Top 10 billionaires and 2022 net worth
There are an estimated 2,755 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes Magazine.
Known for their outstanding wealth, billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have bank balances many of us could only dream of.
Musk, who famously bought Twitter for $44 billion, has had his takeover delayed by Twitter shareholders, after announcing on 13 May that he was putting the deal on hold due to conerns about the number of fake profiles on the social media platform.
Who are the richest people in the world, what is their net worth and how did they make their fortune?
Musk is the richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $219 billion according to Forbes Magazine.
Born in South Africa, he grew up in Pretoria before moving to America to study at the University of Pennsylvania.
His first software startup, Zip2 was bought in 1999 for $307 million and he went on to co-found Paypal, which sold to eBay in 2002 for $2.5 billion.
Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 and runs electric vehicle maker Tesla, of which he is a shareholder.
Musk has been married twice and has eight children.
He was previously in a relationship with Amber Heard and offered her round-the-clock security after her divorce from Johnny Depp.
In 2020, Musk was involved in Depp’s high-profile libel case in London, with texts between him and the actress shared during the trial
He has not been asked to testify or take part in Depp’s latest defamation trial taking place in Fairfax, Virgina.