According to Forbes, the richest person on the list of 400 US citizens in 2022 is Elon Musk, owner of Tesla and founder of SpaceX, with a $ 251 billion fortune. The businessman moved from first place to the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, who led this classification for four consecutive years.
Musk is $ 60.5 billion richer than last year – Tesla prices rose 11%, plus Spacex is valued at $ 127 billion.
The richest man in the United States surpassed his $ 100 billion rival. In April, Elon Musk also led the annual forbes ranking of billionaires from the world.
The rest of the places in the top 5 are occupied by the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates with a $ 56 billion equity, as well as the co -founder of the Oracle Foundation Larry Ellison ($ 101 billion).
The last on this list is Warren Buffett ($ 97 billion). Top 10 includes Google Page Larry and Sergey Brin, former Microsoft Steve Balmer chiefs, businessman Michael Bloomberg and co-owner of the supermarket chain Walmart, Jim Walton.
The richest woman in the United States calls Julia Koch, widow of businessman David Koch, owner of the second largest private company in the United States Koch Industries.
The total state of the list of 20 largest this year was $ 1.6 trillion, $ 235 billion less than last year. In total, the state of the 400 richest entrepreneurs in the United States decreased $ 500 billion. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI), in the first half of 2022, the richest people in the world lost $ 1.4 trillion.
According to BBI, Elon Musk also ranks first in the ranking of the richest people on the planet, the second – Jeff Bezos, and the third is occupied by Indian multifaceted Gautam Adwani. On September 16, he surpassed bezos, occupying the second line on the list, and now his fortune is $ 135 billion, while Bezos is estimated at $ 138 billion.
The index is calculated based on the cost of companies in which billionaires have shares.