List of Richest People in the World 2012

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

Net Worth Calculated March 2012

Rank Name Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship
1  

Carlos Slim Helu & family

$69 B 72 telecom Mexico
2  

Bill Gates

$61 B 56 Microsoft United States
3  

Warren Buffett

$44 B 82 Berkshire Hathaway United States
4  

Bernard Arnault

$41 B 63 LVMH France
5  

Amancio Ortega

$37.5 B 76 Zara Spain
6  

Larry Ellison

$36 B 68 Oracle United States
7  

Eike Batista

$30 B 55 mining, oil Brazil
8  

Stefan Persson

$26 B 65 H&M Sweden
9  

Li Ka-shing

$25.5 B 84 diversified Hong Kong
10  

Karl Albrecht

$25.4 B 92 Aldi Germany
11  

Christy Walton & family

$25.3 B 57 Wal-Mart United States
12  

Charles Koch

$25 B 76 diversified United States
12  

David Koch

$25 B 72 diversified United States
14  

Sheldon Adelson

$24.9 B 79 casinos United States
15  

Liliane Bettencourt

$24 B 89 L’Oreal France
16  

Jim Walton

$23.7 B 64 Wal-Mart United States
17  

Alice Walton

$23.3 B 63 Wal-Mart United States
18  

S. Robson Walton

$23.1 B 68 Wal-Mart United States
19  

Mukesh Ambani

$22.3 B 55 petrochemicals, oil & gas India
20  

Michael Bloomberg

$22 B 70 Bloomberg LP United States
21  

Lakshmi Mittal

$20.7 B 62 steel India
22  

George Soros

$20 B 82 hedge funds United States
23  

Michele Ferrero & family

$19 B 85 chocolates Italy
24  

Sergey Brin

$18.7 B 39 Google United States
24  

Larry Page

$18.7 B 39 Google United States
26  

Jeff Bezos

$18.4 B 48 Amazon.com United States
27  

Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family

$18.3 B real estate Hong Kong
28  

Alisher Usmanov

$18.1 B 59 steel, telecom, investments Russia
29  

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

$18 B 57 investments Saudi Arabia
29  

Lee Shau Kee

$18 B 84 diversified Hong Kong
29  

Georgina Rinehart

$18 B 58 Mining Australia
32  

Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht

$17.8 B Aldi, Trader Joe’s Germany
32  

Iris Fontbona & family

$17.8 B 69 mining Chile
34  

Michael Otto & family

$17.6 B 69 retail, real estate Germany
35  

David Thomson & family

$17.5 B 55 media Canada
35  

Mark Zuckerberg

$17.5 B 28 Facebook United States
37  

Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family

$17.4 B 56 retail, media Mexico
38  

Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family

$16.5 B 81 mining Mexico
39  

Rinat Akhmetov

$16 B 46 steel, coal Ukraine
39  

Cheng Yu-tung

$16 B 87 diversified Hong Kong
41  

Michael Dell

$15.9 B 47 Dell United States
41  

Vladimir Lisin

$15.9 B 56 steel, transport Russia
41  

Azim Premji

$15.9 B 67 software India
44  

Steve Ballmer

$15.7 B 56 Microsoft United States
45  

Alexey Mordashov

$15.3 B 47 steel, investments Russia
46  

Vladimir Potanin

$14.5 B 51 metals Russia
47  

Phil Knight

$14.4 B 74 Nike United States
48  

Paul Allen

$14.2 B 59 Microsoft, investments United States
48  

German Larrea Mota Velasco & family

$14.2 B 58 mining Mexico
50  

Carl Icahn

$14 B 76 leveraged buyouts United States
50  

Birgit Raus

$14 B 88 packaging Sweden
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Source by Forbes

List of Richest People in the World 2012
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