As every year, the new list of the 10 richest people in the world has been published by Forbes. The annual ranking of people with the highest net worth was first published in March 1987. Every year since then, the list of the world’s richest people has been published. A list that sees, in 2022 a total of 2,668 billionaires worldwide. In the top 10 richest people in 2022 we have a surprise: Elon Musk is in fact the richest man on the planet. Let’s find out together what this year’s figures are.
Richest People in History
Who are the richest people in the world? Forbes’ 2022 ranking says the richest person in the world is Elon Musk. Elon Reeve Musk, born June 28, 1971 and Founder among other things of Tesla and Space is currently the richest person on the planet. According to estimates published by Forbes Musk has in fact a declared net worth of $219 billion. A figure that has grown almost tenfold compared to the value in 2020 and previous years. In 2020, in fact, Musk had a net worth of $24.6 billion. That figure grew to $151 Billion in 2021 and peaked-so far-in 2022 at $219 billion.
In second position among the world’s richest people is Jeff Bezos. The founder and current chairman of Amazon – to date the world’s largest electronics company – has assets of $171 billion. This figure puts him ahead of Bernard Arnault – the only European in the top 10. Arnault is world-famous for owning the LVMH group that among its subsidiaries fashion brands such as Fendi, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany. Next, in fourth position, we find the world’s best-known entrepreneur. Bill Gates in fact, who for years has been in first position and perhaps the richest person in the world in history-at least since the Forbes ranking is done-has a wealth of $129 billion. The American entrepreneur known worldwide for being the founder of Microsoft Corporation is still one of the richest people in the world. Currently Gates, where having left the leadership of Microsoft, is involved in philatropic ventures.
Richest people in America
The ranking of the richest people in the world in 2022 has as many as 8 people in the top 10 who are citizens of the United States. But who makes it into the top 10 richest people in America if we remove Bernard Arnault and Mukesh Ambani? In first position among the richest people in America is of course still Elon Musk. But in ninth and tenth position we find two other well-known names. The first is that of Micheal Bloomberg. Bloomberg who heads Bloomberg LP and currently resides in New York City has a net worth of $82 billion. Bloomber was mayor of New York City for a full nine years, from 2002 to 2013. In addition to also being a candidate for the U.S. presidency in the 2020 primaries, he owes his fortune to the Bloomberg LP company, which deals with software and data, among other things, and was founded in 1981.
In tenth position among the richest Americans, however, we find Mark Zuckerberg. The founder of the famous social media Facebook-which is currently still the most widely used social media in the world-has a net worth in 2022 of $67.3 billion. Zuckerberg recently renamed the company Facebook to Meta Platfors and is trying to focus on new content and tools. On these is augmented reality, which is definitely a growth area although still in its infancy. The creator of Facebook has dropped for the first time in six years from the ranking of the richest people in the world.
Richest people in India
We have seen which are the 10 richest people in the world and which are the richest people in history. But who are the richest people in India? In 2022, the richest Indian is Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of $90.7 billion. Ambani, born in Aden in 1957, is considered by all accounts to be the most prominent entrepreneur in the iron industry. He is currently chairman and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, which has a turnover of 60 billion ollars in March 2018. Also Reliance Industries, currently a public compnay, had a net profit of over 5.5 billion and over 187 thousand employees in 2018.
The second richest person in India is Gautam Adani who has a net worth of $74.8 billion. Adani is the founder of the Adani Group. A multinational corporation that manages port development in India, among other things. The company has over 23 thousand employees and a market capitalization of over $200 billion (third largest company in India). In third position, much more detached and with assets of $31 billion is Shiv Nadar. Nadar is the founder of HCL Technologies.
The richest woman in India is in the seventh position. Savitri Jinda has a net worth in 2018 of $18 billion and is mainly employed in the steel industry.
India’s 10 Richest People
- Mukesh Ambani, $92.7 billions;
- Gautam Adani, $74.8 billions;
- Shiv Nadar, $31 billions;
- Radhakishan Damani, $29.4 billions;
- Cyrus Poonawalla, $19 billions;
- Lakshmi Mittal, $18.8 billions;
- Savitri Jindal, 18$ billions;
- Uday Kotak, $16.5 billions;
- Pallonji Mistry, $16.4 billions;
- Kumar Birla, $15.8 billions
Sources and useful links
The sources for this article are Forbes magazine, which publishes an annual list of the world’s richest people, and Business Insiders and Wikipedia.
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