The 30 Richest People in the World (2022)

Who are the world’s richest people?

Most people have a good idea, even if they are not entrepreneurs or otherwise interested in the subject.

As you read this, you’re probably thinking about who will be on the list of the richest people.

Let’s find out in this article, where we list the world’s top 30 richest people as of 2022. These are the game-changers and people who have contributed to the transformation and reshaping of the world.

When we first published the ‘richest’ list many years ago, only one person had a net worth of $100 billion. As we updated the list for September 2021, nine people now have a net worth of more than $100 billion, with two people approaching the $200 billion mark.

The 30 Richest People in the World

There’s been a huge fluctuation in the net worth of these billionaires in the past year. But, you can find out more about that below!

All the statistics given in this article in regard to individuals’ net worth estimates were originally sourced from Forbes Real-Time directly.

These are the top 30 richest people in the world in 2022:

30. Daniel Gilbert

The 30 Richest People in the World (2022)

Net Worth: $16.7 Billion

  • Age: 60 years
  • Residence: Detroit, Michigan
  • Source of Wealth: Rocket Companies
  • Rocket Companies Ownership Stake: 95% ($36.5 Billion)
  • Other Assets: Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, Rock Ventures

Dan Gilbert cofounded what would become Quicken Loans, the largest mortgage lender in the U.S., in 1985 at 22 years old. Quicken, which originated $320 billion in mortgages in 2020, went public as Rocket Companies in August 2020 at a $36 billion valuation. He also owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

As of July 2022, Daniel Gilbert’s net worth is estimated to be $16.7 billion.

29. Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Net Worth: $25.5 Billion

  • Age: 57
  • Residence: Hangzhou, China
  • Source of Wealth: Alibaba Group
  • Alibaba Group Ownership Stake: 4.8%
  • Other Assets: investments in Huayi Brothers, Chinese media

Jack Ma Yun is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. In addition, he co-founded Yunfeng Capital, a Chinese private equity firm. Ma is a strong proponent of an open and market-driven economy.

Today, Jack Ma’s net worth is estimated to be $25.5 billion, which put him 4 spots lower on the list this year, at 22nd.

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma

28. MacKenzie Scott

MacKenzie Scott

Net Worth: $33.3 Billion

  • Age: 52
  • Residence: Seattle, Washington
  • Source of Wealth: Amazon
  • Amazon Ownership Stake: 4%
  • Other Assets:

MacKenzie Scott is an American novelist and philanthropist. She is known for her involvement in Amazon, her philanthropic efforts, and her now-dissolved marriage to Jeff Bezos. As of November 2021, she has a net worth of US$37.6 billion, owing to a 4% stake in Amazon, the company founded by Jeff Bezos.

As of July 2022, MacKenzie Scott’s net worth is estimated to be $33.3billion.

27. Francois Pinault

Francois Pinault

Net Worth: $35.4 Billion

  • Age: 85
  • Residence: Paris, France
  • Source of Wealth: Kering
  • Kering Ownership Stake: Pinault family owns 41% of the Kering stakes
  • Other Assets: auction house Christie’s, 3,000-piece art collection

François Pinault is a French billionaire businessman, founder of the luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis. Pinault started his business in the timber industry in the early 1960s. Taken public in 1988, the company invested in specialized retail business and changed its name to PPR.

It began to invest in specialized retail businesses and changed its name to PPR.

As of July 2022, Francois Pinault’s net worth is estimated to be $35.4 billion.

26. Ma Huateng

Ma Huateng

Net Worth: $40.7 Billion

  • Age: 50
  • Residence: Shenzhen, China
  • Source of Wealth: Tencent Holding
  • Tencent Holding Ownership Stake: 7.4%
  • Other Assets: Advanced Data Services, $150 million worth of property in Hong Kong

Ma Huateng, also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Tencent Holdings, a Chinese technology conglomerate and holding company that is best known for its instant messaging app WeChat and also for mobile gaming.

Huateng is another of the richest in Asia, who made it on this list for the first time last year, and now appears 18th with an estimated net worth of $40.7 billion in 2021.

25. Phil Knight

Phil Knight

Net Worth: $42.7 Billion

  • Age: 84
  • Residence: Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Source of Wealth: Nike Inc
  • Nike Inc Ownership Stake: 17%
  • Other Assets: stop-motion animation studio called Laika Studios

Philip Hampson Knight is an American billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and was previously chairman and CEO of the company. As of July 23, 2020, Knight was ranked by Forbes as the 24th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$54.5 billion.

