Bernard Arnault, French Billionaire, holds No. 10 spot in this countdown. He dropped from No. 4 to No. 10 because of drop in value of his luxury goods powerhouse LVMH. He is the chairman as well as the CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. His total net worth is $29 Billion which makes him the No. 10 richest person in the world.
At No.9 we have a female billionaire who also belongs to France. She is the owner of 30% of L’Oreal, which her father founded. She has the total networth of $30 Billion. Due to dementia, she was replaced on the company’s board by her 25-year old grandson Jean-Victor Meyers in Feburary 2012
No.8 spot is owned by 85 year old Hong Kong Billionaire and also Asia’s richest person Li-ka Shing. He is a college drop-out, who made a large fortune of $31 Billion as the Chairman and Owner of Hutchison Whampoa. He has also invested his part of wealth in Facebook, Spotify, social TV platform Stevie, Kaiima, Everything.Me and Hola.org Kaiima and Everything.Me and Hola.org
American Billionaire, David Koch has a net worth of $34 Billion. He is the younger brother of Charles Koch, who is also a well known American Billionaire. He is the Executive Vice president of Koch Industries,Inc. He has donated as much as $1 Billion including $395 Million for the medical research since 1998.
Tied with his younger brother David Koch, he also has a net worth of $34 Billion. He is the CEO of Koch Industries unlike his brother who is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. They both own the 6th place in the countdown for the World’s Billionaires. As a Politician, he was unable to win the seat for the President of United States of America.
At No.5 we have Larry Ellison another American Billionaire. He is the mastermind behind the famous software corporation “Oracle”. He is the founder and CEO of Oracle. He has a total net worth of $43 Billion. He has donated more than $445 Million to Ellison Medical Foundation, which is working on the research for aging and age related diseases. Besides this, he has bought 98% of Hawaiian Island of Lanai from David Murdock worth $500 Million.
Warren Buffet currently the No.4 richest person in the world has a net worth of $53.5 Billion. He is the primary shareholder, CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway which is an American Multinational conglomerate holding company. He is one of the successful investor of 20th century. His company owns most of subsidary companies such as GEICO, BNSF, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds and Net Jets and half of Heinz. The company also has minor shares in companies like Coca Cola, Well Fargo, American Express and IBM. These all shares and companies compiled together are owned by Warren Buffet.
Spanish Billionaire Amancio Ortega is well known for his famous clothing and accessories retailer ZARA. He is the founder and Chairman of Inditex fashion group. He has the total net worth of $57 Billion which makes him worthy to be the No.3 richest person in the world.
Bill Gates, known for his famous software corporation “Microsoft”, is an American business man, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO and chief software architect of Microsoft and has a total net worth of $67 Billion which makes him the No. 2 richest person in the world. Since 1995-2009 he was the wealthiest person in the world except 2008 where he was in the third place and from 2010 to 2012 he was declared as the second richest person in the world and till now he is at the No. 2 spot.
On top of our chart is a famous Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu who is currently the Richest person in the world and has a net worth of $73 Billion. He is the chairman and CEO of telecommunication companies Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico and Grupo Carso. His largest investment was in America Movil which was largest Latin America’s Mobile phone carrier in 2010 and accounted for more than half of his wealth in 2010 and has topped the charts for the wealthiest person in the world fourth time in a row.