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Top 10 Richest People In The World in 2024

You should know the list of the world’s richest people changes year after year according to their net worth and financial performance. 

Do you know who are the 10 richest people on the earth? If not, then you should read this blog. 

Here I will provide a list of the 10 richest people according to the real-time Forbes Billionaires Magazine.

Rankings And Interesting Facts About the Top 10 Richest People on the Earth:

The list of the top 10 richest people is given below according to their rankings.

1. Bernard Arnault & Family- $221.0B

Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of the LVMH empire which provides 70 fashion and cosmetics brands. The most famous fashion and cosmetics brands are Louis Vuitton as well as Sephora.

To be the biggest luxury brand, LVMH acquired American jeweler Tiffany & Co for $15.8 billion in January 2021.

Bernard Arnault has 5 children, all working in different sectors of LVMH. In January 2023, he gave Dior to his daughter Delphine. Dior is the second-largest brand in the LVMH empire.

Age74 Year 
Source of wealthLVMH
ResidenceParis, France
CitizenshipFrance
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenArnault has 5 children
EducationBernard Arnault had completed a Bachelor of Arts/Science, from Ecole Polytechnique de Paris.

2. Elon Musk- $198.5B

Elon  Musk is the co-founder of six big companies, such as electric car maker Tesla Inc, Space company SpaceX, underground tunneling system company Boring, etc. 

He is the owner of about a 25% stake in Tesla Inc. between stock and options. The current market capitalization of Tesla is 705.31 billion and the current net worth of SpaceX is $127 billion as well. Personal details of Elon Musk are listed below:

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Age51 Year 
Source of wealthTesla, SpaceX, Self Made
Self-Made score8
ResidenceAustin, Texas
CitizenshipUSA
Marital StatusElon Musk is in a relationship.
ChildrenElon Musk is the father of 10 children.
EducationMusk had completed a Bachelor of Arts/Science, from the University of Pennsylvania.

3. Jeff Bezos-$193.9B

Jeff Bezos is the chairman and founder of Amazon and he now has a 10% stake in the Amazon company. After the divorce, He transferred 16% of the Amazon stake to his wife MacKenzie.

Jeff Bezos donated over 400 million worth of stock to NPOs in 2022. Bezos owns an aerospace company named Blue Origin and a newspaper named The Washington Post as well.

Age58 Year 
Source of wealthAmazon, Self Made
Self-Made score8
ResidenceMedina, Washington
CitizenshipUSA
Marital StatusJeff Bezos is in a relationship.
ChildrenJeff Bezos is the father of 4 children.
EducationJeff had completed a Bachelor of Arts/Science, from Princeton University.

4. Mark Zuckerberg- $165.1B

Mark Zuckerberg is someone who doesn’t need any introduction. He revolutionized the social media industry with Facebook back in 2004. He was a student at Harvard where he studied computer science and psychology. Facebook started as a platform that matches the names of the student with their photos. 

In 2006, Facebook was open to everyone aged 13 years or older with a valid email address. 

In May of 2012, Facebook became public, and by December 2016, he was ranked 10th on the Forbes list of “The World’s Most Powerful People”. Currently, Zuckerberg has about a 13% stake in the company. 

Mark Zuckerberg is 39 years old and is married to Priscilla Chan and has 3 daughters. He and his wife were also involved in a social project where they spent around $3 billion attempting to end, cure or manage all diseases by the year 2100.

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Age39 Year 
Source of wealthSocial Media, Self Made
ResidencePalo Alto, California, USA
CitizenshipUSA
Marital StatusMarried
Children3 children

5. Larry Ellison-$143.8B

Larry Ellison is the chairman, CTO, and cofounder of top software giant Oracle and he owns a 35% stake in Oracle as well. He resigned from the Oracle CEO post in 2014. Oracle acquired electronic health records company Cerner at $28.3 billion in 2021.

