As of 2024, the world’s wealthiest individuals continue to amass fortunes through various industries, including technology, retail, and finance. Below is a detailed look at the top billionaires in the world according to recent reports.

1. Bernard Arnault

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Net Worth: $211 billion

Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), remains at the top of the list. His wealth is primarily derived from his luxury goods empire, which includes brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Sephora.

2. Elon Musk

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Net Worth: $185 billion

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, continues to dominate the technological and automotive sectors. His ventures into space exploration and electric vehicles have significantly boosted his net worth.

3. Jeff Bezos

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Net Worth: $160 billion

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, remains one of the wealthiest individuals globally. Although he stepped down as CEO, his ongoing involvement and investments in various sectors keep his wealth substantial.

4. Larry Ellison

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Net Worth: $135 billion

Larry Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman, and CTO of Oracle Corporation, has seen his net worth grow through his continuous investments in technology and real estate.

5. Bill Gates

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Net Worth: $120 billion

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, continues to be a significant figure in the tech industry. His philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also play a crucial role in his global influence.

6. Warren Buffett

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Net Worth: $117 billion

Warren Buffett, known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. His investment strategies and acquisitions have kept him among the top billionaires for decades.

7. Mark Zuckerberg

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Net Worth: $105 billion

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook), has maintained his status as one of the wealthiest individuals, driven by the continuous expansion of social media and virtual reality technologies.

8. Larry Page

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Net Worth: $103 billion

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, remains a key figure in the tech industry. His investments in various innovative projects, including those under Alphabet Inc., contribute to his substantial net worth.

9. Sergey Brin

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Net Worth: $100 billion

Sergey Brin, another Google co-founder, also makes the list with his significant contributions to the tech giant and various philanthropic endeavors.

10. Steve Ballmer

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Net Worth: $98 billion

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft and current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has seen his wealth grow through his involvement in technology and sports management.

For more detailed information, you can refer to the following sources:

Forbes: The Top Ten Richest People in the World

Forbes: World’s Billionaires List 2024

Visual Capitalist: Ranked: The World’s Top 10 Billionaires in 2024

These individuals not only shape the global economy but also influence various sectors through their investments and philanthropic activities.