The world is an incredible place where we see different phenomenon. Although a vast number of people living in this world are facing severe poverty, where they do not even have enough food to eat, yet on the other sides, there are some people who are millionaires and hold wealth equivalent to billions of people in the world. It is undoubtedly every man’s wish or desire to get rich and for this purpose everyone tries to work hard and utilize all of his potentials in earning. However, there are only few people who, owing to their long lasting struggle and best policies, who are regarded among the richest people of the world. This article contains the list of top 10 richest people in the world in 2013. This categorization is based on each individual’s possession of wealth.
10. Christy Walton
Christy Walton and her family, with the total assets of worth $26.5 billion, are at the number 10 position on our list of top 10 richest people of the world. Christy Walton and her family are the owners of a huge chain of stores which help them earn millions of dollars in very short time.
9. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani is basically from India who completed his graduation from University of Bombay. He is the CEO of one of the biggest firms of India, Reliance industries Limited. Mukesh Ambani’s possession of assets has the worth of $27 billion which helps him earn the 9th position on our list of top 10 richest people in the world for 2013.
8. Eike Batista
Eike Batista, owing to his total assets of worth $30 billion, is at the 8th number on our list of top 10 wealthy people in the world in 2013. Batista is the CEO of EBX group. He holds the nationality of Brazil and Germany. His business is related to the supply of energy, i.e. oil and gas, which are one of the most demanded commodities of today.
7. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega possesses the total assets of worth $31 billion. Ortega, a seventy six years old man, is the co-founder of Inditex group. He is a Spanish businessman whose brand of Zara clothing and other garment accessories help him earn millions of dollars.
6. Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Mittal, another Indian billionaire, is at the number 6 on the list of top 10 richest people in the world with the net worth of $39.1 billion. He largely deals in the field of steel. His multinational companies help him earn millions of dollars in very short time.
5. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation. Owing to his possession of assets of worth $39.5 billion, he is regarded as 5th wealthiest man on the face of earth.
4. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault belongs to France and is 64 years old. He is the CEO of LVMH and Chairman of Christian Dior S.A. the worth of total assets of Bernard Arnault is 41 billion US dollars which indisputably place him on 4th position on the list of top 10 richest people in the world.
3. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett is an 82 year old man who was graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Columbia University. It is interesting to note that Warren Buffett is largely known for his straight forward views and arguments on the politics, economics and other social issues. However, the basic reason behind his fame and popularity is his philanthropic ventures. Warren Buffett has the total assets of worth $50 billion.
2. Bill Gates
One of the most well known personalities in the world, Bill Gates, is currently at the number 2 position on our list of top 10 richest people in the world. Bill Gates, being the co-founder and Chairperson of famous Microsoft, is highly popular particularly in the field of technology. Bill Gates attended the Harvard University in his youth. With the total assets of worth $56 billion, Bill Gates is at 2nd position on our list of top 10 richest people in the world.
1. Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu is basically Mexican by origin. He has the privilege of being regarded as the wealthiest person on the face of the earth. He is chairman and CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico, Grupo Carso. The net worth of total assets of Carlos Slim Helu is more than $73 billion which indisputably puts him at the top of top 10 richest people in the world.