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Poor Elon Musk Is No Longer the World's Richest Guy

Jeff Bezos, who hasn't held the top spot since 2021, is back

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos has taken back the top spot on the list of the world's wealthiest people. The Amazon founder and his $200 billion net worth on Monday surpassed Elon Musk, whose net worth was $2 billion less, reports the Wall Street Journal , citing the latest rankings from the Bloomberg...

Meet the 10 Richest People in the World

You know many of them already, including Elon Musk at No. 1, per 'Forbes' annual billionaires ranking

(Newser) - If Forbes is trying to make us feel bad for the world's billionaires, it's not really working. The magazine notes that, collectively, this group is now worth $400 billion less than they were a year ago, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, tepid markets, and war—but 1,000...

Musk Widens Richie-Rich Gap, Trolls Bezos

SpaceX CEO tweets a silver medal at space race rival

(Newser) - Elon Musk is pulling further ahead of Jeff Bezos as the world's richest man, and trolling all the way. Privately-held SpaceX saw its valuation rise to $100.3 billion this week as insiders agreed to sell up to $755 million in stock to new and existing investors at $560...

Bezos Leaves CEO Post With a Pretty Penny in His Pocket

Amazon founder is worth $201.8B—about 740,000 times median net worth of an American at age 65

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos may be giving up his CEO title , but he'll hold onto world's richest man honors, at least for now. The Amazon chief officially hands over the reins Monday to Andy Jassy, the head of the company's web services, but not before amassing a net worth...

There's a New Richest Person in the World

Tesla CEO moves a billion past Jeff Bezos

(Newser) - The skyrocketing price of Tesla shares pushed Elon Musk's wealth past that of Jeff Bezos on Thursday, crowning a new richest person in the world. Musk is now listed as being worth $185 billion, a billion more than Amazon's Bezos, CNBC reports. It's not exactly a rags-to-riches...

The World's Richest Person Is Now Richer Than Ever

The Amazon founder is worth a staggering amount of money

(Newser) - Get a raise last year? Jeff Bezos saw his gains go up, too—by $56.7 billion, which makes the world's richest person literally richer than ever, Bloomberg reports. His wealth rose along with a 4.4% surge in Amazon stock, which put shares at a record $2,878....

Daughter of India's Richest Man Plans Star-Packed Wedding

Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, and Arianna Huffington among Isha Ambani's guests

(Newser) - The daughter of India's richest man is about to say "I do" and she's invited some of America's most recognizable names in business, politics, and entertainment to help her celebrate. Per USA Today , Isha Ambani's guest list includes Beyoncé , Hillary Clinton and Arianna Huffington. The...

For First Time in 24 Years, a New No. 1 on Forbes 400

Jeff Bezos unseats Bill Gates

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos recently became the richest person in modern history , and on Wednesday came another milestone for the Amazon founder: For the first time since 1994, Bill Gates has been unseated at the top of the Forbes 400. Bezos is the first new No. 1 in 24 years, with a...

The Earth Has a New 'Richest Person'
The Earth Has a New
'Richest Person'

The Earth Has a New 'Richest Person'

With a net worth of $90.9 billion, Jeff Bezos just surpassed Bill Gates

(Newser) - A strong morning for shares of Amazon has resulted in bragging rights for CEO Jeff Bezos: He is now the richest person on the planet. Bezos' net worth climbed to $90.9 billion about 10am EDT Thursday, putting him ahead of Gates at $90.7 billion, per Bloomberg . It's...

Gates So Rich He May Become World's First Trillionaire

Per latest Oxfam extrapolation

(Newser) - Eight billionaires on Earth boast as much money as the world's 3.6 billion poorest people—and one of those eight wealth-wielders has a good shot at ascending to the next level. CNBC reports that Bill Gates is on pace to become the planet's first trillionaire within the...

8 Men Are as Rich as World's Poorest 3.6B

Oxfam calls for crackdown on tax-dodging

(Newser) - A group of people that could fit into a minivan is richer than enough of the world's population to fill nearly 50 million school buses, according to Oxfam's latest shocking report on world inequality. Eight extremely wealthy men, six of them American, have as much wealth as the...

PayPal Makes Man a Quadrillionaire—by Accident
PayPal Makes Man a Quadrillionaire—by Accident

PayPal Makes Man a Quadrillionaire—by Accident

But Chris Reynolds' good fortune doesn't last long

(Newser) - It's not too often you see the word "quadrillionaire" in a headline. Actually, probably never, considering Chris Reynolds of Media, Penn., was the first man to ever be one—albeit very, very briefly. Reynolds opened his PayPal statement this month to find he had been credited $92,233,...

This Woman May Soon Be World's Richest Person

Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart could be worth $100B

(Newser) - The world may soon have a new richest person, and good money says you've never heard of her. Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart is projected to reach a net worth as high as $100 billion—more than Carlos Slim ($74 billion), Bill Gates ($56 billion), and Mark Zuckerberg ($13....

Bill Gates Even Gave Away Richest-Guy Title

'Forbes' list wouldn't be a contest if he hadn't discovered philanthropy

(Newser) - Forbes will unveil its 2011 billionaires list tomorrow, and Bill Gates will certainly make an appearance, reports Reuters . But it turns out the longtime richest guy in the world fell to No. 2 last year not because of Microsoft's waning fortunes, but because he literally gave away the title. "...

Mubarak: World's Richest Man?

Family fortune may reach $70B: report

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak may be the richest man in the world—by far—if reports are correct . The Guardian reported that Middle East experts put the Egyptian leader’s family fortune at some $70 billion, which the New York Post notes is quite a bit more than the riches of both...

Carlos Slim Overtakes Bill Gates as World's Richest
Carlos Slim Overtakes Bill Gates as World's Richest

Carlos Slim Overtakes Bill Gates as World's Richest

Mexican businessman's net worth is $53.5B, Forbes estimates

(Newser) - Mexican businessman Carlos Slim has overtake Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person, with Forbes’ annual estimate giving him a net worth of $53.5 billion—a hair more (well, to them) than the Microsoft founder’s $53 billion even. Investor Warren Buffet ($47 billion) is third, followed...

Gates No. 1 on Shrinking Billionaire List

(Newser) - This may not elicit much sympathy, but Forbes' annual list of billionaires has shrunk from 1,125 names to 793 this year. Bill Gates lost $18 billion but managed to regain the top spot from Warren Buffett, who lost $25 billion. Here's the top 10:
  • Gates, $40 billion
  • Buffett, $37

Gates Tops Rich List With $57B

Leads Forbes ranking for 15th year

(Newser) - Microsoft founder Bill Gates leads the latest Forbes list of America's richest people with a fortune estimated to be $57 billion. It's the 15th year in a row that the visionary behind the computer revolution has topped the ratings. But the rich are not getting richer, Forbes reveals. Several fortunes...

Buffet Unseats Gates as Richest Man on Earth

He's worth $62B; Gates is now third with $58B.

(Newser) - Bill Gates has passed the gilded torch: Warren Buffett and Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim have ended the Microsoft founder's 13-year reign as richest man on earth, Forbes reports. Buffett's fortune grew $10 billion this year to $62 billion, while Slim weighs in with an estimated $60 billion. Gates trails...

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