April 12, 2009

Forbes world's top billionaires

This year's Forbe's world's top billionaires list broke previous billionaires records in size (1,210 billionaires) and total net worth ($4.5 trillion). China doubled its number of 10-figure fortunes, and Moscow now has more billionaires than any other city. Mexico's Carlos Slim widened his lead at No. 1.

Rank
Name
Net Worth
Age
Source
Country of Citizenship
1
Carlos Slim Helu & family
$74 B
71
telecom
Mexico
2
Bill Gates
$56 B
55
Microsoft
United States
3
Warren Buffett
$50 B
81
Berkshire Hathaway
United States
4
Bernard Arnault
$41 B
62
LVMH
France
5
Larry Ellison
$39.5 B
67
Oracle
United States
6
Lakshmi Mittal
$31.1 B
61
Steel
India
7
Amancio Ortega
$31 B
75
Zara
Spain
8
Eike Batista
$30 B
54
mining, oil
Brazil
9
Mukesh Ambani
$27 B
54
petrochemicals, oil & gas
India
10
Christy Walton & family
$26.5 B
56
Walmart
United States
11
Li Ka-shing
$26 B
83
Diversified
Hong Kong
12
Karl Albrecht
$25.5 B
91
Aldi
Germany
13
Stefan Persson
$24.5 B
63
H&M
Sweden
14
Vladimir Lisin
$24 B
55
Steel
Russia
15
Liliane Bettencourt
$23.5 B
88
L'Oreal
France
16
Sheldon Adelson
$23.3 B
78
casinos
United States
17
David Thomson & family
$23 B
54
media
Canada
18
Charles Koch
$22 B
75
Diversified
United States
18
David Koch
$22 B
71
Diversified
United States
20
Jim Walton
$21.3 B
63
Walmart
United States

































































































































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