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List of 10 billionaires who gained the most wealth in 2023

The year 2023 seemed to have inched up the wealth of the mega rich as their net worth soared much higher during the period.

According to global business magazine, about half of the world’s billionaires saw their fortune expand dramatically on the back of surging stock markets.

According to the credible magazine, most billionaires during that time gained wealthier than they were in January 2022, though some of them gained wealthier than others.

According to its [Forbes] estimates, the 10 biggest gainers added a combined $490 billion to their wealth as of December 15, 2023.

List of 10 billionaires who gained the most wealth in 2023

Out of the 10-man list prepared by Forbes, seven of them were technology billionaires who achieved big gains in 2023 – surpassing the market – despite a tumultuous 2022 for most of them.

Leading the pack of the 10-man list is Tesla Co-Founder, Elon Musk, who entered 2023 as the second richest person in the world with a net worth of about $146.5 billion after losing more money in 2022 than anyone else.

Despite the huge losses made in 2022, Elon Musk added more than $108 billion to his net worth after making a remarkable U-turn in Tesla stock on the market. Elon Musk’s net worth is estimated at $254.9 billion.

He is followed by Meta Founder, Mark Zuckerberg who added $74.8 billion to his entire net worth of $118.6 billion according to Forbes estimations.

See the full list compiled by Forbes below:

1. Elon Musk
Source of wealth: Tesla, SpaceX
Net worth: $254.9 billion (+$108.4 billion in 2023)

2. Mark Zuckerberg
Source of wealth: Facebook
Net worth: $118.6 billion (+$74.8 billion in 2023)

3. Jeff Bezos
Source of wealth: Amazon
Net worth: $172.3 billion (+$65 billion in 2023)

4. Prajogo Pangestu
Source of wealth: Diversified
Net worth: $52.8 billion (+$47.9 billion in 2023)

5. Larry Page
Source of wealth: Google
Net worth: $111.7 billion (+$34.4 billion in 2023)

6. Amancio Ortega
Source of wealth: Zara
Net worth: $97.4 billion (+$33.2 billion in 2023)

7. Sergey Brin
Source of wealth: Google
Net worth: $107.3 billion (+$33 billion in 2023)

8. Steve Ballmer
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Net worth: $110.9 billion (+$32.4 billion in 2023)

9. Larry Ellison
Source of wealth: Oracle
Net worth: $133.2 billion (+$30.8 billion in 2023)

10. Jensen Huang
Source of wealth: Nvidia
Net worth: $43.6 billion (+$29.8 billion in 2023)

With additional files from Forbes magazine

 

 

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