Sunday, 5 December 2010

Top 10 Richest People in the World

Warren Buffett has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s richest and wealthiest person. Known for his frugal lifestyle, Warren Buffett is unlikely to get too excited about the news. 

When he got married recently, he bought a cheap discount ring for his wife. Warren Buffet makes most of his money from investing. 2007 saw a particularly good year as he made good choices on the Brazilian currency.


Top 10 Rich List

1 Warren Buffett Investments $(bn) 62.0
2 Carlos Slim Helu Telecoms 60.0
3 Bill Gates Software 58.0
4 Lakshmi Mittal Steel 45.0
5 Mukesh Ambani Petrochemicals 43.0

6 Anil Ambani Diverse sources 42.0
7 Ingvar Kamprad Ikea stores 31.0
8 KP Singh Property 30.0
9 Oleg Deripaska Aluminium 28.0
10 Karl Albrecht Aldi stores 27.0

The richest Britain is the Duke of Westminster with $14bn (ranked no. 46). The richest young person is Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, currently worth $1.3bn.
According to the Forbes list, Bill Gates has been the richest person for the last 13 years

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