As they say, if you are born poor, its not your fault but if you die poor than its your mistake. Yes mates, in this article we will be sharing a list of top richest man in the world, who with their determination and hard work proved their worth to the world and changed people way of looking at them. This list is entirely based on net worth and only contains individuals with a net worth that exceeds $1 billion. Below you will find a dynamically updated, real time listing of the top 20 richest people in the world today.
1. Carlos Slim Helu ($73 B) :
Carlos Slim Helu with the net asset of $73 B is at the top of the list. With the age of 73 years Carlos Slim Helu is a citizen of Mexico. The biggest chunk of Slim’s fortune lies in telecom. Slim also owns mining, financial, industrial and real estate companies, plus a stake in the New York Times.
2. Bill Gates ($72 B) :
Bill gates lost his number spot to Carlos Slim Helu in May 2013.Bill Gates is the wealthiest man in the U.S. and for the world with net worth of $72 B. Having age of 58 years, Mr. Gates has many sources of income but the major one is Microsoft. He is a Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
3. Amancio Ortega ($57 B) :
Amancio Ortega moves into the top three among the worlds richest for the first time. He is also a year’s biggest gainer, up $19.5 billion. Amancio Ortega lives in Spain and is 77 years of age. He is married and has three children’s. Amancio Ortega is having a net worth of $57 B.
4. Warren Buffett ($53.5 B) :
Having net worth of $53.5 B, Warren Buffett is a fourth richest person in the world. Suffering with prostate cancer and now at the age of 83 years, nothing has dared to slow him down. His Berkshire Hathaway teamed up with 3G Capital to pick up iconic ketchup maker H.J. Heinz for $23.2 billion and a Berkshire subsidiary is buying Nevada’s NV Energy for $5.6 billion.
5. Larry Ellison ($43 B) :
CEO of Oracle, Larry Ellison is having a net worth of $41 B. Residing at Woodside, CA, Ellison is 69 years of age and has two children. In late September, his Team Oracle pulled off a stunning comeback from a seven-race deficit to win its second consecutive America’s Cup sailing trophy.
6. Charles Koch ($34 B) :
Charles Koch is a CEO of Koch Industries that owns firms that are involved in refinery, chemicals, and financial trading, among many others. Koch brothers are known as mega donors for their conservative and libertarian political agenda and to the arts and medicine, including Lincoln Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is having a net asset of $34 B.
7. David Koch ($34 B) :
David Koch is a Executive Vice President, Koch Industries and has a net worth of $34 B as of his brother. The world’s richest brothers head the nation’s second biggest private company with $115 billion in sales.
8. Li Ka-shing ($31 B) :
Li Ka-shing is a Chairman of, Hutchison Whampoa and was an early backer of Facebook and Spotify. He has a net worth of $31 B. Asia’s richest person oversees empire through his companies Cheung Kong, Hutchison Whampoa and Husky Energy, with interests in ports, real estate, utilities, telecoms.
9. Liliane Bettencourt ($30 B) :
At age 90, Liliane Bettencourt is the world’s richest woman with the net worth of $30 B, and returns to the top ten wealthiest for the first time since 1999. She and her family own more than 30% of L’Oreal, which her father founded.
10. Bernard Arnault ($29 B) :
Bernard Arnault is a Chairman and CEO, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Arnault oversees a luxury empire whose brands include Dom Perignon, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Thomas Pink and De Beers. Bernard Arnault and family have a net worth of $29 B.
11. Christy Walton ($28.2 B) :
Christy Walton is a Co-Chairperson of Children’s Scholarship Fund. She inherited her wealth when husband John Walton, a former Green Beret and Vietnam war medic, died in an airplane crash in 2005. Christy Walton and family have a net worth of $28.2 B.
12. Stefan Persson ($28 B) :
Stefan Persson is a Chairman of H&M i.e Hennes & Mauritz. Stefan Persson has lately been making news for his high profile real estate investments. He also owns numerous properties that he then leases back to H&M, earning himself tidy rental income. Stefan has a net worth of $28 B.
13. Michael Bloomberg ($27 B) :
Michael Bloomberg relinquishes control of New York City in December, after 12 years shaping everything in the Big Apple. He owns 88% of the company, which generated $7.9 billion in 2012 revenues. Michael Bloomberg has a net worth of $27 B.
14. Jim Walton ($26.7 B) :
Jim Walton is a Chairman and CEO, Arvest Bank Group, Inc. . Jim has received more than $350 million in dividends after taxes in 2013. He and his siblings have given about $2 billion to the Walton Family Foundation over the last five years. Jim Walton has a net worth of $26.7 B.
15. Sheldon Adelson ($26.5 B) :
Sheldon Adelson is a Chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands and is 80 years of age. Adelson built the $1.5 billion Venetian Resort in 1997 and the $1.9 billion Palazzo resort in 2008. He has a net woth of $26.5 B.
16. Alice Walton ($26.3 B) :
Alice Walton is a Chairman, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and is 64 years of age. Since last year, she received more than $350 million in Wal-Mart dividends after taxes. Alice Walton has a net worth of $26.3 B.
17. S. Robson Walton ($26.1 B) :
18. Karl Albrecht ($26 B) :
Karl Albrecht is a owner of Aldi Sud, a giant German discount supermarket chain, with 4,600 stores in 9 countries, including 1,200 locations in 32 U.S. states. He is 93 years of age and has two children daughter, Beate Heiser, and one of her sons, Peter Max, represent the family on the board of trustees. His net worth is $26 B.
19. Jeff Bezos ($25.2 B) :
Jeff Bezos is a CEO of Amazon.com and is 50 years of age. This summer he bought The Washington Post for $250 million. Jeff Bezos has four children and he resides in Seattle, WA. His net worth is $25.2 B.
20. Larry Page ($23 B) :
Larry Page is a CEO of Google and has a net worth of $23 B. He has done Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Michigan; Master of Science from Stanford University. Larry Page is married and has one child.
Therefore, these are top 20 richest people in the world who with their work are known worldwide. This is a list of richest people until 2013.