Forbes Releases the Top 200 World Billionaires List for 2024

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Forbes Releases the Top 200 World Billionaires List for 2024

Here are the wealthiest people on Forbes’ annual rich list.

Edited by Rob LaFranco, Grace Chung and Chase Peterson-Withorn


What a year it’s been for the planet’s billionaires, whose fortunes continue to swell as global stock markets shrug off war, political unrest and lingering inflation. There are now more billionaires than ever: 2,781 in all, 141 more than last year and 26 more than the record set in 2021. They’re richer than ever, worth $14.2 trillion in aggregate, up by $2 trillion from 2023 and $1.1 trillion above the previous record, also set in 2021. Two-thirds of the list’s members are worth more than a year ago; only one fourth are poorer. Much of the gains come from the top 20, who added a combined $700 billion in wealth since 2023, and from the U.S., which now boasts a record 813 billionaires worth a combined $5.7 trillion. China remains second, with 473 (including Hong Kong) worth $1.7 trillion, despite weak consumer spending and a real estate bust that helped wipe out $200 billion in wealth and knocked 89 billionaires from the ranks. India, which has 200 billionaires (also a record), ranks third. To calculate net worths, we used stock prices and exchange rates from March 8, 2024. See below for the full list of the world’s billionaires and our methodology. For daily updated net worths of all 2,781 billionaires, check out our real-time billionaires rankings.

Here are the 200 richest people in the world on the 2024 Forbes list.

INFORMATION IS AS OF MARCH 8, 2024.


Net Worth: $233 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: France | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Bernard Arnault oversees the LVMH empire of 75 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.


Net Worth: $195 Billion | Age: 52 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Automotive

Elon Musk cofounded six companies, including electric car maker Tesla, rocket producer SpaceX and tunneling startup Boring Company.


Net Worth: $194 Billion | Age: 60 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 out of his Seattle garage.


Net Worth: $177 Billion | Age: 39 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

A 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2004 for students to match names with photos of classmates.


Net Worth: $141 Billion | Age: 79 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Larry Ellison is chairman, chief technology officer and cofounder of software giant Oracle, of which he owns just under 40%.



Net Worth: $133 Billion | Age: 93 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time.


Net Worth: $128 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Bill Gates diversified his fortune from software firm Microsoft into dozens of holdings, including waste disposal firm Republic Services and tractor maker Deere & Co.


Net Worth: $121 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Steve Ballmer is the high-wattage former CEO of Microsoft, who led the company from 2000 to 2014.


Net Worth: $116 Billion | Age: 66 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Diversified

Mukesh Ambani chairs and runs $110 billion (revenue) Reliance Industries, which has interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom, retail and financial services.


Net Worth: $114 Billion | Age: 51 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, in 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder.


Net Worth: $110 Billion | Age: 50 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Sergey Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet, parent company of Google, in December 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder.


Net Worth: $106 Billion | Age: 82 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Michael Bloomberg cofounded financial information and media company Bloomberg LP in 1981.


Net Worth: $103 Billion | Age: 88 | Country/Territory: Spain | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Amancio Ortega of Spain is one of the wealthiest clothing retailers in the world.


Net Worth: $102 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: Mexico | Industry: Telecom

Mexico’s richest person, Carlos Slim Helú and his family control América Móvil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm.


Net Worth: $99.5 Billion | Age: 70 | Country/Territory: France | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of L’Oreal, is the richest woman in the world.


Net Worth: $91 Billion | Age: 59 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Michael Dell is chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, which formed in 2016 via Dell’s $60 billion merger with computer storage giant EMC.


Net Worth: $84 Billion | Age: 61 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Diversified

Gautam Adani is chairman of the $32 billion (revenue) Adani Group, with interests in ports, airports, power generation and transmission, and green energy, among others.



Net Worth: $78.4 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Jim Walton is the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.


Net Worth: $77.4 Billion | Age: 79 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Rob Walton is the eldest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.


Net Worth: $77 Billion | Age: 61 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Jensen Huang cofounded graphics-chip maker Nvidia in 1993, and has served as its CEO and president ever since.


Net Worth: $72.3 Billion | Age: 74 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Alice Walton is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.


Net Worth: $67.8 Billion | Age: 66 | Country/Territory: Canada | Industry: Media & Entertainment

David Thomson and his family control a media and publishing empire founded by his grandfather Roy Thomson.


Net Worth: $64.3 Billion | Age: 61 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Diversified

Julia Koch and her three children inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries from her husband, David, who died in 2019 at age 79.


Net Worth: $62.3 Billion | Age: 69 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Food & Beverage

Zhong Shanshan is the founder and chairman of Nongfu Spring, a bottled water company that listed its shares in Hong Kong in September 2020.


