- Bill Gates $76 billion Microsoft
- Carlos Slim $72 billion telecom
- Amancia Ortega $64 billion retail
- Warren Buffett $58.2 billion Berkshire Hathaway
- Larry Ellison $48 billion Oracle
- Charles Koch $40 billion diversified
- David Koch $40 billion diversified
- Sheldon Adelson $38 billion casinos
- Christy Walton $36.7 billion Wal Mart
- Jim Walton $34.7 billion Wal Mart
The 2013 Forbes Billionaires list now includes 1,426 names, with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion. The U.S. leads the list with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), the Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103) Checkout the top 100 Billionaires in the world after the jump.
Forbes recently released there annual list of the World’s Richest people. Your net worth would have to be at least $1 Billion to make the bottom of the list. Investors, heirs, computer geeks and inventors of innovative products all make up the list. Out of the top 100 billionaires on this list, NO African Americans are present. Checkout the top 20 below:
There are seven billion people on the planet. These are the 70 that matter.
What do the president of the United States, the Dalai Lama, a billionaire drug dealer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? They are all featured on FORBES’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People.
The ranking takes into account four factors. First, Forbes measured how many people a person has power over. For a religious leader, like Pope Benedict XVI (#7), that would be the number of adherents, or Catholics, in the world. For a CEO, like General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt (#28) we counted the number of employees.
Then we looked at the financial resources controlled by each candidate, whether that is revenues (for a company), GDP (for a country) or net worth (for a billionaire). Next we asked: Is a candidate influential in more than one arena, or sphere? This bumped up the ranking of people like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (#17), who is a powerful politician, a self-made media billionaire and a major philanthropist.
Finally, we gave consideration to how actively the candidates wield their power. This measure eliminated inactive heirs to great fortunes, semi-retired industrialists and former heads of state. In all, 70 people made the final list, one for every 100 million people on the planet.
View the full list after the jump.
Carlos Slim Helu, added $20.5 billion to his fortune, more than any other billionaire. The telecom mogul is now worth $74 billion and has pulled far ahead of his two closest rivals. Bill Gates, No. 2, and Warren Buffett, No. 3, both added a more modest $3 billion to their piles and are now worth $56 billion and $50 billion, respectively.
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