Today, we’ll look at the top 10 richest persons in the world in 2022. The wealth of the world’s billionaires is impressive, and even though there are only around 2000 of them, the number continues to rise. However, the top 10 richest people on the planet are found at the very top of the list of billionaires.
1. Elon Musk
The major funder of Tesla Motors was born in South Africa. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics. Currently, he is CEO of the Tesla electric vehicle company. Additionally, he serves as the chief executive officer and principal engineer at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Musk has a net worth of $223 billion as of March 2022, making him the wealthiest person on the planet.
2. Jeff Bezos
Amazon.com was started in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, who started the company in a garage in Seattle. It began as a book store but has now evolved into a one-stop-shop for anything under the sun and is often considered the world’s most influential retailer. Amazon’s stock price increased by 76 percent in 2020 due to increased demand for online shopping during the COVID-19 epidemic. He was formally nominated the second-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes in March of 2022, with a net worth of $178 billion.
3. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault, a French native, is the leader and CEO of LVMH, the world’s most giant luxury goods empire. In addition to Louis Vuitton and Hennessey, LVMH also owns Marc Jacobs and Sephora, among other businesses. Bernard Arnault is the wealthiest person in Europe and the third richest person in the globe, having a net worth of $84.6 billion.
4. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is best recognized as the co-founder and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation. He worked for Microsoft as chairman, CEO, and chief software architect throughout his professional life. Gates was the company’s biggest individual stakeholder until May 2014, when he sold his stake. He was one of the world’s top 10 richest persons from 1995 to 2022, with a net worth estimated at $127 billion.
5. Larry Page
Larry Page, one of the tech billionaires, and his friend Sergey Brin found the dominant internet search engine Google in 1998. They bought YouTube, the most popular platform for user-submitted videos, in 2006. His net worth increased to the current level of US $120 billion.
6. Warren Buffett
In 1962, Warren Edward Buffett made his first investment in a textile firm named Berkshire Hathaway, and by1965, he had become the company’s dominant shareholder. Buffett focuses on purchasing and keeping undervalued companies as a long-term investor. Currently, he is the sixth-richest person globally, with a net worth of $116 billion.
7. Sergey Brin
Brin co-founded Google with Larry Page in 1998, and he became Google’s head of technology. After the Alphabet holding company was founded in 2015, he maintained the same position. During his time at Alphabet, he invested heavily in the company’s research lab, which is responsible for developing revolutionary technology. During the previous 12 months, Brin’s net worth has increased by about 25%, to $115 billion.
8. Steve Ballmer
Microsoft’s most significant individual shareholder is Ballmer, who controls around 4% of the corporation. He invested $2 billion to acquire the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team in 2007. His net worth increased to the current level of US $107 billion.
9. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison, the creator, chairman, and former CEO of Oracle, has a net worth of $94.6 billion and is one of the richest people globally. With a vast range of cloud computing applications, Oracle is the second-largest software firm in the world today. Ellison is ranked ninth out of the world’s wealthiest men.
10. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is a successful Indian businessman who serves as the chairman, managing director, and significant shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. Reliance Industries has developed its retail and telecoms businesses under Mukesh Ambani’s leadership. In March 2022, his net worth was estimated at $88.4 billion.