Asia has the most billionaires as Elon Musk tops annual richest list for first time

Mark Battersby
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Elon Musk tops Forbes' 2022 Ranking Of The World's Richest People for the first time with an estimated net worth of $219bn, in a year which marked the largest number of billionaire dropoff's since the 2009 financial crisis. Regionally, Asia-Pacific boasts the most billionaires, with 1,088, followed by the United States, with 735, and Europe, with 592. The list, revealed on 5 April, identified 2,668 billionaires in total, including 236 newcomers—far fewer than last year's 493.  Altogether the total net worth of the world's billionaires is $12.7trn, down from last year's $13.1trn. ...

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