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

As of March 4, 2023, Bernard Arnault had a net worth valued at $189 billion, making him the wealthiest person in the world, followed by Elon Musk (net worth: $181 billion). Jeff Bezos is the 3rd-richest person in the world, with about $118 billion in current real-time total net worth. Bill Gates ranked 4th with a personal wealth of $115 billion, followed by Warren Buffett with $109 billion.

Larry Ellison (Lawrence Joseph Ellison), Executive Chairman and CTO of Oracle Corporation

The list of the world’s wealthiest people can vary daily, depending on their latest net worth and financial performance. Larry Ellison ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $103 billion, followed by Steve Ballmer with $91 billion. Larry Page is placed 8th with a net worth of $87.8 billion. Larry Page ($87.8 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 wealthiest people in the world list, followed by Carlos Slim (No. 10, $87.4 billion). These are the top billionaires: Here’s a countdown of the 100 wealthiest people on the planet by net worth:

Bill Gates

These are the world's top billionaires: Richest people in the world, 2023

RankNameTotal net worthCountry/Region
1Bernard Arnault$189 billionFrance
2Elon Musk$181 billionUnited States
3Jeff Bezos $118 billionUnited States
4Bill Gates$115 billionUnited States
5Warren Buffett $109 billionUnited States
6Larry Ellison$103 billionUnited States
7Steve Ballmer $91.0 billionUnited States
8Larry Page$87.8 billionUnited States
9Carlos Slim$87.4 billionMexico
10Sergey Brin$84.0 billionUnited States
11Mukesh Ambani$82.6 billionIndia
12Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $80.4 billionFrance
13Mark Zuckerberg $68.5 billionUnited States
14Charles Koch $67.6 billionUnited States
15Julia Flesher Koch &family$67.6 billionUnited States
16Zhong Shanshan $66.9 billionChina
17Jim Walton $64.6 billionUnited States
18Amancio Ortega$64.4 billionSpain
19Rob Walton $63.9 billionUnited States
20Alice Walton$62.2 billionUnited States
21Zhang Yiming$54.9 billionChina
22Jacqueline Badger Mars $52.9 billionUnited States
23John Mars$52.9 billionUnited States
24Gautam Adani $49.8 billionIndia
25Alain Wertheimer$48.5 billionFrance
26Gerard Wertheimer$48.5 billionFrance
27Michael Dell $48.3 billionUnited States
28Phil Knight & family$45.4 billionUnited States
29Klaus-Michael Kuehne $41.3 billionGermany
30Francois Pinault$41.3 billionFrance
31Giovanni Ferrero & family $41.2 billionItaly
32Ma Huateng$40.8 billionChina
33Miriam Adelson $37.4 billionUnited States
34Len Blavatnik$36.1 billionUnited States
35Colin Huang$33.7 billionChina
36Zeng Yuqun$33.5 billion Hong Kong
37Jack ma$33.0 billionChina
38Jeff Yass$32.9 billionUnited States
39Tadashi Yanai$32.2 billionJapan
40Abigail Johnson $31.4 billionUnited States
41Stephen Schwarzman $31.1 billionUnited States
42German Larrea$30.5 billionMexico
43Ken Griffin $30.4 billionUnited States
44Li Ka-shing$29.2 billionHong Kong
45Shapoor Mistry $28.9 billionIndia
46Vladimir Potanin $28.4 billionRussian Federation
47Thomas Peterffy$27.6 billionUnited States
48Leonard Lauder$27.2 billionUnited States
49William Ding $26.6 billionChina
50Shiv Nadar$26.6 billionIndia
51Gina Rinehart $26.4 billionAustralia
52Low Tuck Kwong $25.9 billionIndonesia
53Iris Fontbona & family $25.9 billionChile
54Dieter Schwarz $25.6 billionGermany
55Carl Icahn$25.4 billionUnited States
56James Simons $25.3 billionUnited States
57Leonid Mikhelson$25.2 billionRussian Federation
58Susanne Klatten$25.0 billionGermany
59Henry Cheng $24.4 billionHong Kong
60Takemitsu Takizaki$24.3 billionJapan
61Rodolphe Saade & family $23.9 billionFrance
62He Xiangjian$23.9 billionChina
63Xu Yangtian $23.5 billionChina
64Azim Premji$23.4 billionIndia
65Andrew Forrest$23.0 billionAustralia
66Lukas Walton$22.7 billionUnited States
67Elaine Marshall$22.4 billionUnited States
68Harold Hamm$22.4 billionUnited States
69Stefan Quandt$22.1 billionGermany
70Thomas Frist $22.1 billionUnited States
71Jensen Huang$22.0 billionUnited States
72Jorge Paulo Lemann $21.5 billionBrazil
73Lee Shau Kee$21.4 billionHong Kong
74Changpeng Zhao $21.0 billionCanada
75Vladimir Lisin$20.9 billionRussian Federation
76Wang Chuan-Fu $20.5 billionChina
77Budi Hartono $20.5 billionIndonesia
78Eyal Ofer $20.4 billionMonaco
79Mackenzie Scott $20.4 billionUnited States
80Alexey Mordashov$20.1 billionRussian Federation
81Lakshmi Mittal $20.0 billionIndia
82Dan Gilbert$19.9 billionUnited States
83Mark Mateschitz$19.9 billionAustria
84Eric Schmidt $19.9 billionUnited States
85Ernesto Bertarelli & family$19.8 billionSwitzerland
86Aliko Dangote $19.4 billionNigeria
87Alisher Usmanov $19.4 billionRussian Federation
88Liu Yongxing $18.4 billionChina
89Sammy Lee $18.4 billionHong Kong
90Michael Hartono $18.3 billionIndonesia
91Vagit Alekperov $17.9 billionRussian Federation
92Qin Yinglin$17.8 billionChina
93Vicky Safra $17.7 billionGreece
94Peter Woo $17.6 billionHong Kong
95John Menard $17.5 billionUnited States
96Robert Kuok $17.4 billionMalaysia
97Pang Kang $17.4 billionChina
98Reinhold Wuerth$17.1 billionGermany
99Radhakishan Damani$16.9 billionIndia
100Li Xiting$16.6 billionSingapore

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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