Elon Musk is the richest person on the Forbes 400 for the first time

Elon Musk took the first place in the list of the 400 richest business people in the USA, announced for the 41st time by Forbes, increasing his wealth by more than 60 billion dollars compared to last year for the first time this year.

While Elon Musk pushed former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who was in the first place for 4 consecutive years, to the second place in 2022, it was stated that Musk, the richest businessman in the USA, owed this to the 11 percent increase in Tesla shares.

Bezos, who suffered a 27 percent loss in Amazon shares, was followed by software developer and investor businessman Bill Gates, despite donating $ 20 billion to the foundation he founded with his wife earlier in the year.

It was recorded that the wealth of the first 20 people on the list of the richest US business people, worth $ 1.6 trillion, corresponds to 40 percent of the total wealth of the Forbes 400.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, could not enter the top 10, falling to 11th place in the list, which occupied number 3 last year.

Zuckerberg, who has lost more than half of his fortune ($76.8 billion) since September 2021, ranked first among the Forbes 400 richest people who lost the most money in the last year.


Forbes Wealth Deputy Editor Chase Peterson-Withorn said the Forbes 400’s total assets were $4.5 trillion last year, compared to $500 billion less this year.

“The rich don’t always get richer,” Withorn said. Like many Americans, the 400 richest people in the country are experiencing a slowdown in the stock market. In total, they are 11 percent poorer than a year ago.”