The list of Richest People in the World changes every year and most of the names in the list remain same with up or down position in the ranking. Below is the current ranking of this category that covers top 10 billionaires of the world:
Carlos Slim Helu& Family
Carlos Slim Helu& family are on top in the list of richest people in the world. This list has been prepared recently by Forbes Magazine. Mr. Carlos Slim Helu is widely recognized as the most successful philanthropist and business magnate in Mexico. This notable Mexican business tycoon was born on January 28, 1940. Mr. Helu along with his family has been securing the first position of this list for the past three years. Net worth of their fortune is described as $69 billion.
Bill Gates doesn’t require any introduction for any person who has a computer or laptop and runs Microsoft Windows operating system. Gates is a notable business tycoon of IT industry who formed Microsoft Corporation. Bill Gates enjoyed the top position in this list for more or lessfifteen years. The net worth of this Internet entrepreneur is described as $61 billion.
Warren Buffett successfully manages to secure third position in the list of richest people in the world. The notable philanthropist, business tycoon and investor of America, was born on 30th August, 1930. Buffett is among top successful investors across the globe and most of the times regarded as “legendary investor” of the history. Mr. Buffett has been consistently ranked in the list for many years. He is known as CEO, Chairman as well as the primary shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. He has around 44$ billion worth of his fortune.
Bernard Arnault is probably the most renowned businessman in France. This top-ranked business personality in the country is widely recognized as chief executive as well as chairman of LVMH, a well-popular luxury group in France. Forbes Magazine put Mr. Arnault at 4th position in this list. Mr. Arnault is also recognized as richest person in the continent Europe with net worth of $41 billion.
Amanico Ortega Gaona
Amanico Ortega Gaona, a most famous fashion entrepreneur in Spain, is truly the richest man in Spain. Forbes Magazine put this fashion entrepreneur at fifth position in their list of richest people for year 2012. This Spanish business tycoon was born on March 28, 1936. Mr. Ortega is also regarded as the second richest European national. Mr. Ortega co-founded Inditex Group along with his then wife and has been serving as its chairman. His net worth is $37.5 billion.
Larry Ellison is widely recognized as the third wealthiest person in United States. Mr. Ellison has net worth of $36 billion and thus is known as sixth richest man in the world. This chief executive officer as well as co-founder of Oracle Corporation was born on August 17, 1944. Oracle Corporation has a big name in the enterprise software industry. His full name is Lawrence Joseph Ellison.
Eike Batista, the richest man in Brazil, is among top 10 richest people in the world and has been put up on 7th position in the list. This notable Brazilian business tycoon is actually the president as well as owner of EBX Group (a notable Brazilian conglomerate). There are five companies included in this group. Mr. Batista has net worth of $30 billion. He was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Stefan Persson is widely recognized as primary shareholder in Hennes&Mauritz, a notable fashion company. This company was actually formed by Mr. Stefan Persson’s father who was known as ErlingPersson. Stefan took the charge or became CEO of this fashion company in 1982. Forbes Magazine described the net worth of Stefan Persson as $26 billion. He is currently the richest business person in Sweden.
Sir Li Ka-shingis No. 1 business tycoon in Hong Kong. He is the 9th richest man in the world. Mr. Ka-shing was born and raised in Chaozhou, China. Forbes Magazine described this Chinese business magnate as the richest Asian in the world with an estimate worth of his assets as $25.5 billion. He owns and runs Cheung Kong Holdings as well as Hutchison Whampoa Limited (also known as HWL). Mr. Ka-shing is the owner of largest beauty and health retailer of the world.
Karl Albrecht, the founder of well-popular German discount supermarket, is at the 10th position in list of richest people in the world. Mr. Karl, the richest German in the world, was born on February 20, 1920. The discount supermarket of Albrecht has more or less 4,500 stores across United States. The net worth of discount superstore is around $39 billion. The estimated net worth of Mr. Karl Albrecht, the CEO of AldiSud, is described as $25.4 billion.
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