As per Forbes, there are around 2,755 billionaires on the planet in 2022. The majority of these affluent people are the founders of technology firms. A significant portion of their wealth is found invested in these venture enterprises as publicly traded stocks. Therefore, the richest person’s total net worth is frequently subjected to fluctuations according to the changing market valuations. Below is the rundown of the top 10 richest persons in the world stats gathered in 2022 from Forbes real time Billionaire Index.
1. Elon Musk
The richest man in the world in 2022, the technology entrepreneur is the CEO and co-founder of Tesla. The total value of his 17% stake in this firm is around $153 billion. His total net worth remains at a whopping $215.6 billion consisting of investments in exploration technologies, private assets of $40.3 billion and $3.9 billion in cash. Tesla shares took off by around 340% in 2020 pushing Musk’s wealth to the top rankings. In December 2020, Tesla figured into the rundown of S&P 500 and turned into the largest company in this category.
2. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault’s net worth remains at an amazing $139.1 billion putting him second in the rundown of the top richest persons on the planet in 2022. He has 97.5% stake in Christian Dior ownership at $126 billion. His other assets are a $24.4 billion public asset in Moelis& Company equity, an undisclosed stake in Hermes equity, and $10.9 billion in cash. He is the chair and CEO of LVMH, the biggest company in the luxury goods sector.
3. Jeff Bezos
The founder and executive chair of Amazon Jeff Bezos tops the richest person list in the third spot with his $133.4 billion net worth. He has a 10% stake in Amazon valued at $153 billion. His other assets include $9.15 billion private company stake in Blue Origin, The $250 million private assets in The Washington Post, and $15.6 billion in cash. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the interest for online shopping soared leading to a 76% jump in Amazon’s share price.
4. Bill Gates
Bill Gates occupies the 4th spot in the richest person’s rundown with his $122.4 billion net worth in 2022. His 1.3% ownership in Microsoft is esteemed at $30.8 billion. He likewise has $55.9 billion in public and private assets in Cascade Investment LLC, and $55.3 billion in cash. Cascade’s privately held investment is distributed across Deere, Republic Services, Canadian National Railway, and a portfolio of private investments in energy and real estate.
5. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet gets the 5th spot among the world’s richest persons in 2022 with his $100.9 billion net worth. His 16% stake in Berkshire Hathaway is valued at $114 billion. H His other assets include $1.1 billion in cash. Warren Buffet is the most famous living value investor known as “Oracle of Omaha”. He builds his fortune by acquiring the firms that are undervalued. Industry experts find him a Bitcoin skeptic.
6. Gautam Adani
Gautam Adani, the founder of Adani Group, surpassed Mukesh Ambani in March 2022 as the richest person in Asia and is the 6th richest man in the world with a net worth of $98.1 billion. Adani, via his ownership of Adani Group, owns significant stakes in six key Indian companies, including a 75% stake in Adani Enterprises, Adani Power, and Adani Transmissions, as well as a 65% stake in Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone, 61% stake in Adani Green Energy, and 37% stake in Adani Total Gas.
7. Mukesh Ambani
The 7th spot in the rundown of the world’s richest persons is claimed by Mukesh Ambani, the most popular Indian entrepreneur with his $96.6 billion net worth. His 45% stake in Reliance Industries is estimated at $88.9 billion. He also has $410 million in private assets as an investment in Mumbai residential property. The Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries which has its presence in telecommunications and retail selling. He is likewise a member of the board of the World Economic Forum.
8. Larry Ellison
The 8th in the rundown of the world’s richest persons in 2022 is Larry Ellison, the CT|O, Chair and Co-founder of Oracle. He has a net worth of $94.6 billion and his 40% ownership stake in is estimated at $63.3 billion. His other assets are $13.1 billion in public assets in Tesla equity and $17.3 billion in cash and real estate investment.
9. Larry Page
The 9th spot in the richest person’s list in 2022 is gotten by Larry Page, The Board-member and co-founder of Alphabet. His net worth is valued at $120 billion and his 6% stake in Alphabet worth $105.7 billion. His other assets include $14.6 billion in cash, In 2021, Google’s shares soared by around 50% pushing Page’s name to the billionaire list.
10. Sergey Brin
10th in the rundown of richest persons in 2022 is Sergey Brin with his $91.4 billion net worth. The California based technology entrepreneur is the Board member and co-founder of Alphabet. The value of his 6% stake in Alphabet is worth $100.5 billion. He too has an asset of $14.7 billion in cash. Born in Russia, Sergey Brin shipped to the U.S as a 6-year-old kid with his family, co-founding Google with Larry Page in 1998.