Top 100 richest people in the world: Some interesting facts
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- Nearly 40% — or four in ten — individuals in the top 100 richest list are from the USA.
- India is now home to seven of the 100 richest people in the world.
- The youngest billionaire in the top 100 list made his wealth through cryptocurrency.
AdvertisementThe richest 100 people in the world collectively hold wealth worth $$4,387 billion, Forbes real-time billionaires list has revealed. Upon a quick analysis of the list, here are some quite interesting facts that Business Insider has gathered.
The data reflected below was collected on April 25, 2022.
The list of 100 richest people in the world, as on April 25, 2022
Source: Forbes Real-time Billionaire listNote: As of April 25, 2022
|1||Elon Musk||$269.7 B||50||Tesla, SpaceX||United States|
|2||Jeff Bezos||$170.2 B||58||Amazon||United States|
|3||Bernard Arnault & family||$166.8 B||73||LVMH||France|
|4||Bill Gates||$130.2 B||66||Microsoft||United States|
|5||Gautam Adani & family||$123.0 B||59||infrastructure, commodities||India|
|6||Warren Buffett||$121.7 B||91||Berkshire Hathaway||United States|
|7||Larry Ellison||$107.6 B||77||software||United States|
|8||Mukesh Ambani||$103.2 B||65||diversified||India|
|9||Larry Page||$102.4 B||49||United States|
|10||Sergey Brin||$98.5 B||48||United States|
|11||Steve Ballmer||$89.8 B||66||Microsoft||United States|
|12||Carlos Slim Helu & family||$88.6 B||82||telecom||Mexico|
|13||Michael Bloomberg||$82.0 B||80||Bloomberg LP||United States|
|14||Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family||$76.4 B||68||L'Oréal||France|
|15||Jim Walton||$71.6 B||73||Walmart||United States|
|16||Alice Walton||$70.7 B||72||Walmart||United States|
|17||Rob Walton||$70.3 B||77||Walmart||United States|
|18||Zhong Shanshan||$67.3 B||67||beverages, pharmaceuticals||China|
|19||Mark Zuckerberg||$66.1 B||37||United States|
|20||Changpeng Zhao||$65.0 B||44||cryptocurrency exchange||Canada|
|21||Charles Koch||$62.4 B||86||Koch Industries||United States|
|21||Julia Koch & family||$62.4 B||60||Koch Industries||United States|
|23||Amancio Ortega||$55.9 B||86||Zara||Spain|
|24||Michael Dell||$52.7 B||57||Dell computers||United States|
|25||Zhang Yiming||$49.5 B||38||TikTok||China|
|26||Phil Knight & family||$49.3 B||84||Nike||United States|
|27||David Thomson & family||$48.8 B||64||media||Canada|
|28||Dieter Schwarz||$44.2 B||82||retail||Germany|
|29||MacKenzie Scott||$42.6 B||52||Amazon||United States|
|30||Rodolphe Saadé & family||$41.4 B||52||shipping||France|
|31||Klaus-Michael Kuehne||$41.0 B||84||shipping||Germany|
|32||François Pinault & family||$38.3 B||85||luxury goods||France|
|33||Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. & family||$37.8 B||supermarkets||Germany|
|34||Ma Huateng||$35.8 B||50||internet media||China|
|35||Li Ka-shing||$35.6 B||93||diversified||Hong Kong|
|36||Giovanni Ferrero||$35.6 B||57||Nutella, chocolates||Italy|
|37||Robin Zeng||$35.1 B||53||batteries||Hong Kong|
|38||John Mars||$34.9 B||86||candy, pet food||United States|
|38||Jacqueline Mars||$34.9 B||82||candy, pet food||United States|
|40||Stephen Schwarzman||$33.5 B||75||investments||United States|
|41||Lee Shau Kee||$33.1 B||94||real estate||Hong Kong|
|42||Len Blavatnik||$32.0 B||64||music, chemicals||United States|
|43||Alain Wertheimer||$31.7 B||73||Chanel||France|
|43||Gerard Wertheimer||$31.7 B||71||Chanel||France|
|45||Gina Rinehart||$30.0 B||68||mining||Australia|
|46||Leonardo Del Vecchio & family||$29.5 B||86||eyeglasses||Italy|
|47||Jim Simons||$28.6 B||84||hedge funds||United States|
|48||German Larrea Mota Velasco & family||$28.3 B||68||mining||Mexico|
|49||Miriam Adelson||$27.5 B||76||casinos||United States|
|50||William Lei Ding||$27.2 B||50||online games||China|
|51||He Xiangjian||$26.8 B||79||home appliances||China|
|52||Ken Griffin||$26.7 B||53||hedge funds||United States|
|53||Shiv Nadar||$26.6 B||76||software services||India|
|54||Dietrich Mateschitz||$26.4 B||77||Red Bull||Austria|
|55||Vladimir Potanin||$25.6 B||61||metals||Russia|
|56||Emmanuel Besnier||$25.2 B||51||cheese||France|
|57||Susanne Klatten||$25.1 B||59||BMW, pharmaceuticals||Germany|
|58||Li Shufu||$24.9 B||58||automobiles||China|
|59||Tadashi Yanai & family||$24.7 B||73||fashion retail||Japan|
|60||Cyrus Poonawalla||$24.2 B||80||vaccines||India|
|61||Sam Bankman-Fried||$24.0 B||30||cryptocurrency exchange||United States|
|62||Vladimir Lisin||$23.8 B||65||steel, transport||Russia|
|63||Qin Yinglin||$23.1 B||57||pig breeding||China|
|64||R. Budi Hartono||$23.1 B||81||banking, tobacco||Indonesia|
|65||Leonard Lauder||$23.0 B||89||Estee Lauder||United States|
|66||Guillaume Pousaz||$23.0 B||40||fintech||Switzerland|
|67||Jack Ma||$22.8 B||57||e-commerce||China|
|68||Michael Hartono||$22.2 B||82||banking, tobacco||Indonesia|
