Monday, April 18, 2011

10 Richest Men & Women in the World

 Richest Men 
  1. Carlo Slim Helu – Mexico $53.5 billion, up $18.5 billion in 12 months. Shares of America Movil (oil)
  2. Bill Gates, US $53 billion who had held the title of world’s richest 14 of the past 15 years. (Microsoft)
  3. Warren Buffett – US – $47billion- ( Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet) Warren Buffet invested wisely in Goldman Sachs during the worst parts of 2008
  4. Mukesh Ambani India $29.0
  5. Lakshmi Mittal India 59 $28.7
  6. Lawrence Ellison United States $28.0
  7. Bernard Arnault France $27.5
  8. Eike Batista Brazil $27.0
  9. Amancio Ortega Spain $74
  10. Karl Albrecht Germany $23.5
According to Forbes, these are the richest 10 men in 2010. Figures for 2011 are likely to come out in February 2011. It has been a good year for billionaires as stock markets have generally risen from the slumps of 2008 in the midst of the financial crisis.
1. Chirsty Walton
Wealth: $22.5 billion ,
Country: United States of America

Wife of late John T.Walton – founder of Wal-Mart
2. Alice Walton
Wealth: $US20.6 billion ,Source: Wal-Mart ,Citizen: United States of America, 
Heiress to Wal-Mart fortune andsister in law of world’s richest women Christy Walton.

3. Liliane Bettencourt
Wealth: $US20.0 billion,Country: France
Daughter of  L’Oréal founder Eugene Scheueller.
4. Brigit Rausing
Wealth: $US13.0 billion,Country Sweden
Inherited packaging firm Tetra Laval on death of husband. An art historian by training.
5. Savitri Jindal
Wealth: $US12.2 billion,Country: India
Her wealth comes from Jindal Steel in India. Also mother of nine children.
6. Abigail Johnson
Wealth: $US11.5 billion, Country: USA
President of Fidelity Investments Personal and Workplace Investing.
7. Susanne Klatten
Wealth: $US11.1 billion, Country: Germany
Owns a 12% stake in  BMW and a 50.1% stake in a pharmaceutical  company in US.
8. Iris Fontbona
Wealth: $US11.0 billion ,Country: Chile
From ownership of Chilean mines.
9. Jacqueline Mars
Wealth: $US11.0 billion ,Country: United States of America
Owns the great confectionery conglomerate – Mars. Also very successful pet food company which includes Pedigree and Whiskas.
10. Anne Cox Chambers
Wealth: $US10.2 billion, Country: United States of America
Cox Communications which includes    newspapers, television, radio, and cable.
Richest Self Made Women include
  • Wu Yajun – $3.9 billion from property development in Hong Kong and China
  • Oprah Winfrey ($2.4 billion)- tv presenter, chat show host
  • J.K.Rowling – author of Harry Potter series
  • Giuliana Benneton ($2.1bn)

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