The 7 Richest People in the World

The holding firm that owns 41.4% of LVMH, Christian Dior SE, is Arnault's biggest wealth source. His family-owned holding business, Groupe Familial Arnault, owns Christian Dior SE and 6.2% of LVMH.

Bernard Arnault

Amazon once sold books, but it now sells everything and is predicted to surpass Walmart as the world's biggest retailer by 2024. Amazon's 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods and pharmacy entry show its continual diversification.

Jeff Bezos

The business sued Musk to compel the purchase. Musk countersued the firm but then said he would purchase it. It concluded in Oct. 2022, giving him 79% of the firm.

Elon Musk

In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes created Facebook (now Meta) at Harvard. As Facebook became popular at other campuses

Mark Zuckerberg

The world's biggest software firm, Microsoft, manufactures personal computers, distributes video gaming consoles and accessories, and offers email services

Bill Gates

Microsoft's 30th hire. Ballmer succeeded Gates as Microsoft CEO in 2000. His term ended in 2014. Ballmer handled Microsoft's $8.5 billion 2011 Skype acquisition.

Steve Ballmer

He purchased Berkshire Hathaway shares in 1962 and became controlling owner by 1965. Buffett added insurance and other investments in 1967.

Warren Buffett