Who is the One Louisianian on the Forbes Billionaires List?
Forbes magazine recently released their new billionaires list, and there was some movement in the top slots. Most notably, Elon Musk, founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc.; founder of the Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI; and president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation, dropped from the top spot down to #2 with a net worth of $180B. Even with his pretty impressive resume.
The richest person in the world, with a worth of $211B, sells purses and shoes. Bernard Arnault oversees the LVMH empire of 75 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Purses... and shoes.... what does that say about our world in 2023?
The rest of the Top Ten Richest People in the World according to Forbes:
#3- Jeff Bezos- $114B 59 Years old
#4- Larry Ellison- $107B 78 years old
#5- Warren Buffett- $106B 92 years old
Berkshire Hathaway/Finance & Investments
#6- Bill Gates $104B 67 years old
#7- Michael Bloomberg- $94.5B 81 years old
Bloomberg LP/Media & Entertainment
#8- Carlos Slim Helu & family- $93B 83 years old
#9- Mukesh Ambani- $83.4B 65 years old
#10- Steve Ballmer- $80.7B 67 years old
There is one Louisianian on the Forbes list. New Orleans Saints Owner Gail Benson comes in at #580 on the Forbes list. Benson the widow of Tom Benson (d. March 2018), former owner of the NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans. Benson's networth is at $4.7B, up from $3.8B in 2022, where she ranked #778.