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

As of August 6, 2022, Elon Musk had a net worth valued at $254 billion, making him the richest man in the world, followed by Amazon’s founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos (net worth: $165 billion). LVMH’s Chairman and CEO, Bernard Arnault, is the 3rd-richest person in the world, with approximately $145 billion in current real-time total net worth.

Gautam Adani ranked 4th with a personal wealth of $123 billion, followed by Bill Gates with $118 billion. The list of the world’s wealthiest people can vary daily, depending on their latest net worth and financial performance. Seven of the top 10 billionaires made their fortunes in technology, with Bernard Arnault, Warren Buffett, and Gautam Adani the exceptions.

Larry Page ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $106 billion, followed by Sergey Brin with $102 billion. Warren Buffett is placed 8th with a net worth of $101 billion. Steve Ballmer ($99.3 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 richest people in the world list, followed by Larry Ellison (No. 10, $96.1 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$254 billionUnited States
2Jeff Bezos$165 billionUnited States
3Bernard Arnault$145 billionFrance
4Gautam Adani$123 billionIndia
5Bill Gates$118 billionUnited States
6Larry Page$106 billionUnited States
7Sergey Brin$102 billionUnited States
8Warren Buffett$101 billionUnited States
9Steve Ballmer$ 99.3billionUnited States
10Larry Ellison$96.1 billionUnited States
11Mukesh Ambani$90.5 billionIndia
12Francoise Bettencourt Meyers$72.8 billionFrance
13Zhong Shanshan$71.7 billionChina
14Carlos Slim$71.0 billionMaxico
15Charles Koch$67.8 billionUnited States
16Julia Flesher Koch &family$67.8 billionUnited States
17Mark Zuckerberg$62.2 billionUnited States
18Jim Walton$59.4 billionUnited States
19Rob Walton$58.8 billionUnited States
20Alice Walton$57.1 billionUnited States
21Amancio Ortega$50.7 billionSpain
22Michael Dell$50.2 billionUnited States
23Jacqueline Badger Mars$49.0 billionUnited States
24John Mars$49.0 billionUnited States
25Alain Wertheimer$45.0 billionFrance
26Gerard Wertheimer$45.0 billionFrance
27Zhang Yiming$44.5 billionChina
28Phil Knight & family$43.1 billionUnited States
29Zeng Yuqun $42.9 billionHong Kong
30Klaus-Michael Kuehne$41.4 billionGermany
31Giovanni Ferrero & family$40.3 billionItaly
32Francois Pinault$38.2 billionFrance
33Mackenzie Scott$35.6 billionUnited States
34Jack ma$35.4 billionChina
35Len Blavatnik$35.4 billionUnited States
36Changpeng Zhao$34.9 billionCanada
37Ma Huateng$34.2 billionCanada
38Stephen Schwarzman$32.7 billionUnited States
39Tadashi Yanai$31.8 billionJapan
40Li Ka-shing$30.3 billionHong Kong
41Vladimir Potanin$30.2 billionRussian Federation
42Ken Griffin$29.1 billionUnited States
43William Ding$28.8 billionChina
44Leonard Lauder$28.5 billionUnited States
45Miriam Adelson$27.7 billionUnited States
46Azim Premji$27.0 billionIndia
47Leonid Mikhelson$26.1 billionRussian Federation
48Wang Chuan-Fu$25.6 billionChina
49James Simons$25.2 billionUnited States
50Henry Cheng$24.3 billionHong Kong
51Takemitsu Takizaki$23.8 billionJapan
52Carl Icahn$23.7 billionUnited States
53Shiv Nadar $23.6 billionIndia
54He Xiangjian$23.3 billionChina
55Eric Schmidt $23.2 billionUnited States
56German Larrea$23.1 billionMexico
57Dieter Schwarz$23.1 billionGermany
58Elaine Marshall$22.5 billionUnited States
59Qin Yinglin$22.1 billionChina
60Vladimir Lisin$22.0 billionRussian Federation
61Dan Gilbert$21.6 billionUnited States
62Radhakishan Damani$21.3 billionIndia
63Abigail Johnson$21.2 billionUnited States
64Lee Shau Kee$20.7 billionHong Kong
65Alisher Usmanov$20.5 billionRussian Federation
66Lukas Walton$20.5 billionUnited States
67Susanne Klatten$20.4 billionGermany
68Harold Hamm$20.4 billionUnited States
69Alexey Mordashov$20.4 billionRussian Federation
70Jorge Paulo Lemann$20.3 billionBrazil
71Li Shu Fu$20.0 billionChina
72Aliko Dangote$19.9 billionNigeria
73Huang Shilin$19.9 billionChina
74Iris Fontbona & family$19.6 billionChile
75Thomas Frist$19.5 billionUnited States
76Guillaume Pousaz$19.4 billionSwitzerland
77Thomas Peterffy$19.4 billionUnited States
78Ernesto Bertarelli & family$19.1 billionSwitzerland
79Gina Rinehart$19.0 billionAustralia
80Andrew Forrest$18.9 billionAustralia
81Budi Hartono$18.7 billionIndonesia
82Peter Woo$18.8 billionHong Kong
83Pang Kang$18.4 billionChina
84John Menard$18.3 billionUnited States
85Colin Huang$17.7 billionChina
86Jensen Huang$17.7 billionUnited States
87Michael Hartono$17.6 billionIndonesia
88Gianluigi Aponte$17.5 billionSwitzerland
89Vagit Alekperov$17.5 billionRussian Federation
90Robert Kuok$17.3 billionMalaysia
91Stefan Quandt$17.1 billionGermany
92Lv Xiang-yang$16.7 billionChina
93Alwaleed Bin Talal$16.6 billionSaudi Arabia
94Lakshmi Mittal$16.6 billionIndia
95Eyal Ofer$16.5 billionIsrael
96Dietrich Mateschitz$16.3 billionAustria
97Vicky Safra$16.2 billionGreece
98Donald Bren$16.1 billionUnited States
99Ray Dalio$16.1 billionUnited States
100Li Xiting$16.0 billionSingapore

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over 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 of 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 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 various variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind 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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Anna Papadopoulos
Anna Papadopoulos is a senior money, wealth, and asset management reporter at CEOWORLD magazine, covering consumer issues, investing and financial communities + author of the CEOWORLD magazine newsletter, writing about money with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. You can follow CEOWORLD magazine on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or connect on LinkedIn for musings on money, wealth, asset management, millionaires, and billionaires. Email her at info@ceoworld.biz.