Everybody knows at least one rich person, right? But what are our requirements to actually call someone “rich”? A person with a yearly income exceeding 1 million USD, or someone owning a big house and a fancy car? For everyone these criteria are of course going to be different, but there are for sure people that we call the richest, with no discussion. If you’re interested in getting to know the top 10 world’s billionaires, this article is for you.
10. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian industrialist, managing director and a chairman of Reliance Industries Limited and Fortune Global 500. His net worth is estimated at 93.2 billion USD (Forbes, 2022). This makes him 2nd richest person in Asia, and 10th in the World. Ambani was the richest man in the world in 2007.
9. Steve Ballmer
Steven Anthony Ballmer, an American investor and business magnate, used to be a CEO of Microsoft (2000-2014). He’s currently an owner of NBA (National Basketball Association) and Los Angeles Clippers. Bllmer’s net worth, as for 2022, is 91.4 billion USD, which makes him the 9th person on the Earth.
8. Larry Ellison
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American business magnate and investor, a co-founder, CEO, CTO and executive chairman of the computer technology company called Oracle Corporation. Ellison also has a 98% ownership stake in Hawaii’s island Lanai. His net worth for 2022 is 106 billion USD.
7. Sergey Brin
Sergey Mikhailovich Brin (Сергей Михайлович Брин) was born in Moscow, Russia, but immigrated to the United States in 1979. He’s an American business magnate, internet entrepreneur and computer scientist. He’s a co-founder of Google, along with Larry Page. He was a president of a company Alphabet Inc. until December 2019. His estimated net worth for 2022 is 107 billion USD.
6. Larry Page
Lawrence Edward Page is an American business magnate, internet entrepreneur and computer scientist. He’s mostly known for being a co-founder of Google with Sergey Brin. Page is also a co-founder of Alphabet Inc. and co-creator of the PageRank (Google’s search ranking algorithm). Lawrence's net worth, as for 2022, is 111 billion USD.
5. Warren Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett is another American business magnate, philanthropist and investor, currently the CEO and a chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. His leadership of Berkshire Hathaway has continued uninterrupted since 1970. Buffett's net worth in 2022 is estimated to be 118 billion USD.
4. Bill Gates
William Henry Gates III is a philanthropist, investor, author, software developer and a business magnate from the United States. Gates is known for co-founding Microsoft, together with his childhood friend Paul Gardner Allen. During his tenure at Microsoft, Bill held positions of president, chief software architect, chairman and CEO. He was also the biggest individual shareholder until 2014. Bill Gates’s estimated net worth reported by Forbes magazine in 2022 is 129 billion USD. From 2014 to 2018, he was the richest man in the World.
3. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is currently the third richest person on the Earth. He’s a French business magnate, art collector and investor. Arnault is a co-founder, chief executive and chairman of the LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE - company being the largest luxury goods producer. His estimated net worth is 158 billion USD.
2. Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen is an entrepreneur, investor, media proprietor, computer engineer and commercial astronaut born in the USA. He’s the founder, CEO, executive chairman and former president of Amazon. Bezos’s current net worth as for 2022 is 177 billion USD, which makes him the second richest person in the World, however, was the richest man from 2017 to 2021.
1. Elon Musk - the rich person in the World
Elon Reeve Musk is an American investor and business magnate. The founder, Chief Engineer and a CEO at SpaceX, investor, Product Architect and CEO of Tesla Inc., the founder of The Boring Company (TBC) and co-founder of OpenAI and Neuralink. According to Forbes and Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk is the World’s richest person in the World for 2022, with an estimated net worth of 219 billion USD.