Top 10 Richest Men of 2012

10 richest men

The Word ‘Money’ has always attracted humans and motivated them to work day and night to earn as much of it as they can. Everyone has money nowadays and they earn it one way or the other, but to have the most wealth in the world is a fortune indeed. Here comes to you the list of men who own the most wealth in the World.

10. Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

Net Worth: US$25.4 billion

Karl Hans Albrecht  is a German Billionaire who has holds this place due to his famous discount Super Market Chain Aldi. Aldi, has some 4,500 stores, including 1,200 across 32 U.S. states Currently at the age of 92, Mr. Albrecht has reached this spot after a lot of hard work. The man now lives a retired life after he resigned from Aldi’s Chairmanship in 2002.

9. Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing

Net Worth: US$ 25.5 billion

Currently 83 years old, Mr Li Ka-shing is one of the most fittest rich men alive. Known to get up before 6 everyday, he is known as Superman due to his business prowess. In his childhood, he labored 16 hours a day, and his hard work has now paid off with his two companies, Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings. He operates 13% of worlds Container traffic and is largest health and beauty items retailer.Li’s businesses employ 270,000 ­people around the world in 53 countries. The man has donated upto $14.1 billions till now

8. Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson

Net Worth: US$ 26 billion

Currently the Richest Swedish alive, Mr. Stefan, 65, is the owner of the fashion company H&M.It now has 2,500 shops in 43 countries. The Company was started by his father and he started working in it in 1982. His son is currently the President of the company He also owns a village in England, Linkenholt.

7. Eike Batista

Eike Batista

Net Worth: US $ 30 billion

At the age of 55, the Brazilian born Entrepreneur is currently 7th in the list. His claim to fame is his oil and has sector conglomerate, EBX Group. He is the chairman of the group with OGX(oil and gas), MPX(energy), LLX (logistics), MMX(mining) and OSX (offshore services and equipment) under the group. He is a metallurgical Engineer and earned his fortune through his interest in Gold mining. His company is currently working on several mines across the world.

6. Larry Ellison

larry ellison Oracle

net Worth: $36.5 billion

Mr, Larry, currently 68, is the chief executive of Oracle Corporation, world’s leading software developers. Mr. Larry has 22.5 % shares in the company. The man never completed a formal educational degree, dropping out of university twice. He was the richest man in the world for a short while in 2000. His big sport is yachting: he won the America’s Cup in 2010 and is bringing the 34th edition of the America’s Cup Finals to the San Francisco Bay in 2013.

5.  Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega Inditex

Net worth: US$ 37.5 billion

Mr. Ortega is a fashion Executive and founding chairman of the Spanish clothing merchandiser Inditex. The man started out as working as gofer in cloth stores. Currently 75, the man owns hell lot of property. Torre Picasso, a 43-story skyscraper in Madrid is owned by him. He also owns Epic Residences & Hotel, a luxury 54-story waterfront condo and hotel development in Miami. Other personal holdings include a stake in a soccer league and a horse-jumping circuit.

4. Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault LVMH

Net Worth: US$ 41 billion

The richest man in Europe and fourth richest in the world, Arnault is known for his fashion sense. At the age of 63, Arnault has earned loads of wealth through his Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), a world leader in leather products. He is a famous man with a passion  for art. Known for his large art collection, Mr. Arnault is one of the smartest men to walk on the face of the Earth. He took over LVMH exploiting the conflict in the authorities and took over the company in 1989.

3. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway

Net Worth: $44 billion

at the age of 83, He is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Known for his philanthropy, the man has pledged to give 99% of his wealth primary through Gates Foundation. In May 2012, it was announced that Warren Buffett had acquired Media General, owner of 63 newspapers in the south-eastern United States. It was the second news print purchase made by Buffett in one year.

2. Bill Gates

bill gates microsoft

Net Worth: $61 billion

The famous dropout from Harvard university is currently the 2nd richest man alive. He was the richest man on earth for 13 years from 1995 onwards to 2008. Currently, he is the richest American and Chairman of the company that is the source of his wealth Microsoft. World’s leader in Personal Computers. His gates foundation has been working, with his 200 million funding per year to eliminate polio and other endemic diseases. In 2012, a young Microsoft professional was on the verge of death bed when Bill Gates recognized and funded her treatment. The girl, Arfa kareem, however died after a few days.

1. Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth: $69 billion

At the age of 72, Carlos Slim HelĂș  richest man alive. A civil engineer by profession, the Mexican’s extensive holdings are in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA de CV. One of the famous companies he holds is the American Movil. He is the richest man in the world for 3 years running despite a drop in his companies shares last year.

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