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Top 10 Richest People in the World–2013

Ivan Andrews / August 8, 2013

Few in the business and other occupations as acting have risen to the pinnacle in their chosen field, so much that they can be counted amongst the richest people in the world. Below is a list of top 10 richest people in the world who have risen to the top owing to hard efforts they put in, all the while.

1.)    Carlos Slim Helu $73 Billion

Chairman 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 Billion

Currently 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 Billion

With 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 Billion

Extremely 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 Billion

CEO 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

9) Liliane Bettencourt $30 Billion

Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller, married name Bettencourt is a French heiress, socialite and businesswoman She is one of the principal shareholders of L’Oréal and, and as of March 2013 she was listed as the wealthiest woman in the world with an estimated net worth of US $30 billion.

 

10.) Bernard Arnault-$29Billion

CEO of LVMH and Chairman of Christian Dior, Bernard Arnault belonging to France happens to occupy the 4th position in the list. With a net worth of over $41 billion, Bernard has become the fourth richest person in the world.

All these people have risen to the top owing to the extreme hard work put in by them during various phases of their career.

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