Wealth’s elite: Forbes reveals the 10 richest people in the world for 2023

In an era where innovation and business sectors reshape our world, the latest Forbes list of the wealthiest individuals offers a glimpse into the minds driving this transformation.  

Topping the list of “real time billionaires” is Elon Musk, with a net worth of $246.1 billion. Known for SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter, now known as X, his innovative approach and entrepreneurial skills have firmly established him as the wealthiest individual globally as of November 2023.  

Following Musk is Bernard Arnault, with a fortune of $191.9 billion. Arnault, the French business tycoon and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, oversees a vast empire encompassing 75 brands. His businesses have not only built a massive wealth, but also a significant influence in the luxury goods market. 

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, ranks third with a net worth of $166.6 billion. His transformation of a small startup in his garage into a global e-commerce giant is a testament to his visionary leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Larry Ellison, the American business magnate and Oracle Corporation’s co-founder and CTO, holds the fourth spot with $146.4 billion. Ellison’s contributions to the tech industry have not only revolutionised the field, but also amassed him a substantial fortune. 

Warren Buffett, known as the ‘Oracle of Omaha,’ is fifth on the list with a net worth of $120.5 billion. As the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s investment strategies and business skills have made him one of the most successful investors in the world. 

Mark Zuckerberg, the brain behind Facebook, now Meta Platforms, is sixth with $119.3 billion. His influence on social media and technology innovation is undeniable and his hands continue to shape the digital landscape. 

Seventh is Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, with a net worth of $116.9 billion. Gates’ impact on the technology industry is profound, and his investments and philanthropic efforts continue to influence various sectors. 

Eighth on the list is Larry Page, the co-founder of Google and former CEO of Alphabet, with a net worth of $115.3 billion. Page’s contributions to the internet and technology have been pivotal in shaping the modern digital world. 

Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO and current owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, is ninth with a net worth of $111.5 billion. Ballmer’s leadership at Microsoft played a significant role in his wealth accumulation and his current status in the sports world. 

Rounding out the Top Ten is Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google and former president of Alphabet Inc., with a net worth of $110.6 billion. Brin’s innovations in internet search and advertising technologies have secured his position among the elite billionaires. 

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