Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault… Here is the new ranking of the 10 greatest fortunes in the world

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault… Here is the new ranking of the 10 greatest fortunes in the world

No. 1 – Elon Musk

Who is the richest man in the world in 2022? It’s Elon Musk, with a fortune estimated at 264 billion dollars, as reported by the famous ranking established each year by the magazine Forbes. At 50, the businessman, born in South Africa and now naturalized American, is the first to exceed a heritage of 200 billion dollars, thanks in particular to the increase in the valuation of You’re here.

Also at the head of SpaceX, Neuralink, PayPal, The Boring Company, Zip2, OpenAI, X.com, Musk Foundation (among others), he amassed the greatest fortune of all time, progressing since 2021.

#2 – Jeff Bezos

At 58, the founder of Amazon and his 171 billion dollars are overtaken by his competitor in the space race, Elon Musk. His personal fortune is, according to Forbes, falling. By 2021, the American had totaled $198 billion.

Jeff Bezos saw his personal fortune shrink to 171 billion in 2022 AFP photo.

N°3 – Bernard Arnault and his family

First European, the 73-year-old Frenchman, Chairman and CEO of the luxury group LVMH (as well as his family) climb to the third step of the podium, with a fortune estimated at 158 ​​billion dollars (against 151 billion in 2021) .

Frenchman Bernard Arnault is in the top 3 billionaires AFP photo.

#4 – Bill Gates

At 66, the American, founder of Microsoft, makes a small leap of 3 billion additional compared to 2021, with a personal fortune estimated at 129 billion euros.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates AFP photo.

#5 – Warren Buffett

The 91-year-old American businessman, a former stockbroker, moves up two places in the rankings Forbes This year. He becomes the fifth richest person in the world, with 118 billion dollars.

Warren Buffett moved up two spots in the billionaire rankings in 2022 AFP photo.

No. 6 – Larry Page

The 49-year-old American, co-founder of Google, reaches 111 billion dollars.

Larry Page, co-founder of Google Wikipedia picture.

N°7 – Sergey Brin

Born in Moscow in 1973, the 49-year-old American entrepreneur is the co-founder (with Larry Page) of Google. His fortune reached 107 billion dollars.

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google AFP photo.

No. 8 – Harry Ellison

The 77-year-old New Yorker is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation, known for offering software related to database management systems and the famous Java programming language. He is the last billionaire to exceed the symbolic bar of 100 billion dollars.

Larry Ellison (left) AFP photo.

#9 – Steve Ballmer

The 66-year-old American tycoon has an estimated fortune of $91.4 billion. Replacing Bill Gates at the head of Microsoft, at the origin of the development of the Xbox, he was made Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2011 by Nicolas Sarkozy. He owns the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

Steve Ballmer owns the Los Angeles Clippers team AFP photo.

No. 10 – Mukesh Ambani

The 64-year-old Indian entrepreneur, the richest man in Asia, has a fortune of 90.7 billion dollars. The owner of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) presents an atypical profile in the world of high-tech, by launching the telecom operator Jio, which then gave birth to optical fiber (Jio Fiber) and e-commerce ( JioMart), now brought together under the banner of the giant portal Jio Platforms.

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest Indian businessman AFP photo.

Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Meta (ex-Facebook) leaves the top 10

The boss of Facebook (now Meta) is no longer one of the ten richest billionaires on the planet. If in 2021 he totaled $120 billion in personal wealth, he drops in the rankings after the sharp drop in Meta stock.

Mark Zuckerberg left the top 10 billionaires AFP photo.