Net Worth: $58.5 Billion | Age: 88 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Diversified

Charles Koch has been chairman of Koch Industries, America’s second largest private company by revenue, since 1967. He brought on his first ever co-CEO in 2023.


Net Worth: $43.8 Billion | Age: 59 | Country/Territory: Italy | Industry: Food & Beverage

Giovanni Ferrero is executive chairman of his family’s namesake confections business, which posted $18 billion sales in 2023.


Net Worth: $43.4 Billion | Age: 79 | Country/Territory: Indonesia | Industry: Diversified

Son of a rubber trader, Prajogo Pangestu got his start in the timber business in the late 1970s.


Net Worth: $43.4 Billion | Age: 40 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Technology



Net Worth: $42.8 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: Japan | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Tadashi Yanai built and runs Tokyo-listed retail clothing empire Fast Retailing, parent of the Uniqlo chain.


Net Worth: $40.9 Billion | Age: 86 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Phil Knight, cofounder of shoe giant Nike, retired as chairman in 2016 after 52 years at the company.


Net Worth: $39.6 Billion | Age: 31 | Country/Territory: Austria | Industry: Food & Beverage

Mark Mateschitz is the only child of the late Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, who cofounded energy drink firm Red Bull in 1987.


Net Worth: $39.2 Billion | Age: 86 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Logistics

Logistics magnate Klaus-Michael Kuehne is honorary chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, based in Switzerland.


Net Worth: $38.9 Billion | Age: 44 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Technology

Colin Huang is the founder of PDD Holdings, the Chinese e-commerce company that changed its name from Pinduoduo in February 2023.


Net Worth: $38.8 Billion | Age: 77 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

The son of a dry goods store owner, Stephen Schwarzman founded private equity firm Blackstone with fellow billionaire Peter Peterson in 1985.


Net Worth: $38.5 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Food & Beverage

Jacqueline Mars owns an estimated one-third of Mars, the candy, food and pet care firm founded by her grandfather.


Net Worth: $38.5 Billion | Age: 88 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Food & Beverage

John Mars and his siblings Jacqueline and Forrest Jr. (d. 2016) inherited stakes in the candy firm Mars when their father died in 1999.


Net Worth: $38 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Dieter Schwarz’s Schwarz Group, with revenue of over $160 billion, is comprised of the Kaufland and Lidl (rhymes with needle) discount supermarkets.


Net Worth: $37.3 Billion | Age: 95 | Country/Territory: Hong Kong | Industry: Diversified

Nicknamed Superman, Li Ka-shing is revered as one of the most influential businessmen in Asia.


Net Worth: $36.9 Billion | Age: 78 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Technology

Indian IT pioneer Shiv Nadar cofounded HCL in a garage in 1976 to make calculators and microprocessors with five friends.



Net Worth: $36.8 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: France | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Alain Wertheimer is the chairman of Chanel, the French luxury brand.


Net Worth: $36.8 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: France | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Gerard Wertheimer and his brother Alain own French luxury brand Chanel.


Net Worth: $36.4 Billion | Age: 55 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Ken Griffin founded and runs Citadel, a Miami-based hedge fund firm that manages $59 billion in assets.


Net Worth: $35.6 Billion | Age: 53 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

MacKenzie Scott is a philanthropist, author and the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to whom she was married for 25 years. As part of their 2019 divorce, she received a 4% stake in the online retailer.


Net Worth: $34 Billion | Age: 79 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

A digital trading pioneer, Thomas Peterffy chairs Interactive Brokers, which markets its specialized trading platform to sophisticated investors.


Net Worth: $33.6 Billion | Age: 88 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Manufacturing

Reinhold Wuerth entered his father’s wholesale screw business in 1949, at age 14, as the company’s second employee and first apprentice.


Net Worth: $33.5 Billion | Age: 52 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Technology

William Ding is the CEO of NetEase, one of the world’s largest online games companies.


Net Worth: $33.5 Billion | Age: 74 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Metals & Mining

Jindal Group, whose interests include steel, power, cement and infrastructure, is chaired by Savitri Jindal, widow of founder Om Prakash Jindal.


Net Worth: $33.1 Billion | Age: 83 | Country/Territory: Switzerland | Industry: Logistics

Gianluigi Aponte and his wife Rafaela each own a 50% stake in MSC, the world’s largest shipping line.


Net Worth: $33.1 Billion | Age: 79 | Country/Territory: Switzerland | Industry: Logistics

Rafaela Aponte-Diamant and her husband Gianluigi each own a 50% stake in MSC, the world’s largest shipping line.


Net Worth: $33 Billion | Age: 47 | Country/Territory: Canada | Industry: Finance & Investments

Changpeng Zhao, who goes by CZ, is the founder and former CEO of Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world.


