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This year, millionaires as a whole have lost quite a bit of their money. And it is that the war in Ukraine, as well as the pandemic and the poor performance of the markets have not helped its economy to strengthen.
Currently, there are 2,668 millionaires in the Forbes world ranking that reveals who are the richest people on the planet, but although they seem like a lot, they are actually 87 fewer people than last year.
Between all these billionaires together a sum of $ 12,700 million dollarswhich would be $400 billion less than in 2021.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the loss of fortunes was greatest in Russia, where there are 34 fewer billionaires than last year, due to the invasion of Ukraine. It should also be mentioned that China lost 87 billionaires.
Despite these problems, there are 1,000 people who are richer this year compared to 2021, and 236 who made the Forbes list for the first time. It should be noted that citizens of Barbados, Bulgaria, Estonia and Uruguay managed to enter this list for the first time in their history.
The United States leads by having 735 billionaires who together have a wealth of $700 million..
China is still in second place with 607 billionaires who together have a fortune of $2.3 billion.
The 10 richest people in the world, according to Forbes, are:
1–Elon Musk (founder of Tesla and SpaceX)
2–Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon)
3–Bernard Arnault and family (CEO of the LVMH corporation)
4–Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft)
5–Warren Buffett (Investor)
6–Larry Page (Co-founder of Google)
7–Sergey Brin (Co-founder of Google)
8–Larry Ellison (Co-founder of Oracle)
9–Steve Ballmer (Former CEO of Microsoft)
10–Mukesh Ambani (Petrochemical and Gas Entrepreneur)
To calculate the fortune of all the members of the list, Forbes used the price of the shares of their companies that they had on March 11, 2022. In this way they were able to calculate the net worth of each individual.
Can you see her real-time list by clicking here.
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The 10 richest men in the world in 2022, according to Forbes