The richest man in the world in 2024: discover the ranking

The richest man in the world is a Frenchman for the second year in a row, according to the latest ranking published by Forbes magazine. Currently, the richest woman in the world is also a French woman. Which Frenchman has the biggest fortune? Who is the richest man of all time? Who is the richest man in Africa? Discover the Forbes 2024 rankings.

Reactions vary between “cocorico” and cries of outrage. For the second year in a row, the richest man in the world and the richest woman in the world are both French. At least that’s the conclusion of the latest ranking published by Forbes magazine. Bernard Arnault, president of the LVMH group, is thus the richest man in the world in 2023 and 2024, while Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, daughter of Liliane Bettencourt (L’Oréal), maintains her place as the woman endowed with the greatest wealth in the world.

Who is the richest man in the world?

In 2023, Bernard Arnault became the richest man in the world. The title that the president of the famous LVMH group will retain in 2024 by accumulating a fortune of 233 billion dollars, or 10% more than last year.

Who are the richest men in the world in 2024?

Rank 2024 name Net worth ($ billions) Origin of wealth Earth
1 Bernard Arnault 233 LVMH France
2 Elon Musk 195 Tesla/X UNITED STATES
3 Jeff Bezos 194 Amazon UNITED STATES
4 Mark Zuckerberg 177 Meta – Facebook/Instagram UNITED STATES
5 Larry Ellison 141 Soothsayer UNITED STATES
6 Warren Buffett 133 Berkshire Hathaway UNITED STATES
7 Bill Gates 128 Microsoft UNITED STATES
8 Steve Ballmer 121 Microsoft UNITED STATES
9 Mukesh Ambani 116 Reliance Industries India
10 Larry Page 114 Google UNITED STATES
11 Sergey Brin 110 Google UNITED STATES
12 Michael Bloomberg 106 Bloomberg UNITED STATES
13 Amancio Ortega 103 Zara Spain
14 Carlos Slim Hello 102 Telecom Mexico
15 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers 99.5 PHARMACY France
16 Michael Dell 91 Dell UNITED STATES
17 Goutam Adani 84 Infrastructure commodities India
18 Jim Walton 78.4 Walmart UNITED STATES
19 Rob Walton 77.4 Walmart UNITED STATES
20 Jensen Huang 77 Semiconductors China

Who is the richest woman in the world in 2024?

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, daughter of Liliane Bettencourt (L’Oréal), who died in September 2017, retains her place as the richest woman in the world in 2024. Her personal wealth is estimated by the American magazine Forbes at $99.5 billion. A growing sum that makes the French woman and her family the 15th richest person in the world, men and women combined.

Who are the richest women in the world in 2024?

The richest women in the world in 2024
Rank name Net worth ($ billions) Origin of wealth Earth Overall ranking (male/female)
1 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers 99.5 L’Oreal France 15
2 Alice Walton 72.3 Walmart UNITED STATES 21
3 Julia Kochová 64.3 Koch Industries UNITED STATES 23
4 Jacqueline Mars 38.5 Consumption UNITED STATES 35
5 Mackenzie Scott 35.6 Amazon UNITED STATES 43
6 Savitri Jindal 33.5 Metals India 46

Who are the great French fortunes?

The richest man in the world Bernard Arnault (LVMH) mechanically appears as the richest Frenchman in the world. It is a woman, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (L’Oréal), who ranked 2nd in the ranking of the richest French people on the planet. François Pinault (Kering) is in 3rd place with $40.10 billion, ahead of the Wertheimer brothers (Chanel) and Emmanuel Besnier (Lactalis).

The richest French in 2024
Rank name Net worth ($ billions) Origin of wealth World position
1 Bernard Arnault 233 LVMH 1
2 Francoise Bettencourt Meyers 99.5 L’Oreal 15
3 Alain and Gérard Wertheimer 75 program 40
4 Francois Pinault 87 Kering 54
5 Emmanuel Besnier 53 Lactalis 76

Who is the richest man of all time?

According to Money, which claims to have spent “hours” talking to economists and historians to compare fortunes at different times, the richest man of all time is African: Mansa Mousa (also called Kankou Moussa), ruler of the Mali Empire from 1312 to 1332. How rich was he? He was “richer than anyone can describe,” Money replies.

According to Forbes, a citizen of Nigeria, Aliko Dangote remains the richest African for the 13th consecutive year. His net worth is estimated at $13.4 billion, making him the 144th richest person in the world. Where does his fortune come from? Cement, sugar and flour.

The world’s richest man Frenchman Bernard Arnault (LVMH) remains the richest European in the world. The French billionaire has a personal fortune of more than $233 billion.

The second richest man in the world, Elon Musk, is considered to be the richest American, with an estimated fortune of $195 billion in 2024. The billionaire is the CEO of Tesla and the founder of SpaceX. He recently became a buyer of the social network Twitter.

Mukesh Anbani, an Indian national, is believed to be the richest man in Asia with an estimated fortune of $116 billion. The origin of his fortune? He is the head of Reliance Industries, inherited from his father. Today, he is considered one of the most powerful men in India.

Contrary to what some assume, Vladimir Putin is not the richest man in Russia. At least not according to Forbes, which doesn’t even include him in its ranking of the planet’s billionaires. No, according to the magazine, the first Russian fortune in 2024 is the fortune of Vagit Alekperov, estimated at $73 billion. He is the president of Lukoil, which specializes in oil drilling and refining.

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