Becoming rich and wealthy is a dream game of every single person , but its the utter luck and hard work of a person which makes him wealth and rich and the billionaire. There have been a lot of rich people in the world whose wealth has been a source of inspiration for others. Many Billionaires have been doing a lot of work in business and have got fame in less or more time. They indeed have done great and comfortable yet popular living style now.Forbes had compiled this top 10 richest people in the World in 2012. These people have made the people of this planet earth astonished by there gigantic assets.Just check below how much wealth do they own , then you can easily imagine what a comfortable living have they made. But what was the thing that made them this much rich , lets explore the richest people of 2012.
10. Karl Albrecht
Net Worth : $ 25.4 Billion
Karl Hans Albrecht was born on 20 Feb 1920 , which makes Karl a total age of 92 years.He is a German entrepreneur who is the Founder of Discount Market chain known as Aldi. He is the 10th Richest man in the world this year. And yes he is also the oldest living richest man too. Karl Albrecht is the richest man in Germany with a total wealth of 25.4 Billion Dollars. His Super store Aldi Sud has total chain of 4500 stores across the world and more than 1200 stores in US States.
He is the 10th richest person in the world now.
9. Li Ka Shing
Net Worth : $ 25.5 Billion
Li ka Shing
Ka Shing Li born on 13 June 1928 is a 83 years old wealthiest man.He is the richest asian man this year and was announced the most powerful man in 2001.He is presently the Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and Cheung Kong Holdings. He is actually the biggest retailer of health and beauty products. He is also the founder of Li ka Shing Foundation and has a total wealth of $25.5 Billion.
8. Stefan Persson
Net Worth : $ 26.0 Billion
Stefan Persson is a 64 years proud Sweden citizen who is able to make his place in the top 10 Billionaires of 2012. Stefan born on 4 October 1947 and is now the chairman of Hennes & Mauritz Fashion company. He took over the company and worked there as chief executive but afterwards he did bought the company and has now a total net worth of $26 Billion.
7. Eike Batista
Net Worth : $ 30.0 Billion
Eike Batista born on 3 November 1956 is a 56 years old Brazilian business man who tried his luck and became a billionaire real quick. He is the chairman of EBX group which is all about Minning and oil and gas resource consumption etc.The business got Eike $30 Billion worth making him the world’s 7th Richest person in the world.
6. Larry Ellison
Net Worth : $ 36.5 Billion
A very little is known about this Billionaire. Larry Ellison named Lawrence Jospeh was born on 17 August 1944 heads the world’s most biggest programming Company ORACLE. He is the co – founder and CEO of the organization. The world’s leading company made this 67 years old man a total worth of $36.5 Billion in this.
5. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth : $ 37.5 Billion
Amancio Ortega was born in 28 March 1936 and he is a famous fashion executive with a leading Inditex Group. The Fashion industry holds more than 92000 employers and a huge network of stores in Spain and all over the world too. The spanish Ortega is said to be the 2nd wealthiest man of Spain and Fifth Richest man in the World with a total wealth of $37.5 Billion.
4. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth : $ 41.0 Billion
Bernard Arnault is a confident 63 years old rich man on the planet. He is a French Business man with a total worth of $41 Billion .The Fashion takes Bernard to great heights and his net income increased by 22 percent than the last year by his extremely professional fashion wears.
3. Warren Buffett
Net Worth : $ 44.0 Billion
Warren Buffet is an emerging business man and a revolutionary Philanthropist. He is really wise in his investment and is mostly known as the most successful investor of the 20th Century. He was born on 30 August 1930 and is 82 years old. He is consistently the 3rd wealthiest man in the world from the last three years.
2. Bill Gates
Net Worth : $ 61.0 Billion
William Henry Bill Gates III is a 56 years old most successful computer programmer and American business man. He is the man who was not able to complete his degree from Harvard and was kicked out from the college.But he did a great job when he worked really hard in his little room and launched the world’s first Windows Operating System and kept the foundation of Microsoft. Now he is no more the Chairman of Microsoft but he do have founded Melinda Gate Foundation which is an NGO helping poor people. You will be surprised to see that with even a gigantic wealth of $61 Billion , bill gates stands at the 2nd Richest man in the World this year.
1. Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu
Net Worth : $ 69.0 Billion
Carlos Slim is the world’s Richest man. He grabbed the top position from Bill Gates in 2010. He is a Mexican Business man and had reached total wealth to 74 billion dollars last year but this year his net worth dropped but he is the still leading the world’s wealth with a total worth of $69 Billion this year.He is the owner of different Mexican telecommunication companies and is the chairman of América Móvil and Telmex.