Forbes magazine regularly lists the richest people in the world. Some things have changed in the current rankings compared to the previous year. Who made it into the top ten and who occupies the top spots.
Forbes magazine keeps a list of the richest people in the world and updates it continuously. In September 2022 there was another change within the top ten: The tech billionaire Bill Gates was overtaken by an Indian businessman.
In summary, this is the list of the 10 richest people in the world.
- Elon Musk (USA)
- Bernard Arnault (France)
- Jeff Bezos (USA)
- Gautam Adani (India)
- Bill Gates (USA)
- Larry Ellison (USA)
- Warren Buffett (USA)
- Mukesh Ambani (India)
- Larry Page (USA)
- Sergey Brin (USA)
During the corona crisis , the richest people in the world were even able to double their wealth. Governments have injected billions into the economy during the pandemic. A large part of this went to the people who benefit from rising share prices on the stock exchange. For billionaires, the pandemic was like a gold rush.
Mark Zuckerberg is no longer in the top ten after the Meta stock crash in February . The Facebook founder lost around 30 billion US dollars within a few hours. Despite this, Americans continue to dominate the current ranking, with a European making it to second place in the list and an Indian making it into the top spots of the ranking. Who has made up places, who is the richest person in the world and who has been able to keep their wealth? And for whom has it gone downhill in the last few months? An overview.
Ten richest people in the world in 2022 currently
10th place: Sergey Brin (USA)
The computer scientist and co-founder of Google ranks tenth in the list of the richest people in the world with a fortune of $89.3 billion . When Google went public, he became a multi-billionaire for the first time. He is considered the richest immigrant in the United States.
9th place: Larry Page (USA)
The former CEO of Google parent Alphabet slips down a spot in the list of the world’s richest people. He is now in ninth place with a current fortune of $93.1 billion – still one place ahead of his Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
8th place: Mukesh Ambani (India)
Mukesh Ambani is the eighth richest person in the world. He is thus the second richest man in India. His net worth is currently $93.2 billion. Ambani is the CEO of petrochemical company Reliance Industries.
7th place: Warren Buffett (USA)
Next of many Americans in the ranking of the world’s richest people is Warren Buffett, head of private equity firm Berkshire Hathaway. He has a net worth of $97.5 billion , putting him in seventh place. At the end of 2019, Buffett was the fourth richest person in the world with a fortune of $67.5 billion.
6th place: Larry Ellison (USA)
Oracle founder Larry Ellison finds himself in sixth place. Ellison is currently worth an estimated $102.6 billion.
5th place: Bill Gates (USA)
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is currently worth an estimated $109.4 billion . In the Forbes ranking of the richest people in the world, he currently occupies fifth place. Gates’ assets continued to rise despite the Corona crisis. However, he recently announced that he wanted to disappear from the top rich list and immediately transfer around 20 billion US dollars to his foundation.
4th place: Gautam Adani (India)
Gautam Adani ranks fourth among the richest people in the world in September. He was previously ranked 10th, making him the richest man in India, edging out Bill Gates to fifth place by a growing margin. Entrepreneur Adani came to his $146.2 billion fortune as India’s largest coal producer and largest port operator.
3rd place: Jeff Bezos (USA)
With a fortune of $151.3 billion , Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is currently the third richest person in the world. Bezos benefited from the booming online trade during the Corona crisis. He was the first person ever to have a fortune of more than $200 billion, but he was down significantly compared to last year.
2nd place: Bernard Arnault (France)
Frenchman Bernard Arnault is still the richest European and, with a current fortune of $153.5 billion, is the second richest person in the world. The Frenchman made his money primarily as CEO of LVMH SE, which owns 70 luxury brands, including Dior and Sephora.
1st place: Elon Musk (USA)
The co-founder of Paypal and CEO of the electric car manufacturer Tesla currently has an estimated fortune of $254.2 billion and is still the number one richest person in the world by a wide margin.
Until recently, Musk was also the first person to surpass $300 billion. Most notably, Tesla’s stock splits over the past few years and its tremendous appreciation in value added billions of dollars to its assets.
Summary of the ten richest people in the world.
I hope this list inspires you to start a business or invest your savings. You might make in such a list in the future. Nobody knows whether they will be rich or not, just put in the effort.