Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim retained his position atop Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s billionaires with an estimated worth of $69bn.
No.1: Carlos Slim Helu & family
$69bn
Age: 72
Industry/ Company: Telecom
Country: Mexico
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.2: Bill Gates
$61bn
Age: 56
Industry/ Company: Microsoft
Country: United States
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.3: Warren Buffett
$44bn
Age: 81
Industry/ Company: Berkshire Hathaway
Country: United States
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.4: Bernard Arnault
$41bn
Age: 63
Industry/ Company: LVMH
Country: France
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.5: Amancio Ortega
$37.5bn
Age: 75
Industry/ Company: Zara
Country: Spain
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.6: Larry Ellison
$36bn
Age: 67
Industry/ Company: Oracle
Country: United States
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.7: Eike Batista
$30bn
Age: 55
Industry/ Company: mining, oil
Country: Brazil
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.8: Stefan Persson
$26bn
Age: 64
Industry/ Company: H&M
Country: Sweden
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

No.9: Li Ka-shing
$25.5bn
Age: 83
Industry/ Company: diversified
Country: Hong Kong
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012


No.10: Karl Albrecht
$25.4bn
Age: 92
Industry/ Company: Aldi
Country: Germany
Source: Forbes ‘The World’s Billionaire’s List, March 2012

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