Top 10 Richest People On The Planet : Forbes List

by khalid on 11/03/2011 · 4 comments

As per the latest report of Forbes magazine, there are 1,210 billionaires in the world this year. Total net worth of these 1,210 billionaires is $4.5 trillion. India’s top 100 richest persons have a combined fortune of $276 billion which is almost one-fourth of the country’s GDP.

Mexico’s Carlos Slim widened his lead at No. 1. NRI steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries are amongst the richest top 10. This time Lakshmi Mittal occupied the number 1 position of the richest Indian while last year Mukesh Ambani was in number 1 position.

Following table shows list of top 10 billionaires of the world for 2011.

RankName Net Worth (Billion Doller)AgeSourceCountry
1.Carlos Slim Helu & family$ 74 B71TelecomMexico
2.Bill Gates$ 56 B55MicrosoftUnited States
3.Warren Buffett$ 50 B80Berkshire HathawayUnited States
4.Bernard Arnault$ 41 B62LVMHFrance
5.Larry Ellison$ 39.5 B66OracleUnited States
6.Lakshmi Mittal$ 31.1 B60SteelIndia
7.Amancio Ortega$ 31 B74ZaraSpain
8.Eike Batista$ 30 B54Mining and OilBrazil
9.Mukesh Ambani$ 27 B53Petrochemicals, oil & gasIndia
10.Christy Walton & family$ 26.5 B56WalmartUnited States

Wipro founder Azim Premji is placed 36th in the Forbes’ billionaires list with a net worth of 16.8 billion dollars.

The other Indians who have made to the list include:

Shashi and Ravi Ruia: Rank 42, net worth – 15.8 billion dollars

Savitri Jindal and family: Rank 56, net worth – 13.2 billion dollars

Gautam Adani: Rank 81, net worth – 10 billion dollars

Kumar Birla: Rank 97, net worth – 9.2 billion dollars

Anil Ambani: Rank 103, net worth – 8.8 billion dollars

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Shabbir March 12, 2011

Not very encouraging for India because this time only 2 among the top 10. I guess Anil Ambani is the one who has drifted the most.


khalid March 12, 2011

Yea you are right, Anil Ambani is the big looser of his ranking. Mukesh Ambani too got shifted to second place while last year, he was in first position.


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