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World’s Richest People

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Forbes recently published its world’s richest people list and for the most part the people who you would expect to be there are there. In total there were about 178 new people who became billionaires and apparently there are about 946 billionaires around the world. This is a brief sample of some:

Name Net Worth Source of Wealth
Bill Gates $56,000,000,000 Microsoft
(Software)
Warren Buffet $52,000,000,000 Berkshire Hathaway (Investments)
Carlos Slim Helu $49,000,000,000 Telecom Holdings
Ingvar Kamprad & family $33,000,000,000 Ikea
(Furniture)
Lakshmi Mittal $32,000,000,000

Lakshmi Mittal
(Metal)

Sheldon Adelson $26,500,000,000

Las Vegas Sands Corp
(Casinos and Hotels)

Bernard Arnault $26,000,000,000 LVMH
(Luxury Goods)
Amancio Ortega $24,000,000,000 Zara
(Clothing)
Li Ka-shing $23,000,000,000 Hutchison Whampoa
(Multiple Investments and Operations)
David Thomson & family $22,000,000,000 Thomson Corp
(Media and Entertainment)
Lawrence Ellison $21,500,000,000 Oracle Systems
(Software)
Liliane Bettencourt $20,700,000,000 L’Oreal
(Cosmetics)
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $20,300,000,000 Investments
(Most from Citigroup)
Mukesh Ambani $20,100,000,000 Reliance Industries
(Petrochemicals)
Karl Albrecht $20,000,000,000 Aldi
(Supermarket)
Roman Abramovich $18,700,000,000 Sibneft
(Oil)
Stefan Persson $18,400,000,000 Hennes & Mauritz
(Clothing)
Anil Ambani $18,200,000,000 Reliance Communications
(Telecom)
Paul Allen $18,000,000,000 Microsoft
(Software)
Theo Albrecht $17,500,000,000 Aldi
(Supermarket)
Azim Premji $17,100,000,000 Wipro
(Technology Services)
Lee Shau Kee $17,000,000,000 Henderson Land
(Real Estate)
Jim Walton $16,800,000,000 Wal-Mart
(Retail Store)

Kind of makes a millionaire look like peanuts in comparison huh?




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