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World’s Wealthiest People, 2022 (20 May 2022)

As of 20 May 2022, with a net worth of roughly $212 billion, Elon Musk is the wealthiest person in the world, followed by Jeff Bezos(No. 2, $131 billion), Bernard Arnault(No. 3, $126 billion); and Bill Gates(No. 4, $117 billion).

Warren Buffett is the fifth-richest person globally, with $110 billion. Gautam Adani ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $104 billion, followed by Larry Page with $101 billion. Sergey Brin is placed 8th with a net worth of $96.5 billion. Mukesh Ambani($90.7 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 richest people in the world list, followed by Steve Ballmer(No. 10, $89.8 billion).

  1. Elon Musk: $212 billion
  2. Jeff Bezos: $131 billion
  3. Bernard Arnault: $126 billion
  4. Bill Gates: $117 billion
  5. Warren Buffett: $110 billion
  6. Gautam Adani: $104 billion
  7. Larry Page: $101 billion
  8. Sergey Brin: $96.5 billion
  9. Mukesh Ambani: $90.7 billion
  10. Steve Ballmer: $89.8 billion
  11. Larry Ellison: $84.6 billion
  12. Carlos Slim: $76.0 billion
  13. Mark Zuckerberg: $70.6 billion
  14. Zhong Shanshan: $67.2 billion
  15. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: $66.0 billion
  16. Jim Walton: $57.0 billion
  17. Julia Flesher Koch & family: $56.7 billion
  18. Charles Koch: $56.7 billion
  19. Rob Walton: $56.5 billion
  20. Alice Walton: $54.8 billion
  21. John Mars: $48.3 billion
  22. Jacqueline Badger Mars: $48.3 billion
  23. Amancio Ortega: $45.5 billion
  24. Michael Dell: $44.6 billion
  25. Klaus-Michael Kuehne: $44.6 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.

Anna Papadopoulos
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