Another year has ended and everyone is excited if there is a bit change with the ranking of the richest people – 2012. You’ll definitely read and glimpse of the difference why these people are placed in this order. You could make some comparison of last year’s list and know if they have done something to expand their acquisition of material possessions and other assets. Nonetheless, the fact that they have achieved so much wealth would really pop your eye and would even wish that somehow, even a percent of their wealth, would be enough to make you live comfortably, below is the list of richest people in the world 2012
10. The Retail King Giant of Walter Mart – Christy Walton
For the recent updates, Christy Walton and her family has earned $26.5 billion. Everyone is aware of the fact that the Walton Family owns the reputable and largest retailer store in the world, which is Walter Mart. In fact, she got the 6th spot for the wealthiest people in America, which was released by Forbes.
9. A Chemical Engineer Mukesh Ambani
He is the Managing Director and Chairman of Reliance Industries and he has earned $27 billion that come from the petrochemicals, oil, and gas businesses. He is actually the son of the founder of the Reliance Industries, which is the late Dhirubhai Ambani. Aside from the wealthy heritage he received, he excelled a lot while he was still studying.
8. A Better Deal with Eike Batista
He is the son of the prominent businessman named Eliezer Batista. He is really into trading because when he was 18 years old, he sells insurance policy using the door-to-door approach that has taught him the valuable lesson, more than what formal education could inculcate to him. He is currently the CEO of EBX Group and his total up-to-date earnings is $30 billion.
7. The Clothing Business Tycoon – Amancio Ortega
He is the richest Spanish man that Forbes recently released where he has immersed himself in the field of fashion business along with his ex-wife. His current net worth is $31 billion and he is currently holding the position of a CEO of Inditex Group. He is very simple but he has set his heart in the business and he has manifested it when he was 14 years old.
6. The Owner of Largest Steel – Lakshmi Mittal
He is the richest man in India, United Kingdom, and Asia while ranking 6th on this list because of the current net worth recorded, which is $31.1 billion. He was born and raised in India but currently residing in London, United Kingdom. He is the CEO of Arcellor Mittal, director of Goldman Sachs, member of the Board of Directors of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, and has received various recognitions and citations from Forbes and other magazines.
5. The Simplest Larry Ellison
He is one of the founders of Oracle Corporation, which is an enterprise software company. He is also the CEO of the corporation and he has ranked number 3 on the list of the wealthiest people in the United States. He may not have succeeded in his studies just like the one of the owners of Apple because of personal concerns that he had, like the death of his adoptive mother and his less interest in school, but when he went to study at the University of Chicago and had seen computer designs. It marked the time of his transition although he did drop from this university as well.
4. An Eye for Bernard Arnault
He is the richest person in Europe and he bagged the 4th spot on this list for earning a net worth of $ 41 billion. He is born and raised in France and he is currently holding the post of a CEO and Chairman of LVMH and Chairman of Christian Dior SA. Aside from that, Forbes also recognized his strong fashion sense that allowed him to receive The Fashion Person in 2011.
3. The Big Heart of Warren Buffet
He is also known as the Wizard of Omaha, Sage of Omaha, and Oracle of Omaha because of the contributions that he had done as a businessman, philanthropist, and an investor. He deserved this spot because of the efforts and time that he has allotted and exerted in his study at different universities. He received the title of the wealthiest person in 2008. His current net worth recorded is $50 billion.
2. The Dropout – Mr. Bill Gates
Who would have thought that most of the people that we know and have made name in various businesses and industries succeeded the most, are the ones who failed at a young age. Bill Gates is one of them, who is known as a college drop out at Harvard University but a great investor and business magnate. He owns one of the most successful software companies in the world known as Microsoft, wherein he is the current Chairman carrying his current net worth is $56 billion.
1. Another Year for Carlos Slim
2012 is another year for Carlos Slim and for the second time around, he got the title of the richest person in the world. He has a total net worth of $74 billion while still holding the position as a CEO and Chairman of Telmex, Grupo Carso, and America Movil. He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, and he was exposed to business since he was 12 years old. Along with his siblings, his father has taught him business practices at that age.
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