In 2022 These are the ten richest people in the world

In 2022 These are the ten richest people in the world

In February 2022, there were some changes within the top ten again. 

During the corona crisis , the richest people in the world were even able to double their wealth. This is the result of a recent report by the development organization Oxfam . Governments have injected billions into the economy during the pandemic. A large part of this went to the people who benefit from rising share prices on the stock exchange. "For billionaires, the pandemic is like a gold rush," said Oxfam spokesman Manuel Schmitt.

After the price of the Meta share fell, Mark Zuckerberg did not appear in the top ten for the first time since 2015 . The Facebook founder lost around 30 billion US dollars within a few hours. His place goes to the new richest man in India. Nevertheless, Americans continue to dominate the ranking, with a European making it to second place in the list. Who made up places and was able to keep their fortunes? And for whom has it gone downhill in the last few months? An overview.

These are currently the ten richest people in the world

10th place:  Gautam Adani (India)

New in the list of the ten richest people in the world is Gautam Adani. He ousted Mukesh Ambani as the richest man in India and at the same time Mark Zuckerberg, who found himself in 12th place. The entrepreneur came to his fortune of 91.5 billion US dollars as India's largest coal producer and largest port operator.

9th place: Steve Ballmer (USA)

The American entrepreneur Steve Ballmer is the ninth richest person in the world with a fortune of currently 97.4 billion US dollars . Ballmer is also the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball club.

8th place: Larry Ellison (USA)

Oracle founder Larry Ellison finds himself in eighth place. With an estimated net worth of $112.1 billion , he manages to stay in the top ten despite losses.

7th place: Warren Buffett (USA)

Next of many Americans in the ranking of the world's richest people is  Warren Buffett , head of private equity firm Berkshire Hathaway. He has a net worth of $114.0 billion . The "Oracle of Omaha" was able to increase its fortune again, but still lost a few places. For comparison: At the end of 2019, Buffett was still the fourth richest person in the world with his fortune of $67.5 billion at the time. 

6th place:  Sergey Brin (USA)

The computer scientist and co-founder of Google ranks sixth in the list of the richest people in the world with a fortune of 116.5 billion US dollars  . When Google went public, he became a multi-billionaire for the first time. He is considered the richest immigrant in the United States .

5th place: Larry Page (USA)

The former CEO of Google parent Alphabet makes up a place in the list of the richest people in the world. He now ranks fifth with a fortune of $121.0 billion , ahead of his Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

4th place: Bill Gates (USA)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $132.2 billion . He currently ranks fourth in the ranking of the richest people in the world. Gates' assets continued to rise despite the Corona crisis.

3rd place: Jeff Bezos (USA)

With a fortune of $183.5 billion , Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is currently the third richest person in the world. Bezos benefited from the booming online trade during the Corona crisis. He was the first person ever to have a fortune of more than $200 billion, but he was down significantly compared to last year.

2nd place: Bernard Arnault (France)

Frenchman Bernard Arnault remains the richest European, ending  up ahead of Jeff Bezos with a fortune of $195.3 billion . The Frenchman made his money primarily as CEO of LVMH SE, which owns 70 luxury brands, including Dior and Sephora.

1st place:  Elon Musk (USA)

The co-founder of PayPal and CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla is currently worth an estimated $239.6 billion and is easily the number one richest person in the world. Until recently, Musk was also the first person to surpass $300 billion. Most notably, Tesla's stock split last year and its huge gain in value added billions of dollars to its assets. Besides Tesla, Musk is CEO of space company SpaceX and Boring Company, a California-based infrastructure company.

The richest people in the world in the table 2022






Elon Musk


$239.6 billion


Bernard Arnold


$195.3 billion


jeff bezos


$183.5 billion


Bill Gates


$132.2 billion


Larry Page


$121.0 billion


Sergey Brin


$116.5 billion


Warren Buffett


$114.0 billion


Larry Ellison


$112.1 billion


Steve Ballmer


$97.4 billion


Gautam Abandi


$91.5 billion

A total of



1.291 trillion dollar


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