Forbes 2010 Rich List – The World’s Billionaires

Carlos Slim - New World's Richest Man

The Forbes 2010 Rich List is out, the current list of the world’s billionaires. Bill Gates is once again upstaged as the world’s riches man this time by Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim with a total net worth of $53.5 Billion, knocking Microsoft founder Bill Gates into second spot at $53.0 Billion, quite a slim margin. Warren Buffet drops to No 3 at $47 Billion. It is only the second time since 1995 that Gates has lost the crown, said the magazine.

Our very own Aliko Dangote drops to 463 with a reduced net worth of $2.1 Billion, while Femi Otedola drops off the radar with the recent stock market meltdown where AP stocks took a direct hit.

Mike Adenuga seems to be missing from the list due to the non listing of Globacom in the Nigerian Stock Market.

Forbes 2010 Rich List net worths were calculated using share prices and exchange rates from February 12, 2010.

Carlos Slim - New World's Richest Man

Carlos Slim - New World's Richest Man

Here is Forbes ranking of the 20 richest people in the world:

1. Carlos Slim (Mexico) – $US53.5 billion, telecommunications

2. Bill Gates (USA) – $US53 billion, Microsoft

3. Warren Buffett (USA) – $US47 billion, Berkshire Hathaway

4. Mukesh Ambani (India) – $US29 billion, petrochemicals, oil and gas

5. Lakshmi Mittal (India) – $US28.7 billion, steel

6. Larry Ellison (USA) – $US28 billion, Oracle

7. Bernard Arnault (France) – $US27.5 billion, LVMH

8. Eike Batista (Brazil) – $US27 billion, mining, oil

9. Amancio Ortega (Spain) – $US25 billion, retail

10. Karl Albrecht (Germany) – $US23.5 billion, supermarkets

11. Ingvar Kamprad & family (Sweden) – $US23 billion, Ikea

12. Christy Walton & family (USA) – $US22.5 billion, Walmart

13. Stefan Persson (Sweden) – $US22.4 billion, Hennes & Mauritz

14. Li Ka-shing (Hong Kong) – $US21 billion, diversified

15. Jim Walton (USA) – $US20.7 billion, Walmart

16. Alice Walton (USA) – $US20.6 billion, Walmart

17. Liliane Bettencourt (France) – $US20 billion, L’Oreal

18. S. Robson Walton (USA) – $US19.8 billion, Walmart

19. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud (Saudi Arabia) – $US19.4 billion, investments

20. David Thomson & family (Canada) – $US19 billion, news and information company Thomson Reuters

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2 Responses to Forbes 2010 Rich List – The World’s Billionaires

  1. Edward O. Victor says:

    Please teach me how to fish pls

  2. invest in what u know! WARREN BUFFET SAYS!!!

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