Top 10 richest persons in the world

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The list of the world’s richest persons might vary from year to year, depending on their latest net worth and financial success. Here is the latest list of the world’s top 10 richest persons, based on the real-time Forbes List of April 5, 2022 and some interesting information about each of them.

1. Elon Musk – $302.1 billion

Top 10 richest persons in the world

Elon Musk is attempting to reinvent transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla – and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX. Elon Musk’s electric car company Tesla is now valued at about $800 billion, currently, his net worth is $302.1 billion. Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX is currently valued at nearly $100 billion. Tesla has become the world’s most valuable automaker with a market capitalisation of $800 billion in October 2021.

2. Jeff Bezos – $194.1 billion

Top 10 richest people in the world

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $194.1 billion and ranks as the second richest person on the globe today. His position remained the same even after divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and surrendering a quarter of his interest in Amazon to her. Bezos established the juggernaut Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. The e-commerce behemoth has reaped the rewards of this coronavirus pandemic, with more consumers shopping online.

3. Bernard Arnault & Family – $177.3 billion

Top 10 richest persons in the world

LVMH – France Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault is the third richest person on the globe today . His net worth is $177.3 billion stemming from his company across an empire of more than 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. French billionaire and Europe’s richest man Bernard Arnault achieved the $100 billion fortune last year in December.

4. Bill Gates – $135.6 billion

Top 10 richest people in the world

The cofounder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has a net worth of $135.6 billion. Having built the software giant Microsoft along with Paul Allen, Bill Gates later gave away much of his ownership in the firm retaining just 1 percent of the shares and investing the rest in stocks and other assets. Bill Gates entered the $100 billion club last year in April when Microsoft share price rose post-earnings. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest private charity foundation.

5. Warren Buffet – $124.8 billion

Top 10 richest persons in the world

Popularly known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet is considered as one of the most successful investors of all times. He controls Berkshire Hathaway that owns over 60 firms including the notable ones Geico insurance, Duracell, Dairy Queen Restaurant. His net wealth is $124.8 billion. The son of a US politician, he acquired his first stock at the age of 11.

6. Larry Page – $121.0 billion

Top 10 richest people in the world

Larry Page, the cofounder of Google has a net worth of $121 billion and stands in the sixth position among the world’s richest men. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the legendary space research business, and is also supporting “Flying Car”, startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.

7. Larry Ellison – $118.2 billion

Top 10 richest persons in the world

Larry Ellison has a net worth of $118.2 billion which he gained via Oracle, the software corporation he cofounded in 1977. He departed as the CEO of the company in 2014 and since then he acts as the chairman of the board and chief technical advisor of the company. Ellison has also been on the board of Tesla since December 2018 after he purchased 3 million shares earlier that year. He owns practically all of Hawaiian island Lanai.

8. Sergey Brin – $116.1 billion

Top 10 richest people in the world

The co-founder and board member of Alphabet, Sergey Brin has a net worth of $116.1 billion which positions him in the eight position among the world’s richest men. He co-founded Google along with Larry Page in 1998 which went public in 2004 and became Alphabet in 2015.

9. Gautam Adani and family – $101.7 billion

Top 10 richest persons in the world

Promoter of the Adani Group, Gautam Adani has split his multimillion corporate fortune into energy, logistics, agriculture, aerospace and other areas. The Adani Group is a worldwide company engaged with port operations and projects in India, making Adani the richest man in Asia.

10. Mukesh Ambani – $100.4 billion

Top 10 richest people in the world

A Stanford dropout, Ambani has become one of the richest men in Asia, for over a decade now. He is the owner and chairperson of Reliance Industries, which generates a revenue of about $74 billion, as per Forbes.