According to each person’s most recent net worth and financial success, the list of the 5 richest people in the world might change from year to year. Based on the most recent Forbes List of June 16, 2022, the top 10 richest people in the world are listed here, along with some interesting information about each one.
1. Elon Musk – $215.7 billion
Elon Musk is aiming to revolutionize transportation on Earth with Tesla and in space through rocket manufacturer SpaceX. Tesla, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle firm, is presently valued at close to $800 billion, and he has a net worth of $215.6 billion. Nearly $100 billion has been placed on the worth of Musk’s rocket firm, SpaceX. In October 2021, Tesla had a market capitalization of $800 billion, making it the most valuable carmaker in the world.
2. Bernard Arnault & Family – $139.2 billion
Bernard Arnault, chairman, and CEO of LVMH – France is now ranked as the second richest person on the planet. His empire of more than 70 businesses, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, has generated a net worth of $139.1.3 billion for him. The richest man in Europe and a French businessman, Bernard Arnault, amassed a $100 billion fortune in December of the previous year.
3. Jeff Bezos – $133.5 billion
With a net worth of $133.4 billion, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is currently the third richest person in the planet. His opinion hasn’t changed despite divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and giving her a portion of his Amazon stock. In 1994, Bezos started the massive Amazon out of his Seattle garage. The coronavirus epidemic has benefited the e-commerce juggernaut by increasing internet sales.
4. Bill Gates – $122.5 billion
Bill Gates, the creator of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has a $122.4 billion net worth. After co-founding the software behemoth Microsoft with Paul Allen, Bill Gates eventually sold off the majority of his holdings in the business, keeping just 1% of the stock and investing the rest in equities and other assets. In April of last year, when Microsoft’s stock rose following reporting, Bill Gates joined the $100 billion club. The biggest private philanthropic organization in the world is The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
5. Warren Buffet – $100.8 billion
Warren Buffet, a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha, is regarded as one of history’s greatest investors. He is in charge of Berkshire Hathaway, which is made up of more than 60 businesses, including well-known ones like Geico insurance, Duracell, and Dairy Queen. He is worth $100.9 billion in total. He purchased his first stock at the age of 11, the son of a US politician.