100 Wealthiest People in the World as of March 2012

“The 100”

Let’s take a look at them

Pay attention to their Income source, Age, and Country

B = $ Billion


Rank Name Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship
1

Carlos Slim Helu & family  Carlos Slim Helu & family

$69 B 72 telecom Mexico
2

Bill Gates  Bill Gates

$61 B 57 Microsoft United States
3

Warren Buffett  Warren Buffett

$44 B 82 Berkshire Hathaway United States
4

Bernard Arnault  Bernard Arnault

$41 B 63 LVMH France
5

Amancio Ortega  Amancio Ortega

$37.5 B 76 Zara Spain
6

Larry Ellison  Larry Ellison

$36 B 68 Oracle United States
7

Eike Batista  Eike Batista

$30 B 56 mining, oil Brazil
8

Stefan Persson  Stefan Persson

$26 B 65 H&M Sweden
9

Li Ka-shing  Li Ka-shing

$25.5 B 84 diversified Hong Kong
10

Karl Albrecht  Karl Albrecht

$25.4 B 92 Aldi Germany
11

Christy Walton & family  Christy Walton & family

$25.3 B 58 Wal-Mart United States
12

Charles Koch  Charles Koch

$25 B 77 diversified United States
12

David Koch  David Koch

$25 B 72 diversified United States
14

Sheldon Adelson  Sheldon Adelson

$24.9 B 79 casinos United States
15

Liliane Bettencourt  Liliane Bettencourt

$24 B 90 L’Oreal France
16

Jim Walton  Jim Walton

$23.7 B 65 Wal-Mart United States
17

Alice Walton  Alice Walton

$23.3 B 63 Wal-Mart United States
18

S. Robson Walton  S. Robson Walton

$23.1 B 69 Wal-Mart United States
19

Mukesh Ambani  Mukesh Ambani

$22.3 B 55 petrochemicals, oil & gas India
20

Michael Bloomberg  Michael Bloomberg

$22 B 70 Bloomberg LP United States
21

Lakshmi Mittal  Lakshmi Mittal

$20.7 B 62 steel India
22

George Soros  George Soros

$20 B 82 hedge funds United States
23

Michele Ferrero & family  Michele Ferrero & family

$19 B 86 chocolates Italy
24

Sergey Brin  Sergey Brin

$18.7 B 39 Google United States
24

Larry Page  Larry Page

$18.7 B 39 Google United States
26

Jeff Bezos  Jeff Bezos

$18.4 B 49 Amazon.com United States
27

Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family  Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family

$18.3 B real estate Hong Kong
28

Alisher Usmanov  Alisher Usmanov

$18.1 B 59 steel, telecom, investments Russia
29

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud  Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

$18 B 57 investments Saudi Arabia
29

Lee Shau Kee  Lee Shau Kee

$18 B 84 diversified Hong Kong
29

Georgina Rinehart  Georgina Rinehart

$18 B 58 Mining Australia
32

Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht  Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht

$17.8 B Aldi, Trader Joe’s Germany
32

Iris Fontbona & family  Iris Fontbona & family

$17.8 B 70 mining Chile
34

Michael Otto & family  Michael Otto & family

$17.6 B 69 retail, real estate Germany
35

David Thomson & family  David Thomson & family

$17.5 B 55 media Canada
35

Mark Zuckerberg  Mark Zuckerberg

$17.5 B 28 Facebook United States
37

Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family  Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family

$17.4 B 57 retail, media Mexico
38

Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family  Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family

$16.5 B 81 mining Mexico
39

Rinat Akhmetov  Rinat Akhmetov

$16 B 46 steel, coal Ukraine
39

Cheng Yu-tung  Cheng Yu-tung

$16 B 87 diversified Hong Kong
41

Michael Dell  Michael Dell

$15.9 B 47 Dell United States
41

Vladimir Lisin  Vladimir Lisin

$15.9 B 56 steel, transport Russia
41

Azim Premji  Azim Premji

$15.9 B 67 software India
44

Steve Ballmer  Steve Ballmer

$15.7 B 56 Microsoft United States
45

Alexey Mordashov  Alexey Mordashov

$15.3 B 47 steel, investments Russia
46

Vladimir Potanin  Vladimir Potanin

$14.5 B 52 metals Russia
47

Phil Knight  Phil Knight

$14.4 B 74 Nike United States
48

Paul Allen  Paul Allen

$14.2 B 59 Microsoft, investments United States
48

German Larrea Mota Velasco & family  German Larrea Mota Velasco & family

$14.2 B 59 mining Mexico
50

Carl Icahn  Carl Icahn

$14 B 76 leveraged buyouts United States
50

Birgit Rausing & family Birgit Rausing & family

$14 B 89 packaging Sweden
52

Forrest Mars, Jr.  Forrest Mars, Jr.

