From left to right are Arnault, Musk, and Bezos. (Photo/Dazhi/Associated Press)
They have more money than the US government! According to the latest data, the cash level of the US Treasury Department has fallen to a new low, with only US$38.8 billion (about NT$1,187 trillion) remaining.The 31 richest people on the Forbes list are all worth more than the US government.
According to CNN, according to the latest federal data, as of the 25th, the US Treasury Department only had $38.8 billion (about NT$1187 trillion) in cash, far below the $200 billion (about NT$6122 trillion) in earlier this month. ), and now the world’s top 31 billionaires are worth more than the cash held by the federal government.
In the list of the world’s richest people in 2023, Bernard Arnault, CEO of the fashion tycoon LVMH Group, is currently number one, with an estimated net worth of US $ 193 billion (about NT $ 5911 trillion) . Elon Musk is worth US$185 billion (about NT$5666 trillion), followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with a net worth of US$144 billion (about NT$4410 trillion).
Among the 31 people, familiar names are included such as Michael Dell, the chairman of Dell, Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta. The millionaire François Pinault and the chairman of Chanel Alain Wertheimer are among them.
It is understood that US President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy have reached a bipartisan agreement to suspend the country’s debt ceiling until January 1, 2025. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling by June 5, the government will not have enough money to pay all the national debt on time.