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.
Bernard Arnault rose this year to second place with $191.5B net worth, adding $40B to his 2021 net worth. With this jump, he takes the spot from Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos who currently stands at $184.8B.
Elon Musk is considered the wealthiest person on the planet as of 2022. He dove headfirst in a handful of risky investments that promised massive profits rather than betting on smaller but safer ventures that wouldn’t have given him the kind of wealth that he has now.
Jeff Bezos occupied the top spot being the wealthiest person for some time. But this year, the Amazon mogul clutches on to third place with a $184.8B net worth, which is a 9 billion dollar difference from last year.
We’ve all heard how Bill Gates started an empire from his parent’s garage, reinvented desktops, and gave us Microsoft. For decades, the tech genius has been on the radar as one of the wealthiest people on earth, if not the most affluent.
Larry Page is the co-inventor of the Google search engine, and he is fifth on the list with a $116B net worth. He became a billionaire at the age of 30 after Google started making immense profits in early 2000.