Elon Musk regains top spot of world’s richest men – full list is unbelievable

  • The list of the world’s richest men has been unveiled by Forbes
  • Their wealth totals almost $1.47 trillion
  • Elon Musk is back in top stop despite losses in 2023

Published on Jan 05, 2024 at 1:06 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jan 08, 2024 at 2:55 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Elon Musk regains top spot of world’s richest men – full list is unbelievable

The list of the world’s wealthiest people as of 1 January, 2024 has been unveiled by Forbes – and Elon Musk is back on top of the richest men rankings.

Due to financial losses, Elon Musk, was overtaken in the world’s richest man list by Bernard Arnault in 2023.

But you can’t keep Elon Musk in second place and he’s regained the top spot.

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The combined wealth of the 10 richest men totals almost $1.47 trillion.

According to data from Forbes, this total is $350 billion higher than the combined net worth of 2023.

That came to $1.12 trillion.

And some familiar names including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are up there.

CEO of X, Tesla and SpaceX and several other profitable companies, Elon Musk has reclaimed his title at the top of the richest men list.

As of the beginning of 2024, Elon Musk’s net worth stands at a staggering $250.4 billion.

Despite some record-breaking losses in his wealth in 2023, that’s still a significant increase from $136.9 billion in 2023.

French billionaire, Bernard Arnault, has taken 2024’s second place.

Forbes reports his current net worth at $203.2 billion up from $183 billion in 2023.

A name that’s absent from this year’s top ten is Indian billionaire, Gautam Adani, who ranked last year.

Previously holding the position as the richest man in Asia, he started 2023 in a respectable third place with $126.2 billion.

However, corruption allegations in India have caused a significant dent in his wealth over the past 12 months.

India’s supreme court recently ruled that the investigation into Adani should be completed within a three-month window, which gave his stock a boost.

He’s entering the new year in sixteenth place with his net worth said to be $69.7 billion.

The Forbes list of the top 10 richest men in the world at the start of 2024:

  1. Elon Musk – $250.4 billion
  2. Bernard Arnault & family – $203.2 billion
  3. Jeff Bezos – $174.4 billion
  4. Larry Ellison – $133.8 billion
  5. Mark Zuckerberg – $123.6 billion
  6. Warren Buffett – $118.8 billion
  7. Bill Gates – $118.3 billion
  8. Larry Page – $116.2 billion
  9. Sergey Brin – $111.5 billion
  10. Steve Ballmer – $110.9 billion


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.