Top Ten Richest People in the world

Once in a while we wonder who the richest people in the world are. There are changes made to this list every year as a new multi-billionaire gets a little bit richer than the other one. Here is a list of top 10 richest people in the world, 2012 :

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1. Carlos Slim – Currently the richest person in the world is believed to be Carlos Slim as he has a total net worth of $74 billion. He is the CEO and Chairman of Telmex, Grupo Carso and America Movil. Carlos lived in Mexico City, Mexico where he was into business since the age of 12. He learnt his business skills and practices with his siblings at the age of 12 from his father.

2. Bill Gates – Bill Gates holds the title of second richest man with a net worth of $56 billion. Bill Gates owns one of the most successful software companies of all time. Yes we all know that it is called Microsoft. Bill Gates was a college drops out at Harvard University.

3. Warren Buffet – With a new worth of $50 billion, he is holds the title of third richest person in 2012. He is known to many people as the Wizard of Omaha, Sage of Omaha and Oracle of Omaha. He received these titles due to his limitless efforts in his study at various universities.

4. Bernard Arnault – Bernard Arnault is the fourth richest person in the world and the richest person in Europe with a net worth of $ 41 billion. Bernard was born in France and he grew up there. He is the CEO and chairman of LVMH and chairman of Christian Dior SA. He has also received the fashion person in the year 2011.

5. Larry Ellison – With a net worth of $36 billion, he is fifth amongst the world’s richest people. He is one of the founders of Oracle Corporation and currently the CEO of the corporation. The third richest person in the United States.

6. Lakshmi Mittal – The richest man in India, United Kingdom as well as all of Asia, Lakshmi Mittal is the world’s 6th richest person with a net worth of $31.1 billion. He was born and raised in India but he currently lives in London. He is the CEO of Arcellor Mittal, director of Goldman Sachs, Member the Board of the directors of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company.

7. Amancio Ortega – Our seventh richest man is Amancio Ortega with a net worth of $ 31 billion. He is the CEO of Inditex Group.

8. Eike Batista – With a net worth of $30 billion, He is the eighth richest person in the world. He is the CEO of EBX Group. He started off by selling insurance, using the door to door method.

9. Mukesh Ambani – As the managing director and the chairman of Reliance industries, his net worth is $ 27 billion. He is the son of the founder of these Industries, the late Dhirubhai Ambani.

10. Christy Walton – With a net Worth of $26.5 billion is the tenth richest person in the world and the richest woman in the world. She is the owner of largest retailer store in the world, Walter Mart.

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