Top 10 World Richest People In 2022: New Twitter Shareholder & Tesla CEO Tops The List As Other Billionaires Dip

Top 10 World Richest People In 2022: New Twitter Shareholder & Tesla CEO Tops The List As Other Billionaires Dip

For over the past year, the ranks of billionaires in the world has diminished, with their total worth dropping by $400 billion, that is according to the latest list of the world richest people in 2022 from Forbes magazine.

According to Forbes’ annual World’s Billionaires list, there are 2,668 billionaires around the globe. That means, about 87 less than the previous year. Meanwhile, these billionaires are worth a combined $12.7 trillion.

The big magazine outlet cites the Russia-Ukraine war, the COVID pandemic, and weaker markets for the dip in the number of billionaires.

As a result, the U.S. still tops all countries with the most billionaires at 735, followed by China’s 607.

Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX founder, who recently bought a stake in Twitter’s shareholding, topped Forbes’ list for the first time ever with a net worth of $219 billion. Again, more than half of the top 10 billionaires earned their fortunes in the technology sector.

List Of The 10 World Richest People In 2022

Below is the list of the 10 world richest people in 2022 after Elon Musk’s net worth skyrocketed once more as other billionaires around the world dip.

1. Elon Musk ($219 billion): The Tesla CEO, Musk recently joined Twitter’s board after claiming a 9% stake in the company.

2. Jeff Bezos ($171 billion): He founded a little company called Amazon. Bezos also has his own aerospace company, Blue Origin.

3. Bernard Arnault and family ($158 billion): Arnault runs LVMH, the company behind popular brands including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Christian Dior.

4. Bill Gates ($129 billion): The philanthropist is still among the top 5 of the world richest people after the emergence of Bezos and Musk overthrew the 66-year-old billionaire from the top. Gates co-founded software giant Microsoft.

5. Warren Buffett ($118 billion): Just like Gates, Warren Buffett is one of the veterans billionaires in this list. He has been among the top 2 on the list in the past together with Bill Gates on top. The “Oracle of Omaha” is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and made his billions through investing.

6. Larry Page ($111 billion): Page is one of the co-founders of Google, so the next time you Google anything, just like you’re doing now, always remember the co-founder of this great company is among the world richest people in 2022.

7. Sergey Brin ($107 billion): Brin co-founded Google with Page.

8. Larry Ellison ($106 billion): Ellison runs software giant Oracle.

9. Steve Ballmer ($91.4 billion): Ballmer once served as CEO of Microsoft. Today, he’s owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and is now among the top 10 world richest people in 2022.

10. Mukesh Ambani $(90.7 billion): Mukesh completes this list of the 10 world richest people in 2022. Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, which is involved in multiple industries including petrochemicals and textiles.

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