Bloomberg Billionaires Index: News

05 Jan 2024

Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani once again becomes India's richest person

Gautam Adani, the Chairperson of the Adani Group, has surpassed Mukesh Ambani, the Chairperson of Reliance Industries, to reclaim the title of India's richest person.

29 Dec 2023

Donald Trump

Richest 500 people rebound with $1.5 trillion gain in 2023

The world's 500 wealthiest individuals saw their combined net worth skyrocket by $1.5 trillion in 2023, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

04 Jul 2023

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's wealth soars by $97bn in 2023's first half

The first half of 2023 was extremely good for the world's wealthiest and in particular for Elon Musk.

21 Feb 2023

Elon Musk

#NewsBytesExplainer: Billionaires who lost their fortune in the recent past

From Elon Musk losing $100 billion in a single calendar year to Sam Bankman-Fried's personal wealth being completely wiped out, the past year has been chaotic for some of the world's richest.

15 Nov 2022

Elon Musk

#NewsBytesExplainer: How did Elon Musk become the world's richest man?

Elon Musk became the richest person on the planet in 2021, and he has held the spot since then.

30 Aug 2022

Mukesh Ambani

Gautam Adani is first Asian to become world's third richest

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani is on a roll. The 60-year-old businessman has become the world's third richest person by overtaking French mogul Bernard Arnault as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

08 Feb 2022

Mukesh Ambani

Gautam Adani overtakes Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

Gautam Adani, Indian billionaire and the chairperson of the Adani Group, has become the richest person in Asia, according to figures from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

28 Oct 2021


Musk may soon become first person with $300bn net worth

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is on the road to becoming the world's first person with a $300 billion net worth.

07 Jan 2021


Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

31 Dec 2020

Mukesh Ambani

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairperson and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is no longer the richest person in Asia. That title now belongs to China's Zhong Shanshan, a vaccine magnate and the founder of the bottled water company Nongfu Spring.

25 Dec 2020


Elon Musk says it's 'impossible' to take Tesla private

Billionaire Elon Musk has clarified that privatization of Tesla Inc. is impossible even though he is keen to spend more time on innovation rather than engineering, design, and general company operations, which limit the tech genius to some extent.

18 Jul 2019

Jeff Bezos

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

For the first time in the seven-year history of Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates swooped down to world's third-richest spot from his previous rank 2.

05 Apr 2019


Elon Musk lost $1 billion in just two minutes

Elon Musk lost $1 billion in just two minutes after shares of his electric-car company Tesla tumbled on Thursday due to poor deliveries.

29 Oct 2018


Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha perished in chopper crash

It has been confirmed that Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of Leicester City FC, perished in the helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

28 Oct 2018


Chopper carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside King Power Stadium

A helicopter believed to be carrying Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the chairman of football club Leicester City, crashed outside the King Power Stadium shortly after Leicester's home draw with West Ham United on Saturday night.

22 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

China's richest woman loses 66% of her fortune, courtesy trade-war

Zhou Qunfei, founder and CEO of consumer electronics suppliers Lens Technology, had become China's richest woman by supplying touchscreens for Apple and Tesla devices.

08 Jul 2018


Zuckerberg becomes world's third richest man, overtakes Warren Buffett

Despite concerns about data privacy over Facebook, the social network's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken American business magnate Warren Buffett to become the world's third richest person.

24 Mar 2018

Pallonji Mistry

World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

The first two months of 2018 have been rather expensive for the 500 wealthiest people on planet Earth.