In 2020, Ellison permanently shifted to the Hawaiian island Lanai which he bought at $300 million in 2012. He has about 15 million shares of Tesla- the world’s number-one electronic car company. The Personal details of Larry Ellison are given below:

Age78 Year 
Source of wealthSoftware, Self Made
Self-Made score9
ResidenceLanai, Hawaii
CitizenshipUSA
Marital StatusLarry Ellison is in a relationship.
ChildrenElon Musk is the father of 4 children.
EducationEllison had dropped out of the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois as well as Urbana-Champaign.

6. Warren Buffett-$130.4B

Warren Buffett is popularly known as the “Oracle of Omaha”. And he is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway which owns more than 60 companies including Geico  Insurance, Duracell, and Dairy Queen Restaurant as well. His real-time net worth is around $104.5 billion. He is the most successful investor of all time and he also shares his investment techniques with new investors.

He bought shares at the age of 11 and filed taxes at the age of 13. He has promised that he will donate 99% of his wealth and till now he has donated more than $49 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his kids’ foundations as well. The Personal details of Warren Buffett are given below:

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Age92 Year 
Source of wealthBerkshire Hathaway, Self Made
Self- Made score8
ResidenceOmaha, Nebraska
CitizenshipUSA
Marital StatusWarren is married.
ChildrenWarren has 3 children.
EducationWarren had completed a Master of Science, from Columbia University as well as a Bachelor of Art/Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

7. Bill Gates-124.5B

Bill Gates is the chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He founded the world-famous Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. Bill Gates sold away much of his stake in Microsoft and now he has held only a 1% stake in Microsoft as well. And Bill invested this money in diversified fields.

In May 2021, Bill and Melinda ended their 27-year-old marriage and as a divorce settlement, Bill transferred at least $6 billion worth of shares in public companies to Melinda.

Bill has invested in many companies, such as Republic Services and Deere & Co., etc. Bill Gates has donated at least $57 billion to the Bill and Melinda Foundation which is one of the largest private charitable foundations and provides its services throughout the world. The Personal details of Bill Gates are given below:

Age67 Year 
Source of wealthMicrosoft, Self Made
Self- Made score8
ResidenceMedina, Washington
CitizenshipUSA
Marital StatusHis wife Melinda left him after divorce.
ChildrenBill Gates has 3 children.
EducationBill has dropped out of Harvard University.

8. Larry Page-$123.3B

Larry Page is the co-founder and board member of Google and has a real-time net worth of $83.5 billion as well. He launched Google in 1998 with his fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin.  

Larry and Brin invented Google’s page ranking algorithm as well to make a powerful search engine in the world. 

He is also co-founder of space exploration company Planetary Resources and also invested money in “Flying car” startups Kitty Hawk and Opener as well. The Personal details of Larry Page are given below:

Age49 Year 
Source of wealthGoogle, Self Made
Self- Made score8
ResidencePalo Alto, California
CitizenshipUSA
Marital StatusUSA
Children2 children
EducationLarry has a Master of science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts/Science from the University of Michigan.

9. Steve Ballmer – $121.5B

Steve Ballmer was a classmate of Bill Gates and he assumed the role of CEO at Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He started out with Microsoft in 1980 when he joined as the company’s 30th employee. He dropped out of the MBA at Stanford University to be a part of Microsoft.

In 2014, he retired from Microsoft, and bought Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for a staggering $2 billion. He set a benchmark for a highest priced paid for an NBA team at that time. 

Age67 Year 
Source of wealthMicrosoft, Self Made
ResidenceHunts Point, Washington
CitizenshipUSA
EducationGraduated from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics and economics

10. Sergey Brin – $118.2B

Sergey Brin is a colleague of Larry Page and he studied alongside him in Stanford PhD. He played a major role in establishing Google Search Engine in 1998. 

Hailing from Russia, Brin held the position of technology president at Google and later he took over special projects. He was also involved in the development of Google Glass, a wearable device featuring voice-activated “smart glasses”. 

Today, Brin serves as a board member of Alphabet, and he has a significant stake in the company. 

Age50 Year 
Source of wealthGoogle, Self Made
ResidenceLos Altos
CitizenshipUSA
EducationSergey Brin has a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Conclusion

According to the Fobes magazine,  the top 10 richest people on the earth are listed below: