Top 10 Richest People in the World on Forbes

Here a list of the top 10 richest guys in the world.

1. Carlos Slim Helu (Telecom, Mexico)

Telecom tycoon who has done privatization of Mexico’s national telephone company in the 1990s becomes world’s richest person for first time after coming in third place last year. Carlos Slim Helu has the property of $53.5 billion.


2. Bill Gates (Microsoft, U.S )

Software visionary is now the world’s second-richest man. Net worth still up $13 billion in a year as Microsoft shares rose 50% in 12 months, value of investment vehicle Cascade swelled.


3.Warren Buffett (Investments, U.S.)

America’s favorite investor up $10 billion in past 12 months on surging Berkshire Hathaway shares; says U.S. has survived economic "Pearl Harbor," but warns recovery will be slow.


4. Mukesh Ambani (Petrochemicals, oil and gas, India)

His Reliance Industries, already India’s most valuable company, recently bid $2 billion for 65% stake in troubled Canadian oil sands outfit Value Creations.


5. Lakshmi Mittal (Steel, India)

London’s richest resident oversees Arcelor Mittal, world’s largest steel maker. Net profits fell 75% in 2009.


6. Lawrence Ellison (Oracle, U.S. )

Oracle founder’s fortune continues to soar; shares up 70% in past 12 months. Database giant has bought 57 companies in the past five years.


7. Bernard Arnault (Luxury goods, France)

Bling is back, helping fashion icon grab title of richest European as shares of his luxury goods outfit LVMH–maker of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon–surge 57%.


8. Eike Batista (Mining, oil. Brazil)

Vowing to become world’s richest man–and he may be on his way. This year’s biggest gainer added $19.5 billion to his personal balance sheet.


9. Amancio Ortega (Fashion retail, Spain)

Style maven lords over Inditex; fashion firm, which operates under several brand names including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius, has 4,500 stores in 73 countries including new spots in Mexico and Syria.


10. Karl Albrecht (Supermarkets, Germany)

Owns discount supermarket giant Aldi Sud, one of Germany’s (and Europe’s) dominant grocers. Has 1,000 stores in U.S. across 29 states.

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