There are individuals who are considered the richest in the world according to their net worth and properties they own. In 2023, here are the people who are considered richest.
1. Elon Musk
Elon Musk who is aged 52 is the richest person in the world. The businessman who lives in Austin, Texas in USA is the CEO of several companies such space exploration company SpaceX. He also owns a 23 percent stake in Tesla. Musk made headlines in 2022 after he purchased Twitter at $44 billion and renamed it X.
2. Bernard Arnault & Family
Bernard Arnault, aged 74, is the second richest person in the world. He is from Paris in France and is the CEO and chairman at Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) which is the world’s largest luxury goods company.
3. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the chairman of Amazon which is an e-commerce company. He is aged 59 years and he lives in Medina, Washington DC in US.
4. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison who comes from Lanai in Hawii, US, is a co-founder of the software firm Oracle. The company was founded in 1977 and Larry held the position of its CEO until 2014. Larry is 79 years old.
5. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett, 93, is widely recognised as the “Oracle of Omaha. He comes from Omaha, Nebraska in the United States. Buffett and Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, in 2010, established the Giving Pledge initiative, which urges billionaires to donate at least 50 percent of their wealth to charitable organisations.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of Meta Platforms, which owns the Facebook and Instagram apps. Mark started with Facebook in 2004 when he was only 19 while in Harvard University studying computer science and psychology. The idea behind Facebook was to match the names of students on campus with their photos. He lives in Palo Alto, California in US and he is just 39 years.
7. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is 67 years old and he lives in Medina,Washington DC in the US. He is the CEO of Google.