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Top 10 Richest People in US 2012

top ten richest people in us 2012United States is the richest landmass on this planet and has the most leading economy among the nations across all the geographical boundaries. The prominent people residing in this most powerful country have contributed in its prosperity and added to its possession as well. According to the Forbes, the ten richest people in America are considered most substantial in captivating the economic strategies and numerous fiscal idolizers to make incredible progress and propagate towards the monetary affluence. These have also been successfully dominant in executing the fiscal programs. Below is the list of the Top 10 Richest People in United States of America released by Forbes. Enjoy reading and Know more interesting facts and details you may have never heard about-

List of 10 Richest People in US 2012

Rank Name Net Worth
1 Bill Gates $66 B
2 Warren Buffett $46 B
3 Larry Ellison $41 B
4 Charles Koch $31 B
4 David Koch $31 B
6 Christy Walton & family $27.9 B
7 Jim Walton $26.8 B
8 Alice Walton $26.3 B
9 S. Robson Walton $26.1 B
10 Michael Bloomberg $25 B

Top 10 Richest People in United States 2012

1. Bill Gates

Tech savvy Bill Gates is the richest American and his riches amounts to a whopping $61 billion. Apart from one-fourth share in Microsoft, rests of his fortune are in private companies and various global stocks. The 55 year old strongly believes in charity and has already donated around $28 million to several charitable societies.

2. Warren Buffett

At number two we have Warren Buffet. He has riches worth $44 billion and owns Berkshire Buffet to his fame. Most importantly, commendable hard work has made him earn all his possessions and not a single penny has been inherited. Warren has three children from both of his marriages and resides at Omaha, Nebraska.

3. Larry Ellison

With a wealth of nearly $36 billion, Larry Ellison is ranked third richest American. He is the CEO of Oracle and has earned his treasures through his self-made possessions. Larry Ellison has been engaged in several business lawsuits..

4.  Charles Koch

He is the brother of David Koch and has wealth amounting to $25.1 billion. Charles Koch is the CEO of the Koch Industries and is also chief political sponsor to the Republican National Committee (RNC).

5. David Koch

He is among the richest Americans and has fortune amounting to $25 billion. David Koch has inherited wealth but has expanded it with his substantiated hard work and is also famed to be richest resident in New York.

6. Christy Walton and Family

Christy Walton is the widow of John Walton, son of Sam Walton. Reputed to be the richest woman on this earth, she has got wealth worth $25.3 billion from her husband as he inherited the Wal-Mart Empire from his father.

7. Jim Walton

He is a graduate from the University of Arkansas and has $23.7 billion of the inherited opulence. Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton and at present is the chairman of the Arvest Bank, one of the protuberant banks across the globe.

8. Alice Walton

Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the notable Wal-Mart Empire. She has inherited wealth from the richest empire and has fortune worth $23.3 billion. Alice Walton is sister in law of the Christy Walton and resides in Texas with her four grown up children.

9. S. Robson Walton

The eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, the founders of Wal-Mart, Samuel Robson Walton is the Chair Person of worldwide company. According to 2012 report he is the owner of 26.1 billion worth joining the group of top 10 richest people in United States. A citizen of US, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Arkansas and took the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart in 1992, after his father passed away.

10. Michael Bloomberg

Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American Businessman cum politician and is the current Mayor of New York City. He is also the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P, a financial data based firm and has earned the reputation of owing $25 billion to his name. The 70 years old celebrates his birthday on 14th February and resides at Manhattan, New York City with his partner, Diana Taylor.

Top 10 Richest Women in the World 2012

As soon as the word “richest people” flickers in our mind, we tend to think about all the plushest male personalities. Be it Carlos Slim, computer savvy Bill Gates or Warren buffet, we only think upon these names in the list of richest person on this earth. We could say it’s very natural for us not to look upon women making it to the list of richest personalities. But, contrary to our accustomed perception, it is very much true that womenfolk are these days entitled for their fortune. They are praised for their affluence and considered in top niches of the society as well. Their hard work, luck and inherited wealth have made women list among the richest populaces all over the world. In today’s post we get you the list of Top 10 Richest Women in this World. Know more about these powerful ladies and their interesting details.  Have a look-

  1. 1.Christy Walton
  2.  Liliane Bettencourt
  3. Alice Walton
  4. Georgina Rinehart
  5. Iris Fontbona
  6. Birgit Rausing
  7. Jacqueline Mars
  8. Susanne Klatten
  9. Anne Cox Chambers
  10. Savitri Jindal

10. Savitri Jindal- $10.9Billion (India)
Ranked as the world’s 44th richest person, Savitri Jindal is an Indian steel magnate. At the age of 61, she is a reputed chairperson of Jindal Steel and Power limited. She is also honorable member of Haryana’s Legislative Assembly.

9. Anne Cox Chambers- $12.5 Billion (USA)
At the age of 92, Anne Cox chambers still heads the board of Cox enterprises and continues to be one of the world’s most successful media proprietors. At present, Anne resides at Atlanta Georgia and has three children from both of her marriages.

8. Susanne Klatten- $13 Billion (Germany)
The inherited share in BMW and Atlana has made Susanne Khatten the richest woman in Germany. Married to Jan Klatten she lives with her three children in Bad Homburg. The 50 year old is also one of the biggest sponsors in Christian Democratic Union.

7. Jacqueline Mars- $13.8 Billion (USA)
Jacqueline Mars has inherited fortune and share in her grandfather’s renowned bonbon company, Mars. At the age of 71, she is twice divorced and has two children. Jacqueline is fourth richest woman in America and resides at The Plains, Virginia.

6. Birgit Rausing – $14 Billion (Switzerland/Sweden)
Brigit Rausing, a well-known Swedish art historian is the country’s third richest person and lives at Vaud, Switzerland.  She is the widow of Gad Rausing and inherited packaging colossal Tetra Laval after his life’s end in 2000.

5. Iris Fontbona- $17.8 Billion (Chile)
Iris Fontbona is a Chilean businesswoman and owns Antofagasta, one of the biggest copper mining companies. She has acquired wealth from her husband, Andronico Luksic, the founder of Antofagasta. It’s interesting to know that despite being on the list of richest woman, Iris has no page in Wikipedia.

4. Georgina Rinehart- $18 Billion (Australia)
Georgina Rinehart, the heiress of mining industry, Hancock Prospecting, is the richest woman in Australia. Though Gina has inherited wealth from her father, but with commendable hard work she has continued his bequest in business progression.

3. Alice Walton- $23.3 Billion (USA)
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the notable Wal-Mart Empire. Being an heiress, the woman’s share in Wal-Mart fortune has made her the tenth richest American. Not to forget she is sister in law of the richest Christy Walton, who ranks top in our list. Alice Walton resides in Texas with her four grown up children.

2. Liliane Bettencourt- $24 Billion (France)
Being the only child of billionaire Eugene Schuellerm, Liliane inherited all his fortune in 1957. Presently at the age of 88, Liliane Bettencourt is a successful French entrepreneur. Reputed to be the wealthiest woman in Europe she is the principal shareholder of L’Oreal.

1. Christy Walton-$25.3 Billion (USA)
Christy Walton owns the world famous Wal-Mart Empire and is reputed to be the richest woman on this earth.  She is widow of John T. Walton and inherited opulence after his life’s end  in 2005. 56 years old Christy resides with her only son Lukas in Jackson, United States.

Top 10 Most Richest People in the World

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

Know more about the top ten richest 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.