List of the top 10 richest people on the planet

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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