Net Worth: $32.7 Billion | Age: 66 | Country/Territory: Japan | Industry: Finance & Investments

Masayoshi Son founded and runs investment giant SoftBank Group.


Net Worth: $32.1 Billion | Age: 66 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Diversified

Born in Ukraine, raised north of Moscow, Len Blavatnik immigrated to the U.S. in 1978 with his family; he studied computer science at Columbia University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Net Worth: $32 Billion | Age: 78 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Gambling & Casinos

Miriam Adelson is the widow of Sheldon Adelson, the former CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands, who died at 87 in 2021.



Net Worth: $31.6 Billion | Age: 87 | Country/Territory: France | Industry: Fashion & Retail

François Pinault is honorary chairman of luxury group Kering, which owns fashion brands Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Gucci.


Net Worth: $31.4 Billion | Age: 85 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Jim Simons is the founder of Renaissance Technologies, an esteemed quantitative trading hedge fund firm that manages about $50 billion.


Net Worth: $30.8 Billion | Age: 70 | Country/Territory: Australia | Industry: Metals & Mining

Australia’s richest citizen, Gina Rinehart built her wealth on iron ore.


Net Worth: $30.2 Billion | Age: 52 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Technology

Ma Huateng (also known as Pony Ma) chairs Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings.


Net Worth: $29 Billion | Age: 62 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Abigail Johnson has served as CEO of Fidelity Investments since 2014, when she took over for her father, and has been chairman since 2016.


Net Worth: $28.6 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Energy

A former Caspian Sea oil rig worker, Vagit Alekperov became a deputy minister overseeing the oil industry in the Soviet Union.



Net Worth: $28 Billion | Age: 42 | Country/Territory: Brazil | Industry: Technology

Eduardo Saverin cofounded Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, with Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg in 2004.


Net Worth: $28 Billion | Age: 37 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Lukas Walton is a grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton; he’s an investor in businesses tackling environmental and social challenges.


Net Worth: $27.9 Billion | Age: 70 | Country/Territory: Mexico | Industry: Metals & Mining

Germán Larrea Mota Velasco owns the majority of Mexico’s largest copper mining company, Grupo México, which also has operations in Perú and the U.S.


Net Worth: $27.7 Billion | Age: 96 | Country/Territory: Hong Kong | Industry: Real Estate

Lee Shau Kee cofounded property developer Sun Hung Kai with Kwok Tak-Seng, the late father of Hong Kong’s billionaire Kwok brothers.


Net Worth: $27.6 Billion | Age: 65 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Jeff Yass is a cofounder of Susquehanna International Group, one of Wall Street’s largest and most successful trading firms.


Net Worth: $27.5 Billion | Age: 53 | Country/Territory: Italy | Industry: Finance & Investments

Andrea Pignataro is the founder and CEO of ION Group, a London-based financial data and technology firm.


Net Worth: $27.4 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: Indonesia | Industry: Energy

Known as the coal king, Singapore-born Low Tuck Kwong is the founder of Bayan Resources, a coal mining company in Indonesia.


Net Worth: $27.4 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Energy

Leonid Mikhelson is the founder and chairman of natural gas producer Novatek.



Net Worth: $27.3 Billion | Age: 57 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Automotive

Stefan Quandt owns 23.6% of automaker BMW; his sister, Susanne Klatten, the richest woman in Germany, owns 19.1%.


Net Worth: $26.7 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Healthcare

The son of a pharmaceuticals distributor, Dilip Shanghvi borrowed $200 from his father to start Sun Pharmaceutical Industries in 1983 to make psychiatric drugs.


Net Worth: $26.6 Billion | Age: 67 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Metals & Mining

Vladimir Lisin is chairman of NLMK Group, a leading manufacturer of steel products.


Net Worth: $26.5 Billion | Age: 83 | Country/Territory: Indonesia | Industry: Finance & Investments

R. Budi Hartono and his brother, Michael (whose fortune is listed separately), are among the richest in Indonesia.


Net Worth: $26.5 Billion | Age: 61 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Automotive

Susanne Klatten owns about 19% of automaker BMW; her brother, Stefan Quandt, owns nearly 24%.


Net Worth: $26.2 Billion | Age: 85 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Healthcare

Thomas Frist Jr., a former Air Force flight surgeon, founded Hospital Corp. of America with his father in 1968.


Net Worth: $26.2 Billion | Age: 62 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Dan Gilbert cofounded what would become Quicken Loans, the largest mortgage lender in the U.S., in 1985 at 22 years old.


Net Worth: $25.7 Billion | Age: 81 | Country/Territory: Chile | Industry: Metals & Mining

Iris Fontbona is the widow of Andrónico Luksic, who built a fortune in mining and beverages before dying of cancer in 2005.


