Who Is the Richest Person in the World in 2022?

Who is the richest person in the world? More than 400 names were added to the global list of billionaires in 2021. Who came out on top? 

Who is the richest person in the world?

According to Forbes’ list of billionaires, Elon Musk is currently the richest man in the world. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX now has a net worth of $263.8B, increasing $112.8B from 2021.

Brief background on Elon Musk

Musk was born in South Africa on June 28, 1971. He described his family as “quite wealthy” when he was young. His father was a pilot, engineer, and property developer, and on top of that, he co-owned a Zambian emerald mine.

Who is the second richest person in the world?

Bernard Arnault rose this year to second place with $191.5B net worth, adding $40B to his 2021 net worth. With this jump, he takes the spot from Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos who currently stands at $184.8B.

Number 3. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos occupied the top spot being the wealthiest person for some time. But this year, the Amazon mogul clutches on to third place with a $184.8B net worth, which is a 9 billion dollar difference from last year.

Number 4. Bill Gates

Amazingly enough, Bill Gates’ name always appeared on the shortlist of the wealthiest people on earth. However, Bill Gates still captures the fourth-richest spot in this year’s billionaires list with a $133.3B net worth.

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