Richest people in the world

Published: 12:26 PM March 7, 2022

Richest billionaires

Who is the richest person in the world?

In March 2021, Forbes released its annual billionaires list, which ranks the richest people on Earth by net worth. This year's biggest change: Elon Musk's giant leap — from the outside looking in, to the top, looking down.

Here are the 20 richest people on the planet, as of spring 2021, as well as a look at who's been bounced from the 2020 list.