The World's Richest Person 2024

The World's Richest Person 2024

This French tastemaker came from a wealthy family and turned millions into hundreds of billions over nearly four decades. By Giacomo Tognini, Forbes Staff For the second year running, luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault is the richest person in the world, ranking number one on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list. He’s $22 billion richer than in 2023, thanks to yet another record year for his luxury goods conglomerate, LVMH, which owns an empire of 75 coveted brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian …