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There are six Argentines. This is the list of the richest people in the world, according to Forbes

There are 2,781 people with more than 1 billion dollars in the world, indicated Forbes magazine in its latest edition, in which it published its traditional annual list of billionaires around the world. “There are more billionaires than ever”said the media when presenting its well-known ranking.

They are “141 more billionaires than last year and 26 more than the record set in 2021,” the publication said. “Plus, billionaires are richer than everwith an added value of 14.2 trillion dollars, 2 trillion dollars more than in 2023″ and 1.1 trillion over the previous record, reached in 2021″, he added.

USA It is the country with the largest number of billionaires: it has a record 813 billionaires, with a combined value of 5.7 trillion dollars. China (includes Hong Kong) ranks second in number of billionaires, with 473 people in that condition, with a combined value of 1.7 trillion dollars. And the Indiawith 200 billionaires (also a record for the country), is in third place.

“To calculate net worth, we use stock prices and exchange rates on March 8, 2024,” Forbes clarified in the note accompanying the list.

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The ranking is headed by Bernard Arnault, which controls the LVMH empire, with 75 brands in the fashion and cosmetics industry, and which includes Louis Vuitton and Sephora. At 75 years old, the Frenchman has a net worth of $233 billion.

The second richest man in the world is Elon Muskwho co-founded six companies, including the automotive company Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX, and bought the social network Twitter (renamed X) in October 2022. At 52 years old, Musk is worth $195 billion.

The third place of ranking global is for Jeff Bezos. The founder of the e-commerce giant Amazon has a net worth of $194 billion. The businessman’s profile published in Forbes highlights that he is the owner of the prestigious newspaper The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that develops rockets. “He briefly flew into space in one in July 2021,” he completes.

In fourth place was Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Meta (where he merged the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, among others). He has a net worth of $177 billion.

With 141,000 million dollars, Larry Ellison, president, chief technology officer and co-founder of software giant Oracleoccupies fifth place.

One of the most followed investors in the financial markets, Warren Buffett is in sixth place of the rankingwith a fortune of 133,000 million dollars.

In seventh place was Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and today with investments in various sectors. His fortune reaches 128 billion dollars.

Eighth place went to another Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmerwhich has a net worth of $121 billion.

Mukesh Ambani, classified as a diversified investor It was in the ninth step, with 116,000 million dollars

El top ten closes it Larry Page, co-founder of Google. This computer engineer and American businessman earned a fortune that amounts to $114 billion.

Six Argentines appear on the list: in 453rd place is Marcos Galperin, owner of Mercado Libre, with 6.3 billion dollars. It is followed, among Argentines, Paolo Rocca, main shareholder of the steel and oil group Techint, in 529th place with 5.6 billion dollars. Then it appears Alejandro Bulgheronifrom Pan American Energy (PAE), in position 624 with 4.9 billion dollars.

In fourth place, in position 809, are Gregorio Perez Companc (founder of the group of the same name) and family, who own $3.9 billion. Then it appears Eduardo Eurnekian (owner of the Corporación América group, which among other assets owns Aeropuertos Argentina 2000), which is ranked 1104, with 3 billion dollars. Finally, Eduardo Costantiniowner of Consultatio and the Malba Museum, among other assets, ranks 2,152, with $1.4 billion.

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