As of July 2022, Phil Knight’s net worth is estimated to be $42.7 billion, making him the 20th richest person globally.

24. David Thomson

David Thomson
 

Net Worth: $48.6 Billion

  • Age: 65
  • Residence: Toronto, Canada
  • Source of Wealth: Thomson Reuters
  • Thomson Reuters Ownership Stake: Thomson family owns more than 320 million shares of Thomson Reuters
  • Other Assets: Thomson family has stakes in Bell Canada, as well as owns the Globe and Mail newspaper

David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet is a Canadian/British hereditary peer and media magnate. Upon the death of his father in 2006, Thomson became the chairman of Thomson Corporation and also inherited his father’s British title, Baron Thomson of Fleet.

As of July 2022, David Thomson’s net worth is estimated to be $48.6 billion.

23. Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Net Worth: $54.6 Billion

  • Age: 57
  • Residence: Austin, Texas
  • Source of Wealth: Dell Technologies
  • Dell Technologies Ownership Stake: 52% ($40 Billion)
  • Other Assets: MSD Capital, VMware

Michael Saul Dell is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure companies.

Dell Technologies was founded in 1984 whilst Michael was still a student at the University of Texas.

As of July 2022, Michael Dell’s net worth is estimated to be $54.6billion.

22. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

Net Worth: $56.7 Billion

  • Age: 86
  • Residence: La Coruna, Spain
  • Source of Wealth: Inditex
  • Inditex Ownership Stake: 60%
  • Other Assets: real estates in Madrid, London, Chicago, and New York, among others

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara and Bershka clothing and accessories shops.

Previously, Ortega was the 5th richest man in the world; however, he has recently lost almost $20 billion, or 25%, making it one of the largest losses in 2021.

As of July 2022, Amancio Ortega’s net worth is estimated to be $56.7billion.

21. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $57.3 Billion

  • Age: 38
  • Residence: Palo Alto, California
  • Source of Wealth: Facebook
  • Facebook Ownership Stake: 12%
  • Other Assets:

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding the social media website Facebook and its parent company Meta Platforms, of which he is the chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.

Since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and other issues caused the Facebook stock price to drop, Mark Zuckerberg has recovered the significant net worth loss he suffered.

Mark Zuckerberg is now the 4th richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of $57.3 billion.

“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.” – Mark Zuckerberg

20. Rob Walton

Rob Walton

Net Worth: $58.3 Billion

  • Age: 77
  • Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Source of Wealth: Walmart
  • Walmart Ownership Stake: Walton family owns 50% of the Walmart shares
  • Other Assets: Denver Broncos

Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton is an American billionaire heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, and was chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015.

On this list of the world’s richest people, he briefly surpasses his brother Jim. He has now fallen back to his original position.

As of July 2022, Rob Walton’s net worth is estimated to be $58.3 billion.

19. Alice Walton

Alice Walton

Net Worth: $58.6 Billion

  • Age: 72
  • Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Source of Wealth: Walmart
  • Walmart Ownership Stake: Walton family owns 50% of the Walmart shares
  • Other Assets: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Alice Walton is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She has focused on curating art, rather than working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim. In 2011, she opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.

Today, Alice Walton’s net worth is estimated to be $58.6 billion, making her the 16th richest person in the world and the 2nd richest woman in the world.

“I know the price of lettuce. You need to understand price and value. You buy the best lettuce you can at the best price you can.” – Alice Walton

18. Jim Walton

Jim Walton

Net Worth: $59.4 Billion

  • Age: 74
  • Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Source of Wealth: Walmart
  • Walmart Ownership Stake: Walton family owns 50% of the Walmart shares
  • Other Assets: CEO of Waltons’ Arvest Bank Group, Inc.

James Carr Walton is an American businessman, currently the heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.

As of July 2022, Jim Walton’s net worth is $59.4 billion.

17. Julia Koch

Julia Koch

Net Worth: $59.6 Billion

  • Age: 60
  • Residence: New York, New York
  • Source of Wealth: Koch Industries
  • Koch Industries Ownership Stake: 42%
  • Other Assets:

Julia Margaret Flesher Koch is an American socialite, billionaire, philanthropist, and one of the richest women in the world. She inherited her fortune from her husband, David Koch, who died in 2019.

As of July 2022, Julia Koch’s net worth is estimated to be $59.6billion.

16. Charles Koch

Charles Koch

Net Worth: $59.6 Billion

  • Age: 86
  • Residence: Wichita, Kansas
  • Source of Wealth: Koch Industries
  • Koch Industries Ownership Stake: 42%
  • Other Assets:

Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist.

