Jeff Bezos is Once Again the World's Richest Person

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.30 - 2024 2:56 PM CET

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Jeff Bezos, the founder and former CEO of Amazon, has reclaimed the top spot.

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Jeff Bezos, the founder and former CEO of Amazon, has reclaimed the top spot on Bloomberg's ranking of the world's richest individuals.

According to Bloomberg, Bezos's net worth has surged to $205 billion, marking an increase of $27.9 billion since the beginning of the year.

Bezos's impressive financial growth has edged out French businessman Bernard Arnault, who now holds second place.

Arnault, who has a controlling stake in luxury goods company LVMH, has a fortune of $203 billion.

The Top Billionaires

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, is third on the list with a net worth of $202 billion. The top ten richest people also include:

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Meta founder, with $169 billion.

  • Larry Page, Google co-founder, with $156 billion.

  • Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, with $152 billion.

  • Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, with $148 billion.

  • Sergey Brin, ex-President of Alphabet, with $147 billion.

  • Larry Ellison, Oracle Corporation founder and chairman, with $138 billion.

  • Warren Buffett, American investor and philanthropist, with $133 billion.

At the beginning of May, Bernard Arnault briefly held the top position on Bloomberg's list. However, the ever-changing fortunes of the world’s billionaires have seen Bezos regain the lead.

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