Bernard Arnault demoted to fifth place. CEO of luxury giant LVMH, the French billionaire, whose current fortune is estimated at $ 80.2 billion by Bloomberg, has just been surpassed by Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, boss of the conglomerate Reliance, and his $ 80.6 billion. Bernard Arnault, whose professional heritage exceeded a hundred billion dollars last year, has seen his fortune shrink by more than $ 25 billion since the start of the year due in particular to the stock market fall of his group but also titles he owns in several French companies (Carrefour, Lagardère …).
And he could fall further in the world rankings if LVMH’s stock market performance does not improve: American businessman and investor Warren Buffet, with just over $ 79 billion, and the former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer, who exceeds $ 76 billion, is no longer very far from the tricolor entrepreneur.
Today in tenth place, a strong competitor even approaches Bernard Arnault: the boss of Tesla and founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, who has seen his fortune climb by $ 41 billion since the beginning of the year. . Its heritage now stands at nearly $ 69 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg exceeds $ 100 billion
A situation against the current of the founder of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, third largest fortune in the world, recently saw his professional heritage move above the $ 100 billion mark. The young Californian billionaire, benefits from the deployment in the world of Reels, the new feature of Instagram supposed to compete with Tiktok, joined Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates in the very closed circle of the “hundred billionaires”.
As for the French fortunes, the heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, is in eleventh place in the world ranking with 65.6 billion dollars, followed by the businessman François Pinault with 38.1 billion dollars and the Wertheimer brothers, at the head of Chanel, with 30 billion euros each.