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The 10 richest people in the world today – 1 August

Money makes money and these 10 people have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT! The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. South African-born Elon Musk is the new richest person in the world, having recently surpassed France’s Bernard Arnault. They are followed by United States’ Jeff […]

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Elon Musk. Image: AFP/Justin Sullivan.

Money makes money and these 10 people have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT!

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people.

South African-born Elon Musk is the new richest person in the world, having recently surpassed France’s Bernard Arnault.

They are followed by United States’ Jeff Bezos, who rounds out the Top 3.

The rest of the Top 10, in order, are: Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, Steve Ballmer and Sergey Brin.

The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York.

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BELOW ARE THE TOP 10 RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

Correct as at 31 July 2023

Rank Name Net worth
1 Elon Musk $242 billion
2 Bernard Arnault $198 billion
3 Jeff Bezos $157 billion
4 Bill Gates $136 billion
5 Larry Ellison $131 billion
6 Larry Page $120 billion
7 Mark Zuckerberg $118 billion
8 Warren Buffet $118 billion
9 Steve Ballmer $118 billion
10 Sergey Brin $114 billion