The adage “money begets money” has been proven time and again, and these ten individuals are living proof of this phenomenon. They have amassed substantial fortunes over the years, and when we say substantial, we mean astronomical!

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index provides a daily snapshot of the world’s wealthiest individuals, offering an intriguing glimpse into the financial prowess of these economic titans.

Elon Musk, originally from South Africa, has recently claimed the title of the world’s richest person, surpassing France’s Bernard Arnault in the process. This is a testament to his relentless innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Also read: Elon Musk | Biography, SpaceX, Tesla, Twitter, & Facts

Hot on their heels is Jeff Bezos from the United States, who completes the top three. His success story with Amazon is a shining example of how digital innovation can lead to immense wealth creation.

The remaining luminaries in the top ten are a veritable who’s who of global business. In sequential order, they are: Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft; Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle; Larry Page, one of the brains behind Google; Warren Buffet, the investment guru; Sergey Brin, another key player in Google’s success; Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft; and Mark Zuckerberg, the face behind Facebook.

These rankings are updated at the end of each trading day in New York, ensuring that they reflect the most recent shifts in these billionaires’ net worth.

As of October 2nd, 2023, here are the top ten richest person in the world. Their stories serve as a reminder that with innovation, determination, and a bit of luck, it is indeed possible for money to make money.


Correct as of 2 October 2023

RankNameNet worth
1Elon Musk$232 billion
2Bernard Arnault$167 billion
3Jeff Bezos$151 billion
4Bill Gates$124 billion
5Larry Ellison$121 billion
6Larry Page$118 billion
7Warren Buffett$117 billion
8Sergey Brin$112 billion
9Steve Ballmer$110 billion
10Mark Zuckerberg$109 billion

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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