The Maney & LauRen Morning Show

The Maney & LauRen Morning Show

The Maney & LauRen Morning Show

Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City.

Elon Musk is no longer the richest person in the world, according to Forbes. The magazine’s most recent list of the 10 richest people in the world is out and while the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter was the richest person for most of 2022, he dropped to the number two spot in December, where he remains today.

“Forbes” new ranking has Bernard Arnault topping the list as the richest person in the world. The French CEO of luxury goods company LVMH is worth nearly $211-billion.

  • Six of the 10 richest people in the world are Americans, including Jeff Bezos, Larry Ellison and Bill Gates.
  • Nine of the top 10 richest people are men.
  • Since so much of billionaires’ net worth is in the stocks of the company they founded, when that stock price moves, their fortunes go with it. That means the richest people change frequently.
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google, were the 8th and 10th richest in the world on February 1st, but when the share price of Google’s parent company Alphabet fell over 9% in the last month, they both dropped out of the top 10.
  • Mark Zuckerberg was the 5th richest person in the world in March 2022, worth $97-billion. Since then, Facebook’s (rebranded as Meta Platforms) stock has fallen 35% and as of yesterday, Zuckerberg is the world’s 16th richest, worth $63-billion.
  • The richest woman in the world and the only woman in the top 10 is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. The French granddaughter of the founder of cosmetics company L’Oreal is worth $80.7-billion.

Here’s the top 10 list:

  • 10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

    Giorgio Armani Prive: Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture S/S 2012

     (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


    She made her 79 billion thanks to cosmetic line L’Oreal

  • 9. Steve Balmer

    Microsoft Press Confernce Prior To Cebit Opening

     (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    American businessman and investor who served as the chief executive officer of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He’s worth 80 billion.

  • 8. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani

    BP Announce New Partnership With Reliance Industries

    (Photo by Lewis Whyld – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Indian billionaire businessman. He is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd. Worth 83 billion. 


  • 7. Carlos Slim Helu


    Luminaries Gather For Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) 

    Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He’s sitting on 89.9 billion. 




  • 6. Bill Gates

    Bill Gates With Fareed Zakaria: How To Prevent The Next Pandemic

     (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and writer. He is a co-founder of Microsoft. 104 Billion 

  • 5. Warren Buffett

    Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2

    (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc)

    American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is currently the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Worth 106 billion!

  • 4. Larry Ellison

    Oracle Hosts Its Annual Open World Conference

    (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images)

    American business magnate and investor who is the co-founder, executive chairman, of Oracle. 112 billion. 

  • 3. Jeff Bezos

    Amazon Unveils Its First Smartphone

    (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

    American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, and commercial astronaut. He is the founder, executive chairman, and former president and CEO of Amazon. 117 billion. Half went to his ex Mckenzie in divorce! 

  • 2. Elon Musk

    2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

     (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) 

    He is the founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX; angel investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; owner and CEO of Twitter. 196 billion




  • 1. Bernard Arnault

    FENDI Great Wall Of China Fashion Show - Arrivals & Front Row

     (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FENDI)

    French business magnate, investor, and art collector. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton. Richest man in the world worth, 209 billion. 

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