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Richest People in the World by their occupation – Top 10 Billionaires Names

Updated on January 22, 2011

Find here top richest billionaires on the earth. They are entrepreneurs, investors, businessmen and industrialists. United States currently has the most billionaires amongst the world's top 10 but India is expected to soon overtake the United States to gain more billionaires among the world’s top 10 than any other country.

Carlos Slim Helu

According to Forbes Magazine, Carlos Slim Helu is the world's richest person. He is a Mexican business magnate, philanthropist and the chairman and CEO of Telmex, America Movil. Carlos Slim Helu beat the Microsoft boss as well as investor Warren Buffet. He has made a huge impact on the Telecommunications Industry in Mexico and Latin America. Owning a telecommunications conglomerate and two mobile network operators, Slim is now named the first wealthiest person in the world.

Net Worth: US $53.4 Billion

Age: 70

Citizenship: Mexico

Residence: Mexico

Occupation: Chairman of Telmex, America Móvil and Grupo Carso

Wealth Sources: Telmex, America Movil, Grupo Carso   

William Gates III

William H Gates III is a co-founder and chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the world's leading provider of software for personal computers.  He is an American business magnate, philanthropist and author. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people.

Net Worth: US $52 Billion

Age: 54

Citizenship: United States

Residence: United States

Occupation: Chairman of Microsoft

Wealth Sources: Microsoft

Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the most respected and successful investor in history and he is admired by millions of people. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful stock market investors of all time because his long-term returns have been nothing short of incredible.

Net Worth: US $46.5 Billion

Age: 80

Citizenship: United States

Residence: United States

Occupation: Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

Wealth Sources: Berkshire Hathaway

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate and the chairman and managing director of Reliance Indus tries. Mukesh Ambani is shaping his country via capitalism, with echoes of Mohandas Gandhi.  He is -one of the largest private sector conglomerates in the world.

Net Worth: US $28 Billion

Age: 53

Citizenship: India

Residence: India

Occupation: Chairman of Reliance Industries

Wealth Sources: Reliance Industries

Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal is the 5th wealthiest man on the planet. He is an Indian national, steel tycoon and the chairman of world’s largest steel making company ArcelorMittal. Lakshmi Narayan Mittal also known as Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is a billionaire industrialist. He is the famous businessman of India.

Net Worth: US $27.5 Billion

Age: 60

Citizenship: India

Residence: United Kingdom

Occupation: Chairman ArcelorMittal

Wealth Sources: Arcelor Mittal

Lawrence Ellison

Lawrence Ellison is an American business magnate and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation which is one of the largest software companies in the world. He is a self-made billionaire.  He is the sixth richest person in the world with a personal wealth of US $27 billion.

Net Worth: US $27 Billion

Age: 66

Citizenship: United States

Residence: United States

Occupation: Chairman of Oracle Corporation

Wealth Sources: Oracle Corporation

Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is a French businessman. Bernard Arnault made it his business to own the most attractive names across the spectrum of luxury goods, cosmetics, and beverages. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of LVMH, a large luxury goods conglomerate consisting of over fifty luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fendi.

Net Worth: US $26.7 Billion

Age: 61

Citizenship: France

Residence: France

Occupation: Chairman of LVMH & Christian Dior SA

Wealth Sources: LVMH Moet Hennessy • Louis Vuitton

Eike Batista

Eike Batista is a Brazilian business man. He is an entrepreneur. He has founded several different companies with a concentration in the mining field. As of 2010, he is the eighth richest person in the world.

Net Worth: US $26 Billion

Age: 53                

Citizenship: Brazil

Residence: Brazil

Occupation: Chairman of EBX Group

Wealth Sources: EBX Group

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish billionaire businessman and fashion designer.  Amancio Ortega was the founder and chairman of the Spanish company Industria de Diseno Textil (Inditex). He is a European’s 2nd richest man and the 9th richest man in the World in 2010.

Net Worth: US $25 Billion

Age: 74

Citizenship: Spain

Residence: Spain

Occupation: Businessman & CEO of Inditex

Wealth Sources: Inditex Group

Karl Albrecht

Karl Hans Albrecht is a German entrepreneur. He is a German enterpriser who established the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. He built Aldi into a multi-billion dollar company. Albrecht is the wealthiest man in Germany.

Net Worth: US $23 Billion

Age: 90

Citizenship: Germany

Residence: Germany

Occupation: Owner of Aldi Sud

Wealth Sources: Aldi Sud


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      Brian Daniel 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      My likability vote goes to Bill Gates because he gives his money away to people who need it most.

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      Lawan tijjani 5 years ago

      I want to richest man because i am very much poor family

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      bruc were 5 years ago

      wat of the chinese billioneres

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      aman bajaj 5 years ago

      hard worker's of the world..

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      Emmanuel mkpume 5 years ago

      Be dedicated to those who do good , not minding man's ingratitude.he who commit injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.i need your help pleace, i'm an alphan.