Who is the richest person in the world? Top 10 billionaires and 2022 net worth - from Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos

There are an estimated 2,755 billionaires in the world according to Forbes Magazine, with the rate of billionaires, actually going up year on year.

Known for their impressive wealth, billionaires like Elon Musk, who bought Twitter in April 2022 and Jeff Bezos who made his own space company which ferried tourists there in 2021, really do seem like they have it all.

But who are the richest people in the world, what is their net worth and how did they make their fortune?

Elon Musk - $219 billion

Elon Musk - $219 billion
Elon Musk - $219 billion

Musk is the richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $219 billion according to Forbes Magazine.

Born in South Africa then he move to canada to study at Queen’s University. Musk eventually transferred to the University of Pennsylvania before moving to California, where he decided to pursue his ideas for business, instead of his education and it paid off.

His first software startup, Zip2 was bought in 1999 for $307 million. He went on to co-found Paypal, which sold to eBay in 2002 for $2.5 billion. Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 and runs electric vehicle maker Tesla, of which he is a shareholder.

In April 2022, Musk successfully bought the social media network Twitter for $44 billion.

Musk has been married twice and has eight children. His most recent relationship was with singer Grimes, with whom he has two children, a son named, X Æ A-12 and a daughter called Exa Dark Sideræl.

However, he has not been without controversy. His 2018 comments about the Tham Luang cave rescue leading to a defamation case after he called the rescuer a “pedo guy” on twitter, the case went to trial in 2019, with Musk winning the case.

Musk has also been called into question over his comments on Covid-19 criticising lockdowns and questioning the effectiveness of Covid-19 testing.

Jeff Bezos - $171 billion

Jeff Bezoz is the second richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $171 billion according to Forbes Magazine.

Bezos is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and famously started the company from a garage in his home. Amazon started off selling books, but by the early 2000s it had expanded offering everything you could think of, from electronics to furniture and toiletries.

Bezos owns several apartments in New York City,homes in Washington, California and Washington DC and a ranch in Texas which is the private base for his company Blue Origin which ferried tourists into space in 2021.

He was married to MacKenzie Bezos for 25-years and the pair have four children together. Their divorce was announced in 2019, with Bezos announcing his relationship with Lauren Sanchez in the same year.

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