Who Is the Richest Person in the World in 2022?

Who is the richest person in the world? In this article, we’ll go into the world’s top billionaires in more detail.

According to Forbes Magazine, the number of billionaires rose to 2,755 billionaires globally and added 400 names in 2021 alone. Most of them obtained their fortune from hard work and investing in their dreams. Would you like to know how they made money?

Who Is the Richest Person in the World?

Elon Musk is currently the richest man in the world. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX now has a net worth of $263.8B, increasing $112.8B from 2021. 

Brief Background on Elon Musk

Musk was born in South Africa on June 28, 1971. He described his family as “quite wealthy” when he was young. His father was a pilot, engineer, and property developer, and on top of that, he co-owned a Zambian emerald mine.  

Who Is the Second Richest Person in the World?

Bernard Arnault rose this year to second place with $191.5B net worth, adding $40B to his 2021 net worth. 

Brief Background on Bernard Arnault

In 1984 Arnault acquired the luxury company Financière Agache and bought the Boussac Saint-Frères textile group through an auction for one franc. 

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