Worlds Billionaires List 2012

A Shanepedia Initiative

 

Undeniably, many people are always enthralled by the lives of wealthy personalities and are always interested about knowing how they have actually succeed. For over twenty six years now, Forbes, a famous business magazine, has been following the lives of these world renowned wealthy personalities. In 2012, Carlos Slim Helu was again hailed as the richest man in the world after losing out Bill Gates in 2010, the cofounder of Microsoft, by a difference of $500 million. After Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, the owner of Berkshire Hathaway gets into the list. Their wealth is actually based on their company’s profit, and its net worth and shares in the market.
Below is the list of the world’s 100 Richest people as of 2012:
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 56 Microsoft United States
3 Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

$44 B 81 Berkshire Hathaway United States
4 Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

$41 B 63 LVMH France
5 Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

$37.5 B 75 Zara Spain
6 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

$36 B 67 Oracle United States
7 Eike Batista

Eike Batista

$30 B 55 mining, oil Brazil
8 Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson

$26 B 64 H&M Sweden
9 Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing

$25.5 B 83 diversified Hong Kong
10 Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

$25.4 B 92 Aldi Germany
11 Christy Walton & family

Christy Walton & family

$25.3 B 57 Wal-Mart United States
12 Charles Koch

Charles Koch

$25 B 76 diversified United States
12 David Koch

David Koch

$25 B 71 diversified United States
14 Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

$24.9 B 78 casinos United States
15 Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt

$24 B 89 L’Oreal France
16 Jim Walton

Jim Walton

$23.7 B 64 Wal-Mart United States
17 Alice Walton

Alice Walton

$23.3 B 62 Wal-Mart United States
18 S. Robson Walton

S. Robson Walton

$23.1 B 68 Wal-Mart United States
19 Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

$22.3 B 54 petrochemicals, oil & gas India
20 Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

$22 B 70 Bloomberg LP United States
21 Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal

$20.7 B 61 steel India
22 George Soros

George Soros

$20 B 81 hedge funds United States
23 Michele Ferrero & family

Michele Ferrero & family

$19 B 85 chocolates Italy
24 Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

$18.7 B 38 Google United States
24 Larry Page

Larry Page

$18.7 B 39 Google United States
26 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

$18.4 B 48 Amazon.com United States
27 Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family

Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family

$18.3 B 0 real estate Hong Kong
28 Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Usmanov

$18.1 B 58 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 0 Aldi, Trader Joe’s Germany
32 Iris Fontbona & family

Iris Fontbona & family

$17.8 B 69 mining Chile
34 Michael Otto & family

Michael Otto & family

$17.6 B 68 retail, real estate Germany
35 David Thomson & family

David Thomson & family

$17.5 B 54 media Canada
35 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

$17.5 B 27 Facebook United States
37 Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family

Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family

$17.4 B 56 retail, media Mexico
38 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family

Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family

$16.5 B 80 mining Mexico
39 Rinat Akhmetov

Rinat Akhmetov

$16 B 45 steel, coal Ukraine
39 Cheng Yu-tung

Cheng Yu-tung

$16 B 86 diversified Hong Kong
41 Michael Dell

Michael Dell

$15.9 B 47 Dell United States
41 Vladimir Lisin

Vladimir Lisin

$15.9 B 55 steel, transport Russia
41 Azim Premji

Azim Premji

$15.9 B 66 software India
44 Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

$15.7 B 56 Microsoft United States
45 Alexey Mordashov

Alexey Mordashov

$15.3 B 46 steel, investments Russia
46 Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin

$14.5 B 51 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 58 mining Mexico
50 Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

$14 B 76 leveraged buyouts United States
50 Birgit Rausing & family

Birgit Rausing & family

$14 B 88 packaging Sweden
52 Forrest Mars, Jr.

Forrest Mars, Jr.

$13.8 B 80 candy United States
52 Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars

$13.8 B 72 candy United States
52 John Mars

John Mars

$13.8 B 75 candy United States
52 Joseph Safra

Joseph Safra

$13.8 B 73 banking Brazil
56 Vagit Alekperov

Vagit Alekperov

$13.5 B 61 Lukoil Russia
57 Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman

$13.4 B 47 oil, banking, telecom Russia
58 Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov

$13.2 B 46 investments Russia
59 Susanne Klatten

Susanne Klatten

$13 B 49 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
59 Francois Pinault & family

Francois Pinault & family

$13 B 75 retail France
61 Mohammed Al Amoudi

Mohammed Al Amoudi

$12.5 B 67 oil, diversified Saudi Arabia
61 Anne Cox Chambers

Anne Cox Chambers

$12.5 B 92 media United States
61 John Paulson

John Paulson

$12.5 B 56 hedge funds United States
64 Robert Kuok

Robert Kuok

$12.4 B 88 diversified Malaysia
64 Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Luis Carlos Sarmiento

$12.4 B 79 banking Colombia
64 Viktor Vekselberg

Viktor Vekselberg

$12.4 B 54 oil, metals Russia
67 Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family

Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family

$12.2 B 83 diversified Brazil
68 Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich

$12.1 B 45 steel, investments Russia
69 Donald Bren

Donald Bren

$12 B 79 real estate United States
69 Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann

$12 B 72 beer Brazil
69 Ronald Perelman

Ronald Perelman

$12 B 69 leveraged buyouts United States
72 Len Blavatnik

Len Blavatnik

$11.9 B 54 diversified United States
72 Leonid Mikhelson

Leonid Mikhelson

$11.9 B 56 gas, chemicals Russia
74 Leonardo Del Vecchio

Leonardo Del Vecchio

$11.5 B 76 eyewear Italy
75 John Fredriksen

John Fredriksen

$11.3 B 67 shipping Cyprus
76 Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

$11.2 B 54 sugar, flour, cement Nigeria
76 Stefan Quandt

Stefan Quandt

$11.2 B 45 BMW Germany
78 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family

$11 B 60 real estate United Kingdom
78 Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm

$11 B 66 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 73 hedge funds United States
83 Ernesto Bertarelli & family

Ernesto Bertarelli & family

$10.6 B 46 biotech, investments Switzerland
84 Jack Taylor & family

Jack Taylor & family

$10.4 B 89 Enterprise Rent-A-Car United States
85 Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson

$10.3 B 50 Fidelity United States
86 Robin Li

Robin Li

$10.2 B 43 Technology China
86 Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte

Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte

$10.2 B 0 paper Chile
88 Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio

$10 B 62 hedge funds United States
88 George Kaiser

George Kaiser

$10 B 69 oil & gas, banking United States
88 Johanna Quandt

Johanna Quandt

$10 B 85 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 86 aviation France
93 Ananda Krishnan

Ananda Krishnan

$9.9 B 73 telecoms Malaysia
95 Klaus-Michael Kuhne

Klaus-Michael Kuhne

$9.8 B 74 shipping Germany
96 Pallonji Mistry

Pallonji Mistry

$9.7 B 82 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 77 retail Chile
99 Gennady Timchenko

Gennady Timchenko

$9.1 B 59 oil & gas Russia
100 Laurene Powell Jobs & family

Laurene Powell Jobs & family

$9 B 48 Apple, Disney United States
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