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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Top Ten Richest People In The World 2012

For over twenty six years now, Forbes, a famous business magazine, has been following the lives of these world renowned wealthy personalities. In 2012, Carlos Slim Helu was again hailed as the richest man in the world after losing out Bill Gates in 2010, the cofounder of Microsoft, by a difference of $500 million. After Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, the owner of Berkshire Hathaway gets into the list. Their wealth is actually based on their company’s profit, and its net worth and shares in the market.

Below is the top twenty list of the world’s richest people as of 2012:

No. 1 Carlos Slim HelĂș



















Net Worth:$69 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Telecom , Age: 72 , Citizenship: Mexico..
richest human being on earthNo. 2 Bill Gates




















Net Worth:$61 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Microsoft, self-made , Age: 56 , Citizenship: U.S.

No. 3 Warren Buffett













Net Worth:$44 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made , Age: 81 , Citizenship: U.S.

No. 4 Bernard Arnault





















Net Worth:$41 billion – As of March 2012
Source: LVMH, inherited and growing , Age: 63 , Citizenship: France

No. 5 Amancio Ortega














Net Worth:$37.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Zara, self-made , Age: 75 , Citizenship: Spain

No. 6 Larry Ellison













Net Worth:$36 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Oracle, self-made , Age: 67 , Citizenship: U.S.

No. 7 Eike Batista













Net Worth:$30 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Mining, oil, self-made , Age: 55 , Citizenship: Brazil

No. 8 Stefan Persson

















Net Worth:$26 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Hennes & Mauritz , Age: 64 , Citizenship: Sweden

No. 9 Li Ka-shing













Net Worth:$25.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Diversified, self-made , Age: 83 , Citizenship: Hong Kong

No. 10 Karl Albrecht
Net Worth:$25.4 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Aldi, self-made , Age: 92 , Citizenship: Germany

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