Richest People – Top Tens List!
Money is something that every human desires for, whether young or old, fat or skinny, male or female, every human being in the world has the greed for this money which then leads to things like Bank Robberies, Murders, Fraud and many other bad things, but is there also a good fact about money?
Despite all that, people still do go after making as much money as possible and the people who are the most successful at it as of 2011 are included in this Top Tens List of the richest people in the world:
#10: Christy Walton
Christy Walton is the widow of John T. Walton, son of Sam Walton (founder of Wal-Mart). After John’s death, Christy inherited his fortune of billions of dollars. It might have been her luck or maybe her looks, but whatever it was, it has now gotten her enough money to rank as the 10th richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $26.5 Age (as of 2011): 55 Source of Wealth: Walmart Country: United States
#9: Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian ‘business magnate’ and is the chairman and managing director of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries (the largest private sector enterprise in India). In 2010, Mukesh was named among one of the most powerful people in the world and due to his hard work, he currently ranks the 9th richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $27.0 Age (as of 2011): 53 Source of Wealth: Reliance Industries Country: India
#8: Eike Batista
Eike Batista, full name, Eike Fuhrken Batista de Silva is a Brazilian business baron. He is the son of Eliezer Batista da Silva who was the head of a mining company, ‘Vale’. Batista has founded companies in different business sectors but mainly mining, and as of 2011, he ranks the 8th richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $30.0 Age (as of 2011): 53 Source of Wealth: EBX Group Country: Brazil
#7: Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish fashion entrepreneur and the founder of the “Inditex Group”. Ortega arrived in Spain at the age of 14 and he started as a gofer in various shirt stores. However, his genius mind got him to where he is right now, which is being the 7th richest person in the world (as of 2011).
Net Worth (in billions): $31.0 Age (as of 2011): 74 Source of Wealth: Inditex Group Country: Spain
#6: Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Narayan Mittal is an Indian steel magnate and the chairman and chief executive officer of “ArceloeMittal” (the world’s largest steelmaking company). Mittal is also an independent director of Goldman Sachs, member of the Board of Directors of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, World Steel Association, Foreign Investment Council in Kazakhstan and much more. All in all, Lakshmi currently ranks the most richest person in the UK and the 6th most richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $31.1 Age (as of 2011): 60 Source of Wealth: Arcelor Mittal Country: India
#5: Lawrence Ellison
Lawrence Ellison, full name, Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison in an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation (a major enterprise software company). And thanks to Ellison’s success in Oracle Corporation, he is currently the 5th most richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $39.5 Age (as of 2011): 66 Source of Wealth: Oracle Corporation Country: United States
#4: Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault is a French business man, the chairman and CEO of the French conglomerate LVMH. According to Forbes Magazine, Arnault currently ranks the most richest person in Europe and the 4th most richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $41.0 Age (as of 2011): 62 Source of Wealth: LVMH Moet Hennessy, Louis Vuitton Country: France
#3: Warren Buffett
Warren Edward Buffet is an American business magnate, investor, financier, and philanthropist. Buffet is known worldwide for being one of the most successful investors in the world; also referred to as the “legendary investor, Warren Buffet”. He is also the world’s most consistent at ranking among the world’s wealthiest people and he currently ranks as the 3rd most richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $50.0 Age (as of 2011): 80 Source of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway Country: United States
#2: Bill Gates
Bill Gates, full name, William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft (the software company he founded). Bill Gates is also one of the most consistent at ranking among the wealthiest people in the world and is known worldwide for his accomplishments. Until 2010, Gates ranked at the top of the list but as of 2011, Bill Gates ranks the 2nd most richest person in the world.
Net Worth (in billions): $56.0 Age (as of 2011): 55 Source of Wealth: Microsoft Country: United States
#1: Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies and America Movil. Aside from that, he is also an extensive share holder of other Mexican companies through his conglomerate. All in all, Carlos Slim has managed to rank at the top of the list for the world’s most richest people, as of 2011.
Net Worth (in billions): $74.0 Age (as of 2011): 71 Source of Wealth: Telmex, America Movil, Grupo Carso Country: Mexico
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