2024 Top 10 Richest People in Finance—In the ever-evolving landscape of global finance, fortunes are made and fortunes are lost with each passing year. As we step into the year 2024, the financial world continues to witness the rise of individuals whose influence stretches across markets, industries, and continents. These titans of finance not only amass vast wealth but also shape economic policies, redefine investment strategies, and leave an indelible mark on the financial fabric of our society.
In this article, we delve into the realm of finance to unveil the top 10 richest individuals of 2024. From seasoned investors to visionary entrepreneurs, these individuals have navigated the complexities of the financial markets to accumulate staggering fortunes. Their stories offer insights into the ever-changing dynamics of wealth creation and the diverse paths to financial success in the modern era.
Join us as we explore the lives, achievements, and fortunes of the 2024 top 10 richest people in finance, illuminating the triumphs and challenges that accompany their ascent to the pinnacle of economic power.
2024 Top 10 Richest People In Finance
10. R. Budi Hartono: Net Worth $26.4 Billion
Robert Budi Hartono, born 28 April 1941, is an Indonesian tobacco billionaire with a net worth of US$25.3 billion as of September 2023. He owns and runs the privately held Djarum, the world’s third-largest maker of clove cigarettes. Djarum has reportedly recently grabbed shares from the number two cigarette firm, Sampoerna. Budi Hartono also has a stake with his brother, Michael Bambang Hartono in one of Indonesia’s biggest banks, Bank Central Asia, formerly controlled by billionaire Sudono Salim. According to Forbes, he is the second richest Indonesian and the 61st richest person in the world.
In September 2019 billionaires’ personal information, Budi Hartono and his brother Michael Hartono were reported by Forbes magazine as the richest men in Indonesia in 2019 with a combined wealth of $35 billion. Budi Hartono was listed by Forbes as being worth $18.6 billion, while in 2012 was $6.5 billion.
9. Masayoshi Son: Net Worth $28.2 Billion
Masayoshi Son, born 11 August 1957, is a Japanese billionaire technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. A third-generation Zainichi Korean, he naturalized as a Japanese citizen in 1990. He is the founder, representative director, corporate officer, chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG), a strategic technology-focused investment holding company, as well as chairman of UK-based Arm Holdings.
In 2013, Son was placed 45th on the Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Most Powerful People. In the 2018’s ranking, he was placed on the 55th position. As of 2023, Son ranks 69th on the Forbes‘s list of The World’s Billionaires and is #239 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He had for many years the distinction of being the person who had lost the most money in history (more than $59bn during the dot com crash of 2000 alone, when his SoftBank shares plummeted), a feat surpassed by Elon Musk in the following decades.