The Billionaires List, published by Forbes for the 38th time this year, showed that the number of billionaires worldwide has increased as well as their wealth.

Accordingly, the number of billionaires increased by 141 people compared to last year to 2,781, setting a new record.

The total wealth of billionaires also increased by 2 trillion dollars to 14.2 trillion dollars.

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Bernard Arnault, Chief Executive of luxury goods giant LVMH, topped the list as the richest person in the world for the second time with a fortune of 233 billion dollars.

The fortune of Arnault, who owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Christian Dior and Sephora, increased by 22 billion dollars compared to last year.

Elon Musk, the Chief Executive of Tesla and SpaceX, ranked second on the list with a fortune of 195 billion dollars, while Jeff Bezos, the founder of the US e-commerce giant Amazon, ranked third with a fortune of 194 billion dollars.

The oldest billionaire is 102, the youngest billionaire is 19

Women made up about 13 percent of billionaires, as they did last year. The richest woman in the world was Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of L'Oréal's founder, with a fortune of 99.5 billion dollars.

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While the average age of billionaires was 66, the oldest billionaire was recorded as 102-year-old American insurance tycoon George Joseph.

Livia Voigt, a 19-year-old Brazilian whose grandfather co-founded electrical equipment manufacturer WEG, was the youngest billionaire on the list.

It was stated that 25 of the richest billionaires were aged 33 or younger. The total wealth of these people was calculated as 110 billion dollars.

The country with the most billionaires was the USA with 813 people. This country was followed by China with 473 billionaires and India with 200 billionaires.

Artificial intelligence increased the wealth of technology billionaires

While the strong demand for artificial intelligence has fueled the rise in tech stocks in general, it has also increased the total wealth of tech billionaires by nearly $750 billion to $2.6 trillion in just one year.

Demand for artificial intelligence has helped add a number of people working in the field to the list, including Super Micro Computer executive Charles Liang, Advanced Micro Device executive Lisa Su and Nvidia board member Harvey Jones.

OpenAI Chief Executive Sam Altman, the developer of the AI chatbot ChatGPT, also joined the billionaires.