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The World’s Richest People (Top Billionaires, 2023)

As of April 29, 2023, Bernard Arnault had a net worth valued at $206 billion, making him the wealthiest person in the world, followed by Elon Musk (net worth: $165 billion). Jeff Bezos is the 3rd-richest person in the world, with about $129 billion in current real-time total net worth. Bill Gates ranked 4th with a personal wealth of $125 billion, followed by Warren Buffett with $115 billion.

The list of the world’s wealthiest people can vary daily, depending on their latest net worth and financial performance. Steve Ballmer ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $107 billion, followed by Larry Ellison with $106 billion.

Larry Page is placed 8th with a net worth of $99.1 billion. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers ($95 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 wealthiest people in the world list, followed by Sergey Brin(No. 10, $94.8 billion). The richest woman globally is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. Discover the world’s wealthiest individuals with this list of the top 100 billionaires ranked by net worth, presented in a countdown format:

Here is a list of the wealthiest individuals in the world as of 2023: the top billionaires.

RankBillionaireNet WorthCountry
1Bernard Arnault$206 billionFrance
2Elon Musk$165 billionUnited States
3Jeff Bezos $129 billionUnited States
4Bill Gates$125 billionUnited States
5Warren Buffett $115 billionUnited States
6Steve Ballmer$107 billionUnited States
7Larry Ellison$107 billionUnited States
8Larry Page$99.1 billionUnited States
9Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $95.0 billionFrance
10Sergey Brin$94.8 billionUnited States
11Carlos Slim$90.7 billionMexico
12Mark Zuckerberg $88.0 billionUnited States
13Mukesh Ambani$83.9 billionIndia
14Amancio Ortega$70.2 billionSpain
15Jim Walton$68.1 billionUnited States
16Rob Walton $67.6 billionUnited States
17Charles Koch $66.6 billionUnited States
18Julia Flesher Koch &family $66.6 billionUnited States
19Alice Walton$66.3 billionUnited States
20Zhong Shanshan$63.3 billionChina
21Gautam Adani$61.8 billionIndia
22Jacqueline Badger Mars $58.2 billionUnited States
23John Mars$58.2 billionUnited States
24Michael Dell$51.2 billionUnited States
25Alain Wertheimer $49.3 billionFrance
26Gerard Wertheimer$49.3 billionFrance
27Phil Knight & family$47.5 billionUnited States
28Giovanni Ferrero & family$46.5 billionItaly
29Francois Pinault$44.6 billionFrance
30Klaus-Michael Kuehne$43.4 billionGermany
31Zhang Yiming $42.3 billionChina
32Miriam Adelson$39.2 billionUnited States
33Ma Huateng $38.6 billionChina
34Tadashi Yanai $36.2 billionJapan
35Len Blavatnik $35.3 billionUnited States
36Ken Griffin$35.0 billion United States
37Zeng Yuqun $34.7 billionHong Kong
38Jeff Yass$34.4 billionUnited States
39Jack ma$33.0 billionChina
40Abigail Johnson $31.1 billionUnited States
41Stephen Schwarzman $30.9 billionUnited States
42German Larrea $30.8 billionMexico
43Low Tuck Kwong $30.6 billionIndonesia
44Vladimir Potanin $29.0 billionRussian Federation
45Li Ka-shing $28.8 billionHong Kong
46Shapoor Mistry$28.7 billionIndia
47Rodolphe Saade & family$28.0 billionFrance
48Leonid Mikhelson$27.7 billionRussian Federation
49William Ding $27.7 billionChina
50Leonard Lauder $26.9 billionUnited States
51Susanne Klatten $25.9 billionGermany
52James Simons $25.8 billionUnited States
53Dieter Schwarz$25.4 billionGermany
54Iris Fontbona & family $25.3 billionChile
55Jensen Huang $25.2 billionUnited States
56Shiv Nadar$25.1 billionIndia
57Carl Icahn $24.9 billionUnited States
58Thomas Frist $24.9 billionUnited States
59Takemitsu Takizaki $24.8 billionJapan
60Henry Cheng $24.6 billionHong Kong
61He Xiangjian$24.4 billionChina
62Thomas Peterffy$24.3 billionUnited States
63Colin Huang $24.0 billionChina
64Lukas Walton $23.8 billionUnited States
65Xu Yangtian$23.5 billionChina
66Stefan Quandt $23.2 billionGermany
67Mackenzie Scott$23.2 billionUnited States
68Azim Premji $23.2 billionIndia
69Changpeng Zhao $23.0 billionCanada
70Budi Hartono $23.0 billionIndonesia
71Jorge Paulo Lemann$22.6 billionBrazil
72Harold Hamm $22.4 billionUnited States
73Elaine Marshall $22.1 billionUnited States
74Eric Schmidt $22.1 billionUnited States
75Andrew Forrest $21.7 billionAustralia
76Mark Mateschitz$21.7 billionAustria
77Lee Shau Kee $21.6 billionHong Kong
78Vladimir Lisin $21.6 billionRussian Federation
79Ernesto Bertarelli & family$21.3 billionSwitzerland
80Gina Rinehart $21.0 billionAustralia
81Michael Hartono $20.7 billionIndonesia
82Aliko Dangote $20.5 billionNigeria
83Dan Gilbert$20.4 billionUnited States
84Eyal Ofer $20.2 billionMonaco
85Wang Chuan-Fu $19.9 billionChina
86Vicky Safra$19.8 billionGreece
87Idan Ofer $19.6 billionIsrael
88Reinhold Wuerth $19.5 billionGermany
89Lakshmi Mittal$19.1 billionIndia
90Vagit Alekperov $19.1 billionRussian Federation
91Alisher Usmanov $18.7 billionRussian Federation
92Sammy Lee $18.5 billionHong Kong
93Cyrus Poonawalla $18.4 billionIndia
94Alexey Mordashov $18.3 billionRussian Federation
95Liu Yongxing$18.1 billionChina
96Peter Woo $17.7 billionHong Kong
97Donald Bren $17.2 billionUnited States
98Robert Kuok $17.2 billionMalaysia
99Lui Che-woo$17.2 billionHong Kong
100John Menard$17.2 billionUnited States

Detailed findings & method: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to review data points from virtually every reputable wealth-tracking media outlet, including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GO Banking Rates, Celebrity net worth, Wealthy gorilla, Forbes, and more. The list includes self-made billionaires, heirs to family fortunes, to business tycoons who have made a lasting impact on the population. Their power and influence extend beyond those in the industry, so much so that even those with no interest in business want to know how to get to the top of the chain. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for the ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on multiple variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the entire data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should remember that, as in all research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures are in US dollars.

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