Top 10 richest people in the world

So the wait is over and here is another stunning post in our top ten series. This time we are going to gather top 10 richest people in the world. Carlos Slim is on top since last three years. Among all these billionaires, Bill Gates is the one who is in limelight since many years.

Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim

Image credit: Flickr United Nations – Geneva

Net worth: 69 billion USD
From: Mexico
Wealth sources:

  • Telmex (Telecommunication)
  • América Móvil (Telecommunication)
  • Grupo Carso (A combination of several companies)

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Image credit: Flickr ehavir

Net worth: 61 billion USD
From: United States
Wealth source:

  • Microsoft (Computer Software and Products)

Warren Buffett

Warrenn Buffett

Image credit: Flickr trackrecord

Net worth: 44 billion USD
From: United States
Wealth source:

  • Berkshire Hathaway (A group of companies)

Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

Net worth: 41 billion USD
From: France
Wealth source:

  • LVMH (Fashion accessories company)

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

Net worth: 37.5 billion USD
From: Spain
Wealth source:

  • Inditex Group (World’s largest fashion group dealing in design, production and distribution of textile)

Lawrence Ellison(Larry Ellison)

Larry Ellison

Image credit: Flickr Oracle_Photos_Screenshots

Net worth: 36 billion USD
From: United States
Wealth source:

  • Oracle Corporation (Computer software and database management systems)

Eike Batista

Eike Batista

Image credit: Flickr Governo de Minas Gerais

Net worth: 30 billion USD
From: Brazil
Wealth Source:

  • EBX Group (Production of iron ore)

Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson

Net worth: 26 billion USD
From: Sweden
Wealth source:

  • H&M (Clothing company)

Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing

Net worth: 25.5 billion USD
From: Hong Kong
Wealth sources:

  • Cheung Kong Holdings (A combination of many multi-national companies)
  • Hutchison Whampoa Limited (Property development, telecommunication operations and many other companies)

Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

Net worth: 25.4 billion USD
From: Germany
Wealth source:

  • ALDI (SuperMarket Chain)

Source: Forbes

 

19 Responses to Top 10 richest people in the world
  1. Asim Khurram
    September 27, 2012 | 9:45 am

    What about Mukesh Ambani of India. As of March 2012 his Net worth is $22.3 Billion.

  2. admin
    September 27, 2012 | 10:05 am

    @Asim, Mukesh Ambani is currently on #19 in the list.

  3. patrick
    September 28, 2012 | 10:30 am

    what about mital

  4. admin
    September 28, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    @Patrick, Mr. Lakshmi Mittal is on #21 in the list with 20.7 billion.

  5. jesus of chazzereth
    October 1, 2012 | 5:59 pm

    The name of the article is TotTen !! Seen as number 10 has over 25 billion he won’t be on the list ! Retard

  6. mock g. zeus
    October 2, 2012 | 7:05 pm

    Wut about omg its O? Opera Win free?

  7. Dabongs
    October 4, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    No doubt, there must be so many billionaires out there that cannot make their fortune public based on the way they got rich. For example, the african leaders who are known to convert their nations’ funds into theirs. Then of course, the drug dealers?

  8. Louis Morelli
    October 9, 2012 | 5:23 pm

    Any way, this is more one sample of absurdities of our social systems. One got rich because is the owner of bandwidth of electric-magnetic waves (Carlos Slim-communications) that runs through our atmosphere and even our own bodies! This waves never could be sold, it is public domain! Other gets rich sitting under air-conditioning playing casinos in Wall Street ( Buffet). Stocks must belongs to who works in the company! Other gets rich taking the minerals under soul that belongs to the people of a nation (Batista)! The unique real moral source of health here is Bill gates, who works as a real good social human being. donating half to a foundation. Everything wrong here!

  9. Kamal
    October 9, 2012 | 7:52 pm

    I would like to have newsletter having knowledge base.

  10. Marcus Duquette
    October 12, 2012 | 7:38 am

    1. Carlos Slim did not and does not own the airwaves. He leases them from Mexico. He owns the cellular towers. He provides 200,000 jobs.
    2. Stocks should not belong to those who work in the company, but to the investors who buy them. Without this system, startups could never happen, because without money from investors, there would be no capital base to start a company, and pay those employees. Warren Buffet currently lives in a 5 bedroom stucco house in Omaha Nebraska, which he purchased in 1957 for $31,500. He has pledged to donate $30.7 billion to the Gates Foundation, the largest charitable donation in history, and has stated that almost all of his wealth will be given to charity.
    3. I don’t know that much about Batista, so I am not in a position to talk about him. I do however know that the Brazilian Government is not known for it’s untarnished corruption record, so I suspect that if Batista does donate his fortune to charity, a lot more of it will probably end up in the hands of the common people of Brazil than if the iron resources were federally mined.
    4. Bill Gates is a good guy, and there’s nothing wrong with him, but I think it’s unfair to say that he’s the only guy on the list who is “a real good social human being”.

  11. Richard Stripling
    October 16, 2012 | 7:24 pm

    Enlightening information but sadly deficient. You are allowing that there are no people/families worth a trillion dollars in the world?
    This is absolutely impossible! To many successful people over the years surely accumulated this large of a fortune.
    Perhaps the Dexter family who stock was the first to ever be traded on the NYSE. The evil Dick Chaney was once reported to be worth trillion or more. The Chase family who helped finance the civil war in 1864 was worth many many millions and now has one the worlds largest banks. Lord Baron Rothschild was worth 300 million in in 1820! I am sure there are many more candidates!

  12. Zenon
    October 20, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Richard this is the top 10 richest known people currently.. Don’t confuse the issue.

  13. julz1069
    November 12, 2012 | 10:00 pm

    So please tell me how comes no one ever mentions the Rothschild family and the extent of their wealth. They have influence and are involved in so much yet their wealth is never disclosed. …..why ?

  14. O J H
    November 23, 2012 | 8:57 pm

    Rich means to many eating the food of the poor
    To others it means mystery pure, the road there is simply too abstract
    To some it is a dream

    To me it is a man that does not eat more than I
    That invents and defend and develop
    That is human and kills few
    That is closer to production than a politician

    That lives about as long as the others
    And is sometimes selling drugs
    But seldom

    Modern technology needs capitalism
    Modern man needs human dimensions too

    It is the old story
    small needs the big
    big needs the small

    Big can be terribly brutal
    Small can be terribly weak

    Look at nature
    it has it all
    Is it bad?

    It certainly is terrible and unique.

    ************

    OJH

  15. Richard Peets
    November 26, 2012 | 4:01 am

    Gates only lost out by $7 billion and he has given over $30 billion away already. If he had not done that he would still be #1 by a very large margin.

    Both Gates and Buffett plan on giving pretty much all of their money away which is not something you see a lot of anymore (if ever).

  16. Isac
    December 24, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    What about Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Ikea? He has a fortune of $36 billions

  17. James B
    December 25, 2012 | 4:08 am

    In History – King Solomon. Solomon seems to have gotten 240 + 400 = 640 talents of gold in gifts, or 48000 pounds of gold, that today would be worth 849,207,202$.
    He also receives 666 talents of gold in income every year * 40 years of being king
    = 35, 348, 252, 727 $

    Rockefeller made 1 billion dollars, which would now be worth 318 billion dollars.

    Carnegie made 400 million which today would be worth about 186 billion dollars.

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