Each year, several rankings of the world’s largest fortunes are published . Recently, the Bloomberg site set up an indicator classifying these large fortunes. This ranking is updated daily.
The fortune of the personalities who find themselves in this ranking is often linked to the stock market price. Indeed, these people own shares in different companies (whether they founded or not). Therefore, we understand that the amounts indicated are not necessarily the amounts that people can see in their bank accounts. The estimate of their wealth is therefore based on the value of the various shares they hold in companies.
Richest men in the world: composition of their fortune
As mentioned earlier, the fortunes of these billionaires are largely made up of the shares they own in companies (whether they founded or not). This fortune is rarely made up of cold hard cash. Indeed, if their fortune evolves so much, it is primarily because it is indexed to the stock market price, which continues to fluctuate.
10 richest men in the world
Discover without further delay the list of the 10 richest men in the world:
Larry Ellison ($96.1 billion)
Larry Ellison is an American businessman and billionaire. He is the co-founder of the firm Oracle Corporation known for offering software related to database management systems and the famous Java programming language. He has been a Corporate Director at Tesla since 2018.
His fortune is estimated at $96.1 billion .
Steve Ballmer ($99.3 billion)
Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American business leader. He met Bill Gates at Harvard University and joined Microsoft in 1980. Ballmer was CEO of the company from 2000 to 2014. Since August 12, 2014, he is officially the new owner of the Clippers, a basketball franchise ball from the Los Angeles-based NBA. In 2011, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor by Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of the French Republic.
His fortune is estimated at $99.3 billion .
Warren Buffet ($102 billion)
Warren Buffet is an American businessman, investor and billionaire. Throughout his life he made many investments through his company Berkshire Hathaway , in which he is a majority shareholder. This entity owns shares in very large companies such as the Coca-Cola Company.
His fortune is estimated at $102 billion.
Sergey Brin ($102 billion)
Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google, with Larry Page (6th in this ranking). He was born in 1973 in Moscow and emigrated to the United States, with his family, in the late 70s. He began his studies at the University of Maryland. After a doctorate at Stanford, he met Larry Page and created the Google search engine in 1998.
His fortune is estimated at $102 billion.
Larry Page ($106 billion)
Larry Page is the other founder of Google . He studied at the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1995. He also completed a doctorate at Stanford, where he met Sergey Brin.
His fortune is estimated at $106 billion.
Gautam Adani ($123 billion)
Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian billionaire. He is the chairman, founder and eponym of the Adani Group , an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India. On May 30, 2022, he is the richest person in Asia, according to the famous Forbes magazine.
His fortune is estimated at $123 billion .
Bill Gates ($129 billion)
Bill Gates is an American computer scientist, entrepreneur and billionaire. He is known as the founder of Microsoft in 1975 and its major shareholder until 2014. Thanks to Microsoft’s business success, he has been one of the richest men in the world since 1996.
His fortune is estimated at $129 billion.
Bernard Arnault ($145 billion)
Bernard Arnault, born March 5, 1949 in Roubaix, is a French businessman . Majority shareholder and Chairman and CEO of the luxury group LVMH , he owns the newspapers Les Échos and Le Parisien. Since 2019, Bernard Arnault has been among the top three richest men in the world.
His fortune is estimated at $145 billion.
Jeff Bezos ($165 billion)
Jeff Bezos is an American entrepreneur, industrialist, media owner and billionaire. He is particularly known for being the founder, main shareholder and chairman and chief executive officer of Amazon until 2021, of which he is still chairman of the board of directors. He is also the founder of the space company Blue Origin , notably offering access to space for space tourism.
His fortune is estimated at $165 billion.
Elon Musk ($254 billion)
Elon Musk is a South African-Canadian-American engineer, entrepreneur, business leader and billionaire. He is the Chairman and CEO of the SpaceX Corporation and CEO of the Tesla Corporation , having previously served as Chairman of the Board of SolarCity and Tesla. He is also the founder of The Boring Company , a tunnel construction company, and Neuralink , a neurotechnology company. It made Tesla, during the 2000s, a mainstream manufacturer of electric cars.
He is the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Zip2 and was the founder and one of the main executives of X.com, which eventually merged with Confinity and took the name PayPal .
His fortune is estimated at $254 billion.