...By Solomon Thomas for TDPel Media.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest individuals.
The figures are updated every day after the close of business in New York.
On April 13, 2023, the index revealed the top 10 richest people in the world.
Bernard Arnault: The Richest Person in the World
France’s Bernard Arnault surpassed South African-born Elon Musk to become the world’s richest person.
Arnault is the CEO of the world’s largest luxury goods company, LVMH, which owns brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Arnault’s net worth is estimated at $191 billion.
Elon Musk: Former Richest Person in the World
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, held the title of the world’s richest person for a brief period before being overtaken by Arnault.
Musk’s net worth is estimated at $189 billion.
Jeff Bezos: Third-Richest Person in the World
Jeff Bezos, the founder and former CEO of Amazon, rounds out the top three richest people in the world with a net worth of $146 billion.
The Rest of the Top 10 Richest People in the World
The rest of the top 10 richest people in the world, in order, are Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison, Steve Ballmer, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Francoise Bettencourt Meyers.
They have a net worth of $135 billion, $129 billion, $105 billion, $93 billion, $85 billion, and $73 billion, respectively.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index provides a glimpse into the ever-changing world of wealth accumulation.
The daily rankings illustrate the immense amount of wealth that is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals.
The current top 10 richest people in the world have accumulated wealth through various industries such as technology, luxury goods, and retail.
However, it is important to note that this list only represents a small fraction of the world’s billionaires, and that wealth inequality remains a significant issue in many countries around the world.