World’s Billionaires

The number one spot for the world’s richest man in the world now goes to Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico as announced by Forbes. Accordingly, for the third time the world has a new billionaire. Last year it was Warren Buffet topped the richest man of the world but now he ranked third behind Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, who is second this year.

Below are the top 20 richest men and women in the world.

  1. Carlos Slim Helu – Mexico
  2. Bill Gates – US
  3. Warren Buffett -US
  4. Mukesh Ambani – India
  5. Lakshmi Mittal – India
  6. Lawrence Ellison – US
  7. Bernard Arnault – France
  8. Eike Batista – Brazil
  9. Amancio Ortega – Spain
  10. Karl Albrecht – Germany
  11. Ingvar Kamprad and Family – Sweden
  12. Christy Walton and Family – US
  13. Stefan Persson – Sweden
  14. Li Ka-shing – Hongkong
  15. Jim C. Walton – US
  16. Alice Walton – US
  17. Liliane Bettencourt – France
  18. Robson Walton – US
  19. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud – Saudi Arabia
  20. David Thomson and Family – Canada

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