Taylor Swift enters the list of the world’s richest billionaires – BNN

Taylor Swift enters the list of the world’s richest billionaires – BNN
Taylor Swift enters the list of the world’s richest billionaires – BNN

American pop star Taylor Swift has made her debut on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires, joining the ranks of the world’s richest people with a net worth of $1.1 billion. Next to her is Sam Altman (Sam Altman), the creator of the artificial intelligence chatbot “ChatGPT”, who has also reached the status of a billionaire with a net worth of one billion US dollars, according to the British broadcaster BBC on Tuesday, April 2.

“Forbes” reported that the number of billionaires in 2024 was a record high – 2,781 billionaires, which is 141 more than the previous year and 26 more than the previous record year 2021. This billionaire

total wealth rose to $14.2 trillion, an all-time high.

Singer-songwriter Swift debuted on the rich list after achieving megastar status. She has won four Grammy Awards for album of the year, but her success is not limited to music. Her presence at NFL games, where she watches her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, is credited with increasing NFL viewership.

Among the ten richest people in the world, eight of them are from the United States – six have earned their money in the technology industry.

Bernard Arnault and his family, who run the luxury goods group LVMH, take first place with $233 billion, followed by Elon Musk, head of Tesla and X, with $195 billion. In third place is Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) from “Amazon”.

Forbes Senior Wealth Editor Chase Peterson-Withorn said:

it’s been an “amazing” year for the world’s richest people.

He noted a record number of 14 hundred billionaires whose wealth exceeds twelve figures. He emphasized that despite the financial uncertainty in many people’s lives, the super-rich continue to thrive.

Forbes reported that the wealth of the billionaire class of 2024 has increased by 255% compared to a decade ago, and is now worth two trillion US dollars in total, meaning that only 0.5% of the world’s 2,781 billionaires own 14% of all billionaire wealth.

Geographically, the US still has more billionaires than any other country, with 813 billionaires. China remains in second place, followed by India.

The magazine reported that 189 people dropped from the billionaires list, including 129 from mainland China, mainly due to weak consumer spending and a collapse in the real estate market.

In addition, 32 billionaires passed away during the year, including prominent figures such as Egyptian tycoon Mohamed Al-Fayed, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and singer Jimmy Buffett Buffett).

Also read: L’Oréal heiress becomes first woman with a net worth of more than $100 billion

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