Richest persons of the world

Mar 11, 2010, 14:36 PM IST
Nicknamed by Time magazine as the Arabian Warren Buffett, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud  of Saudi Arabia has total net worth of USD 19.4 billion
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Nicknamed by Time magazine as the Arabian Warren Buffett, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud of Saudi Arabia has total net worth of USD 19.4 billion

According to Forbes’, the eldest son of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, Samuel Robson has net worth of $19.8 billion
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According to Forbes’, the eldest son of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, Samuel Robson has net worth of $19.8 billion

French heiress, socialite, and businesswoman, Liliane Bettencourt is the principal shareholder of L`Oréal and the wealthiest woman in Europe. She ranks 17th in list of wealthiest people in the world with a wealth of USD 20 billion. She inherited the business of L`Oréal from her father Eugène Schueller
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French heiress, socialite, and businesswoman, Liliane Bettencourt is the principal shareholder of L`Oréal and the wealthiest woman in Europe. She ranks 17th in list of wealthiest people in the world with a wealth of USD 20 billion. She inherited the business of L`Oréal from her father Eugène Schueller

Daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, Alice Louise Walton is the richest woman in the world, with a fortune of USD 20.6 billion
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Daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, Alice Louise Walton is the richest woman in the world, with a fortune of USD 20.6 billion

The youngest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, Jim Carr Walton has an estimated 2010 net worth of around USD 20.7 Billion
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The youngest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, Jim Carr Walton has an estimated 2010 net worth of around USD 20.7 Billion

Ka-shing Li, is the richest person of East Asian descent in the world and the 14th richest man in the world with an estimated wealth of USD 21 billion. He was named
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Ka-shing Li, is the richest person of East Asian descent in the world and the 14th richest man in the world with an estimated wealth of USD 21 billion. He was named "Asia`s Most Powerful Man" by Asiaweek in 2001. His companies make up 15% of the market cap of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Stefan Persson, who took over Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) from his father, Erling, in 1947, reportedly acquired the village of Linkenholt in Hampshire, England last summer. The founder of the Mentor Foundation, nonprofit that combats substance abuse among youth, enjoys downhill skiing, tennis and golf. His net worth was estimated at USD 22.4 billion
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Stefan Persson, who took over Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) from his father, Erling, in 1947, reportedly acquired the village of Linkenholt in Hampshire, England last summer. The founder of the Mentor Foundation, nonprofit that combats substance abuse among youth, enjoys downhill skiing, tennis and golf. His net worth was estimated at USD 22.4 billion

Christy Walton occupies the 12th position in the Forbes World`s Billionaires list with an estimated fortune of USD 22.5 billion
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Christy Walton occupies the 12th position in the Forbes World`s Billionaires list with an estimated fortune of USD 22.5 billion

Swedish entrepreneur Ingvar Feodor Kamprad, who is the founder of the home furnishing retail chain IKEA, is the eleventh wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of around US$23 billion. As a young boy, his first business involves selling matches to neighbors from his bicycle
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Swedish entrepreneur Ingvar Feodor Kamprad, who is the founder of the home furnishing retail chain IKEA, is the eleventh wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of around US$23 billion. As a young boy, his first business involves selling matches to neighbors from his bicycle

German entrepreneur and founder of supermarket chain Aldi, Karl Hans Albrecht is the 9th richest men in the world, with an estimated net worth in 2010 of $23.5 billion according to Forbes Magazine
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German entrepreneur and founder of supermarket chain Aldi, Karl Hans Albrecht is the 9th richest men in the world, with an estimated net worth in 2010 of $23.5 billion according to Forbes Magazine

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion entrepreneur. He is the 8th richest man in the world has $25 billion in 2010
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Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion entrepreneur. He is the 8th richest man in the world has $25 billion in 2010

Eike Batista of Brazil is this year’s biggest gainer who added $19.5 billion to his personal balance sheet. His total wealth stands at 27 billion. Son of Brazil`s revered former mining minister who presided over mining giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce got his start in gold trading and mining
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Eike Batista of Brazil is this year’s biggest gainer who added $19.5 billion to his personal balance sheet. His total wealth stands at 27 billion. Son of Brazil`s revered former mining minister who presided over mining giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce got his start in gold trading and mining

Bernard Arnault is a French businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of LVMH, a large luxury goods conglomorate consisting of over fifty luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fendi. According to Forbes Magazine, Arnault is the world`s 7th richest person, with a 2010 net worth of USD 27.5 billion.
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Bernard Arnault is a French businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of LVMH, a large luxury goods conglomorate consisting of over fifty luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fendi. According to Forbes Magazine, Arnault is the world`s 7th richest person, with a 2010 net worth of USD 27.5 billion.

American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison comes in the sixth position in the Forbes’ list with $28 billion
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American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison comes in the sixth position in the Forbes’ list with $28 billion

The Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, despite the reverses of Financial Crisis, has been adjudged as the fifth richest in the world with USD 28.7 billion
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The Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, despite the reverses of Financial Crisis, has been adjudged as the fifth richest in the world with USD 28.7 billion

Valued at USD 29 billion, RIL’s Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian as well as the wealthiest person of Asia
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Valued at USD 29 billion, RIL’s Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian as well as the wealthiest person of Asia

Noted investor Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway came in the third spot in the World’s Richest Person list of Forbes with a total wealth of $47 billion
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Noted investor Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway came in the third spot in the World’s Richest Person list of Forbes with a total wealth of $47 billion

With a fortune of USD 53 billion, Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, comes second in the list. It is only the second time since 1995 that Gates has lost the crown.
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With a fortune of USD 53 billion, Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, comes second in the list. It is only the second time since 1995 that Gates has lost the crown.

Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim went past Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the first person from a developing nation to top the Forbes’ list of World’s richest persons with a fortune of $53.5 billion
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Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim went past Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the first person from a developing nation to top the Forbes’ list of World’s richest persons with a fortune of $53.5 billion