The 20 Richest People In The World

The 20 Richest People In The World

richest people in the world 2012
richest people in the world 2012

Below is the top twenty list of the world’s richest people as of 2012:

No. 1 Carlos Slim Helú

Net Worth:$69  billion – As of March 2012
Source: Telecom , Age: 72 , Citizenship: Mexico


No. 2 Bill Gates

Net Worth:$66 billion – As of September 2012
Source: Microsoft, self-made , Age: 56 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 3 Warren Buffett

Net Worth:$46 billion – As of September 2012
Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made , Age: 82 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 4 Larry Ellison

Net Worth:$41 billion – As of September 2012
Source: Oracle, self-made , Age: 68 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 4 Bernard Arnault

Net Worth:$41 billion – As of March 2012
Source: LVMH, inherited and growing , Age: 63 , Citizenship: France


No. 6 Amancio Ortega

Net Worth:$37.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Zara, self-made , Age: 75 , Citizenship: Spain


No. 7 Charles Koch (tie)

Net Worth:$31 billion – As of September 2012
Source: Diversified, inherited and growing , Age: 76, Citizenship: United States


No. 7 David Koch (tie)

Net Worth:$31 billion – As of September 2012
Source: Diversified, inherited and growing , Age: 71 , Citizenship: United States


No. 9 Eike Batista

Net Worth:$30 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Mining, oil, self-made , Age: 55 , Citizenship: Brazil


No. 10 Christy Walton & family

Net Worth:$27.9 billion – As of September 2012
Source: Walmart, inherited , Age: 57 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 11 Jim Walton


Net Worth:$26.8 billion – As of September 2012
Source of Wealth: Walmart, inherited , Age: 64 , Citizenship: United States


No. 12 Alice Walton


Net Worth:$26.3 billion – As of March 2012
Source of Wealth: Walmart, inherited , Age: 62 , Citizenship: United States


No. 13 R. Robson Walton


Net Worth: $26.1 billion – As of September 2012
Source of Wealth: Walmart, inherited , Age: 68 , Citizenship: United States

No. 14 Stefan Persson

Net Worth:$26 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Hennes & Mauritz , Age: 64 , Citizenship: Sweden


No. 15 Li Ka-shing

Net Worth:$25.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Diversified, self-made , Age: 83 , Citizenship: Hong Kong


No. 16 Karl Albrecht

Net Worth:$25.4 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Aldi, self-made , Age: 92 , Citizenship: Germany


No. 17 Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth:$25 billion – As of September 2012
Source: Bloomberg PL, self-made , Age: 70 , Citizenship: USA


No. 18 Liliane Bettencourt

Net Worth: $24 billion – As of March 2012
Source: L’Oreal, inherited , Age: 89, Citizenship: France


No. 19 Jeff Bezos

Net Worth:$23.2 billion – As of September 2012
Source of Wealth: Amazon.com, self-made , Age: 48, Citizenship: United States


No. 20 Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth:$22.3 billion – As of March 2012
Source: petrochemicals, oil & gas, inherited and growing, Age: 54 , Citizenship: India

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