The world’s top ten richest people changed a bit from 2012 and getting a handle on who has the most wealth calls for a look at these super achievers. Some will surprise you and others you’ll already know. Let’s see who meets the rolls. below is the list of 10 richest people 2013
10. Christy Walton $26.5 billion.
Christy Walton and her family hauled in $26.5 billion. Christy and her family’s Walmart chain of stores are still a juggernaut in the retail business and even with the controversy involving labor relations the chain of stores and related business keeps on hauling in the money. Bernaud Arnault of LVMH is said to be in the tenth spot at $29 billion but that’s in question.
9. Mukesh Ambani $27 billion.
May have beaten out Liliane Bettencourt for the ninth spot as Liliane has a reported $30 billion from L’Oreal. Ambani, a 55 year old from Aden, Yemen is of Indian heritage and graduated from the University of Bombay. He’s the CEO of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) an Indian enery and materials company known as Reliance Group.
8. Eike Batista $30 billion.
The 56 year old German of Brazilian nationality attended RWTH Aachen University. He’s CEO of the EBX Group. He got rich from oil and gas. His wealth has been up and down but he’s still in the top ten.
7. Amancio Ortega $31 billion.
Has competition from three others. Li Ka-Shing, David Koch and Charles Koch. Ortega is a 76 year old Spanish business man. He co-founded the Inditex group. His line of Zara clothing and related shops and accessories are his bread and butter.
6. Lakshmi Mittal $39.1 billion.
The ever smiling Indian business man and chairman and CEO of the ArcelorMittal conglomerate he’s also the co-owner of Queens Park Rangers F.C. And Karrick Limited. The steel industry magnate resides in London, UK and is of Indian and British heritage.
5. Larry Ellison $39.5 billion.
This New Yorker from the Lower East Side of Manhattan is the CEO of Oracle Corporation and its co-founder. He attended both the University of Illinois at Ubana Champaign and the University of Chicago. An avid professional tennis fan and player he’s also a yachtsman.
4. Bernard Arnault $41 billion.
The French magnate is 64 years old and hails from Roubaix, France. He attended Ecole Polytechnique and is now chairman and CEO of LVMH and chairman of Christian Dior S.A..
3. Warren Buffett $50 billion.
Well known for his outspoken views on politics, finance, and social issues, the 82 year old Nebraskan is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Columbia University. He’s also renown for his philanthropic ventures.
2. Bill Gates $56 billion.
The 57 year old is the co founder and chairman of Microsoft as well as the co chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is world famous for their charitable endeavors. He’s also the CEO of Cascade Investment and chairman of Corbis. The Seattle, Washington born Gates attended Harvard University. He’s also a board member of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway group.
1. Carlos Slim Helu $74 billion.
Comes in again year after year as the wealthiest human being on Earth. The 73 year old Mexican national of Lebanese descent was educated as a civil engineer. He attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and is the chairman and CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico, Grupo Carso.
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