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Top 10 Richest People

Updated on February 22, 2016

List of TOP TEN Richest People on Earth

Following are the 10 richest people


1. William Gates III


Net Worth: $40 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Microsoft

Age: 53

Citizenship: United States

Nationality: United States


2. Warren Buffett


Net Worth: $37 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

Age: 78

Citizenship: United States

Nationality: United States


3. Carlos Slim Helú


Net Worth: $35 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Telmex, América Móvil

Age: 69

Citizenship: Mexico

Nationality: Mexico


4. Lawrence Ellison


Net Worth: $22.5 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Oracle Corporation

Age: 64

Citizenship: United States

Nationality: United States


5. Ingvar Kamprad


Net Worth: $22 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: IKEA

Age: 83

Citizenship: Sweden

Nationality: Switzerland


6. Karl Albrecht


Net Worth: $21.5 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Aldi Süd

Age: 89

Citizenship: Germany

Nationality: Germany


7. Mukesh Ambani


Net Worth: $19.5 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Reliance Industries

Age: 51

Citizenship: India

Nationality: India


8. Lakshmi Mittal


Net Worth: $19.3 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Arcelor Mittal

Age: 58

Citizenship: India

Nationality: United Kingdom


9. Theo Albrecht


Net Worth: $18.8 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Aldi Nord, Trader Joe's

Age: 87

Citizenship: Germany

Nationality: Germany


10. Amancio Ortega


Net Worth: $18.3 Billiom

Sources of Wealth: Inditex Group

Age: 73

Citizenship: Spain

Nationality: Spain

Bonus

Here is something about the wealth of Google founders. Both of them are on the list of richest people.

Sergey Brin

Position: 26th richest

Net Worth: $12 Billion

Source of Wealth: Google

Age: 35

Citizenship: United States

Residence: United States


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Larry Page

Position: 26th richest

Net Worth: $12 Billion

Source of Wealth: Google

Age: 36

Citizenship: United States

Residence: United States


The Richest Have Lost Their Money TOO QUICKLY

Please note that the net worth of the above-mentioned richest people is as of March 2009. As You all know how recession has affected the lives and incomes of both the rich and the poor, similarly it has hurt these richest people quite badly and their incomes, share prices and the worth of their assets has dropped big time. The net worth of these people as mentioned in this article is not what it was a couple years back. Worth of Bill Gates's assets only is reduced by about 18 to 20 billion USD. Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim Helú lost $25 billion EACH!, and that too in just one year. The richest people have lost more money than we can imagine. Their collective net worth is $2.4 trillion, down $2 trillion from a year ago. Interestingly, out of 1125 billionaires who made Forbes list last year, 373 are no more on the list, mostly because they have lost the fortune they made due to recession which hit the world so bad.

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      ADELAKIN ADENIRAN 

      6 years ago

      THERE IS EVEN MORE TO LIFE THAN HAVING MONEY.SIMPLY B'COS TO BE MORE IS TO KNOW MORE.HAV A GLARING AND BLISSFUL DAY AHEAD.BEST WISHES.

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      manjul mayank 

      7 years ago

      how u can do this tell me some suggestion to becme a successful bussiness man i also want to be a richest man in india forone day

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      kushal 

      7 years ago

      bill gates give 29 billion to charity fund which is euqal to mukesh ambani properties

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      K Rajamanickam 

      7 years ago

      All those listed above as the richest may allocate 50% of their income to charitable purposes and my earnest request is that they should not hesitate to help needy individual if the cause is very genuine and not behind tax rebate as most of the trust/foundation do not help the needy people quoting their rules and regulations.

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      olabode riliwan 

      8 years ago

      wahoooooo this is interesting, it is good to help people who are in need,if i am in that position i will do more better. pls keep it up, poverty is a global problem.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for these cool comments people. Hope for the best Gma. :)

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      This is fun! Love to hear about wealth - with the hope it will rub off onto me! Great layout. Very interesting about Google too!

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      asad 

      8 years ago

      one day i want 2 be like them

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      akpali 

      8 years ago

      One day i belive i am going to be rich like themm.. I want to have allots of money to give to the orphanage.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      emdi, maybe its more about the passion than spending the money. Some people have this thing in them that they want to be the number one at whatever they do or at least want to be within the top ten.

      LOL, yea emieievil, I have also heard about them being down-to-earth.

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      emdi 

      9 years ago

      what will they do with so much money? I think I am happy with my little job and a happy family

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      emievil 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Oooohhh, I'm late for the news LOL. Last time I heard they were both still dating women =). Too bad. But they're great guys and they're kind of down-to-earth / simple ones. I mean Sergey Brin (I think) plays soccer with his people while they both eat in the Google cafeteria =). *trivia* *trivia* LOL

      You're welcome. Hope to read more of your hubs.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      LOL and to many women's dislike Sergey Brin is no more a bachelor. His wife is Anne Wojcicki who is also working on a very interesting and useful project. :)

      I am glad you liked it emievil, thanx for the comment. :)

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      emievil 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Nice rich list UH =). Especially on the Google owners. And they're bachelors too =). I was assigned in Google for one month when I worked in California. That Google-plex is really something. When my friend found out, the first thing she told me was that the owners are single and rich! =)

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      kawsu badjie 

      9 years ago

      it is indeed a blessing to be wealthy but it is also great help the destitute in africa. anyway i wish very and i hope that they would be considerate enough to bless the africans who cannot afford a decent life.

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      ingalesavan 

      9 years ago

      i dont think these guys r affected a lot by recession

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Hey thanx for the comment... I will love to edit it once you are there... Will like to put you up for one of these. :D

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Rite! You get material things too, as ... I hope you noticed that Warren Buffet became the richest person on earth from second richest after announcing 31 billion US Dollars as charity to Bill & Malinda Gates Fund. His net worth was estimated $62 billion which is exactly the double of 31(31x2=62). So rings some bells for me.

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      Miss Match 

      9 years ago

      I like that!after all the more you give..the more you get back:)[not material things but the feeling from helping people in need is priceless]

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      You are right Miss Match. I know an easy remedy of the problem of wondering, how and where to spend it and that is " Give your money to charity".

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      Miss Match 

      9 years ago

      I guess the more money you have the more troubles you have too...like wondering how to spend it.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      1% of their combined worth annvans? lol

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      annvans 

      9 years ago

      If only I had 1% of what they had, I would be happy.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Rite Jodi. And he gives big amounts of money to charities regularly. You must have heard about Bill and Malinda Gates Fund which he and his wife Malinda has made and it is helping the people in need.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      lol. Yes Ethel, they can afford to lose quite a bit more than a little. Even if they lose 90% of their money, they can still live a luxurious life and it will be hard for them to finish the remaining money in their life time.

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      Jodi Hoeksel 

      9 years ago

      I just think Bill Gates is brilliant! From what I have read about him he is a real person with a big heart! Very spiritually inclined as well. Obiously they have all found a good niche!

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      At least these guys can afford to lose a little money :)

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