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Monday, December 6, 2010

10 Richest People in the World 2010

The world is always fascinated by the wealthiest people and is interested in knowing the ways of how they acquired their wealth. A very famous business magazine, called Forbes, every year keeps a track of who is the richest person in the world.
Following is a list of the 10 richest people of the world as ranked in Forbes 2010. Interesting fact: four out of the 10 listed here are college drop-outs.

Carlos Slim Helú
Carlos Slim Helu
Chairman and CEO of Telmex, Telcel and América Móvil, the Mexican telecom magnate, Carlos Slim Helú, is the richest person in the world as of 2010, with a net worth of US$53.5 billion.
Bill Gates
William Gates
CEO and founder of Microsoft, American software tycoon and Harvard drop-out, William Henry “Bill” Gates III, is presently the second wealthiest man in the world with a net worth of US$53 billion. He remained the richest overall from 1995 to 2007 as well as through 2009.
Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
Legendary American investor, Warren Buffet, is chairman and CEO of the holding company Berkshire Hathaway and presently the world’s third wealthiest man with a net worth of US$47 billion.
Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani
With a net worth of US$29 billion, this Indian businessman is currently the richest man in all of Asia and the 4th richest man in the world. In fact, in October 2007, Mukesh Ambani surpassed Gates and Slim to become the richest person in the world, attaining a personal worth of US$63.2 billion. Ambani is the chairman and MD of Reliance Industries.
Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Mittal
Indian citizen and London resident, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, is the chairman and CEO of the global steel company, ArcelorMittal. Mittal is currently the richest man in Europe and the 5th richest globally with a net worth of US$28.7 billion.
Lawrence Ellison
Lawrence Ellison
American billionaire, Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison, is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle and presently the 6th wealthiest person in the world with a 2010 net worth of US$28 billion.
Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault
This French fashion tycoon is the founder, chairman and CEO of LVMH and chairman of Christian Dior S.A. Arnault is the world’s 7th richest man as of 2010 with a net worth of US$27 billion.
Eike Batista
Eike Batista
Eike Fuhrken Batista is a Brazilian oil & mining magnate and son of Eliezer Batista, former mining minister of Brazil and former chief executive of prominent multinational mining company Vale. Eike is presently the 8th richest person in the world as ranked in Forbes 2010 list of billionaires with a personal net worth of US$27 billion.
Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega
Spanish fashion tycoon, Amancio Ortega Gaona is the co-founder and chairman of the Inditex fashion group. With a net worth of US$25 billion, he has been ranked as the 9th richest person in the world as of 2010.
Karl Albrecht
Karl Albrecht
Karl Hans Albrecht is a German billionaire entrepreneur and owner of discount supermarket chain, Aldi Sud . Albrecht co-founded Aldi with his younger brother, Theo, starting from a corner grocery store that belonged to his mother. He is presently the 10th richest person in the world with a net worth of US$23.5 billion.

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