Updated List of the Top 10 Richest People in the World

Joshua Ramos

The fascination with the economic elite is seemingly never-ending, and Forbes real-time list of billionaires reflects its current state. It is that list that has given us the Top 10 richest people in the world.

Some of the most influential names on the planet adorn the list. As we take a look at some of the biggest billionaires in the world, we see one name sitting atop of them all once again.

Elon Musk remains the richest person in the world

Following a $44 billion acquisition of the most popular social media platform on the planet, Elon Musk is still the worldโ€™s richest person. Ahead of some of the most well-known entities in business sits the Tesla co-founder. Musk owns a net worth of $202.5 billion, with a $45 billion gap between him and the second-richest individual.

Set just behind Space X and Twitter CEO, however, is Bernard Arnault at $157.2 billion. Arnault is the CEO and Chairman of LVMH, one of the premier names in luxury goods. As a fixture on the list, Arnault is the richest man in Europe.

GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY โ€“ MARCH 22: Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the official opening of the new Tesla electric car manufacturing plant on March 22, 2022 near Gruenheide, Germany. The new plant, officially called the Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg, is producing the Model Y as well as electric car batteries. (Photo by Christian Marquardt โ€“ Pool/Getty Images)

The third-richest person on the planet is Gautam Adani. Currently, he is the richest man in Asia with a net worth of $142.2 billion. The Indian businessman is president of the Adani Foundation.

Four Americans follow the top ten list, with Jeff Bezos leading the pack. Moreover, the Amazon founder has a net worth of $112.8 billion and sits ahead of Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Larry Ellison.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Buffet and Gates round out the list of triple-figure earners, with both sporting a net worth of $101.4 billion and $100.5 billion, respectively. Following closely is Oracle chairman and co-founder Larry Ellison with $99.4 Billion.

The list of the 10 richest people in the world concludes with Mukesh Ambani, Carlos Slim, and Michael Bloomberg with net worths above $75 billion.