The whole planet is facing challenging times as a consequence of different misfortunes that struck the whole world in the last several years.
Nevertheless, while the vast majority of the world’s population is experiencing rough times with the inflation and severe price rises of the elementary products needed for everyday life, some people managed to enlarge their already significant fortunes.
This article will be about this small group of men who use their wealth to play a major role in shaping the world’s politics, economy, as well as philanthropy. At the moment of writing, there are more than 2,600 billionaires on the globe. Most of them have started famous technology companies and have their money still invested in these. Here is the full list of the top ten of the richest people in the world, following a study made by Newjerseysafebetting.com in relation to gambling and net worth.
10 – Steve Ballmer – 97.6 billion net worth
Steve Ballmer left the MBA Program of Stanford University to join Microsoft in 1980. Two decades later, he took over Bill Gates at the CEO position there. Ballmer was the main person in charge of Microsoft’s purchase of Skype in 2011. He is currently the biggest individual shareholder of the company, owning around 4% of Microsoft. We should also say that Steve bought the NBA team Los Angeles Clippers in 2014.
9 – Mukesh Ambani – 97.7 billion net worth
The story of Mukesh Ambani is a very interesting one. He was born in Yemen. His father Dhirubhai Ambani moved to India a year after Mukesh’s birth. The family settled in a small apartment in Mumbai from where they started a textile mill in 1966. A decade later, his company named Reliance Industries was added to the Mumbai Stock Exchange. Dhirubhai died in 2002, leaving the whole company to his two sons. Mukesh expanded his fortune and is now one of the wealthiest people on the planet.
8 – Sergey Brin – 101 billion net worth
The next two positions in this list are reserved for the co-founders of Google, one of the most successful companies on the planet in the last couple of decades. Sergey Brin is eighth. He moved to the United States at the age of six after spending his earliest days in Moscow, Russia. We don’t need to say much about Google’s successes and why one of its co-founders is on this list. We will only add that Brin is known for donating vast amounts of money to Parkinson’s disease research.
7 – Larry Page – 105 billion net worth
Larry Page met Sergey Brin at Stanford University where they came up with the idea of launching Google. They have done it in 1998 and the rest is history. Google is responsible for more than 90% of Internet search requests in the world nowadays which best describes its power and dominance in the market. On top of Google, Larry invested money in a company doing asteroid mining and space exploration, named Planetary Resources.
6 – Warren Buffet – 116 billion net worth
Warren Buffet became rich by purchasing companies he considered to be undervalued. He has constantly bought and sold them and has come up to be among the top-six richest people in the world. His most popular own is Berkshire Hathaway, a textile company that has grown to a massive giant whose single stock is worth almost half a million dollars these days.
5 – Gautam Adani – 120 billion net worth
Adani has become the wealthiest person in Asia in March 2022 when he took over the aforementioned Mukesh Ambani. Adani did it thanks to owning large stakes in six highly-influential Indian companies, involving Adani Transmissions, Adani Power, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone, Adani Enterprises, Adani Total Gas, and Adani Green Energy.
4 – Bill Gates – 127 billion net worth
Bill Gates is probably the most popular person on this list, but that does not make him the richest man in the world. Nevertheless, he is still in the top-four thanks to his brilliant idea of developing a new microcomputers software back in 1975 when he was still at Harvard University. Bill Gates still has more than 1% of Microsoft’s stocks, but the majority of his money is invested in cascade Investments LLC., thus owning stocks of numerous high-profile companies such as Deere or the Canadian National Railway.
3 – Bernard Arnault – 132 billion net worth
We’ve all heard of the famous luxury goods brands such as Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, or Sephora. We all know how expensive their exclusive products are. But do you know who stands behind these companies? His name is Bernard Arnault and he is the third richest man in the world. His company Christian Dior SE has almost half of the LVMH (the company owning all of the aforementioned brands) stocks.
2 – Jeff Bezos – 150 billion net worth
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, primarily aiming to create an online platform for booksellers and traders. We should say the rest is history because it shortly after became the biggest retailer in the world. He became the first man with a net worth greater than one billion since Bill Gates in 1999. He now also owns Blue Origin and The Washington Post.
1 – Elon Musk – 268 billion net worth
As you can see, Elon Musk is the wealthiest man on the planet by quite some distance. Interestingly, he is also the youngest of all people on this list, at the age of 50. Elon was born in South Africa and went on to attend universities in Canada and Pennsylvania. His fortune sky-rocketed after the foundation of Tesla Motors in 2004. Musk is now the CEO of Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Tesla shares grew overwhelmingly in 2020, making Musk the wealthiest man on the planet a year after.