Forbes 2022 list: who are the richest and what they do

Like every year, Forbes magazine publishes the list of the most billionaire people in the world. This year has been modified by the war, the pandemic and the fall in the stock markets, which have affected the fortunes of many tycoons.

Forbes has found, in total, 2,668 billionaires around the planeta figure well below the record, which was 2,755 people. Together, they add up to a wealth of $12.7 trillion (11.58 billion euros), a figure that, like the number of people on the list, is below the record of 13.1 billion dollars.

329 people left the list of the richest personalities in the world this year. Among them are some that debuted last year, such as Whitney Wolfe Herd of Bumble and John Foley of Peloton. Even so, 236 billionaires joined to the ranks of Forbes, as the singer Rihannathe director of “The Lord of the Rings”, peter jacksonor the venture capitalist, Josh Kushner.

The richest person in the world

After several years, the head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, leaves the first position after being overtaken by Elon Musk. car brand owner Teslawhose fortune is in the 219 billion dollars (199.66 billion euros), has increased his fortune by 68 billion (62 billion euros) in the last year.

Musk, in addition to being the manufacturer and CEO of Tesla, is the creator of space xthe aerospace company that opened the door to commercial space travel, co-founder of PayPaland the new majority shareholder of Twitter, by acquiring 9.2% of the capital of this social network, which is equivalent to 73.5 million shares. Last year, Musk was positioned in second place in the ranking, without surpassing Jeff Bezos, who for several years held the gold medal.

Top 10 of the richest

1. Elon Musk. He is a programmer with Canadian nationality, creator of the automobile company Teslafounder of the aerospace company space xco-founder of PayPal, Hyperloop, SolarCity, The Boring Company, Neuralink and OpenAI and now a Twitter shareholder. He has a fortune of 219 billion dollars (199.66 billion euros).

two. Jeff Bezos. He is an American businessman and tycoon founder of Amazon and majority shareholder of Amazon.com, The Washington Post, and the aerospace company Blue Origin. His fortune is 171 billion dollars (155.90 billion euros).

Jeff Bezos falls to second place on the Forbes list

3. bernard arnault. He is a French businessman and currently the owner of LVMHa company that operates with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Mo√ęt, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Sephora, Fendi and Celine. His fortune is 158 billion dollars (144.05 billion euros).

Four. Bill Gates. He is a computer entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Microsoft company. He has a fortune of 129 billion dollars (117.61 billion euros).

5. Warren Buffet. He is an American investor, considered one of the big investors in the world. He is also the largest shareholder, CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. His fortune is 118 billion dollars (107.58 billion euros).

6. larry page. He is an American computer engineer, creator of Google. He has a fortune of 111 billion dollars (101.20 billion euros).

7. Sergei Brin. He was the creator of Google alongside Larry Page. His fortune is 107 billion dollars (97.55 billion euros).

8. larry ellison. He is an American entrepreneur and theoretical computer scientist who founded the company Oraclespecialized in the development of solutions in the cloud. She has a fortune of 106 billion dollars (96.64 billion euros).

9. Seteve Ballmer. He is an American businessman and investor who became CEO of Microsoft in 2014. He is also the current owner of Los Angeles Clippers. His fortune is 91.4 billion dollars (83.33 billion euros).

10 mukesh ambani. He is an engineer and businessman from India. Chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of trusted industriesIndia’s largest private sector Fortune 500 company. It has a fortune of 90.7 billion dollars (82.69 billion euros).

Countries with the most billionaires

United States continues to lead among the countries with the most billionaires: 735rising by eleven last year’s figure. Chinaplaced second with 607 billionaires. Third is India (166), Germany (134) and Russia (83).

34 Russians leave the list

The countries that lost the most people on the list were Russia and China. With this country’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the avalanche of sanctions and the fall of the rubles and the Russian financial market, made Russia lost 34 billionaires from the list.

2022 Forbes List

  1. Elon Musk. 219 billion dollars.
  2. Jeff Bezzos.171 billion dollars.
  3. Bernad Arnault.158 billion dollars.
  4. Bill Gates. 129 billion dollars.
  5. Warren Buffet. 118 billion dollars.
  6. Larry Page. 111 billion dollars.
  7. Sergei Brin. 107 billion dollars.
  8. Larry Ellison.106 billion dollars.
  9. Steve Ballmer. 91.4 billion dollars.
  10. Mukesh Ambani. 90.7 billion dollars.
  11. Gautam Adani & family. 90 billion dollars.
  12. MichaelBloomberg. 82 billion dollars.
  13. Carlos Slim Helu & family. 81.2 billion dollars.
  14. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family. 74.8 billion dollars.
  15. Mark Zuckerberg. 67.3 billion dollars.
  16. Jim Walton. 66.2 billion dollars.
  17. Zhong Shanshan. 65.7 billion dollars.
  18. Alice Walton. 65.3 billion dollars.
  19. Rob Walton. 65 billion dollars.
  20. Changpeng Zhao. 65 billion dollars.

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