Tech giants lead Forbes' 2024 World’s Billionaires List

Forbes' 2024 World’s Billionaires List, released this week, showcases the dominance of technology moguls, with Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, reclaiming the title of the world's richest person with a $233 billion net worth.

Publication: 04.04.2024 - 15:17
Tech giants lead Forbes' 2024 World’s Billionaires List
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Elon Musk, the visionary behind SpaceX, Neuralink, and X, secured the second spot with $195 billion, maintaining his position from the previous year but with an increased fortune from $180 billion.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos, a beneficiary of the COVID-19 pandemic's e-commerce surge, ranked third. After a significant drop from $171 billion in 2022 to $114 billion in 2023, Bezos' fortune rebounded to $194 billion this year.

Meta's Mark Zuckerberg, with holdings in WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook, significantly increased his wealth, moving from 16th place and $64.4 billion last year to fourth place with $177 billion in 2024.

Larry Ellison of Oracle claimed the fifth spot with $141 billion, while Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates, was seventh at $128 billion.

Steve Balmer, the former Microsoft CEO, and Google co-founder Larry Page rounded out the top ten, with net worths of $121 billion and $114 billion, respectively.

Zhang Yiming, the mind behind ByteDance and TikTok, was the highest-ranked Chinese tech executive, placing 27th with a net worth of $43.4 billion.

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