The wealth of the 500 richest people rises to R$7 trillion in 2023; Elon Musk is the richest – News

The wealth of the 500 richest people rises to R$7 trillion in 2023;  Elon Musk is the richest – News

The wealth of the world's 500 richest people rose from US$1.4 trillion to US$1.5 trillion (about R$7.3 trillion) between 2022 and 2023, according to a Bloomberg survey.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the richest man in the world is Elon Musk, owner of the electric car manufacturers Tesla and X (formerly Twitter). His wealth, estimated at $229 billion, increased by $92 billion in one year.

Frenchman Bernard Arnault, president and CEO of the luxury empire LVMH, which owns the Louis Vuitton brand, occupies second place. Arnault has a net worth of US$179 billion.

Data were collected until Saturday, December 30th. The remaining positions at the top of the list are held by entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Third place went to Jeff Bezos ($177 billion), founder of Amazon. He was followed by Bill Gates ($141 billion) from Microsoft, and Steve Ballmer ($131 billion), who led the company between 1998 and 2014.

See below the ranking of the ten richest people in the world

According to Bloomberg:

• Elon Musk ($229 billion, up from $92 billion)

• Bernard Arnault ($179 billion, an increase of $17 billion)

• Jeff Bezos ($177 billion, up from $69.9 billion)

• Bill Gates ($141 billion, up from $31.5 billion)

• Steve Ballmer ($131 billion, up $45 billion)

• Mark Zuckerberg ($128 billion, up from $82.5 billion)

• Larry Page ($126 billion, up from $43.5 billion)

• Larry Ellison ($123 billion, up from $31.1 billion)

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• Sergey Brin ($120 billion, up from $40.6 billion)

• Warren Buffett ($120 billion, up from $12.3 billion)

A report by the British newspaper The Guardian published this week showed a similar movement. The ten richest people in the world increased their wealth in 2023. Of the 50 richest people in the world, 12 lost money in 2023, while the rest showed growth in their wealth, without taking into account adjustment for inflation. The Guardian reported that 77% of the top 500 people became wealthy.

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