Top Ten Richest Persons in the World!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Top Ten Richest Persons in the World!

Of course we want to know who the richest people in the world are! It’s interesting to find out how they earned their treasure , if they seem happy and most importantly,  how is it that they keep the money coming their way. Certainly, one has much to learn by looking upon their lives. This is the top 10 richest persons in the world.

1. Carlos Slim Helu

First in our top is mexican Carlos Slim Helu who recently has increased his wealth with around 20.5 billion USD which puts it all together to an astonishing amount of more than 74 billions, more than any other rich person in the world. The telecommunication mogul obtains 62% of all his wealth from America Movil. Despite being the richest he says that the most valuable things in life are the ones you receive for free like a smile, a kind word, family’s happiness.
2.Bill Gates
Microsoft’s founder has added the modest amount of 3 billion USD to his wealth last year, considerably much less than our previous contender. His wealth is estimated to be around 56 billion USD. Despite being Microsoft’s founder and mostly being associated with it, around 70% of this wealth actually comes from investments outside Microsoft such as the mexican capital market.

3. Warren Buffett

The world’s most successful investor, known by his nickname the “oracle of omaha” is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Despite his immense wealth he lives quite a normal life living in the same house he bought over 50 years ago, he drives his own car and doesn’t have a bodyguard. Known for his dedication to philanthropy, he pledged to give away 99% of his 50 billion USD fortune.
4. Bernard Arnaultarnauld
This is the man who runs LVMH, the company behind many luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi and also the richest man in Europe with a fortune of 41 billion. Having been dubbed by Women’s Wear Daily as the “pope of fashion” his key ingredients for success appear to be defining a brand’s identity based on its long history and finding the right designer to express it followed by a strong grip on quality control and distribution, all sustained by strong marketing ideas.
5. Larry Ellison
Oracle’s CEO and number 5 in our top with a wealth of 39.5 billion USD reminds us that focusing yourself on profit, even though will not win you over many friends, is the tested method through you can advance. Dubbed as the “Sillicon Valley Samurai” he has continued to be known for his controversial management style and predictions about high tech.

6. Lakshmi Mittal

Indian-born british based steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal is next in our top with a fortune of 31.1 billion USD. He is the President of the Board of Directors and CEO of ArcelorMittal the world’s largest producer of steel, with assets in 17 countries.The most fascinating thing about this man is that he is said to have a knack of buying bankrupt steel companies and turning them into gold! Experts say that his capability to quote the cost of these sick companies make him winner all the way.
7. Amancio Ortega
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The man who created a real phenomenon in fashion industry is known as a down to earth man and leader whose principles have remained unchanged despite his 31 billion immense wealth. He is the founder of Inditex, a network of 3100 shops across 64 countries among which Zara,  Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius. The strategy which enabled him to be among the biggest textile companies in the world was a tight and total control over the production and distribution chain.

8. Eike Batista

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Through his company EBX, he controls fields such as mining, ship building, energy, logistics, tourism. Around two thirds of his 30 billion fortune comes from OGX an oil and gas company founded in 2007. Even though he’s the son of a former minister, Eike Batista states he received no help from his father when conducting his business and he made it by himself from scratch.

9. Mukesh Ambani

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He’s an important player activating on the oil and natural gas market by means of running Reliance Industries which is the largest private sector company in India. His wealth is of 27 billion USD and he appears to be a man indulging into a life of luxury living in a private 27 floors building estimated around 1 billion USD.

10.Christy Walton

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Last place in our top is occupied by the richest woman in the world. She is the heiress of the Wal-Mart empire from her late husband John Walton. Wal-Mart is the the biggest retailer in the world with more around 8970 shops opened worldwide and more than 2 million employees. Known for having a philanthropic nature, she is famous for supporting museums, education and organic gardening from her 26.5 billion fortune.
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