The list of the world’s wealthiest people has continued to increase. Currently, the United States has the most number of billionaires among the top ten. The denominations are in US dollars.
The Top Ten
Carlos Slim Hel and his family are the richest people with a net worth of $53.5 billion. Hel’s sources of wealth are Grupo Carso, America Movil and Telmex. He has Mexican citizenship and resides in Mexico.
At number two is Microsoft co-founder William Henry Gates III with $53.0 billion. Warren Buffett is at number three with $47.0 billion. Gates and Buffet are both American citizens. Mukesh Ambani of India is at number 4 with $29.0 billion.
Lakshmi Mittal is at number five with a net worth of $28.7 billion. Mittal is also from India. Oracle Corporation’s Lawrence Ellison is at number six with $28.0 billion. He is a resident of the United States.
The Frenchman Bernard Arnault is at number seven with a net worth of $27.5 billion. His source of wealth is LVMH Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton. The Brazilian Eike Batista is at number eight with $27.0 billion. Amancio Ortega of Spain is at number 9 with $25.0 billion. Germany’s Karl Albrech is at number ten with a net worth of $23.5 billion.
Number 11 in the list of the world’s wealthiest people is Ingvar Kamprad Sweden with a net worth of $23.0 billion. Christy Walton is at number 12 with $22.5 billion. Walton is a resident of the US. S
tefan Persson of Sweden is at number 13 with $22.4 billion. Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing is at number 14 with $21.0 billion. The number 15 slot belongs to Jim Walton of the United States. His net worth is $20.7 billion.
The World’s Richest Royals
At number one is Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand. His personal fortune is estimated to be $30.0 billion. At number two is Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei with a fortune worth $20.0 billion. At number three is Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Sau, the King of Saudi Arabia. His fortune is worth $18.0 billion.
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, is ranked fourth. His fortune has been estimated at $15.0 billion. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Prime Minister, has a fortune worth $4.5 billion.
According to the latest projections, India will soon overtake the US with more entries in the list of the world’s wealthiest people. Other countries are also producing more billionaires.