This year, the Forbes list included 2043 rich people in the world. It includes tycoons whose net worth is over $1 billion. The names of the largest billionaires are known to most of the inhabitants of the planet. Many of them have become popular not only due to their impressive financial capital, but also because of active charitable activities. The richest people in the world 2024 Forbes list, which is presented below, includes the top ten tycoons, whose fortune exceeds $ 30 billion.
Worth $34 billion
Bernard Arnault is one of the richest people in the world according to Forbes for 2024. The French billionaire is the owner of a fortune that equates to 34 billion US dollars. The magnate owns a controlling stake in LVMH, which manufactures luxury items known under brands such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Guerlain, Chaumet and others. right has become a leader in its sector. Bernard Arnault is Commander of the Legion of Honor.
Wealth $48.1 billion
Michael Bloomberg is a fairly wealthy man, holding a far from modest position on the rich list. His net worth for 2024 was $48.1 billion. He is the founder and owner of the Bloomberg news agency. This company is a leading provider of financial news worldwide. The billionaire became the owner of the Order of the Knights of the British Empire and received the title of Honorary Knight Commander.
eightDavid and Charles Koch
Worth $48.3 billion
David and Charles Koch are the wealthiest brothers in the world, whose capital, if divided equally, is 48.3 billion US national currency. They own equal shares of the corporation Koch Industries, which brings them the main profit. The company's subsidiaries are Flint Hill Resources, Koch AG & Energy Solutions, Koch chemical Technology, Koch Minerals and INVISTA. It is known that the richest relatives are not averse to contributing to charity.
Worth $52.2 billion
Larry Ellison is the world's largest financial tycoon, whose income is far from modest. His capital is estimated at 52.2 billion US dollars. The billionaire is a co-founder of Oracle Corporation, which is considered the second largest software maker after Microsoft. Ellison is also a shareholder in NetSuite, which provides application access services for midsize businesses. The tycoon has held a firm position in the top ten richest people in the world for more than a dozen years.
6Carlos Slim Elu
Worth $54 billion
Carlos Slim Helu is the richest Mexican in history, who for 2024 ranked sixth on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world. The financial condition of the entrepreneur is estimated at 54 billion US dollars. The billionaire owns the largest holding company, Grupo Carso SAB de CV, which controls many Mexican companies. The magnate is the biggest philanthropist in the world. He finances medical, cultural, and educational projects. With the assistance of the magnate, a museum of art in Mexico City called "Soumaya" was opened several years ago.
Worth $56 billion
Mark Zuckerberg is located in the middle of the list of the richest people for 2024. The founder of the social network Facebook is the owner of a capital of 56 billion US dollars. This is the youngest billionaire in history, who currently owns about 24 percent of the shares of the network that he created. Zuckerberg launched the construction of a 280-hectare family property on the coast of the island of Kauai. The purchase of land cost the entrepreneur $100 million. The billionaire and his wife are currently actively involved in charity work.
Wealth $71.3 billion
Amancio Ortega is the largest Spanish entrepreneur, ranked fourth on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people. For 2024, the fortune of the billionaire amounted to 71.3 billion US dollars. He is the founder and former president of the largest clothing chains Inditex. This company has at its disposal over 6,500 stores located in 90 countries. Ortega is also a real estate investor in cities such as London, Florida and Madrid. The billionaire also invests in the gas industry, banks and tourism. In addition, he owns a share in the football league.
Worth $72.8 billion
Jeff Bezos is a top three financial mogul. According to the information provided by Forbes, the businessman's capital is estimated at 72.8 billion US dollars. The creator of the Amazon online store is also the owner of the private aerospace company Blue Origin. The entrepreneur also owns the Washington Post publishing house. The largest online store was founded in 1994, the initial investment for the development of which amounted to about three hundred thousand US dollars. It was the Internet business that made up the lion's share of Bezos' capital.
Wealth $75.6 billion
Warren Buffett, according to Forbes, is the wealthiest among the largest financial tycoons. The entrepreneur is the owner of a fortune estimated at 75.6 billion US dollars. Buffett is also considered the biggest benefactor of all time. In 2010, the billionaire donated about $37 billion to five charitable foundations, which amounted to about fifty percent of his entire fortune. Despite his vast fortune, Buffett is not a fan of luxurious things and eats in fast food chains, one of which he bought for himself.
Wealth 86 billion dollars
Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of $86 billion today. Almost half a century ago, the billionaire created, together with Paul Allen, the software corporation Microsovt, which became the largest in the world. Gates owns about 3 percent of his company, which is about 13% of his total fortune to date. The rich man invests in the development of other areas that bring impressive profits to their co-owner.