Musk topped Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires with a net worth of $219 billion

2022-06-11 0 By

Source:Elon Musk, founder of space Exploration Technologies and chief executive officer of Tesla, has a net worth of $219 billion, according to the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires in 2022 released on April 6.He replaced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man.This is the first time in four years that Bezos has dropped to No. 2.File photo: Elon Musk, founder of spacex and CEO of Tesla.War, the coronavirus pandemic and the stock market slump have taken their toll on the world’s billionaires, leaving just 2,668 people on the world’s billionaires list in 2022, 87 fewer than in 2021, Forbes said.In addition, the total wealth of those on the list in 2022 was $12.7 trillion, down $400 billion from 2021.Forbes added that the list used stock prices and exchange rates as of March 11, 2022, to calculate net worth.Musk added $68 billion to his fortune in the past year.