Most of the richest people in the world have increased their fortunes in 2023, the fortunes of 38 out of the 50 richest have increased – The Guardian reported on Wednesday. There is one Pole among the 500 richest people in the world.
The British daily based its publication on the list of the 500 richest people in the world prepared by Bloomberg.
Elon Musk is the richest
He is at its head Elon Musk, which was not harmed by the decline in the value of the X platform, formerly known as Twitter. Its balance sheet was strengthened by Tesla shares, and its total assets increased by $98 billion, more than GDP Angola – wrote “The Guardian”.
In second place is Frenchman Bernard Arnault, the only citizen of a country other than USA in the top ten. He is the owner of, among others, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy concern. The podium closes Jeff BezosCEO and president of Amazon.
There is one Pole in the top 500, Tomasz Biernacki, owner of Dino supermarkets, classified in 462nd place. Bloomberg estimated the value of his fortune at $5.85 billion (approx. PLN 22.8 billion).
Only 12 of the 50 richest people in the world saw a decline this year. his/her possessions. In the top 500, 115 people “became poor”, writes “The Guardian”. Even a group of Russian oligarchs, formally subject to Western sanctions in response to the attack, managed to increase their fortunes. Russia to Ukraine.
In the top 50, the biggest jump was recorded by Indonesian entrepreneur Prajogo Pangestu, who multiplied his wealth sevenfold in 2023, which allowed him to rank 47th in the ranking. The most “poor” person was Gautam Adani, an Indian businessman who took 15th place, whose fortune shrank by USD 36 billion – we read in the report.
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