The influence of billionaires on the world’s politics, business, and philanthropy is enormous. According to reports, there will be 2668 billionaires in the globe in 2023.
The people on this list are members of an even smaller group and hold even greater authority. A large portion of the wealth of many technological industry titans’ founders is still vested in the businesses they founded.
The richest people’s net worth might change with market valuations because so much of their money is invested in publicly traded stocks.
1. Bernard Arnault
French tycoon Bernard Arnault is also an investor and art collector. The largest luxury goods firm in the world, LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is led by him as its founder, chairman, and CEO.
2. Elon Musk
Elon Musk is the owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc., the founder of The Boring Company, the co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI, the CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX, an angel investor, the CEO and chief product architect of Tesla, Inc., and the president of the charitable Musk Foundation.
3. Jeff Bezos
Entrepreneur, media mogul, businessman, and commercial astronaut Jeffrey Bezos hails from the United States. He is the founder, executive chairman, president and CEO of Amazon.
4. Gautam Adani
Indian billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, a global company engaged in port operations and development in India.
5. Bill Gates
American business tycoon, author, investor, and philanthropist Bill Gates. Along with his late childhood friend Paul Allen, he co-founded Microsoft.
In 2021, the top 1% of all ultra-high net worth persons lived in the United States, which was home to almost 22 million of them. With more than five million members of the top one percent of global wealth, China came in second.
The highest one percent of workers in the United Kingdom received an average monthly salary of £14000 in November 2022, while the bottom ten percent made £708.