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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.

Question:

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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