There are 2668 billionaires according to Forbes in 2022. Most of them are founders of the biggest companies and others are investors and other stakeholders. They have their ways of avoiding selling stocks and taxes. Most of them and their companies are publicly traded, so it’s possible to fluctuate their net income every month or even every day with the market valuation.
Below are the 10 billionaires people on the planet as of November 01, 2022, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
- Elon Musk is the first on the list with a net worth of $224 billion.
- 2nd position is held by Jeff Bezos, with an estimated net worth of $144 billion.
- The top 6 billionaires are from technological industries.
1. Elon Musk
Born: June 28, 1971 (age 51 years), Pretoria, South Africa
Net worth: 199 billion USD (2022)
Children: X Æ A-Xii, Vivian Jenna Wilson, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, MORE
Spouse: Talulah Riley (m. 2013–2016), Talulah Riley (m. 2010–2012), Justine Musk (m. 2000–2008)
Nationality: American, Canadian, South African
Education: University of Pennsylvania (1992–1997)
- Founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.
- Founder of The Boring Company and X.com (now part of PayPal)
- Co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAI, and Zip2
- President of Musk Foundation
Elon Musk is the major funder of Tesla Motors. Before that, he developed X.com which he sold to eBay. X.com became PayPal in June 2001. eBay purchased PayPal for US$1.5 billion. Tesla joined S&P 500 in December 2020 and Musk became the richest person in the world.
2. Bernard Arnault
Born: March 5, 1949 (age 73 years), Roubaix, France
Net worth: 184.8 billion USD (2022)
Children: Antoine Arnault, Delphine Arnault, Alexandre Arnault, Frédéric Arnault, Jean Arnault
Spouse: Hélène Mercier (m. 1991), Anne Dewavrin (m. 1973–1990)
Bernard Arnault is a French citizen and CEO of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton). LVMH is the world’s largest luxury goods company. LVMH owns Louis Vuitton, Hennessey, Marc Jacobs, and Sephora. Christian Dior is the holding company of LVMH with 41.3%. Most of the revenue from Bernard Arnault comes from Christian Dior.
3. Gautam Adani
Born: June 24, 1962 (age 60 years), Ahmedabad, India
Net worth: 135.8 billion USD (2022)
Spouse: Priti Adani
Children: Karan Adani, Jeet Adani
Adani started his work as a diamond sorter for Mahendra Brothers in 1978. After that, he started to manage the operations of his brother’s plastic factory in Ahmedabad. Adani established Adani Exports, now known as Adani Enterprises in 1988. He has stakes in Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), and 74% in Mumbai International Airport, and finally Adani family acquired Ambuja Cements and its subsidiary ACC from Holcim Group for $10.5 billion in May 2022.
4. Jeff Bezos
Born: January 12, 1964 (age 58 years), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Net worth: 117.5 billion USD (2022)
Spouse: MacKenzie Scott (m. 1993–2019)
Children: Preston Bezos
- Princeton University (1982–1986),
- Miami Palmetto Senior High School (1982),
- River Oaks Elementary School
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Amazon was founded in a garage in Seattle. Firstly it was a book-selling store. Then it changed its goal to a one-stop-shop for everything. jeff Bezos had 16% of shares in amazon before he transferred 4% to her wife in 2019. Jeff Bezos became CEO of amazon on July 5, 2021.
5. Bill Gates
Born: October 28, 1955 (age 67 years), Seattle, Washington, United States
Net worth: 107.5 billion USD (2022)
Children: Phoebe Adele Gates, Jennifer Catherine Gates, Rory John Gates
Spouse: Melinda French Gates (m. 1994–2021)
Bill Gates along with his childhood friend Paul Allen developed a new operating system for microcomputers. Meanwhile, he dropped out of Harvard University and found Microsoft with Paul Allen. Bill’s Ex-wife Melinda and he created a foundation named “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” that fought polio and malaria. The foundation also spent a 1.9Billion on the COVID-19 pandemic.
6. Warren Buffett
Born: August 30, 1930 (age 92 years), Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Net worth: 109.5 billion USD (2022) Forbes
Education: Columbia Business School (1950–1951)
Warren Buffett is not only an investor but also a philanthropist and American business magnate. He first filed his tax return at the age of 14. The first company that Warren Buffett invested in was a textile company that was known as Berkshire Hathaway in 1962. Today Berkshire Hathaway is a $604.95 Billion-dollar market cap company traded as NYSE: BRK.A (Class A) share. Warren Buffett buys and holds undervalued company shares.
7. Larry Ellison
Born: August 17, 1944 (age 78 years), The Bronx, New York, United States
Education: The University of Chicago (1964–1966),
Spouse: Melanie Craft (m. 2003–2010), MORE
Net worth: 107.4 billion USD (2022)
Larry Ellison is the chairman of the software company Oracle where he holds about 35% of shares. Oracle has grown a lot in the period of 2020 – 2022. Now it’s a $106 billion worth organization. After he moved to California, he started programming and in 1979 Relational Software, Inc released Oracle which became popular over time.
8. Larry Page
Born: March 26, 1973 (age 49 years), Lansing, Michigan, United States
Education: East Lansing High School (1987–1991), MORE
Spouse: Lucinda Southworth (m. 2007)
Net worth: 86.8 billion USD (2022)
An American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-founding Google with Sergey Brin. In 1995 larry Page with his friend Sergey Brin started to find a way to extract data from the web. In 1998 they found Google and Page served as a CEO till 2001. In 2005 the company purchased Android and in 2006 it purchased Youtube. Alphabet became the holding company of google in 2015.
9. Mukesh Ambani
Born: April 19, 1957 (age 65 years), Aden, Yemen
Net worth: 97.3 billion USD (2022) Forbes
Education: Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)
Reliance Industries Ownership Stake: 42% ($96.5 billion)
Reliance Industries was a textile company founded by Dhirubhai Ambani father of Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai. Reliance is listed on the stock exchange for treading in 1977. Mukesh Ambani was in Stanford University California studying master’s in business administration but left without that degree and sit in the chair of the Board of Directors of reliance industries and expanded the business into petrochemicals, oil refining, and oil and gas drilling.
10. Sergey Brin
Born: August 21, 1973 (age 49 years), Moscow, Russia
Spouse: Nicole Shanahan (m. 2018), Anne Wojcicki (m. 2007–2015)
Education: Stanford University (1993–1995), MORE
Net worth: 83.2 billion USD (2022)
Sergey Brin co-founded Google with Larry Page. Until December 3, 2019, Brin was the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. Sergey Brin hold the same position in Alphabet (Holding Company of Google) after it was established in 2015. Google also offers a variety of electronic devices. Sergey Brin spent a lot of his time developing smart glasses and automatic cars in google laboratory.