|List of the world's billionaires, ranked in order of net worth|
|First published||March 1987|
|Latest publication||April 5, 2022|
|Current list details (2022)|
|Net worth (1st)||US$219 billion|
|Number of billionaires||2,668|
|Total list net worth value||US$12.7 trillion|
|New members to the list||236|
|Forbes: The World's Billionaires website|
The World's Billionaires is an annual ranking by documented net worth of the wealthiest billionaires in the world, compiled and published in March annually by the American business magazine Forbes. The list was first published in March 1987. The total net worth of each individual on the list is estimated and is cited in United States dollars, based on their documented assets and accounting for debt and other factors. Royalty and dictators whose wealth comes from their positions are excluded from these lists. This ranking is an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding any ranking of those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.
In 2018, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was ranked at the top for the first time and became the first centibillionaire included in the ranking, surpassing Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who had topped the list 18 of the previous 24 years. In 2022, after topping the list for four years, Bezos was surpassed by Elon Musk.
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