Do you think the richest men this year is different from 2021's? As we all know by now, the billionaires' list doesn't change much each year because the rich tend to just become richer despite all the financial challengers we, the commoners, face everyday! However, you'll be surprised to know that Mark Zuckerberg's name doesn't make it to this list this time.
Today, we share with you the world’s 10 richest men:*
Elon Musk (Net worth: $255.8 billion as of May 8 2022)
Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, still tops the richest men's list this year. Whether you like him or not, the businessman is known for introducing innovative ideas with unmatched confidence. As if today, Musk is the world’s richest man on Earth with a net worth of $255.8 billion.
Bernard Arnault & family (Net worth: $144.0 billion as of May 8 2022)
Bernard Arnault who runs a conglomerate of 70 luxurious brands including Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Dior and much more, ranks second on this least. Although it's no surprise to see him among the top 5 richest men in the world, it's surprising to see him ahead of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos!
Jeff Bezos (Net worth: $140.6 billion as of May 8 2022)
From running a simple e-commerce website in his garage in 1994, to becoming the one of the world’s richest men and the most influential. As of today, Jeff Bezos' net worth is valued at $140.6 billion. Amazon's founder, Bezos has been the company's CEO until July 5th 2021 where he announced his resignation as Amazon’s CEO and becoming the executive chairman. Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that is developing rockets for commercial use.
Bill Gates (Net worth: $129.0 billion as of May 8 2022)He’s best known for co-founding Microsoft in 1975. But what many don’t know is that Bill Gates chairs the world’s largest private charitable foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To date, Gates has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation.
Gautam Adani & family (Net worth: $123.8 billion as of May 8 2022)
The infrastructure tycoon, Gautam Adani ranks 5th among the richest men in the world with a net worth of $123.8 billion. Adani controls Mundra Port, India's largest, in his home state of Gujarat. The Indian billionaire owns Abbot Point, a controversial coal mining project in Australia, whose Carmichael coal mine is billed as one of the world's largest. In 2020, Adani acquired a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport, India's second-busiest.
Warren Buffet (Net worth: $115.5 billion as of May 8 2022)
Warren Buffet is considered one of the most successful investors of all time. He runs the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate that owns more than 60 companies. Buffet bought his first stock at the age of 11 and started filing taxes at the age of 13! Buffet has pledged to donate over 99% of his wealth.
Larry Ellison (Net worth: $101.4 billion as of May 8 2022)
Oracle’s cofounder, chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison, ranks 8th on this list this year with a net worth of $101.4 as of today. Ellison stepped down as Oracle CEO in 2014 after 37 years of holding on to this position. He joined Tesla’s board in December 2018, after purchasing 3 million Tesla shares.
Larry Page (Net worth: $99.4 billion as of May 8 2022)
Larry Page is best known for co-founding Google in 1998 with his classmate Sergy Brin. Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, in December 2019 but remained a board member and a controlling shareholder. Page is a founding investor in space exploration company, Planetary Resources, and he’s also funding “flying car” startups, Kitty Hawk and Opener.
Mukesh Ambani (Net worth: $98.5 billion as of May 8 2022)
Another Indian billionaire made it to the list this year, and it's none other than Mukesh Ambani. Ambani chairs and runs the empire Reliance Industries, which has interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom and retail. During the Covid-19 lockdown, Ambani managed to raise more than $20 billion by selling a third of Jio to a string of investors, such as Meta and Google.
Sergey Brin (Net worth: $95.6 billion as of May 8 2022)
The co-founder of Google ranks 10th on this list with a net worth of $95.6 billion. In December 2019, Sergey Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet, yet he remained a controller shareholder and a board member. Brin is reportedly funding a high-tech airship project.
* Source: Forbes Real Time Billionaires' list
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