Top 10 Richest People in The World

According to Forbes, this year’s list of “The World’s Billionaires” is the biggest ever, with 1,210 billionaires and is worth, altogether, $4.5 trillion. Eight of the world’s billionaires this year are 30 years old or younger, and half of them got rich off of popular social networking site Facebook.

Top 10 Richest People in the World:
1. Carlos Slim (Mexico) – $74 billion, telecommunications
2. Bill Gates (USA) – $56 billion, Microsoft
3. Warren Buffett (USA) – $50 billion, Berkshire Hathaway
4. Bernard Arnault (France) – $41 billion, LVMH
5. Larry Ellison (USA) – $39.5 billion, Oracle Corp
6. Lakshmi Mittal (India) – $31.1 billion, steel
7. Armancio Ortega (Spain) – $31 billion, retail
8. Eike Batista (Brazil) – $30 billion, mining, oil
9. Mukesh Ambani (India) – $27 billion, petrochemicals, oil and gas
10. Christy Walton (USA) – $26.5 billion, Wal-Mart