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Friday, 22 February 2013

TOP 10: Richest People

The World's Billionaires List As of 2013(Prepared by me)

Green represents increase in income than previous year.
Red represents decrease in income than previous year.

1. Carlos Slim Helú And Family [Wikipedia]

Carlos Slim Helú was born on January 28, 1940 and is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Slim has been ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world since 2010. His extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA de CV, have amassed interests in the fields of communications, technology, retailing, and finance. Presently he is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil.

América Móvil, which in 2010 was Latin America’s largest mobile-phone carrier, accounted for around US$49 billion of Slim's wealth by the end of 2010. His corporate holdings as of March 2012 have been estimated at US$69 billion.

NET WORTH: US$ 78.1 Billion(2013)

2. Bill Gates [Wikipedia]

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American programmer, inventor, business magnate and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored and co-authored several books.

NET WORTH: US$ 66 Billion 

3. Amancio Ortega Gaona [Wikipedia]

Amancio Ortega Gaona (born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish fashion executive and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. His net worth is uncertain as according to Forbes The World's Billionaires List, in 2012 his net worth was $37.5 billion but the Bloomberg Billionaires Index lists Amancio Ortega Gaona as the world's third richest person with assets of US$58 billion.He currently lives with his second wife in a discreet apartment building in the centre of La Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

NET WORTH: US$ 46.6 Billion

4. Warren Buffet [Wikipedia]

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest person in 2011. In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett one of the most influential people in the world.

NET WORTH: US$ 46 Billion

5. Larry Ellison [Wikipedia]

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's leading enterprise software companies. As of 2012, he was the third-wealthiest American citizen, with an estimated worth of $41 billion. The bulk of Ellison's fortune comes from his 22.5 percent stake in Oracle.

NET WORTH: US$ 41 Billion

6. Charles G. Koch [Wikipedia]

Charles de Ganahl Koch (born November 1, 1935) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries Inc., the second-largest privately held company by revenue in the United States according to a 2010 Forbes survey. As of October 2012, Charles was ranked the 6th richest person in the world with an est. net worth of $37.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He was ranked 18th on Forbes World's Billionaires list of 2011 (and 4th on the Forbes 400), with an estimated net worth of $25 billion, deriving from his 42% stake in Koch Industries. His brother David H. Koch, also owns 42% of Koch Industries, and serves as Executive Vice President. The brothers inherited the business from their father, Fred C. Koch, and have since expanded the business to 2,600 times its inherited size. Originally involved exclusively in oil refining and chemicals, Koch Industries has expanded to include process and pollution control equipment and technologies, polymers and fibers, minerals, fertilizers, commodity trading and services, forest and consumer products, and ranching, producing a wide variety of well-known brands, such as Stainmaster carpet, Lycra fiber, Quilted Northern tissue and Dixie paper products.

NET WORTH: US$ 31 Billion


6. David H. Koch [Wikipedia]

David Hamilton Koch (born May 3, 1940) is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He is a co-owner (with older brother Charles) and an executive vice president of Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States. Koch is the fourth richest person in America as of 2012, and the second-richest resident of New York City as of 2010.

NET WORTH: US$ 31 Billion

7. Eike Batista [Wikipedia]

Eike Fuhrken Batista (born November 3, 1956) is a Brazilian business magnate who made a fortune in mining and oil and gas exploration. Presently, he is the chairman of Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group. The group includes five companies that trade on the BOVESPA´s Novo Mercado, a special segment of the São Paulo stock market where enterprises with the highest standards of corporate governance are listed. These five companies are: OGX (oil and gas), MPX (energy), LLX (logistics), MMX (mining) and OSX (offshore services and equipment).

NET WORTH: US$ 30 Billion

8. Christy Walton [Wikipedia]

Christy Ruth Walton (born 1955) is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. After John's death in June 2005, she inherited his fortune of US$15.7 billion.

According to Forbes, she is the 6th richest person in the United States, and the 10th richest person in the world, as of March 2012. Forbes reported that she was the richest woman in the world for seven years running, and still held the title in March 2012. However, by May 2012 BRW estimated that Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart had exceeded Walton's wealth. As of August 2012, she and her family had an estimated net worth of $29.9 billion, the bulk of which comes from her shares in Wal-Mart, but also from First Solar, in which her husband invested. She resides in Jackson, Wyoming and has one son, Lukas. As of October of 2012, Walton was listed as the 9th richest person in the world.

NET WORTH: US$ 29.9 Billion

9. Alice Walton [Wikipedia]

Alice Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton and Jim Walton. In March 2012, her estimated net worth was US$26.3 billion, making her the second-richest American woman and the tenth-richest American. As of October 2012, According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index her estimated net worth was US $27.1 billion, making her the 14th richest person in the world.

NET WORTH: US$ 26.3 Billion

10. Stefan Persson [Wikipedia]

Stefan Persson (born 4 October 1947) is a Swedish business magnate. He is the current chairman and main shareholder in fashion company H&M, which was founded by his father Erling Persson in 1947. Stefan took over the company in 1982 and served as its chief executive officer until 1998.

NET WORTH: US$ 26 Billion

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  1. hi..Im college student, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)


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