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Top 10 richest men in the world increase wealth by $201.8 bn in Q2 2024

Top 10 Billionaires

The combined wealth of the top 10 richest men in the world was an astonishing $1.49 trillion in Q1 2024,

By Q2 2024, this figure increased to $1.69 trillion, marking a significant rise of $201.8 billion or 13.54%.

Elon Musk, who was third in Q1, saw a remarkable increase in his wealth, climbing to $240.2 billion in Q2, an increase of 24.85%. This leap placed him at the top of the list, overtaking Bernard Arnault and Jeff Bezos.

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Jeff Bezos also saw a healthy rise in his wealth, increasing by 6.70% to reach $216.5 billion.

Bernard Arnault, previously the wealthiest, experienced a decline of 12.08%, dropping to $192.9 billion in Q2.

Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth decreased slightly by 3.30%, bringing his net worth to $178.6 billion.

Larry Ellison experienced a significant increase of 14.65%, raising his net worth to $176.7 billion.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin also saw notable increases in their wealth, rising by 19.94% and 19.44% respectively, with Page reaching $152.8 billion and Brin $146.2 billion.

Bill Gates’ net worth increased by 2.76%, reaching $134.2 billion. Steve Ballmer saw a modest increase of 6.80%, bringing his wealth to $133.6 billion.

Read also: 10 richest men in the world at the start of 2024

Warren Buffett, despite remaining in the top 10, experienced a decrease of 6.85%, dropping to $128.1 billion.

According to the Forbes Billionaires List, here are the top 10 richest men in the world worth $1.69 tn combined in Q2 2024 as of July 3

  1. Elon Musk – $240.2 bn
  2. Jeff Bezos – $216.5 bn
  3. Bernard Arnault – $192.9 bn
  4. Mark Zuckerberg – $178.6 bn
  5. Larry Ellison – $176.7 bn
  6. Larry Page – $152.8 bn
  7. Sergey Brin – $146.2 bn
  8. Bill Gates – $134.2 bn
  9. Steve Ballmer – $133.6 bn
  10. Warren Buffett – $128.1 bn