Net Worth: $25.5 Billion | Age: 53 | Country/Territory: France | Industry: Food & Beverage

Emmanuel Besnier is the controlling shareholder of family-held Lactalis, the world’s largest dairy conglomerate, with more than $30 billion in annual revenues.


Net Worth: $25.5 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: Indonesia | Industry: Manufacturing

Michael “Bambang” Hartono and his brother R. Budi are among the richest in Indonesia.


Net Worth: $25.5 Billion | Age: 58 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Metals & Mining

Alexey Mordashov is the majority shareholder in steel company Severstal, which he ran as CEO for 19 years before resigning in 2015.



Net Worth: $25.2 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

John Menard’s home improvement retailer Menards brings in an estimated $13 billion in sales from more than 300 stores.


Net Worth: $25.1 Billion | Age: 81 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Manufacturing

Entrepreneur He Xiangjian built Midea Group into one of the world’s largest appliance makers.


Net Worth: $24.5 Billion | Age: 59 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Technology

A former English teacher, Jack Ma cofounded Alibaba Group, now one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses, in 1999.


Net Worth: $24.5 Billion | Age: 81 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Diversified

Elaine Marshall owns an estimated 16% of $125 billion (2022 sales) conglomerate Koch Industries with her two sons.


Net Worth: $24.3 Billion | Age: 86 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Energy

Oil tycoon Autry Stephens started a sole proprietor business in Texas and drilled his first well in 1979.


Net Worth: $24 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: Israel | Industry: Diversified

Eyal Ofer is the chairman of the Monaco-based Ofer Global, active in shipping, real estate, technology, banking, energy and other investments.


Net Worth: $23.7 Billion | Age: 63 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Metals & Mining

Vladimir Potanin acquired a stake in Norilsk Nickel during Russia’s privatization in 1995; today he owns just over a third of the company.


Net Worth: $23.4 Billion | Age: 71 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Energy

Gennady Timchenko has stakes in various Russian businesses, including gas company Novatek and petrochemical producer Sibur Holding.


Net Worth: $23.1 Billion | Age: 78 | Country/Territory: Japan | Industry: Manufacturing

Takemitsu Takizaki is the founder of Keyence, a supplier of sensors and electronic components for factory automation systems.


Net Worth: $23 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: Cyprus | Industry: Diversified

Vinod Adani is the older brother of Gautam Adani, who was at one point, the world’s third richest person.


Net Worth: $22.9 Billion | Age: 55 | Country/Territory: Hong Kong | Industry: Automotive

Robin Zeng is the founder and chairman of Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), one of the world’s largest suppliers of batteries for electric vehicles.


Net Worth: $21.3 Billion | Age: 82 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Healthcare

Son of a horse breeder, Cyrus Poonawalla founded Serum Institute of India in 1966 and built it into the world’s largest vaccine maker (by doses).


Net Worth: $21.1 Billion | Age: 52 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Metals & Mining Industrialist

Andrey Melnichenko is the founder of fertilizer producer Eurochem and coal energy company SUEK.


Net Worth: $20.9 Billion | Age: 77 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Construction & Engineering

Diane Hendricks chairs ABC Supply, one of the largest wholesale distributors of roofing, siding and windows in America.


Net Worth: $20.9 Billion | Age: 92 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Real Estate

Property baron Kushal Pal Singh left an army posting in 1961 to join DLF, a company started by his father-in-law in 1946.


Net Worth: $20.6 Billion | Age: 71 | Country/Territory: Brazil | Industry: Finance & Investments

Vicky Safra and her four adult children inherited their fortune from her late husband and their father, banker Joseph Safra, who died in December 2020.


Net Worth: $20.6 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Eric Schmidt left the board of Google parent company Alphabet in June 2019 after 18 years; he stayed on as a technical advisor until February 2020.


Net Worth: $20.6 Billion | Age: 66 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

David Tepper, arguably the greatest hedge fund manager of his generation, founded Appaloosa Management in 1993.


Net Worth: $19.8 Billion | Age: 67 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Steve Cohen oversees Point72 Asset Management, a $30.6 billion hedge fund firm that started managing outside capital in 2018.


Net Worth: $19.7 Billion | Age: 56 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Diversified

Commodities king Kumar Birla is the fourth generation head of the storied, $65 billion (revenue) Aditya Birla Group. More than half is generated outside India, where it has a presence in 41 countries.


Net Worth: $19.6 Billion | Age: 71 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Rick Cohen is owner and executive chairman of C&S Wholesale Grocers, the nation’s largest grocery wholesaler, with $33 billion in annual revenue.


Net Worth: $19.5 Billion | Age: 93 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Media & Entertainment

Rupert Murdoch built a media empire that includes cable channel Fox News, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal. He stepped down as chairman in September 2023.


