1.) Carlos Slim Helu $73 BillionChairman and CEO of Samsung Mexico, America Movil and Telmex, Carlos Slim who is Mexican by origin happens to be the richest person in the world. With net worth of around $73 billion, Carlos Slim happens to be the richest person in the world.
2.) Bill Gates $67 BillionCurrently at number 2 among the richest people in the world, Bill Gates needs no introduction. Bill is the co founder and chairperson of Microsoft and has total assets of over $56 billion.
3.) Amancio Ortega $57 BillionWith net worth of around $31 billion, 61 years old Amancio Ortega happens to be the 7th richest person in the world. Founder of Inditex group, this Spanish businessman is known for his brand of Zara clothing and other similar ventures.
4.) Warren Buffett $53.5 BillionExtremely popular in the social circles for his deep rooted knowledge on economics, politics and other social issues, Warren Buffett happens to be the third richest person in the world. Much of his wealth comes from his philanthropic ventures making him the third richest person in the world.
5.) Larry Ellison $43 BillionCEO and co founder of Oracle Cooperation, Larry Ellison with a net worth of $39.5 billion is the fifth richest person in the world.
6) Charles Koch $34 Billion
Born Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries. He is tied at number 6 on the list along with his brother David Koch. 6) David Koch $ 34 Billion David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He is a co-owner (with older brother Charles) and an executive vice president of Koch Industries- the second-largest privately held company in the United States
8) Li Ka- shing $31 Billion
Sir Ka-shing Li is considered to be the richest person in all of Asia. As of March 2013, according to Forbes, he is the eighth richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of US $31 billion. He is the Chairman of the Board of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings as of 2008; through them, he is the world's largest operator of container terminals and the world's largest health and beauty retailer