Top 10 Richest Persons in the World 2012-2013

Acquiring wealth in this day and age is a hard endeavour to undertake indeed. However some men have made it big in acquiring a fortune that can last a hundred lifetimes. The richest people in the world collectively have enough money to feed the entire poverty stricken population of the world. Let’s take a look at the top ten richest person of the world in the year of 2012-2013.

1 – Carlos Slim Helu (Worth: $69 Billion) – World Richest Man

Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu is currently the richest man in the world. He is a Mexican by birth and born to Lebanese parents.He holds a civil engineering degree which basically makes him the worlds richest engineer as well. Most of Carlos Slim Helu’s wealth comes from investments and diversified marketing platforms such as telecommunications and insurance.

2 – Bill Gates (Worth: $61 Billion)

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Bill Gates currently the richest man in America and 2nd in the world. Bill Gates is a household name in many countries as everyone knows him as the man who created the microchip. Bill Gates holds the record in being the richest man for the most consecutive years. He is now second to Carlos Slim Helu who has been the richest man in the world for the past three years. He is also as of right now the most richest man in America.

3 – Warren Buffett (Worth: $44 Billion)

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is a successful investor who is an inspiration to many upcoming entrepreneurs. Warren Buffett is also the CEO and chairman of the company Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett was the richest man in 2008 when he replaced Bill Gates. He currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska and is the second richest man in America.

4 – Bernard Arnault – (Worth: $41 Billion)

Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is the richest man in France and wealthiest person in Europe. Mr. Arnault owns the earned an engineering degree from École Polytechnique in France. Bernerd Arnault is the CEO of a luxury goods company named Mo Hennessy-Louis Vuitton.

5 – Amancio Ortega – (Worth: $37.5 Billion)

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is the richest person in Spain. Before starting his clothing company Amancio Ortega was employed at various clothing stores. He was born in the province of Leon to a railway-worker and then moved to the province of La Coruna which turned out to be the birthplace of his clothing company Zara. After amassing his wealth he founded Inditex which served as a parent company to many textile companies including Zara.

6 – Larry Ellison  (Worth:$36 Billion)

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is the co founder to the Oracle company which he started back in 1977 for data management which at the time was a relatively new concept. Larry Ellison dropped out of the University of Illinois without completing his degree. He was also one of the Board of Directors for Apple. Larry Ellison is the third richest man in America of 2012.

7 – Eike Batista  (Worth: $30 Billion)

Eike Batista 2013

Eike Batista

Eike Batista is the richest man in Brazil, he is the CEO and founder of the OBX company which works in mining, oiling and logistics. Eike Batista was a college dropout and ended up starting his business 1981 and is working to this date for the exploration of oil in Brazil and the Amazon basin.

8 – Steffon Persson (Worth: $26 Billion)

Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson

Steffon Persson is working with a retail-clothing company H&M which was founded by his deceased father. Steffon Persson earned his bachelors degree from the University of Stockholm and then took over his father’s company H&M in 1982. H&M is a company that makes clothing for men, teenagers and women. Steffon Persson is the richest man in Sweden.

9 – Li Ka-shing  (Worth: $25.5 Billion) – Richest Person in Asia & China

Li Ka Shing

Li Ka Shing

Li Ka-shing is a prime investor in China, Hong Kong who has even invested in Facebook. He first started a company that dealt with the manufacturing of plastic goods. After which he broadened his assets by acquiring various firms and shares. Li Ka-shing is the richest man in Asia and in China.

10 – Karl Albrecht (Worth: $25.4 Billion)

Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

Not much is known about Karl Albrecht as he tends to avoid media attention. However it is known that Karl Albrecht earned his wealth through a discount supermarket chain named Aldi, which he founded with his brother Theo. He is the oldest man in the top 10 list of richest people of 2012.

In 2013, list of richest people in world have some changes and some people take over the positions from 2012 and some of richest man in 2012 were got down in the list. Let’s just check out below the new list of richest person in the world 2013.

1 – Carlos Slim Helu (Worth $73B)

2 – Bill Gates (Worth $67B)

3 – Amancio Ortega (Promoted to number 3 from 5)

4 – Warren Buffett (Demoted to number 4 from 3)

5 – Larry Ellison (Promoted to 5 from 6)

6 – Charles Koch – Net Worth $34B (Promoted up by a far margin and got listed among top 10 in  2013)

7 – David Koch – Net Worth $34B (Also got very high promotion with brother Charles Koch)

8 – Li Ka-shing (Promoted 1 up)

9 – Liliane Bettencourt & family : Richest Women in the World – Net Worth $30 Billion (Get Position in 2013 list)

10 – Bernard Arnault & family (Move to 10 from number 4)

Now, you have noticed that some of richest people from the list of 2012 were vanished from top 10 and replaced by others, so you also eager to know about their current positions. Three people from the 2012 list were got down Steffon Persson move to number 12, Eike Batista had worst decrease in ranking of world wealthiest persons, move to number 100 and Karl Albrecht got down to number 18 but these people stil list among top 100 world richest persons.

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