The Richest of the Rich: The Top 20 Billionaires in the World for 2022

by Saloni
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From Mark Zuckerberg to Jeff Bezos to Warren Buffett, the top 20 billionaires in the world are worth billions of dollars and continue to grow their fortunes every year. This list of the richest billionaires in the world will help you gain some perspective and realize how far you still have to go! Let’s look at who made the cut and who didn’t.

Elon Musk

He is an entrepreneur, business magnate, and the founder of Tesla Motors. Musk also founded SpaceX and is now working on developing the Hyperloop. His net worth is around $253.0 billion as of July 2022, making him the richest person in the world.

Bernard Arnault & family

Bernard Arnault is the chief executive officer and chairman of LVMH, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE. He is also the richest person in Europe with a net worth of $156.5 billion and is ranked second on Forbes’ list of billionaires

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Arnault has been with LVMH since 1984 and has been instrumental in its growth. Today, LVMH is the largest luxury goods company in the world, with over 70 brands under its umbrella.

Jeff Bezos

In the list of the top 20 richest men in the world, Jeff Bezos, the founder, CEO, and president of Amazon comes in the third number. His net worth is an estimated $150.3 billion in 2022. Also, Jeff Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company.

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Gautam Adani & family

Gautam Adani is an Indian business tycoon who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, a multinational conglomerate with interests in coal trading, logistics, real estate, agriculture, and edible oils. As of July 2022, his net worth has increased to $116.2 billion, making him the second-richest person in India and the fourth among the top billionaires globally.

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Bill Gates

Gates is a software developer, American business magnate, philanthropist and comes under the list of top billionaires in the world. He is the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. With a net worth of $$105.3 billion in 2022, Bill Gates is the fifth richest person in the world.

It was in 1975 that Gates along with Paul Allen created Microsoft that would later become the world’s biggest PC software business.

Larry Ellison

Oracle founder Larry Ellison comes in sixth on our list of billionaires in the world with a net worth of $$102.9 billion. The American businessman has been in the tech industry for decades and shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to his impressive business acumen, Ellison is an avid collector of art and real estate.

Warren Buffett

Often called the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett is an investing legend and one of the richest men in the world. As of 2022, his net worth is $99.7 billion. He’s known for his disciplined approach to investing and has a long track record of success.

Larry Page

Larry Page is the co-founder of Alphabet and Google. He is currently worth an estimated $98.6 billion making him among the top and famous billionaires in the world. In 1998, Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, which revolutionized search engines and changed how we use the internet.

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Alphabet and, as of July 2022, has a net worth of $94.8 billion. He attended Stanford University, where he met Larry Page, and the two started Google together in 1998.

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani, the India richest man in 2022, is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Mukesh Ambani is also the number 1 richest person in India and Asia and the world’s wealthiest person, with a net worth of $90.6 billion.

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Steve Ballmer

American businessman Steve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft and the current Los Angeles Clippers owner. He has a net worth of $87.3 billion, making him the among the eleventh billionaires in the world.

Michael Bloomberg

Businessman, stock trader, author, philanthropist, and politician Michael Bloomberg rounds out the top 20 richest people globally. He is the founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial data and media company. As of July 2022, he had a net worth of $82.0 billion, making him the 12th billionaires in the world.

Carlos Slim Helu & family

Carlos Slim Helu & family come in at number thirteen on the list with a net worth of $81.2 billion. Carlos Helu is a Mexican business magnate, philanthropist, and investor. Slim is the chairman of Telmex, America Movil, and Grupo Carso.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family are the owners of L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetics company. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is one of the richest women in the world. They are also the richest family in Europe, with a net worth of $71.3 billion.

Zhong Shanshan

Zhong Shanshan is the chairman and founder of Nongfu Spring, a bottled water company based in China. In 2022, his net worth increased to $71.1 billion, making him the fifteenth richest person in the world.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently the sixteenth richest person in the world, with a net worth of $65.8 billion. Zuckerberg’s wealth comes from his ownership of Facebook stock, which makes up most of his assets.

Jim Walton

Jim Walton, the heir to the Walmart fortune, is the richest person in Arkansas, with a net worth of $62.7 billion. He is also the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Jim is also the chief executive officer of Arvest Bank Group, Inc., which he co-founded in 1961.

Alice Walton

She is currently the second richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $61.8 billion. Most of her fortune comes from shares of Walmart, which pay significant dividends.

Rob Walton

In the trio of Walton siblings, The family holds about 50% of Walmart’s stock. Rob is the oldest brother and the most involved in the company’s management. He is the nineteenth richest person on the list of top 20 richest men in the world, with a $61.5 billion net worth.

Amancio Ortega

He is a pioneer of fast fashion with the company Inditex Group, the biggest fashion retailer in terms of revenue. He established the brand in 1975 with his wife, Rosalia Mera, and owns 60 per cent of the company’s shares. His net worth is $61.3 billion in July 2022.


The richest people in the world will get even richer in the next few years. This is largely thanks to the growth of the digital economy and the rise of blockchain technology.

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