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These celebrities made the Forbes 2024 billionaires list

While familiar faces like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerburg still took top spots on the list, some notable names were also added.

For starters, Bernard Arnault, who runs the LVMH empire of 75 fashion and cosmetics brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, took the top spot on the list with a net worth of $233 billion.

Some of our favorite stars have also managed to secure a place on the list of the world's billionaires.

Pop sensation Taylor Swift was officially named a member of the three-comma club on Tuesday after Forbes confirmed rumors that her fortune exceeds $1 billion.

The financial news outlet said she was the first artist to achieve billionaire status based on her music alone, estimating her fortune at $1.1 billion.

And in just a few weeks, fans can look forward to a brand new album: Swift will release “The Tortured Poets Department” on April 19th.

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Other industry heavyweights who have hit the mark include Rihanna and Jay-Z, who made their enormous wealth through fashion brands, alcohol companies and entertainment holdings, among other things.

Here are the 14 celebrities who made it to the list of world billionaires:

14. Taylor Swift $1.1 billion

13. Dick Wolf $1.2 billion

12. Magic Johnson $1.2 billion

11. LeBron James $1.2 billion

10. Tiger Woods $1.3 billion

9. Rihanna $1.4 billion

8. Tyler Perry $1.4 billion

7. Peter Jackson $1.5 billion

6. Kim Kardashian $1.7 billion

5. Jay-Z $2.5 billion

4. Oprah Winfrey $2.8 billion

3. Michael Jordan $3.2 billion

2. Steven Spielberg $4.8 billion

1. George Lucas $5.5 billion

According to Forbes' Africa's Billionaires List, the following South Africans are also among the richest in the world:

1. Johann Rupert

2. Nicky Oppenheimer

3. Patrice Motsepe

4. Koos Bekker

5. Michiel le Roux

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