Net Worth: $19 Billion | Age: 62 | Country/Territory: Australia | Industry: Metals & Mining

Andrew Forrest founded Fortescue Metals Group in 2003. It’s an iron ore giant which is now transforming itself into a green energy powerhouse.


Net Worth: $18.5 Billion | Age: 78 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Energy

Fracking pioneer Harold Hamm founded and chairs Continental Resources, one of the nation’s biggest independent oil companies.


Net Worth: $18.3 Billion | Age: 39 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Dustin Moskovitz helped launch Facebook in 2004 with then-roommate Mark Zuckerberg from their Harvard dorm.


Net Worth: $18 Billion | Age: 91 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Real Estate

Donald Bren is America’s wealthiest real estate baron.


Net Worth: $18 Billion | Age: 56 | Country/Territory: Czech Republic | Industry: Finance & Investments

Renata Kellnerova is the widow of Petr Kellner, the former richest person in the Czech Republic, who died in March 2021 at age 56.


Net Worth: $18 Billion | Age: 56 | Country/Territory: United Kingdom | Industry: Finance & Investments

Michael Platt is the cofounder and CEO of BlueCrest Capital Management, which he started in late 2000 after nearly a decade at JP Morgan.


Net Worth: $17.6 Billion | Age: 69 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Veteran Mumbai investor Radhakishan Damani became India’s retail king after the March 2017 IPO of his supermarket chain Avenue Supermarts.



Net Worth: $16.9 Billion | Age: 79 | Country/Territory: Cyprus | Industry: Logistics

John Fredriksen’s empire includes oil tankers, dry bulkers, LNG carriers and deepwater drilling rigs.


Net Worth: $16.8 Billion | Age: 60 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Automotive

Eric Li, also known as Li Shufu, is chairman of Geely Automobile Holdings, one of China’s largest automakers and one of the few not controlled by the state.


Net Worth: $16.6 Billion | Age: 76 | Country/Territory: Sweden | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Stefan Persson is Sweden’s richest person by way of global cheap chic fashion retailer H&M, of which he owns 36%.


Net Worth: $16.5 Billion | Age: 71 | Country/Territory: United Kingdom | Industry: Manufacturing

Former chemical engineer James Ratcliffe is the founder, chairman and majority owner of $68 billion (2022 revenue) chemical powerhouse Ineos Group.


Net Worth: $16.5 Billion | Age: 91 | Country/Territory: Australia | Industry: Real Estate

Harry Triguboff is one of Australia’s richest people. Born in Dalian, China to Russian parents, he came to Australia as a teenager.


Net Worth: $16.4 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: Brazil | Industry: Food & Beverage

Jorge Paulo Lemann started in investment banking and later became a controlling shareholder of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer.


Net Worth: $16.4 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Metals & Mining

Lakshmi Mittal serves as chairman of $68 billion (revenue) ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company by output.


Net Worth: $16.2 Billion | Age: 69 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Food & Beverage

India’s cola king, Ravi Jaipuria, presides over RJ Corp. which is into everything from beverages and fast food to healthcare and education.


Net Worth: $16.2 Billion | Age: 76 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Sports

Stan Kroenke is a real estate and sports mogul with an international portfolio.


Net Worth: $16.1 Billion | Age: 48 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Jan Koum cofounded WhatsApp, now the world’s biggest mobile messaging service, in 2009.


Net Worth: $15.9 Billion | Age: 76 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Heir to the Aldi retail fortune, Karl Albrecht Jr. is the son of Karl Albrecht Sr., who died in 2014 at age 94. His sister, Beate Heister, is also a billionaire.


Net Worth: $15.9 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Heir to the Aldi retail fortune, Beate Heister, is the daughter of Karl Albrecht Sr., who died in 2014 at age 94. Her brother, Karl Albrecht Jr., is also a billionaire.


Net Worth: $15.8 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: Israel | Industry: Diversified

Idan Ofer is one of two sons of shipping magnate Sammy Ofer, who died in 2011 and was once Israel’s richest man.


Net Worth: $15.6 Billion | Age: 81 | Country/Territory: France | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Nicolas Puech is a fifth-generation descendant of Thierry Hermes, who founded one of Paris’s most famous luxury fashion brands.


Net Worth: $15.5 Billion | Age: 39 | Country/Territory: United Arab Emirates | Industry: Technology

Pavel Durov is the founder and owner of messaging app Telegram, which has more than 700 million monthly active users worldwide.


Net Worth: $15.5 Billion | Age: 58 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Food & Beverage

Qin Yinglin is the chairman and CEO of Muyuan Foods, one of China’s largest pig breeder and pork producers.


Net Worth: $15.4 Billion | Age: 74 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Ray Dalio is the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which manages $124 billion.


Net Worth: $15.3 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Over five decades, Philip Anschutz has built fortunes in oil, railroads, telecom, real estate and entertainment.


