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Who are the Ten Wealthiest People on the Planet?

Here’s the list:

10. Karl Albrecht

Worth: $24.4 billion

Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

Germany’s richest man, Karl Albrecht, is 10th richest man on this planet. Along with his brother, he started business from his motherland which expanded to other parts of the world in no time giving him huge amount. The interesting thing to notice is that his firm is no more run by him.

9. Li Ka-shing

Worth: $25.5 billion

Another businessman in the list of richest people of the world, Li Ka-shing, belongs to China. He is 83 years old with passion to earn more and more so for this he is heading tow multinational companies nowadays. He was son of a teacher but dropped from school. This self-made man earned money by transporting goods through marine water to all parts of the world.

8. Stefan Persson

Worth: $26 billion

It seems that there is a slight difference in the amount of last three position holders of top 10 richest people but keep it mind that the amount in billions which is a big unit to measure wealth. Stefan Persson, with $26 billion, is richest Swedish of 2012. He holds share of his father’s fashion clothing company H&M which was established 65 years ago.

7. Eike Batista

Worth: $30 billion

The business of Batista is confined to mining for which established a mining company named EBX Group in Brazil where he is the richest man. His wealth is not half of the richest man of 2012 but he aims at capturing that position in future.

6. Larry Ellison

Worth: $36 billion

With $6 billion more than Batista, Larry Ellison garbs 6th rank among richest people. He belongs to Unites States where he ranks 3. He is also among those who were dropped out from university. He likes to play sports especially tennis and owns a jet too.

5. Amancio Ortega

Worth: $37.5 billion

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a fashion entrepreneur who has interest in buying luxurious things but he does not look too fashionable. Although he belongs to fashion industry yet he is never seen wearing tie in public. He is richest man of Spain with net worth of $37.5 billion.

4. Bernard Arnault

Worth: $41 billion

Bernard Arnault belongs to same industry like Amancio Ortega with totally opposite lifestyle. He is more fashionable than whole fashion industry for which Forbes named him the fashion person of 2012. His net worth of $41 billion makes him the richest man of France as well as Europe.

3. Warren Buffett

Worth: $44 billion

Warren Buffet, US business magnate, who is very good at making investments. Once the richest man of the planet is down to 3rd position for his rare mistake in stocks but he wishes to give away 99% wealth to Gates Foundation.

2. Bill Gates

Worth: $61 billion

Let’s talk about the founder of Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, who also has been world’s richest man for many years but holds second position now. Gates is co-founder and chairman of Microsoft which gave colorful look to operating system in computers. He also belongs to those successful people who were dropped out from university.

1. Carlos Slim Helu

Worth: $69 billion

Carlos Slim Helu owns the title of the richest man of 2012. In 2010, his wealth was estimated as less than $50 million but his net worth got boom in past year which is now $69 million. This is fourth time for him to top the list of the richest people of the world.

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