A business has the power to make a man billionaire if it goes the right direction, and the worst ramifications cannot be denied if it goes little bit haywire. But it is undoubtedly true that a business brings oodles of fortune to a man. There are plenty of businesses in the world that entrepreneurs start with an intension to make money-to make a lot of money to be more precise. And the money they earn from their endeavours strengthens their position in the market and fetch them a place in the list of the richest people in the world. Here comes the latest list released by Forbes, containing the names of the 10 ten richest people in the world.
Top Ten Wealthiest People in the World
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1. Slim Helu
This Mexican business tycoon tops the list of top richest people in the world for the second consecutive year. He is the chief executive and chairman of the world’s leading telecommunications companies Telmex and America Movil. He has a net worth of $74 billion. He has also been honoured with a number of accolades for his achievements in carer.
2. Bill Gates
Former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates has consistently been ranked among the top wealthiest people in the world. He topped the list from 1995 to 2007 and 2009. He has written and co-written some books also. With a net worth of $56 billion, he is the world’s best known entrepreneur in the revolution of personal computer.
3. Warren Buffet
CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet grabs the third position among the top wealthiest people in the world. In 2008, he topped the list and is also known world-wide for his philanthropic works. His net worth is $50 billion.Due to his devotion to the value investing philosophy he has also been nicknamed as “Oracle of Omaha”, “Wizard of Omaha” and “Sage of Omaha”.
4. Bernard Arnault
French business tycoon, Bernard Arnault not only holds the 4th position among top richest people in the world but is also the wealthiest man in Europe. He is a CEO and chairman of the French conglomerate LVMH. With a net worth of US$41 billion Bernard is a remarkable humanitarian, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth to charitable causes.
5. Larry Ellison
He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle, one of the leading software companies in the world. Larry Ellison is at the 5th spot in the list. Besides he is the 3rd richest American with a net worth of US$39.5 billion. Though he was born in New York City on 17th Augudt 1944, he moved to northern California at the age of 22.
6. Laxmi Mittal
This Indian steel magnate has been consistently featured in the list of top wealthiest people in the world. Laxmi Mittal is the chairman and executive office of ArcelorMittal, the largest steelmaking company in the world. He has a net worth of $39.1 billion.
7. Amancio Ortega
Co-founder of Inditex Group, Amancio Ortega is a Spanish fashion entrepreneur. He is the seventh richest man on the globe with a net worth of $31 billion. His company operates under several brand names.
8. Eike Batista
This Brazilian businessman and president of the EBX Group, Eike Batista is also the richest man in South America. He is at the eighth position with a net worth of $30 billion. He is as well the most influential man in Brazil.
9. Mukesh Ambani
He is an Indian business tycoon. He is the chairman and managing director of India’s leading business group Reliance Industries. He has consistently been ranked in the list of the wealthiest people. He has net worth of 429 billion.
10. Christy Walton & Family
She inherited her fortune from her family, which founded Wal-Mart. She is the 4th wealthiest person in the United States and the10th richest person in the world. She has a net worth of $US$26.5 billion.