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The World’s Wealthiest People (August 31, 2022)

As of August 31, 2022, with a net worth of roughly $250.2 billion, Elon Musk is the richest person in the world, followed by Bernard Arnault (No. 2, $159.9 billion), Jeff Bezos (No. 3, $153.2 billion); and Gautam Adani (No. 4, $146.0 billion).

Bill Gates is the fifth-richest person globally, with a whopping $109.9 billion. Larry Ellison ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $102.7 billion, followed by Warren Buffett with $99.4 billion. Mukesh Ambani is placed 8th with a net worth of $95.4 billion. Larry Page  ($93.7 billion) occupied the 9th position on the top 10 richest people in the world list, followed by Sergey Brin (No. 10, $89.8 billion). Here is the latest list of the world’s top 25 richest persons:


  1. Elon Musk: $250.2 billion
  2. Bernard Arnault & family: $159.9 billion
  3. Jeff Bezos: $153.2 billion
  4. Gautam Adani & family: $146.0 billion
  5. Bill Gates: $109.9 billion  
  6. Larry Ellison: $102.7 billion 
  7. Warren Buffett: $99.4 billion
  8. Mukesh Ambani: $95.4 billion 
  9. Larry Page: $93.7 billion  
  10. Sergey Brin: $89.8 billion
  11. Steve Ballmer: $84.4 billion 
  12. Carlos slim Helu & family: $78.5 billion
  13. Michael Bloomberg: $76.8 billion
  14. Zhong Shanshan: $69.7 billion 
  15. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family: $68.9 billion
  16. Jim Walton: $57.7 billion 
  17. Charles Koch: $57.6 billion
  18. Julia Koch & family: $57.6 billion  
  19. Mark Zuckerberg: $56.6 billion
  20. Rob Walton: $56.5 billion  
  21. Alice Walton: $55.6 billion
  22. Amancio Ortega: $55.1 billion 
  23. Michael dell: $51.5 billion
  24. David Thomson & family: $51.2 billion
  25. Zhang Yiming: $49.5 billion

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