see new billionaires on the Forbes list

see new billionaires on the Forbes list
see new billionaires on the Forbes list

Forbes magazine released, this Tuesday (2), its traditional annual list of the richest people in the world, which included the 34-year-old American singer Taylor Swift, among other celebrities with large fortunes.

According to the publication, Swift has a net worth of US$1.1 billion (R$5.5 billion). The artist is the first music professional to reach the ten-digit level of wealth solely in the value of her musical catalog and performances – taking into account the successive records of her tour The Eras Tourwhich took place last year and whose revenue exceeded US$ 1 billion.

Now businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a legend of the NBA, the biggest basketball league in the world, is also new to the Forbes list of billionaires. His net worth is estimated at $1.2 billion, thanks to investments in professional sports teams, movie theaters, Starbucks franchises, real estate and healthcare.

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French designer Christian Louboutin – who needs no introduction for those who know heel shoes with red soles – also appeared in the ranking, with an estimated fortune of US$1.2 billion.

The list also includes Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the company that developed ChatGPT, joining this year’s group of new billionaires, with a net worth of US$1 billion (R$5 billion). However, Forbes explains that the fortune does not come from equity participation in OpenAI, as the executive does not hold shares in the company, but rather from investments made in the past in a startup incubator, in a nuclear fusion startup, among others.

Global ranking of billionaires

In the 2024 edition, Frenchman Bernard Arnault appears as the richest in the world for the second year in a row. Arnault and his family’s assets are estimated at US$233 billion (almost R$1.2 trillion). The businessman heads the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, which brings together 75 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, Tiffany & Co. and Sephora.

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Elon Musk, who co-founded six companies that include electric vehicle maker Tesla and rocket maker SpaceX, came in second place, with an estimated net worth of US$195 billion (R$986.4 billion).

Soon after, Jeff Bezos appears, founder of the e-commerce giant Amazon, with a fortune of US$194 billion (R$981.3 billion).

According to the magazine, there are currently a record number of 2,781 billionaires worldwide, 141 more than in 2023.

All the billionaires on the planet have a record combined fortune of US$14.2 trillion (R$71.8 trillion), a value US$2 trillion more than last year.

Two thirds of billionaires are richer in the annual comparison, with Mark Zuckerberg being the one who gained the most from one year to the next: his wealth increased by US$ 116.2 billion, thanks to the rise in Meta’s shares, which almost tripled in amid layoffs and bets on AI and the metaverse. He ranked fourth on the Forbes list.

The 10 richest people in the world, according to the 2024 list of billionaires. Check it out:

1. Bernard Arnault and family

Net worth: $233 billion
Source of wealth: LVMH
Country: France
Age: 75

2. Elon Musk

Net worth: $195 billion
Source of wealth: Tesla, SpaceX
Country: United States
Age: 52

3. Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $194 billion
Source of wealth: Amazon
Country: United States
Age: 60

4. Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $177 billion
Source of wealth: Facebook
Country: United States
Age: 39

5. Larry Ellison

Net worth: $141 billion
Source of wealth: Oracle
Country: United States
Age: 79

6. Warren Buffett

Net worth: $133 billion
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Country: United States
Age: 93

7. Bill Gates

Net worth: $128 billion
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Country: United States
Age: 68

8. Steve Ballmer

Net worth: $121 billion
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Country: United States
Age: 68

9. Mukesh Ambani

Net worth: $116 billion
Source of wealth: Diversified
Country: India
Age: 66

10. Larry Page

Net worth: $114 billion
Source of wealth: Google
Country: United States
Age: 51

(With information from Estadão Conteúdo)

The article is in Portuguese

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