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The World’s Richest People (Top Billionaires, 2022)

As of October 31, 2022, Elon Musk had a net worth valued at $204 billion, making him the wealthiest man in the world, followed by Bernard Arnault (net worth: $140 billion). Jeff Bezos is the 3rd-richest person in the world, with about $127 billion in current real-time total net worth.

Gautam Adani ranked 4th with a personal wealth of $125 billion, followed by Bill Gates with $11 billion. The list of the world’s wealthiest people can vary daily, depending on their latest net worth and financial performance.

Warren Buffett ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $105 billion, followed by Larry Ellison with $93.2 billion. Larry Page is placed 8th with a net worth of $89.3 billion. Mukesh Ambani ($86.7 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 wealthiest people in the world list, followed by Sergey Brin (No. 10, $85.4 billion). Top billionaires: Here’s a countdown of the 100 wealthiest people on the planet by net worth:

The World's Billionaires - Richest people in the world, 2022

RankNameTotal net worthCountry/Region
1Elon Musk$204 billionUnited States
2Bernard Arnault $140 billionFrance
3Jeff Bezos$127 billionUnited States
4Gautam Adani$125 billionIndia
5Bill Gates$111 billionUnited States
6Warren Buffett$105 billionUnited States
7Larry Ellison$93.2 billionUnited States
8Larry Page $89.3 billionUnited States
9Mukesh Ambani $86.7 billionIndia
10Sergey Brin $85.4 billionUnited States
11Steve Ballmer$84.4 billionUnited States
12Carlos Slim$74.1 billionMexico
13Charles Koch$66.1 billionUnited States
14Julia Flesher Koch &family$66.1 billionUnited States
15Jim Walton$64.5 billionUnited States
16Rob Walton$63.8 billionUnited States
17Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $62.9 billionFrance
18Alice Walton$62.1 billionUnited States
19Zhong Shanshan $62.0 billionChina
20Jacqueline Badger Mars$55.5 billionUnited States
21John Mars$55.5 billionUnited States
22Zhang Yiming $54.9 billionChina
23Amancio Ortega $47.7 billionSpain
24Michael Dell$46.4 billionUnited States
25Giovanni Ferrero & family $38.9 billionItaly
26Alain Wertheimer$38.6 billionFrance
27Gerard Wertheimer$38.6 billionFrance
28Mark Zuckerberg$38.2 billionUnited States
29Phil Knight & family$36.6 billionUnited States
30Francois Pinault$32.4 billionFrance
31Len Blavatnik $31.6 billionUnited States
32Stephen Schwarzman$30.8 billionUnited States
33Ken Griffin $29.6 billionUnited States
34Vladimir Potanin$29.6 billionRussian Federation
35Klaus-Michael Kuehne $29.6 billionGermany
36Zeng Yuqun $29.0 billion Hong Kong
37Jack ma $28.8 billionChina
38Tadashi Yanai $28.7 billionJapan
39Leonid Mikhelson $27.7 billionRussian Federation
40Li Ka-shing $26.9 billionHong Kong
41Miriam Adelson $26.7 billionUnited States
42Abigail Johnson $25.9 billionUnited States
43Thomas Peterffy $24.8 billionUnited States
44James Simons $24.7 billionUnited States
45Mackenzie Scott $24.6 billionUnited States
46Shiv Nadar$24.2 billionIndia
47Carl Icahn $24.1 billionUnited States
48 Ma Huateng$24.0 billionChina
49Azim Premji $23.6 billionIndia
50Changpeng Zhao $23.2 billionCanada
51Leonard Lauder $23.2 billionUnited States
52German Larrea $22.9 billionMaxico
53Harold Hamm $22.6 billionUnited States
54Lukas Walton$22.3 billionUnited States
55Elaine Marshall$22.0 billionRussian Federation
56Alexey Mordashov$21.4 billionHong Kong
57Henry Cheng$20.7 billionChina
58Radhakishan Damani $20.5 billionIndia
59Vladimir Lisin$20.5 billionRussian Federation
60Vagit Alekperov $20.1 billionRussian Federation
61Thomas Frist$20.1 billionUnited States
62Susanne Klatten $20.1 billionGermany
63Jorge Paulo Lemann $19.9 billionBrazil
64Eric Schmidt$19.8 billionUnited States
65Takemitsu Takizaki $19.8 billionJapan
66Budi Hartono $19.7 billionIndonesia
67Dieter Schwarz$19.4 billionGermany
68Iris Fontbona & family$19.0 billionChile
69William Ding $18.9 billionChina
70Colin Huang $18.7 billionChina
71Michael Hartono$18.6 billionIndonesia
72Alisher Usmanov $18.1 billionRussian Federation
73John Menard $18.0 billionUnited States
74Ernesto Bertarelli & family$17.9 billionSwitzerland
75Wang Chuan-Fu $17.8 billionChina
76He Xiangjian $17.8 billionChina
77Aliko Dangote $17.7 billionNigeria
78Stefan Quandt$17.0 billionGermany
79Vicky Safra $17.0 billionGreece
80Qin Yinglin$16.9 billionChina
81Dan Gilbert $16.8 billionUnited States
82Lee Shau Kee $16.7 billionHong Kong
83Eyal Ofer $16.7 billionIsrael
84Sam Bankman-Fried $16.4 billionUnited States
85Ray Dalio$16.2 billionUnited States
86Gianluigi Aponte $16.2 billionSwitzerland
87Li Xiting$16.1 billionSingapore
88Gina Rinehart$16.1 billionAustralia
89Donald Bren $16.1 billionUnited States
90Alwaleed Bin Talal$15.9 billionSaudi Arabia
91Andrew Forrest$15.7 billionAustralia
92 Peter Woo $15.6 billionHong Kong
93Dilip Shanghvi$15.5 billionIndia
94David Tepper $15.4 billionUnited States
95Lakshmi Mittal $15.4 billionIndia
96Robert pera$15.4 billionUnited States
97Rodolphe Saade & family$15.2 billionFrance
98Robert Kuok $14.5 billionMalaysia
99Cyrus Poonawalla$14.4 billionIndia
100Gennady Timchenko$14.3 billionRussian Federation

Detailed findings & method: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to review data points from virtually every reputable wealth-tracking media outlet, including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GO Banking Rates, Celebrity net worth, Wealthy gorilla, Forbes, and more. The list includes self-made billionaires, heirs to family fortunes, to business tycoons who have made a lasting impact on the population. Their power and influence extend beyond those in the industry, so much so that even those with no interest in business want to know how to get to the top of the chain. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for the ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on multiple variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the entire data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should remember that, as in all research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures are in US dollars.

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