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Taylor Swift climbs to the top of the global billionaire list

  • Taylor Swift has joined Elon Musk as one of the richest persons on the planet.
  • With an estimated net worth of $233 billion, Bernard Arnault and his family topped the list.
  • Second on the list with an estimated net worth of $195 billion is Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla and X.

According to the most recent Forbes World’s Billionaires List, Taylor Swift has joined Elon Musk as one of the richest persons on the planet. With $1.1 billion (£877 million), Swift made his debut on the list, while ChatGPT‘s inventor, Sam Altman, was valued at $1 billion (£800 million).

With an estimated net worth of $233 billion (£185 billion), Bernard Arnault and his family topped the list. A record 2,781 billionaires were listed by Forbes for 2024, up 141 from the previous year and 26 from the record established in 2021.

Global billionaire list

With a combined worth of $14.2 trillion (£11.3 trillion), the affluent were wealthier than ever. Swift’s popularity goes beyond just music; she frequently attends American football games to see her boyfriend Travis Kelce increase NFL viewership.

Six of the ten wealthiest individuals on the earth, comprising eight of them, were US citizens and had amassed their wealth from the technology sector. Second on the list with an estimated net worth of $195 billion (£155 billion) is Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla and X.

Third is Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon. TV producer Dick Wolf is also included, with a worth of $1.2 billion (£950 million), as is Magic Johnson. According to Forbes, the class of 2024 billionaires is 255% wealthier than it was ten years ago and is currently valued at $2 trillion (£1.59 trillion).

This means that only 0.5% of the 2,781 billionaires worldwide own 14% of all billionaire wealth. With 813 on the list, the US continues to have more billionaires than any other nation.

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