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The World’s Wealthiest People (May 8, 2023)

As of May 8, 2023, with a net worth of roughly $239.8 billion, Bernard Arnault is the wealthiest person in the world, followed by Elon Musk (No. 2, $178.2 billion), Jeff Bezos (No. 3, $128.7 billion); and Larry Ellison (No. 4, $121.0 billion).

Bill Gates is the fifth-richest person globally, with a whopping $114.0 billion. Warren Buffett ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $112.8 billion, followed by Steve Ballmer with $96.4 billion. Carlos Slim Helu is placed 8th with a net worth of $95.6 billion. Michael Bloomberg ($94.5 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 wealthiest people in the world list, followed by Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (No. 10, $93.6 billion). Here is the latest list of the world’s top 26 wealthiest persons.


  1. Bernard Arnault & family: $239.8 billion
  2. Elon Musk: $178.2 billion
  3. Jeff Bezos: $128.7 billion
  4. Larry Ellison: $121.0 billion
  5. Bill Gates: $114.0 billion
  6. Warren Buffett: $112.8 billion
  7. Steve Ballmer: $96.4 billion
  8. Carlos Slim Helu & family: $95.9 billion
  9. Michael Bloomberg: $94.5 billion
  10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family: $93.6 billion
  11. Larry Page: $90.9 billion
  12. Mukesh Ambani: $88.9 billion
  13. Sergey Brin: $87.1 billion
  14. Amancio Ortega: $84.7 billion
  15. Mark Zuckerberg: $82.9 billion
  16. Jim Walton: $63.6 billion
  17. Zhong Shanshan: $63.3 billion
  18. Rob Walton: $62.3 billion
  19. Alice Walton: $61.4 billion
  20. Charles Koch: $59.0 billion
  21. Julia Koch & family: $59.0 billion
  22. Michael Dell: $54.5 billion
  23. David Thomson & family: $54.5 billion
  24. Gautam Adani: $49.0 billion
  25. Phil Knight & Family: $48.0 billion
  26. Zhang Yiming: $45.0 billion

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