Richest people in the world

(ORDO NEWS) — 20% of people own 80% of the world’s wealth. Forbes puts the number of billionaires in the world at 2,755, but who are the richest as of March 2022?

Much water has flowed under the bridge since Bill Gates was considered the richest man in the world. The people on this list own a truly unimaginable amount of money.

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Elon Musk

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as one of the most popular Twitter bloggers, needs no introduction. He is already 50 years old, and his fortune is estimated at $223 billion.

In 2020, Tesla shares soared 740% and became very popular among traders and speculators, which allowed Musk to enter the list of the richest people on the planet.

In December 2020, Tesla entered the S&P 500 index, becoming the largest company in it. In January 2021, Musk became the richest person in the world and continues to be in this position.

Jeff Bezos

Far behind Musk, the founder of Amazon occupies the second line of the list of the richest people in the world.

He is worth $178 billion, and in addition to the tech giant and the most popular online store in the United States, he owns Blue Origin, which recently made a series of successful flights to the edge of space with ordinary people on board.

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Bezos owned a 16% stake in Amazon in 2019 before handing over 4% to ex-wife Mackenzie Scott as part of a divorce settlement. In 2020, Amazon’s share price jumped 76% due to increased demand for online shopping amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 5, 2021, Bezos stepped down as CEO of the e-commerce giant, becoming its executive chairman.

Bernard Arnault

Perhaps one of the most obscure businessmen, who, nevertheless, owns a fortune of $ 155 billion. And no, he is not the founder of a tech giant. He is Chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company.

LVMH owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hennessey, Marc Jacobs and Sephora. Much of Arno’s wealth stems from his massive stake in Christian Dior SE, the holding company that controls 41.3% of LVMH.

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Interestingly, Arno initially worked in his father’s construction company, which he then led. Transforming it into a real estate fund, he then opened a separate production of luxury goods within the firm. After that, the company was absorbed by Christian Dior SE and Bernard Arnault later became its head.

Bill Gates

While studying at Harvard University in 1975, Bill Gates began developing new software for the original microcomputers with his childhood friend Paul Allen. After the success of this project, Gates dropped out of Harvard in his freshman year and founded Microsoft with Allen.

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Today, Gates’ fortune is estimated at $ 127 billion. He has not been directly in charge of Microsoft for a long time, but is actively involved in charity through a joint foundation with his wife.

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