his family moved to the US when he was 6 years old.
After co-founding Google with Larry Page in 1998, Brin became Google's president of technology in 2001.
Sergey Brin owns a net worth of 89.6 billion USD. He owns 6% of Alphabet shares like co-founder Larry Page. In addition, he also holds $14.2 billion in cash.
9. Steve Ballmer
The 66-year-old billionaire has a net worth of $88.4 billion and owns a 4% stake in Microsoft Corporation.
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In 1980, Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft after Bill Gates persuaded him not to study for a master's degree from Stanford University but to join Microsoft. And so, Steve Ballmer became the 30th employee of this software company.
In 2000, he became the CEO of Microsoft and held the position for 14 years until stepping down in 2014.
10. Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani
At the age of 65, Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries - the world's largest oil refining company and one of the world's most valuable companies.
The group was originally founded by his father as a textile company and is now one of the leading segments of the Indian economy.
About half of Ambani's wealth comes from shares in the company. His shares account for 42% of the company's shares.
Mukesh Ambani owns Antilia, a real estate complex in Mumbai worth $410 million.
In 2016, Ambani launched a 4G phone network across India, attracting more than 420 million subscribers and is planning to roll out 5G services.
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