Net Worth: $15.1 Billion | Age: 91 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Leonard Lauder spent three decades running his family’s publicly traded cosmetics giant, Estée Lauder.


Net Worth: $15.1 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: Singapore | Industry: Healthcare

Li is cofounder and chairman of Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, a supplier of medical devices.


Net Worth: $15.1 Billion | Age: 77 | Country/Territory: Hong Kong | Industry: Real Estate

Peter Woo was chairman of property developer Wheelock & Co. and its main subsidiary, Wharf Holdings, before stepping down in 2015.


Net Worth: $14.8 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Technology

Andreas “Andy” von Bechtolsheim is cofounder, chairman and chief development officer of network switching company Arista Networks.


Net Worth: $14.6 Billion | Age: 81 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Energy

George Kaiser took over his family’s Kaiser-Francis Oil Company in the 1960s.


Net Worth: $14.2 Billion | Age: 58 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Automotive

Wang Chuanfu has led BYD to become the world’s largest EV company by sales, overtaking Tesla in 2022 and accounting for 21% of the global market today.


Net Worth: $14.1 Billion | Age: 69 | Country/Territory: Netherlands | Industry: Food & Beverage

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is one of the richest women in the world, thanks to her nearly 24% stake in beer giant Heineken.


Net Worth: $14.1 Billion | Age: 83 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

David Duffield cofounded not just one, but two successful enterprise software companies after age 40: PeopleSoft and Workday.


Net Worth: $14.1 Billion | Age: 69 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Henry Samueli is cofounder and chairman of chipmaker Broadcom.


Net Worth: $14 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Theo Albrecht Jr. and the heirs of his brother, Berthold, inherited one of the world’s great retail fortunes.


Net Worth: $14 Billion | Age: 72 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Leon Black is the cofounder of private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management, which manages $600 billion in assets.


Net Worth: $13.8 Billion | Age: 81 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Sports

Jerry Jones, co-captain of the University of Arkansas 1964 national championship team, has long had football in his blood.


Net Worth: $13.8 Billion | Age: 53 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Service

Wang Wei chairs S.F. Holding, the package delivery giant known for its SF Express brand.


Net Worth: $13.7 Billion | Age: 82 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

A preacher’s son from a poor background, Hobby Lobby founder David Green opened his first crafts shop in 1970 with a $600 loan.


Net Worth: $13.6 Billion | Age: 76 | Country/Territory: United Kingdom | Industry: Manufacturing

Frustrated with his family’s vacuum, Dyson set out to invent a better version in 1978 using a cyclone to lift dirt.


Net Worth: $13.6 Billion | Age: 72 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

David Sun cofounded and helps run Kingston Technology, which makes storage and memory products, as COO from a cubicle on the sales floor.



Net Worth: $13.6 Billion | Age: 82 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Kingston Technology CEO John Tu runs the firm, which makes storage and memory products, from a cubicle on sales floor.


Net Worth: $13.6 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Christy Walton married into what is now the richest family in the world: Walmart’s Walton clan.


Net Worth: $13.4 Billion | Age: 51 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Metals & Mining

Dang Yanbao chairs Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group, a supplier of coal chemical products.


Net Worth: $13.4 Billion | Age: 66 | Country/Territory: Nigeria | Industry: Manufacturing

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer.


Net Worth: $13.4 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: Mexico | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Ricardo Salinas Pliego runs the number two Mexican TV broadcaster, TV Azteca, and retailer Grupo Elektra.


Net Worth: $13.4 Billion | Age: 70 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Metals & Mining

An early Facebook investor and metals magnate, Alisher Usmanov was hit with U.S., U.K. and EU sanctions in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Net Worth: $13.3 Billion | Age: 44 | Country/Territory: Australia | Industry: Technology

Mike Cannon-Brookes is cofounder and co-CEO of collaboration software firm Atlassian, based in Sydney.


Net Worth: $13.3 Billion | Age: 65 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Finance & Investments

Spurning his family’s trading business, Uday Kotak started a finance firm in 1985 then went on to convert it into a bank in 2003.


Net Worth: $13.1 Billion | Age: 59 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Energy

Mikhail Fridman, cofounder of Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest non-state bank, was hit with sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine.


Net Worth: $13.1 Billion | Age: 72 | Country/Territory: Hong Kong | Industry: Real Estate

Joseph Lau is the former chairman of property developer Chinese Estates, most of which he acquired in 1986.


Net Worth: $13 Billion | Age: 44 | Country/Territory: Australia | Industry: Technology

Scott Farquhar is cofounder and co-CEO of collaboration software company Atlassian, based in Sydney, Australia.


Net Worth: $12.8 Billion | Age: 60 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Laurene Powell Jobs inherited her fortune—mostly through shares of Walt Disney and Apple—from her late husband, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011.


