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World’s Wealthiest People, 2022 (29 April 2022)

As of 29 April 2022, with a net worth of roughly $252 billion, Elon Musk is the wealthiest person in the world, followed by Jeff Bezos(No. 2, $169 billion), Bernard Arnault(No. 3, $134 billion); and Bill Gates(No. 4, $128 billion).

Gautam Adani is the fifth-richest person globally, with $124 billion. Warren Buffett ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $121 billion, followed by Larry Page with $107 billion. Mukesh Ambani is placed 8th with a net worth of $104 billion. Sergey Brin($103 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 richest people in the world list, followed by Steve Ballmer(No. 10, $102 billion).

  1. Elon Musk: $252 billion
  2. Jeff Bezos: $169 billion
  3. Bernard Arnault: $134 billion
  4. Bill Gates: $128 billion
  5. Gautam Adani: $124 billion
  6. Warren Buffett: $121 billion
  7. Larry Page: $107 billion
  8. Mukesh Ambani: $104 billion
  9. Sergey Brin: $103 billion
  10. Steve Ballmer: $102 billion
  11. Larry Ellison: $95.3 billion
  12. Mark Zuckerberg: $75.9 billion
  13. Carlos Slim: $74.7 billion
  14. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: $72.6 billion
  15. Jim Walton: $69.9 billion
  16. Rob Walton: $68.9 billion
  17. Alice Walton: $67.2 billion
  18. Zhong Shanshan: $66.3 billion
  19. Julia Flesher Koch & family: $61.2 billion
  20. Charles Koch: $61.2 billion
  21. Jacqueline Badger Mars: $53.8 billion
  22. John Mars: $53.8 billion
  23. Michael Dell: $50.3 billion
  24. Phil Knight & family: $47.2 billion
  25. Amancio Ortega: $45.2 billion

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet, including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebrity Net Worth, Wealthy Gorilla, Forbes, and more. 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. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of 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 survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

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