Saturday, March 24, 2012

Top 10 Billionaires in the World - 2012

There are more billionaires in the world than ever before - Forbes puts the figure at 1,210. Even so, there's something impressive about being able to call yourself one of the top 10 richest person in the world. We looked at the data on Forbes' latest billionaires list, which includes the net worth of the world's richest people as of March 2012.  Now, take a look at these top 10 richest person one by one.


10. Karl Albrecht


Age - 92

Net worth - $25.4B

Country of Citizenship - Germany

The German entrepreneur who founded the discount super market chain Aldi with his brother Theo.

9. Li Ka-Shing


Age - 83

Net worth - $25.5B

Country of Citizenship - Hong Kong

Presently, he is the Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings; through them, he is the world's largest operator of container terminals and the world's largest health and beauty retailer

8. Stefan Persson


Age - 64

Net worth - $26B

Country of Citizenship - Sweden

The chairman and main shareholder in fashion company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), which was founded by his father Erling Persson

7. Eike Batista


Age - 55

Net worth - $30B

Country of Citizenship - Brazil

Owner and president of Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group

6. Larry Ellison


Age - 67

Net worth - $36B

Country of Citizenship - United States

The co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's leading enterprise software companies

5. Amancio Ortega


Age - 75

Net worth - $37.5B

Country of Citizenship - Spain

The founder, along with his then-wife Rosala Mera, and chairman of the Inditex Group

4. Bernard Arnault


Age - 63

Net worth - $41B

Country of Citizenship - France

The chairman and chief executive of luxury group LVMH

3. Warren Buffett


Age - 81

Net worth - $44B
Country of Citizenship - United States

American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. Often introduced as "legendary investor, Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

2. Bill Gates


Age - 56

Net worth - $61B

Country of Citizenship - Unites States

American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen

1. Carlos Slim Helu & Family


Age - 72

Net worth - $69B

Country of Citizenship - Mexico

The chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and America Maviland has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso SAB, as well as business interests elsewhere in the world.