Net Worth: $12.7 Billion | Age: 96 | Country/Territory: Singapore | Industry: Manufacturing

Goh Cheng Liang gets the bulk of his wealth from a majority stake in Japan’s Nippon Paint Holdings, the world’s fourth-largest paint manufacturer by revenue.


Net Worth: $12.7 Billion | Age: 80 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

George Roberts cofounded private equity giant KKR with Henry Kravis; in October 2021 the two men gave up their co-CEO titles; both serve as executive co-chairs of the firm.



Net Worth: $12.6 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: Canada | Industry: Technology

“Professor Billionaire” David Cheriton, who is professor emeritus at Stanford University, made his fortune thanks to an early investment in Google.


Net Worth: $12.6 Billion | Age: 65 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Energy

Jeffrey Hildebrand cofounded Hilcorp in 1990; he later bought out his partner for $500 million.


Net Worth: $12.6 Billion | Age: 51 | Country/Territory: Austria | Industry: Diversified

Austrian builder and investor Georg Stumpf started the Stumpf Group in 1994 with a $35,000 loan from his father.


Net Worth: $12.5 Billion | Age: 84 | Country/Territory: Thailand | Industry: Diversified

Dhanin Chearavanont is senior chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, one of the world’s largest producers of animal feed and livestock.


Net Worth: $12.5 Billion | Age: 51 | Country/Territory: Denmark | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Fashion maven Anders Holch Povlsen’s fortune stems primarily from his nearly $4 billion (sales) retailer Bestseller.


Net Worth: $12.4 Billion | Age: 75 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Israel Englander founded Millennium Management in 1989 with $35 million. Now, the hedge fund firm manages $58 billion.


Net Worth: $12.2 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Automotive

Shahid Khan is the owner of auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.


Net Worth: $12.2 Billion | Age: 73 | Country/Territory: South Africa | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Johann Rupert is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont.


Net Worth: $12.1 Billion | Age: 80 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Technology

Hasso Plattner and four colleagues left IBM in 1972 to launch German enterprise software company SAP, which went public in 1988.


Net Worth: $12 Billion | Age: 94 | Country/Territory: Hong Kong | Industry: Real Estate

Kwong Siu-hing is the widow of Sun Hung Kai Properties cofounder Kwok Tak-seng, who died in 1990.


Net Worth: $12 Billion | Age: 78 | Country/Territory: India | Industry: Technology

Indian tech magnate Azim Premji’s $11.3 billion (revenue) Wipro is among India’s largest software services providers.


Net Worth: $11.9 Billion | Age: 64 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Henry Nicholas III and business partner Henry Samueli cofounded fabless semiconductor firm Broadcom in 1991 in a Redondo Beach, Calif. condominium.


Net Worth: $11.8 Billion | Age: 59 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Edward Johnson IV is the grandson of Edward Johnson II, who founded Fidelity Investments in 1946.


Net Worth: $11.7 Billion | Age: 72 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Investor John Doerr is chairman of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.


Net Worth: $11.7 Billion | Age: 80 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Henry Kravis and George Roberts, cofounders of private equity firm KKR, gave up their co-CEO titles in October 2021; both serve as executive co-chairs.


Net Worth: $11.7 Billion | Age: 64 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Eric Smidt is CEO of $6.5 billion (sales) Harbor Freight Tools, a home improvement retailer that has over 1,300 stores.


Net Worth: $11.6 Billion | Age: 61 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Automotive

Lu Xiangyang was working at a local branch of the People’s Bank of China in 1995 when he teamed up with his cousin Wang Chuanfu to start BYD, then a battery maker.


Net Worth: $11.5 Billion | Age: 71 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Andrew Beal is the founder and owner of Beal Financial Corporation, which owns Beal Bank and has assets of more than $40 billion.


Net Worth: $11.5 Billion | Age: 55 | Country/Territory: South Korea | Industry: Technology

Jay Y. Lee is the executive chairman of Samsung Electronics and leader of the country’s biggest conglomerate. He was appointed to the role in October 2022, which had been left vacant since the death of his father in 2020.


Net Worth: $11.5 Billion | Age: 51 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Michael Rubin is the founder and CEO of online sports merchandising retailer Fanatics.


Net Worth: $11.4 Billion | Age: 100 | Country/Territory: Malaysia | Industry: Diversified

Robert Kuok is the richest man in Malaysia. He owns Kuok group, which has interests in hotels, real estate and commodities.


Net Worth: $11.3 Billion | Age: 89 | Country/Territory: Italy | Industry: Fashion & Retail

A living legend in the fashion world, Giorgio Armani brought softened, minimalist style to high-end menswear.


Net Worth: $11.3 Billion | Age: 64 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Jay Chaudhry is CEO of Zscaler, a cybersecurity firm he founded in 2008. It went public in March 2018.