|69||Ray Dalio||$22.0 B||72||hedge funds||United States|
|70||Iris Fontbona & family||$21.9 B||79||mining||Chile|
|71||Takemitsu Takizaki||$21.8 B||76||sensors||Japan|
|72||Stefan Quandt||$21.4 B||55||BMW||Germany|
|73||Masayoshi Son||$21.1 B||64||internet, telecom||Japan|
|74||Andrey Melnichenko||$21.1 B||50||coal, fertilizers||Russia|
|75||Abigail Johnson||$20.8 B||60||money management||United States|
|76||Eric Schmidt||$20.7 B||66||United States|
|77||Wang Wei||$20.6 B||51||package delivery||China|
|78||Leonid Mikhelson||$20.5 B||66||gas, chemicals||Russia|
|79||Andrew Forrest||$20.2 B||60||mining||Australia|
|80||Thomas Peterffy||$20.2 B||77||discount brokerage||United States|
|81||Rupert Murdoch & family||$20.0 B||91||newspapers, TV network||United States|
|82||Theo Albrecht Jr & family||$19.2 B||71||Aldi, Trader Joe's||Germany|
|83||Radhakishan Damani||$19.1 B||67||retail, investments||India|
|84||Wang Chuanfu||$19.0 B||56||batteries, automobiles||China|
|85||Alexey Mordashov||$18.9 B||56||steel, investments||Russia|
|86||Savitri Jindal & family||$18.7 B||72||steel||India|
|87||Pang Kang||$18.7 B||66||soy sauce||China|
|88||Daniel Gilbert||$18.5 B||60||Quicken Loans||United States|
|89||Jensen Huang||$18.3 B||59||semiconductors||United States|
|90||Lakshmi Mittal||$18.1 B||71||steel||India|
|91||Vagit Alekperov||$18.0 B||71||oil||Russia|
|92||Hank & Doug Meijer||$18.0 B||supermarkets||United States|
|93||Thomas Frist Jr & family||$18.0 B||83||hospitals||United States|
|94||Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte||$17.7 B||81||Shipping||Switzerland|
|95||Lukas Walton||$17.7 B||35||Walmart||United States|
|96||Reinhold Wuerth & family||$17.6 B||87||fasteners||Germany|
|97||Steve Cohen||$17.4 B||65||hedge funds||United States|
|98||Harold Hamm & family||$17.4 B||76||oil & gas||United States|
|99||Gennady Timchenko||$17.2 B||69||oil, gas||Russia|
|100||Yang Huiyan & family||$17.1 B||40||real estate||China|
|101||Li Xiting||$17.1 B||71||medical devices||Singapore|
US continues to be the biggest billionaire maker
Nearly 40% — or four in ten — individuals in the top 100 richest list are from the United States of America (USA). China created 13% of billionaires.
In the top 10 list alone, seven people are from the USA, two are from India and one is from France.
Gautam Adani is among the top five richest people in the world
Earlier in April, Gautam Adani of the Adani Group became the sixth richest person in the world surpassing the likes of Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page. By April 22, he jumped another rank to become the fifth richest person in the world.
Adani’s net worth surpasses that of Reliance Industries' Mukesh Ambani at the moment. He is currently the richest person in Asia and in India.
India is home to seven of the 100 richest people in the world
From only four in 2020, India is now home to seven of the 100 richest people in the world. The list includes Shiv Nadar of HCL Technologies at 53rd rank, Cyrus Poonawalla of Cyrus Poonawalla Group at 60th rank, Radhakishan Damani of DMart at 83rd rank, Savitri Jindal of O.P.Jindal Group at 86th rank and Lakshmi Mittal of ArcelorMittal at 90th rank.
Adani sits on the fifth rank and Mukesh Ambani is at the eighth rank.
There are 11 women in top 100 richest list
There are 11 women in the top 100 richest list, according to Forbes real-time Billionaires' list. The richest among them is French businesswoman Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of L'Oreal, who sits on the 14th rank with a net worth of $76.4 billion.
She is followed by Alice Walton, the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, at 16th rank with a networth of R70.7 billion. Julia Koch, who inherited her fortune from her husband David Koch, and Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott are also part of the top 30 richest in the world.
The list also includes Jacqueline Mars, Gina Rinehart, Susanne Klatten, Iris Fontbona, Abigail Johnson and Yang Huiyan.
FTX’s CEO is the youngest billionaire in the top 100
Sam Bankman-Fried, who is also known by his initials SBF, is the youngest billionaire in the top 100 richest list. He is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of US-based cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The 30-year-old currently sits on the 61st rank with a networth of $24 billion.
The oldest billionaire in top 100 hails from China
At 94, Lee Shau Kee is the oldest billionaire in the top 100 billionaires list, according to Forbes’ real time billionaire list. He is a Hong Kong-based business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He has co founded property developer Sun Hung Kai with Kwok Tak-Seng.He is currently the 41st richest person in the world with a networth of $33.1 billion.
Overall, three people in the list are aged over 90.
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