Forbes has released its 2022 ranking of the richest billionaires in the world.
Elon Musk tops the list with $300 billion, $100 billion richer than his closest rival.
1). Elon Musk
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla — and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX.
2). Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman in July 2021.
3). Bernard Arnault & family
Bernard Arnault oversees the LVMH empire of some 70 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
4). Bill Gates
Bill Gates turned his fortune from software firm Microsoft into a diversified fortune including investments zero-carbon energy.
5). Warren Buffett
Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time
6). Larry Page
Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent of Google, in December 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder.
7). Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet, parent company of Google, in December 2019 but remains a controller shareholder and a board member.
8). Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is chairman, chief technology officer and cofounder of software giant Oracle, of which he owns about 35%.
9). Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer is the high-wattage former CEO of Microsoft, who led the company from 2000 to 2014.
10). Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani chairs and runs $74 billion (revenue) Reliance Industries, which has interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom and retail.