Top 10 richest people in the world

The list of the world’s wealthiest people might change from year to year, depending on their most recent net worth and financial success. Here is the most recent list of the world’s top ten richest people, based on the Forbes List as of January 28, 2022, as well as some fascinating information about each of them.

1. Elon Musk – $218.3 billion

Elon Musk is striving to transform transportation on Earth, through his electric vehicle company Tesla, and in space, through his rocket company SpaceX. Elon Musk’s electric vehicle firm Tesla is now worth about $800 billion, and his net worth is approximately $218.3 billion. SpaceX, Musk’s rocket firm, is currently worth roughly $100 billion. In October 2021, Tesla became the world’s most valuable automaker, with a market value of $800 billion.

2. Bernard Arnault & Family – $188.6 billion

Bernard Arnault, Chairman, and CEO of LVMH – France, is the world’s second-richest person today. His net worth is $188.6 billion as a result of his business empire, which includes more than 70 companies such as Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Bernard Arnault, a French businessman, and Europe’s richest man amassed a $100 billion fortune in December of last year.

3. Jeff Bezos – $165 .5 billion

Jeff Bezos, the founder, and CEO of Amazon, has a net worth of $165.5 billion and is the third richest person on the planet today. His position has not changed despite the fact that he divorced his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and transferred a part of his Amazon stock to her. Bezos created the colossus Amazon in his Seattle garage in 1994. With more individuals purchasing online as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon has enjoyed the rewards.

4. Bill Gates – $130.7 billion

Bill Gates is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has a net worth of $130.7 billion. After co-founding the software behemoth Microsoft with Paul Allen, Bill Gates later sold a large portion of his investment in the firm, keeping only 1% of the stock and investing the rest in equities and other assets. Bill Gates joined the $100 billion club in April of last year when Microsoft’s stock price soared following results. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private charitable foundation in the world.

5. Warren Buffet – $111.1billion

Warren Buffet, often known as the Oracle of Omaha, is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors of all time. He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns over 60 firms, including the well-known Geico insurance, Duracell, and Dairy Queen Restaurant. His net worth is estimated to be $111.1 billion. He acquired his first stock when he was 11 years old, as the son of a US politician.

6. Larry Page – $111 billion

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, has a net worth of $111 billion and ranks sixth among the world’s wealthiest people. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the well-known space exploration firm, and is sponsoring the “Flying Car,” as well as the startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.

7. Larry Ellison – $108.2 billion

Larry Ellison’s net worth is $108.2 billion, which he derived from Oracle, the software company he cofounded in 1977. He stepped down as CEO of the firm in 2014, and he now serves as chairman of the board and chief technical adviser. Ellison has also been a member of Tesla’s board of directors since December 2018, after purchasing 3 million shares earlier that year. He owns practically the whole Hawaiian island of Lanai.

8. Sergey Brin – $107.1 billion

Sergey Brin, co-founder and board member of Alphabet, has a net worth of $107.1 billion, placing him eighth among the world’s wealthiest people. In 1998, he co-founded Google with Larry Page, which went public in 2004 and was renamed Alphabet in 2015.

 

9. Mark Zuckerberg – $104.6 billion3

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder, CEO, and chairman, advocates the social network that has become a go-to communication channel today. His net worth is $104.6 billion, and he now controls around 15% of Facebook after the company went public in May 2012. Mark Zuckerberg has the distinction of becoming the world’s youngest billionaire. His net worth has surpassed $100 billion, owing to Instagram Reels, a rival to TikTok, which was banned in India earlier this year and is currently experiencing legal issues in the United States.

10. Steve Ballmer – $95.7 billion

Steve Ballmer was the former CEO of Microsoft, leading the company from 2000 until 2014. During a difficult period, his capable leadership guided Microsoft toward sustainability and success. His net worth is $95.7 billion, and he spent $59 million in Social Solutions, a firm that develops software for government agencies and non-profit groups, in 2018.