Friday, March 14, 2008

People with money

Couple of weeks ago, Forbes magazine took out the latest list of billionaries. This time people did look at list as the top position had someone other than Bill Gates (held the top position for 13 years). Anyways all the people on the list have most of their money in form of Shares in the stock markets, so the position keeps moving according to the rise and fall of markets. This time Indian businessmen have taken the 4,5,6 and 8th position on the list. Anyways here is the list for the top 20 richest people in the world.

Name: Net Worth (in billion USD) Source of Wealth

  1. Warren Buffett (US): 62 Berkshire Hathaway
  2. Carlos Slim (Mexico): 60 Telecoms
  3. Bill Gates (US): 58 Microsoft
  4. Lakshmi Mittal (India): 45 Steel
  5. Mukesh Ambani (India): 43 Petrochemicals
  6. Anil Ambani (India): 42 Diversified
  7. Ingvar Kamprad (Sweden): 31 Ikea
  8. KP Singh (India): 30 Real estate
  9. Oleg Deripaska (Russia): 28 Russian Aluminum
  10. Karl Albrecht (Germany): 27 Aldi
  11. Li Ka-Shing (Hong Kong): 26.5 Diversified
  12. Sheldon Adelson (US): 26 Casinos, hotels
  13. Bernard Arnault (France): 25.5 LVMH
  14. Lawrence Ellison (US): 25 Oracle
  15. Roman Abramovich (Russia): 23.5 Oil
  16. Theo Albrecht (Germany): 23 Aldi, Trader Joe s
  17. Liliane Bettencourt (France): 22.9 L Oreal
  18. Alexei Mordashov (Russia): 21.2 Severstal
  19. Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud (Saudi Arabia): 21 Investments
  20. Mikhail Fridman (Russia): 20.8 Oil, banking