$13.8 B 81 candy United States
52

Jacqueline Mars  Jacqueline Mars

$13.8 B 73 candy United States
52

John Mars  John Mars

$13.8 B 76 candy United States
52

Joseph Safra  Joseph Safra

$13.8 B 74 banking Brazil
56

Vagit Alekperov  Vagit Alekperov

$13.5 B 62 Lukoil Russia
57

Mikhail Fridman  Mikhail Fridman

$13.4 B 48 oil, banking, telecom Russia
58

Mikhail Prokhorov  Mikhail Prokhorov

$13.2 B 47 investments Russia
59

Susanne Klatten  Susanne Klatten

$13 B 50 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
59

Francois Pinault & family  Francois Pinault & family

$13 B 76 retail France
61

Mohammed Al Amoudi  Mohammed Al Amoudi

$12.5 B 68 oil, diversified Saudi Arabia
61

Anne Cox Chambers  Anne Cox Chambers

$12.5 B 93 media United States
61

John Paulson  John Paulson

$12.5 B 57 hedge funds United States
64

Robert Kuok  Robert Kuok

$12.4 B 89 diversified Malaysia
64

Luis Carlos Sarmiento  Luis Carlos Sarmiento

$12.4 B 79 banking Colombia
64

Viktor Vekselberg  Viktor Vekselberg

$12.4 B 55 oil, metals Russia
67

Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family  Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family

$12.2 B 84 diversified Brazil
68

Roman Abramovich  Roman Abramovich

$12.1 B 46 steel, investments Russia
69

Donald Bren  Donald Bren

$12 B 80 real estate United States
69

Jorge Paulo Lemann  Jorge Paulo Lemann

$12 B 73 beer Brazil
69

Ronald Perelman  Ronald Perelman

$12 B 70 leveraged buyouts United States
72

Len Blavatnik  Len Blavatnik

$11.9 B 55 diversified United States
72

Leonid Mikhelson  Leonid Mikhelson

$11.9 B 57 gas, chemicals Russia
74

Leonardo Del Vecchio  Leonardo Del Vecchio

$11.5 B 77 eyewear Italy
75

John Fredriksen  John Fredriksen

$11.3 B 67 shipping Cyprus
76

Aliko Dangote  Aliko Dangote

$11.2 B 55 sugar, flour, cement Nigeria
76

Stefan Quandt  Stefan Quandt

$11.2 B 46 BMW Germany
78

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family  Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family

$11 B 61 real estate United Kingdom
78

Harold Hamm  Harold Hamm

$11 B 67 oil & gas United States
80

Savitri Jindal & family  Savitri Jindal & family

$10.9 B 62 steel India
81

Andrey Melnichenko  Andrey Melnichenko

$10.8 B 40 coal, fertilizers Russia
82

James Simons  James Simons

$10.7 B 74 hedge funds United States
83

Ernesto Bertarelli & family  Ernesto Bertarelli & family

$10.6 B 47 biotech, investments Switzerland
84

Jack Taylor & family  Jack Taylor & family

$10.4 B 90 Enterprise Rent-A-Car United States
85

Abigail Johnson  Abigail Johnson

$10.3 B 51 Fidelity United States
86

Robin Li  Robin Li

$10.2 B 44 Technology China
86

Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte  Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte

$10.2 B paper Chile
88

Ray Dalio  Ray Dalio

$10 B 63 hedge funds United States
88

George Kaiser  George Kaiser

$10 B 70 oil & gas, banking United States
88

Johanna Quandt  Johanna Quandt

$10 B 86 BMW Germany
88

Hans Rausing Hans Rausing

$10 B 86 packaging Sweden
88

Tadashi Yanai & family  Tadashi Yanai & family

$10 B 63 retail Japan
93

Serge Dassault & family  Serge Dassault & family

$9.9 B 87 aviation France
93

Ananda Krishnan  Ananda Krishnan

$9.9 B 74 telecoms Malaysia
95

Klaus-Michael Kuhne  Klaus-Michael Kuhne

$9.8 B 75 shipping Germany
96

Pallonji Mistry  Pallonji Mistry

$9.7 B 83 construction Ireland
97

Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila  Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila

$9.5 B 35 beer Colombia
98

Horst Paulmann & family  Horst Paulmann & family

$9.3 B 78 retail Chile
99

Gennady Timchenko  Gennady Timchenko

$9.1 B 60 oil & gas Russia
100

Laurene Powell Jobs & family  Laurene Powell Jobs & family

$9 B 49 Apple, Disney United States


Based on Forbes magazine’s Billionaire List