Forbes List of richest people in the world 2012

Global RankNameNet Worth (in Billion USD)Source (Company /Sector)Country
1Carlos Slim Helu & family69.00telecomMexico
2Bill Gates61.00MicrosoftUnited States
3Warren Buffett44.00Berkshire HathawayUnited States
4Bernard Arnault41.00LVMHFrance
5Amancio Ortega37.50ZaraSpain
6Larry Ellison36.00OracleUnited States
7Eike Batista30.00mining, oilBrazil
8Stefan Persson26.00H&MSweden
9Li Ka-shing25.50diversifiedHong Kong
10Karl Albrecht25.40AldiGermany
11Christy Walton & family25.30Wal-MartUnited States
12Charles Koch25.00diversifiedUnited States
12David Koch25.00diversifiedUnited States
14Sheldon Adelson24.90casinosUnited States
15Liliane Bettencourt24.00L'OrealFrance
16Jim Walton23.70Wal-MartUnited States
17Alice Walton23.30Wal-MartUnited States
18S. Robson Walton23.10Wal-MartUnited States
19Mukesh Ambani22.30petrochemicals, oil & gasIndia
20Michael Bloomberg22.00Bloomberg LPUnited States
21Lakshmi Mittal20.70steelIndia
22George Soros20.00hedge fundsUnited States
23Michele Ferrero & family19.00chocolatesItaly
24Sergey Brin18.70GoogleUnited States
24Larry Page18.70GoogleUnited States
26Jeff Bezos18.40Amazon.comUnited States
27Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family18.30real estateHong Kong
28Alisher Usmanov18.10steel, telecom, stocksRussia
29Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud18.00investmentsSaudi Arabia
29Lee Shau Kee18.00diversifiedHong Kong
29Georgina Rinehart18.00MiningAustralia

Source: Forbes website