Richest People In The World 2012

Many people are always enthralled by the lives of wealthy personalities and are always interested about knowing how they have actually succeed. For over twenty six years now, Forbes, a famous business magazine, has been following the lives of these world renowned wealthy personalities. In 2012, Carlos Slim Helu was again hailed as the richest man in the world after losing out Bill Gates in 2010, the co-founder of Microsoft, by a difference of $500 million. After Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, the owner of Berkshire Hathaway gets into the list. Their wealth is actually based on their company’s profit, and its net worth and shares in the market.

Below is the list of top 10 richest people in the world 2012:

No. 1 Carlos Slim Helú

Net Worth:$69  billion – As of March 2012
Source: Telecom , Age: 72 , Citizenship: Mexico


No. 2 Bill Gates

Net Worth:$61 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Microsoft, self-made , Age: 56 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 3 Warren Buffett

Net Worth:$44 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made , Age: 81 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 4 Bernard Arnault

Net Worth:$41 billion – As of March 2012
Source: LVMH, inherited and growing , Age: 63 , Citizenship: France


No. 5 Amancio Ortega

Net Worth:$37.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Zara, self-made , Age: 75 , Citizenship: Spain


No. 6 Larry Ellison

Net Worth:$36 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Oracle, self-made , Age: 67 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 7 Eike Batista

Net Worth:$30 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Mining, oil, self-made , Age: 55 , Citizenship: Brazil


No. 8 Stefan Persson

Net Worth:$26 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Hennes & Mauritz , Age: 64 , Citizenship: Sweden


No. 9 Li Ka-shing

Net Worth:$25.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Diversified, self-made , Age: 83 , Citizenship: Hong Kong


No. 10 Karl Albrecht

Net Worth:$25.4 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Aldi, self-made , Age: 92 , Citizenship: Germany


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