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Forbes released its 38th annual World Billionaires list

Published on April 05, 2024
Current Context: Forbes released its 38th annual World’s Billionaires list on April 2, 2024.
Forbes released its 38th annual World Billionaires list
  • Here are some key facts and figures from the list:
    • The list features a record-breaking 2,781 billionaires, which is 141 more than in 2023 and 26 more than the previous record set in 2021.
    • The combined wealth of these billionaires is a staggering $14.2 trillion, which is $2 trillion more than just a year ago and $1.1 trillion above the previous record, also set in 2021.
    • There are now a record 14 people who are members of the $100 Billion Club, the elite group of people whose fortunes stretch into 12 digits.
    • The richest of all is Bernard Arnault, who holds the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row. The French luxury goods kingpin is worth an estimated $233 billion.
    • He’s followed by Elon Musk, who is worth an estimated $195 billion, and Jeff Bezos, who is worth an estimated $194 billion.
    • In India, Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, is the richest person with a net worth of $116 billion.
    • Mark Zuckerberg has gained the most in sheer dollar terms, with his wealth increasing by $116.2 billion in a single year, thanks to Meta stock nearly tripling.
    • The AI gold rush has added more than a dozen newcomers working in artificial intelligence to the ranks.


Q.1 Who is the richest person according to the list?
a. Bernard Arnault
b. Jeff Bezos
c. Elon Musk
d. Mukesh Ambani
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