Forbes’ 2022 World richest person is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the automobile manufacturing company Tesla and rocket firm SpaceX.
The 50-year-old entrepreneur has a net worth of 219 billion United States dollars, Forbes says.
He has overtaken Jeff Bezos of Amazon who was, for the past four years leading as the world’s richest in the Forbes rankings with 177 billion, 113 billion, 131 billion, 112 billion in 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 respectively clutching to a position which was, before then, occupied by Bill Gates.
Jeff now has a net worth of 171 billion united States dollars while Bill Gates now holds on to the 4th place with a net worth of 129 billion United States dollars.
Aliko Dangote is the first African on the list, ranked 130th with 14 billion United States dollars net worth according to Forbes.
The first woman among the world’s richest is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers of L’Oreal who ranked 14th with a net worth of 78.8 billion United States dollars.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini