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Top 10 Richest People in The World in 2023

Last Updated by Ravinder 01-Feb-2023

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In today's world, wealth has become a highly coveted aspect for many individuals. Some individuals have been able to accumulate tremendous wealth due to their hard work, perseverance, and strategic investments. 
These individuals are the richest people in the world, and they serve as an inspiration to many aspiring entrepreneurs. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the top 10 richest people in the world, their wealth, and how they've been able to attain it.

Here’s the list of the top 10 richest people on the planet:

Rank Billionaire Wealth(1 February 2023)
1 Bernard Arnault
$191 billion
2 Elon Musk $164 billion
3 Jeff Bezos $126 billion
4 Bill Gates $112 billion
5 Warren Buffett $109 billion
6 Larry Ellison
$101 billion
7 Larry Page $91.5 billion
8 Steve Ballmer $88.6 billion
9 Sergey Brin $87.8 billion
10 Gautam Adani $84.5 billion

1. Bernard Arnault

Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Net Worth: $191 billion


Age: 73

Bernard Arnault has an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. LVMH acquired American jeweller Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion in the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever. He entered the yacht business in 2008 and bought Princess Yachts for 253 million euros, then he took control of Royal van Lent. He pledged 200 million euros for the repair of the Notre Dame cathedral after it caught fire in April 2019. He also surpassed Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to become the richest man.


2. Elon Musk

Net Worth: $164 billion

Tesla, SpaceX


Age: 51

Elon Musk’s revolutionary ideas inspire millions of people. His idea of changing transportation in every field (on Earth, through Tesla and HyperLoop, and in Space through SpaceX) has made the change feasible. The ideas, which were once considered pointless, have now become reality and a role model for society.

He owns 21% shares of Tesla and his company SpaceX now has a value of $46 billion. To read more about him, check out Entrepreneur of the Millenium


3. Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $126 billion

CEO and Founder, Amazon


Age: 58

Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 in his garage. He also owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin. Amazon notched $280.5 billion in revenue in 2019, with a record net profit of $11.5 billion.

In 2019, he divorced his wife MacKenzie Scott and transferred a quarter of his Amazon stocks, i.e. 4% of Amazon. He now owns an 11.1% stake in the company. In April 2020, during the pandemic, he announced a $100 million gift to alleviate hunger in America during these challenging times.


4. Bill Gates

Net Worth: $112 billion

Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Age: 67

Bill Gates, with his childhood friend, Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975, which went on to become the world’s largest personal computer software company. In 2020, he stepped down as the CEO of Microsoft and with his wife, started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation.

He recently filed for divorce from his wife after 27 years of marriage. To date, he has donated $35.8 billion worth of his Microsoft shares to the Gates foundation.


5. Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $109 billion

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway


Age: 92

Warren Buffet is one of the most successful investors of all time. He is known as the “Oracle of Ohama”, and the investment community follows his investment picks and comments on the market very closely. He bought his first stock at the age of 11.

He runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns 60 companies, including Duracell, Dairy Queen and many more. He has promised to donate over 99% of all of his wealth. He has donated $41 billion to charity so far.


6. Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $101 billion

CTO and Founder of Oracle


Age: 78

Larry Ellison is the CTO and co-founder of tech giant Oracle. He owns about 35.4% of Oracle. In 2012, Ellison bought the Hawaiian Island Lania, where he built a hydroponic farm and a luxury spa. In 2018, he bought 3 million shares of Tesla and became a board member.


7. Larry Page

Net Worth: $91.5 billion

Co-Founder Google


Age: 49

Larry Page is a technology entrepreneur and computer scientist. He co-founded Google Inc. in 1998, along with Sergey Brin, while they were PhD students at Stanford University. Under Page's leadership as CEO, Google became one of the largest and most successful companies in the world, dominating the Internet search industry.

In 2015, he stepped down as CEO and became the CEO of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company. Page is known for his innovative ideas and commitment to using technology to improve the world.


8. Steve Ballmer

Net Worth: $88.6 billion

Former CEO of Microsoft


Age: 66

Steve Ballmer is an American businessman and philanthropist who has been at the forefront of the tech industry for over three decades. He is best known for his time as CEO of Microsoft, where he led the company from 2000 to 2014. Under his leadership, Microsoft expanded into new product lines and markets, including video games, cloud computing, and mobile devices.

Ballmer is also an investor and co-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. In recent years, he has become a prominent philanthropist, contributing heavily to education and healthcare initiatives through the Ballmer Group, which he founded with his wife Connie.


9. Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $87.8 billion

Co-Founder of Google


Age: 49

Sergey Brin is a computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google Inc., the world's largest search engine. Born in Russia in 1973, Brin immigrated to the United States with his family at a young age. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Stanford University in 1995, where he met fellow Google co-founder Larry Page.
Together, Brin and Page developed a new way of searching the internet and created Google, which has revolutionized the way we access and search for information. Brin served as Google's president of technology from its founding in 1998 until 2001 and has since served as the president of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company.
Brin is known for his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and is one of the wealthiest individuals in the world. He is also a philanthropist and supports numerous causes, including science and technology research, education, and disaster relief.


10. Gautam Adani

Net Worth: $84.5 billion

Chairman Adani Group


Age: 60

Gautam Adani is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman and founder of the Adani group, with a diverse business portfolio from port development, media, energy, mining and operations. He is a first-generation billionaire who comes from a middle-class family.
Mr Adani aims to make India one of the most significant players in sustainable energy by investing in the renewable ecosystem spanning solar manufacturing, generation, and solar park businesses. He dreams of making India self-reliant in defence and security.


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