The stories of success always swift a current of motivation for the souls around. The world is mostly inspired by the Internationally recognized revolutionists who leave an influential trail for people to follow. Some are obsessed with the sporting celebrities while others will follow their national heores.There also exists a vast majority who is eager to learn about the success stories of the wealthiest people in the world.
For about over twenty-six years, Forbes, an international business magazine has been following the lives of the richest people who live on this planet. According to this magazine, there are 1226 billionares worldwide, with a total net worth amounting $4.6 trillion. The combined net worth of these 1226 billionares suprasses the combine GDPs of the 127 poorest countries in the world.
Lets list down the top 10 richest people, out of these 1226 billionares in the world today.
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1) Carlos Slim Halu
Although the list of richest people keeps on switching rapidly, on the contrary, this man, Carlos Slim Halu at 71 years of age, has been consistently on the top since 2010. He is a Mexican business inventor, philanthorpist and a current chairman of the largest telecommunication company known as Telmex. He assets worth of $6.9 billion.
2) Bill Gates
Probably the most famous in the list due to his contribution in the global computer-software industry, Bill Gates, the U.S citizen, is the founder of Microsoft. His net worth accounts for a total of $66 billion. He is the wealthiest American and has topped the list of richest people on earth for more then a decade before he was over taken by Carlos Slim Halu. He is currently 56 years old.
3) Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet is an American citizen who is considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th century. At the age of 82, he is the he oldest person in the list of ten richest people on earth. His net worth is $46 billion. He is known as the "Wizard of Omaha" for his personal frugality despite of the immense materialistic wealth that he possess.
4) Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the shief executive at Oracle which is one of the leading enterprise software company. At the age of 68, his assets are about $42 billion. Majority of his fortue comes from the 22.5 % stake in Oracle share.
5) Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault is a French business man and an art collector. He is currently the richest person in Europe with net worth of $41 billion. Back in 2011 , the Forbes International magazine also nominated him as the "Fashion person of 2011".
6) Amancio Ortego
At 72 years of age, he is Spain's richest man with assets of $37.5 billion which puts him at rank six in the list of world's richest people. He is a Spanish fashion executive and the founding chairman of the Spanish clothing merchandising company.
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7) Charles Koch (Tie)
Charles Koch is an American business man and philanthropist who has a partnership in the second largest privately held company by revenue in United States known as Koch Industries Inc. He is 76 years old and has assets of $31 billion.
7) David Koch (Tie)
David Koch, a checmical engineer by proffession shares the number seven rank in the list with his elder brother Charles Koch. He is the co-owner of the Koch Industries Inc. He is the second richest resident in the New York City and possess assets worth $31 billion.
9) Eike Batista
He is the only Brazillian to make this list. He is the chairman of Brazillian conglomerate EBX group which deals in mining and gas exploration. He has 55 years of age and assets of $30 billion.
10) Christy Walton & Family
Christy Walton inherited the fortune of his husband's father, worth $15.7 billion, after her husband died. Accoding to the magazine of Forbes , she was the richest woman on earth for seven cinsecutive years until she was taken over by Gina Rinehart. Currently she has assets worth $27.9 billion, majority of which come from Wal-Mart, which was founded by her father in law.