Net Worth: $11.3 Billion | Age: 79 | Country/Territory: Thailand | Industry: Food & Beverage

Son of a Bangkok street vendor, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi controls Thai Beverage, Thailand’s largest brewer, known for its Chang beer.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 41 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Brian Armstrong is the chief executive of Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 58 | Country/Territory: Switzerland | Industry: Healthcare

Ernesto Bertarelli inherited biotech giant Serono, maker of the multiple sclerosis drug Rebif, following his father’s death in 1998.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 69 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Food & Beverage

Bubba Cathy and his brother, Dan, run fast-food juggernaut Chick-fil-A, the fried chicken chain founded by their father, Truett (d. 2014), in 1967.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 71 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Food & Beverage

Fried chicken billionaire Dan Cathy is chairman of Chick-fil-A, the fast-food juggernaut his father, Truett Cathy (d. 2014), founded in 1967.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 68 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Food & Beverage

Trudy Cathy White is the only daughter of Truett Cathy (d. 2014), the founder of Chick-fil-A.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 95 | Country/Territory: Hong Kong | Industry: Gambling & Casinos

Lui Che Woo chairs Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group and property developer K. Wah International Holdings, both listed in Hong Kong.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 60 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Automotive

Wei Jianjun leads China’s largest SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motor.


Net Worth: $11.2 Billion | Age: 40 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Fashion & Retail

Sky Xu founded Shein in 2012 and has turned it into a fast-fashion phenomenon with Gen Z, selling trendy clothes in more than 150 countries.



Net Worth: $11.1 Billion | Age: 59 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Melinda French Gates is one of the most powerful women in philanthropy, as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Net Worth: $11.1 Billion | Age: 82 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Sports

Robert Kraft bought the New England Patriots for $172 million in 1994; the team is now worth about $6 billion and has won six Super Bowl rings.


Net Worth: $11 Billion | Age: 42 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Technology

Brian Chesky cofounded peer-to-peer room and home rental company Airbnb with Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia in 2008; Chesky is CEO.


Net Worth: $11 Billion | Age: 74 | Country/Territory: Taiwan | Industry: Technology

Barry Lam is the founder and chairman of Quanta Computer, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of notebook computers and other electronics.


Net Worth: $11 Billion | Age: 94 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Media & Entertainment

Donald Newhouse and his late brother, Samuel “Si” inherited the publishing and broadcasting empire Advance Publications decades ago.


Net Worth: $11 Billion | Age: 58 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Finance & Investments

Mikhail Prokhorov sold a 49% stake in the Brooklyn Nets to Alibaba executive Joseph Tsai in a $2.3 billion deal in 2018.


Net Worth: $11 Billion | Age: 74 | Country/Territory: Philippines | Industry: Real Estate

Manuel Villar chairs property developer Vista Land & Lifescapes run by his son Manuel Paolo. The company listed VistaREIT, a real estate investment trust, in June 2022 with an initial portfolio of 10 shopping malls and two office towers.1


Net Worth: $10.9 Billion | Age: 70 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Healthcare

Jiang Rensheng chairs Shenzhen-listed vaccine firm Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products.


Net Worth: $10.9 Billion | Age: 54 | Country/Territory: China | Industry: Technology


Net Worth: $10.9 Billion | Age: 59 | Country/Territory: Germany | Industry: Automotive

Georg Schaeffler and his mother, Maria-Elisabeth, own Schaeffler Group, one of the world’s largest producers of ball bearings and machine components.


Net Worth: $10.9 Billion | Age: 74 | Country/Territory: Brazil | Industry: Food & Beverage

Marcel Herrmann Telles is a cofounder of private equity firm 3G Capital, best known for its investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev and Restaurant Brands International, parent of Burger King and Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons.


Net Worth: $10.8 Billion | Age: 42 | Country/Territory: Colombia | Industry: Finance & Investments

Vélez is cofounder and CEO of Nubank, a Sao-Paulo based digital bank that offers credit cards, checking accounts and life insurance.


Net Worth: $10.7 Billion | Age: 58 | Country/Territory: Russia | Industry: Finance & Investments

A native of Dagestan, Kerimov has represented the republic in Russia’s Federation Council since 2008. He was sanctioned by the U.S. in 2018. The EU and UK sanctioned him in March 2022.


Net Worth: $10.7 Billion | Age: 58 | Country/Territory: Thailand | Industry: Energy

Sarath Ratanavadi is the CEO of Gulf Energy Development, one of Thailand’s largest power producers.


Net Worth: $10.7 Billion | Age: 86 | Country/Territory: United States | Industry: Finance & Investments

Patrick Ryan is CEO and founder of Chicago based Ryan Specialty Group, a wholesale brokerage and specialty insurance firm.

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