Richest Man in the World: Check List of Richest Men 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 3, 2022, 5:59

The richest man in the world, as reported in January 2022, is Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, with a net worth of $269 billion. World’s Billionaires is an annual ranking granted to the wealthiest billionaires of the world, documented on the basis of their net worth. It is compiled and published annually every year, in March, by the American business magazine, Forbes. Each individual on the list, their total net worth is estimated and cited in US dollars, based on their debt accountability, documented assets and other factors. This list does not include royalty and dictators who possess wealth from their position and hierarchy. 

How are the Wealthiest Millionaires Determined by Forbes?

To determine and compile the ‘world richest man list’, every year, Forbes appoints a team of over 50 reporters from multiple countries who are given the responsibility to track the activities of the top richest man in the world, be it individuals, groups or even families who share the wealth. Those who qualify for the list are :

  • sent preliminary surveys. 
  • Their business deals are scrutinised
  • The estimate of their valuable assets like homes, land, vehicles, artwork etc; are made
  • To evaluate the figures and to improve an individual’s holdings’ estimate, interviews are conducted
  • Lastly, the positions in a publicly-traded stock are evaluated and priced to market roughly a month before the publication of the final list of the richest man in the world. 

List of top 10 Richest men in the World 2022

The list of the top 10 richest men in the world, 2022, is as follows:

  1. Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, with a net worth of $269 billion
  2. Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chair of Amazon, with a net worth of $187 billion
  3. Bernard Arnault, CEO and Chair of LVMH, with a net worth of $164 billion
  4. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp., with a net worth of $133 billion
  5. Larry Page, co-founder and board member of Alphabet (Google), having a net worth of $124 billion
  6. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder, CEO and Chair of Meta (Facebook), with a net worth of $124 billion
  7. Sergey Brin, co-founder and board member of Alphabet (Google), having a net worth of $119 billion
  8. Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, with a net worth of $117 billion
  9. Steve Ballmer, owner of Los Angeles Clippers, with a net worth of $111 billion
  10. Larry Ellison, co-founder, CTO, and Chair of Oracle, with a net worth of $107 billion
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FAQs about the Richest Man in the World

  • When was the first list of the top richest man in the world published by Forbes?

Ans: Forbes published the list of top billionaires in the world for the first time in March 1987. 

  • How many billionaires were recorded in the year 2021?

Ans: In 2021, Forbes released its 35th annual report compiling the list of billionaires in the world which accounted for a total of 2,755 people. 

  • Who was the richest man in the world in 2021?

Ans: In 2021, Jeff Bezos, the founder and executive chair of Amazon, was tagged as the richest man in the world for the fourth time in succession, with a net worth of $177 billion.