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American billionaire businessman. As of June 2022, he was ranked as the 18th richest person in the world on Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with an estimated net worth of $58 billion.

15. Zhong Shanshan

Zhong Shanshan

Net Worth: $70 Billion

  • Age: 67
  • Residence: Hangzhou, China
  • Source of Wealth: Nongfu Spring
  • Nongfu Spring Ownership Stake: 84%
  • Other Assets: Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy

Zhong Shanshan is a Chinese billionaire businessman. He is the founder and chairperson of the Nongfu Spring beverage company and the majority owner of Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise. As of July 2022, he is the wealthiest Chinese citizen with a net worth of $70 billion.

14. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Net Worth: $70.5 Billion

  • Age: 68
  • Residence: Paris, France
  • Source of Wealth: L’Oréal
  • L’Oréal Ownership Stake: 33%
  • Other Assets:

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of L’Oreal, is the richest woman in the world. Bettencourt Meyers and her family own around 33% of L’Oreal stock. She has served on L’Oreal’s board since 1997 and is chairwoman of the family holding company.

As of July 2022, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers’ net worth is estimated to be $70.5 billion, making her the richest woman in the world.

13. Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $82 Billion

  • Age: 80
  • Residence: New York, New York
  • Source of Wealth: Bloomberg LP
  • Bloomberg LP Ownership Stake: 88% ($10 Billion)
  • Other Assets:

Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American businessman, politician, philanthropist, and author. He is the majority owner, co-founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. He was Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013, and was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

A $14 billion increase in Michael Bloomberg’s net worth earlier this year moved him up to 11th place.

Despite this, he’s the only individual on this list whose net worth hasn’t increased in Q2 and Q3 of 2021.

As of July 2022, Michael Bloomberg’s net worth is now estimated at $82 billion.

12. Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth: $83.3 Billion

  • Age: 82
  • Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Source of Wealth: América Móvil
  • América Móvil Ownership Stake: 57%
  • Other Assets: 17% of The New York Times, 79% stake of Grupo Carso

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.

Carlos is 13th on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $83.3 billion.

Slim Helu’s net worth took a huge hit a couple of years ago, but it has since recovered.

11. Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Net Worth: $85.7 Billion

  • Age: 66
  • Residence: Hunts Point, Washington
  • Source of Wealth: Microsoft
  • Microsoft Ownership Stake: 4% (333 million shares)
  • Other Assets: Los Angeles Clippers, Redmond

Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American business magnate and investor who served as the chief executive officer of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

As of July 2022, Steve Ballmer’s net worth is estimated at $85.7 billion, making him the 10th richest person in the world.

10. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $92.5 Billion

  • Age: 65
  • Residence: Mumbai, India
  • Source of Wealth: Reliance Industries Limited
  • Reliance Industries Limited Ownership Stake: Ambani family holds around 49% of shares
  • Other Assets:

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate, chairman, managing director, and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value.

As of July 2022, Mukesh Ambani’s net worth is $92.5 billion.

“Today I see a billion people as a billion potential consumers, an opportunity to generate value for them and to make a return for myself” – Mukesh Ambani

9. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $93.2 Billion

  • Age: 91
  • Residence: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Source of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
  • Berkshire Hathaway Ownership Stake: 30.71%
  • Other Assets:

Warren Buffett is a businessman, philanthropist, and one of the most successful and widely respected investors globally. His net worth was estimated at $71.8 billion as of July 2020. Buffet’s investment philosophy is widely followed around the globe.

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett

8. Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $93.2 Billion

  • Age: 48
  • Residence: Los Altos, California
  • Source of Wealth: Alphabet, Google
  • Alphabet Ownership Stake: with a co-founder Larry Page, Brin owns 51% of voting shares and less than 12% of total shares
  • Other Assets: shares in Tesla and 23andMe

Sergey Brin, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created, along with Larry Page, the online search engine Google, one of the most successful sites on the Internet. Brin’s family moved from Moscow to the United States in 1979.

As of July 2022, Sergey Brin’s net worth is roughly $93.2 billion.

7. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $93.8 Billion

  • Age: 77
  • Residence: Lanai, Hawaii
  • Source of Wealth: Oracle
  • Oracle Ownership Stake: 35%
  • Other Assets: 3 million shares of Tesla, $1 billion worth of real estate

Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American business magnate and investor who is the co-founder, executive chairman, chief technology officer and former chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation.

Larry Ellison is 8th on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $93.8 billion.

