Forbes 2022: And the richest in the world are… – Latin Observer

Worldwide there are some 2,668 billionaires, according to figures from Forbes magazine, with an estimated value of USD 12.7 billion.

Forbes data reflects that this year, 329 people left the list and 169 entered, the lowest statistic since the financial crisis in 2009.

Forbes used the indicators from stock prices and exchange rates to calculate equity.

USA continues to lead the world, with 735 billionaires collectively worth $4.7 trillion, including Elon Muskwho tops the list of world billionaires for the first time. China (including Macau and Hong Kong) remains number two, with 607 billionaires collectively worth $2.3 trillion, Forbes said.

Forbes Top 10

1. Elon Musk ($219B)

It is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric carmaker Tesla, and in space, through rocket producer SpaceX.

2. Jeff Bezos ($171B)

He founded the e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 in his Seattle garage. He stepped down as CEO to become CEO in July 2021.

3. Bernard Arnault ($158B)

He oversees the LVMH empire of some 70 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

4. Bill Gates ($129B)

He turned his fortune from software company Microsoft into a diversified fortune that includes investments in zero-carbon energy.

5. Warren Buffett ($118B)

Known as the “Oracle of Omaha”, he is one of the most successful investors of all time.

6. Larry Page ($111B)

He stepped down as CEO of Google parent Alphabet in December 2019, but remains a board member and majority shareholder.

7. Sergey Brin ($107B)

He stepped down as chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet in December 2019, but remains a controlling shareholder and board member.

8. Larry Ellison ($106B)

He is president, chief technology officer and co-founder of the software giant Oracle, of which he owns about 35%.

9. Steve Ballmer ($91.4B)

He is the former CEO of Microsoft, who led the company from 2000 to 2014.

10. Mukesh Ambani ($90.7B)

He chairs and directs Reliance Industries, with revenues of $74 billion, which has interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecommunications and retail.

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Forbes 2022: And the richest in the world are… – Latin Observer