Friday, March 09, 2012

World's Billionaires List

A screen cap from the site 

Forbes magazine has put put their latest billionaires list for 2012. Apparently there are 1153 Billionaires in the world today.

The #1 spot goes to Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, chairman of Telemex. His net worth, $69 B. This is the third year in a row that he is in the #1 position, but his net worth has come down $5 billion since last year.

The #2 position is held by Bill Gates, with $61 B and #3 is Warren Buffet, with a net worth of $44 B, and both from U.S

#4 Bernard Arnault - $41 B - source of wealth is Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), from France

#5 Amancio Ortega - $37.5 B - source of wealth is Zara (fashion), from Spain

#6 Larry Ellision - $36 B - source of wealth is Oracle, from U.S

#7 Eike Batista - $30 B - source of wealth is mining and oil, from Brazil

#8 Stefan Persson - $26 B - source of wealth is H&M (fashion), from Sweden

#9 Li Ka-shing - $25.5 B - Diversified source of wealth, from Hong Kong

#10 Karl Albrecht - $25.4 B - source of wealth Aldi, from Germany

Incidentally, Mukesh Ambani is at #19 with $22.3 B, and Lakshmi Mittal is at #21 with $20.7 B. That makes Mukesh Ambani the #1 in India, out of India's 49 billionaires.

You can see the full list here:


Dili said...

Sure #9 isn't Li Ka-CHING *Cash register noise* ? :D

Azrael said...

Ha ha yep, it should be