6. Larry Page

Larry Page

Net Worth: $96.8 Billion

  • Age: 49
  • Residence: Palo Alto, California
  • Source of Wealth: Alphabet, Google
  • Alphabet Ownership Stake: with a co-founder Sergey Brin, Page owns 51% of voting shares and less than 12% of total shares
  • Other Assets:

Larry Page, byname of Lawrence Edward Page, American computer scientist, and entrepreneur who, with Sergey Brin, created the online search engine Google, one of the most popular sites on the Internet.

As of July 2022, Larry Page’s net worth is estimated to be $96.8 billion.

5. Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani

Net Worth: $97.1 Billion

  • Age: 59
  • Residence: Ahmedabad, India
  • Source of Wealth: Adani Group
  • Adani Group Ownership Stake: more than 70% of shares in various Adani Group’s companies
  • Other Assets: Mumbai International Airport, Holcim India

Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India.

As of July 2022, Gautam Adani’s net worth is estimated to be $97.1 billion.

4. Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Net Worth: $122.6 Billion

  • Age: 66
  • Residence: Medina, Washington
  • Source of Wealth: Microsoft
  • Microsoft Ownership Stake: 1%
  • Other Assets: investments in Canadian National Railway, AutoNation, approximately 242,000 acres of farmland in the U.S.

Bill Gates, in full William Henry Gates III, is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who cofounded Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company. Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13.

Gates’ net worth has been pretty stagnant since he reached the $100 billion mark. He’s now dropped another place to be the 3rd richest man in the world.

As of July 2022, Bill Gates’ net worth is estimated to be $122.6 billion.

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

3. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $138.1 Billion

  • Age: 58
  • Residence: Seattle, Washington
  • Source of Wealth: Amazon
  • Amazon Ownership Stake: 10%
  • Other Assets: The Washington Post, Blue Origin, Bezos Expeditions, Altos Labs

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut. He is the founder, executive chairman, and former president and CEO of Amazon.

As of July 2022, Jeff Bezos’ net worth is estimated at $138.1 billion.

“There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more, and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.”

2. Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

Net Worth: $147.6 Billion

  • Age: 73
  • Residence: Paris, France
  • Source of Wealth: LVMH
  • LVMH Ownership Stake: 47%
  • Other Assets: Art collection with works of Picasso, Yves Klein, Henry Moore, yacht Symphony

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. He is the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods company.

As of July 2022, Bernard Arnault’s net worth is estimated to be $147.6 billion.

1. Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Net Worth: $227 Billion

  • Age: 50
  • Residence: Austin, Texas
  • Source of Wealth: Tesla, SpaceX
  • Tesla and SpaceX Ownership Stake: 25% of Tesla, 44% of SpaceX
  • Other Assets: 9.2% of Twitter, Neuralink, The Boring Company

Elon Reeve Musk FRS is a business magnate and investor. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; angel investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.

As of July 2022, Elon Musk’s net worth is estimated to be $79.4 billion, which means his net worth has more than doubled this year, after a ridiculous jump in Tesla stock prices between April and August.

Two years ago, Musk first appeared on this list as the 24th richest person worldwide, and he’s now the 2nd.

As of July 2022, Elon Musk’s net worth is estimated to be $227 billion.

Summary

Finally, Here’s a quick recap of the top 30 richest people in the world in 2022:

RANK NAME NET WORTH
1. Elon Musk $227.0 B
2. Bernard Arnault $147.6 B
3. Jeff Bezos $138.1 B
4. Bill Gates $122.6 B
5. Gautam Adani $97.1 B
6. Larry Page $96.8 B
7. Larry Ellison $93.8 B
8. Sergey Brin $93.2 B
9. Warren Buffett $93.2 B
10. Mukesh Ambani $92.5 B
11. Steve Ballmer $85.7 B
12. Carlos Slim Helu $83.3 B
13. Michael Bloomberg $82.0 B
14. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $70.5 B
15. Zhong Shanshan $70.0 B
16. Charles Koch $59.6 B
17. Julia Koch $59.6 B
18. Jim Walton $59.4 B
19. Alice Walton $58.6 B
20. Rob Walton $58.3 B
21. Mark Zuckerberg $57.3 B
22. Amancio Ortega $56.7 B
23. Michael Dell $54.6 B
24. David Thomson $48.6 B
25. Phil Knight $42.7 B
26. Ma Huateng $40.7 B
27. François Pinault $35.4 B
28. MacKenzie Scott $33.3 B
29. Jack Ma $25.5 B
30. Daniel Gilbert $16.7 B

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