Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now the richest man in the United States. Forbes released the 2022 list of the 400 richest Americans, in which Musk ranked first with a worth of $251 billion, far ahead of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who ranked second with $151 billion.
Bezos topped the list last year with $201 billion, and Musk came in second with $190.5 billion.
Notably, one person didn't make the top 10 this year Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped to No. 11 with a fortune of $57.7 billion. Hit by inflation and falling markets, the total net worth on the Forbes 400 this year is $4 trillion, down 11 percent from a year earlier and $500 billion less than a year ago.