10 Richest People In The World
The following is the latest list of the richest people in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (as of December 6, 2022). Details about the calculations are provided in the net worth analysis on each billionaire’s profile page. Figures are updated at the close of each trading day in New York.
1. Elon Musk: $219 billion
Musk is the CEO of Tesla and the founder and CEO of SpaceX. Tesla’s stock market soared dramatically making him the richest person in the world.
2. Jeff Bezos: $171 billion
The former hedge fund manager started Amazon in his garage in 1994. Bezos has invested heavily in space technology as well, and also owns The Washington Post newspaper.
3. Bernard Arnault & family: $158 billion
Arnault is the richest European on the list. The French oversee empire with over 70 brands including the LVMH group; The most famous Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
LVMH controls around 60 subsidiaries which each manage a small number of prestigious brands, a total of 75 subsidiaries. These include Christian Dior, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Loro Piana, Kenzo, Celine, Fenty, Princess Yachts and Bulgari. Subsidiaries are often managed independently, under the umbrella of six branches: Fashion Group, Wines and Spirits, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewellery, Selective Distribution and Other Activities. LVMH’s oldest brand is the wine producer Château d’Yquem, which dates back to 1593.
4. Bill Gates: $129 billion
The Microsoft founder has been a permanent fixture near the top of the wealthy list for the last 20 years, despite selling and then giving away most of his stake in the company. He now owns just 1% and focuses primarily on his philanthropic work.
5. Warren Buffett: $118 billion
The chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, known as the “Oracle of Omagh”, is one of the most successful investors of all time. Like Gates, he has vowed to give away more than 99% of his wealth to charity.
5. Mark Zuckerberg: $ 125 billion (rank n° 25th in the world with $ 44.5 billion)
Zuckerberg made his fortune after launching Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19, while studying psychology and computer science at Harvard University. MOST FORBES: Meta boss (formerly Facebook), Mark Zuckerberg is no longer part of our top 10 ranking of the world’s greatest net worthers. Last year, his personal fortune topped 120 billion: the brutal crash in Meta’s stock price punished his conquest.
6. Larry Page: $111 billion
Internet entrepreneur, Page is the co-founder of Google. He is stepping down as CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. in December 2019, but remains a member of the board.
Alphabet Inc. is an American corporation based in California, founded in 2015 as a conglomeration of companies formerly owned by the Google corporation. According to Google’s founders, the purpose of this structure is to free the historical company from activities that are not representative of its core business, namely Internet services such as page indexing, YouTube or Gmail that derive revenue from online advertising. According to the company, Google accounts are clarified and the risks are now being distributed among the subsidiaries.
7. Sergey Brin: $107 billion
Together with Larry Page, Brin is a co-founder of Google. Until December 2019, he was president of Alphabet Inc.
8. Larry Ellison: $106 billion
Ellison is the co-founder, chief executive and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, an American multinational computer technology company.
9. Steve Ballmer: $91.4 billion
Another recent entry to the richest list. He is an American businessman. He met Bill Gates at Harvard University and joined Microsoft in 1980. Ballmer has been the company’s CEO since 2000.
In 2001, he developed Linux, a free operating system, as a cancer that infects intellectual property as soon as it touches it. He had earlier, in 2000, said that Linux had the characteristics of communism.
Steve Ballmer is known to express his enthusiasm without holding back. Several videos showing him jumping onto the conference stage to the beat of a Gloria Estefan song or making fun of computer developers have gone viral and been parodied by internet users. In 1991, after a conference in Japan, he had to undergo vocal cord surgery.
10. Mukesh Ambani: $90.7 billion
Mukesh Ambani was born in 1957 in India. Married, with three children, a graduate of chemical engineering at Stanford, he created one of Asia’s petrochemical giants. Reliance Industrial Group has one of the largest market caps in India. His father is the famous industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani. Her sister, Ani, also made a fortune.