10 The Richest Man 2012 In The Worlds

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10 The Richest Man 2012 In The Worlds

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10. Karl Albrecht, Germany.

Karl Hans Albrecht born 20 February 1920 is a German entrepreneur who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. He is among the richest men in the world, with an estimated net worth in 2011 of $25.4 billion according to Forbes, which ranks him 10th in its 2012 list of billionaires making him the oldest billionaire in the Top 20 list. Albrecht is the wealthiest person in Germany.

9.  Li Ka-shing, Hong-Kong.

Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE, JP born 13 June 1928 in Chaozhou, China is a Hong Kong business magnate. He is the richest person of Asian descent in the world and the ninth richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of US $25.5 billion as of 2012. Presently, he is the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings; through them, he is the world's largest operator of container terminals and the world's largest health and beauty retailer.

8. Stefan Persson, Sweden.

Stefan Persson born 4 October 1947 is an Swedish business magnate. He is the current chairman and main shareholder in fashion company H&M, which was founded by his father Erling Persson. Stefan took over the company in 1982 and served as its chief executive officer until 1998. According to Forbes magazine, Persson had a net worth US$26 billion in March 2012, making him the richest person in Sweden and the 8th richest person in the world.

7. Eike Batista, Brazil.

Eike Fuhrken Batista born November 3, 1956 is a Brazilian business magnate who made a fortune in mining and oil and gas exploration, Batista had a net worth of $30.0 billion, making him the seventh wealthiest person in the world and the richest in Brazil. Presently, he is the chairman of Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group. The group includes five companies that trade on the BOVESPA´s Novo Mercado, a special segment of the São Paulo stock market where enterprises with the highest standards of corporate governance are listed. The EBX companies listed on the BOVESPA are: OGX (oil and gas), MPX (energy), LLX (logistics), MMX (mining) and OSX (offshore services and equipment).

6. Larry Ellison, United States.

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison born August 17, 1944 is an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's leading enterprise software companies. As of 2012, he is the third wealthiest American citizen, with an estimated worth of $36.5 billion. The bulk of Ellison's fortune comes from his 22.5 percent stake in Oracle.

5. Amancio Ortega Gaona, Spain.

Amancio Ortega Gaona born March 28, 1936 is a Spanish fashion executive and founding chairman of the Spanish clothing merchandiser Inditex (1985). He is the world's 3rd richest man (behind Carlos Slim and Bill Gates), Spain's richest man, and Europe's richest man with an estimated worth of US$46.6 billion. He currently lives with his second wife in a discreet apartment building in the centre of A Coruña.

4. Bernard Arnault, France.

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault born 5 March 1949 is a French business magnate and art collector. According to Forbes magazine, Arnault is the richest person in Europe and the 4th richest person in the world, with net worth of US$41 billion as of March 2012. He has also been named by Forbes as "the fashion person of 2011".

3. Warren Buffett, United States.

Warren Edward Buffett  born August 30, 1930 is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. He is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011. In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett one of the most influential people in the world. Buffett is called the "Wizard of Omaha", "Oracle of Omaha", or the "Sage of Omaha" and is noted for his adherence to the value investing philosophy and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

2. Bill Gates, United States.

William Henry "Bill" Gates III  born October 28, 1955  is an American business magnate, computer programmer and philanthropist with net worth US$ 61 billion. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person.During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books.

1. Carlos Slim, Mexico.

Carlos Slim Helú born January 28, 1940 is a Mexican business magnate and philanthropist who is currently ranked as the richest person in the world in 2012. Slim has been ranked the richest person in the world since 2010. His extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA de CV, have amassed interests in the fields of communications, technology, retailing, and finance. Presently he is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil. América Móvil, which in 2010 was Latin America’s largest mobile-phone carrier, accounted for around US$49 billion of Slim's wealth by the end of 2010. His corporate holdings as of March 2012 have been estimated at US$69 billion.

Source by. Forbes

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