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List of Richest People in the World 2012

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  • Below is the top fifty list of the world’s richest people as of 2012:


    Net Worth Calculated March 2012







































































































































































































































































































































































































































    Rank NameNet WorthAgeSourceCountry of Citizenship
    1 

    Carlos Slim Helu & family


    $69 B72telecomMexico
    2 

    Bill Gates


    $61 B56MicrosoftUnited States
    3 

    Warren Buffett


    $44 B82Berkshire HathawayUnited States
    4 

    Bernard Arnault


    $41 B63LVMHFrance
    5 

    Amancio Ortega


    $37.5 B76ZaraSpain
    6 

    Larry Ellison


    $36 B68OracleUnited States
    7 

    Eike Batista


    $30 B55mining, oilBrazil
    8 

    Stefan Persson


    $26 B65H&MSweden
    9 

    Li Ka-shing


    $25.5 B84diversifiedHong Kong
    10 

    Karl Albrecht


    $25.4 B92AldiGermany
    11 

    Christy Walton & family


    $25.3 B57Wal-MartUnited States
    12 

    Charles Koch


    $25 B76diversifiedUnited States
    12 

    David Koch


    $25 B72diversifiedUnited States
    14 

    Sheldon Adelson


    $24.9 B79casinosUnited States
    15 

    Liliane Bettencourt


    $24 B89L’OrealFrance
    16 

    Jim Walton


    $23.7 B64Wal-MartUnited States
    17 

    Alice Walton


    $23.3 B63Wal-MartUnited States
    18 

    S. Robson Walton


    $23.1 B68Wal-MartUnited States
    19 

    Mukesh Ambani


    $22.3 B55petrochemicals, oil & gasIndia
    20 

    Michael Bloomberg


    $22 B70Bloomberg LPUnited States
    21 

    Lakshmi Mittal


    $20.7 B62steelIndia
    22 

    George Soros


    $20 B82hedge fundsUnited States
    23 

    Michele Ferrero & family


    $19 B85chocolatesItaly
    24 

    Sergey Brin


    $18.7 B39GoogleUnited States
    24 

    Larry Page


    $18.7 B39GoogleUnited States
    26 

    Jeff Bezos


    $18.4 B48Amazon.comUnited States
    27 

    Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family


    $18.3 B-real estateHong Kong
    28 

    Alisher Usmanov


    $18.1 B59steel, telecom, investmentsRussia
    29 

    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud


    $18 B57investmentsSaudi Arabia
    29 

    Lee Shau Kee


    $18 B84diversifiedHong Kong
    29 

    Georgina Rinehart


    $18 B58MiningAustralia
    32 

    Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht


    $17.8 B-Aldi, Trader Joe’sGermany
    32 

    Iris Fontbona & family


    $17.8 B69miningChile
    34 

    Michael Otto & family


    $17.6 B69retail, real estateGermany
    35 

    David Thomson & family


    $17.5 B55mediaCanada
    35 

    Mark Zuckerberg


    $17.5 B28FacebookUnited States
    37 

    Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family


    $17.4 B56retail, mediaMexico
    38 

    Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family


    $16.5 B81miningMexico
    39 

    Rinat Akhmetov


    $16 B46steel, coalUkraine
    39 

    Cheng Yu-tung


    $16 B87diversifiedHong Kong
    41 

    Michael Dell


    $15.9 B47DellUnited States
    41 

    Vladimir Lisin


    $15.9 B56steel, transportRussia
    41 

    Azim Premji


    $15.9 B67softwareIndia
    44 

    Steve Ballmer


    $15.7 B56MicrosoftUnited States
    45 

    Alexey Mordashov


    $15.3 B47steel, investmentsRussia
    46 

    Vladimir Potanin


    $14.5 B51metalsRussia
    47 

    Phil Knight


    $14.4 B74NikeUnited States
    48 

    Paul Allen


    $14.2 B59Microsoft, investmentsUnited States
    48 

    German Larrea Mota Velasco & family


    $14.2 B58miningMexico
    50 

    Carl Icahn


    $14 B76leveraged buyoutsUnited States
    50 

    Birgit Raus


    $14 B88packagingSweden

    Source by Forbes

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