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World's Richest People

Sunday, 18 January 2009

warren buffett worlds richest peopleIt is hardly difficult to find a man or a woman who actually has not heard of Bill Gates. Similarly, Warren Buffett, Lakshmi Mittal, Mukesh Ambani, Paul Allen are some of the widespread name who enlisted themselves in the list of wealthiest people. The first and foremost reason behind this admiration is that they are rich, richest people around the world. Whoever not willing to hear the story of such people established in different professions! Almost all of us undoubtedly deserve some passions for that.

We could see the catalog of wealthiest people in every year by dint of Forbes Magazine, an American bi-weekly publication. It publishes the names of richest people and billionaires according to their net amount of wealth.

Index of measuring wealth

The latest list of richest people was made in the month of February, 2008. It was just a one day's estimation of wealth. The things considered to make the list were stock prices of particular companies owned by the richest people, exchange rates, ownership shares of corporation, exchange rates comparison between the companies etc. Due to fluctuation in share market, a single day was selected to evaluate the persons' valuation.   

The catalog based on the basis of the whole net worth of the richest persons. The total amount was measured in US dollars ($). But it should be mentioned here that the chief representatives of a country or state (president, leader, chancellor) were not enlisted in this catalog.

Who take over the title of richest person!

Knowing the richest people, their net worth of wealth and identity are always a matter of pleasure. The first 20 persons appeared in the list of affluent people are -Warren Buffett, ($62.0 billion) United States, Carlos Slim Helú ($60), Mexico, Bill Gates, ($58) United States, Lakshmi Mittal ($45) India, Mukesh Ambani,  ($43) India, Anil Ambani ($42) India, Rinat Akhmetov ($31.1) Ukraine, Ingvar Kamprad and family, ($31) Sweden, Kushal Pal Singh, ($30) India, Oleg Deripaska ($28) Russia, Karl Albrecht, ($27) Germany, Li Ka-shing ($26.5) Hong Kong, Sheldon Adelson, ($26) United States, Bernard Arnault ($25.5) France, Lawrence Ellison, ($25) United States, Roman Abramovich, ($23.5) Russia, Theo Albrecht, ($23), Germany, Liliane Bettencourt ($22.9) France, Alexei Mordashov, ($21.2), Russia, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud ($21) Saudi Arabia.

Warren Buffett

Placing the Microsoft founder Bill Gates behind, Warren Buffet becomes the richest person in 2008. The American wealthiest Buffett possesses more than $62 billion. His company is Berkshire Hathaway. He is one and the same person who is an investor, businessman and philanthropist as well. 

Carlos Slim Helu

The 2nd top wealthiest person Helu almost doubled his earnings for the last two years and maintained this position. The Mexican telecom tycoon Slim Helu's net worth of wealth is $62 billion. He invested in Telmex, América Móvil and Grupo Financiero Inbursa.

Bill Gates

People usually have been observing Gates' name at the top for more than last 13 years. So someone might be confused after hearing the news that Bill Gates is the third richest person. But it is true, Bill Gates is not holding the top rank. In 2008, Gates' wealth is measured as $58 billion, just $2 billion less than in the previous year. His source of wealth is definitely the Microsoft Corporation- the largest software company in the world.

Indian billionaires give surprises

It was generally seen over the years that most billionaires come in fact from the United States of America. In 2006, a good number of American richest placed in top 10 while the figure prevailed eight out of 10 in 2004. But the change has also come in the position of the wealthiest people. Indian billionaires show supremacy. At least four Indian richest (Kushal Pal Singh, Lakshmi Mittal  Mukesh Ambani,  Anil Ambani) were among the top 10.

Though Indian showed dominance in the top 10, American richest were the largest in number. The USA held 42% of total number of billionaires while Russia became second gripping 87 billionaires and Germany surprisingly seized 59 billionaires.

Youngest billionaires

Though it is no longer news that Bill Gates lost his top position but that a 23 year-old man became a billionaire is unquestionably hot news. The youngest billionaire's name is Mark Zuckerberg. He is just 23. He made his money creating social networking site, very well known name, Facebook. 

Women wealthiest     

There exist a number of women billionaires in the world. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women having net worth of $2.5 billion. Being an American she got familiarity as a queen of media.

Similarly, we can mention here Liliane Bettencourt who earned approximately $20.7 billion through her family business while Christy Walton, $15.9 billion, Alice Walton, $16.6, Abigail Johnson, $13, Anne Cox Chambers, $12.6, Birgit Rausing, $11, Jacqueline, $14, Susanne Klatten, $8.1, Yang Huiyan, $9 and Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler held $8.7 billion.

Md. Asraful Alam

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dennis omondi  - great   |2009-07-31 11:52:52
I hope one day l'll feature
Ndanyeh Akonji Leonard  - hello   |2009-09-05 18:44:07
want to say greetings to all of the rich top business men in the world especially to Bill Gates, Warren Buffert, Carlos Slim and so on.
thanks and i am very happy to have informations like this which makes me current in the society.
Anonymous   |2009-09-09 13:24:43
It's proud to see that, there are 4 Indian's in the top 10 rich persons.
Sambhav   |2010-01-27 11:49:16
Yeah ofcourse.we indians are going to hit all top ranks .............
amber  - Ms   |2010-03-04 20:13:59
Why would that fill you with pride when you have so many people in India living in abject poverty. I am puzzled.
Anonymous   |2009-10-16 00:17:48
whos the richest?
Richmond  - Hi   |2009-11-10 09:24:46
The height that great and rich men like Warren,Slim and Gates was not achieved by sudden flight.I strongly believe I am also going to be there.
ubdulla uddin  - achievement   |2009-11-21 20:14:34
hey,im a 17 year old boy who has great expectation. i want to be like bill gates, warren but i look at this people and i see myself, because i just like them, is to achieve wealth. many people say the sky is the end but i believe when u reach ur goal the sky is just the beginning.
Monthusi Blanda   |2009-12-03 12:45:55
hi! im a 34 year old man who is hardworking and smart in the field of IT. bill is ma man. do i still have the chance of being one of the top richest people.
zulquarnain  - ZQ   |2009-12-10 08:20:10
hey,im a 23 year old boy who has great expectation. i want to be like bill gates, warren but i look at this people and i see myself, because i just like them, is to achieve wealth. many people say the sky is the end but i believe when u reach ur goal the sky is just the beginning.
Ernest Nwanto  - Faith   |2009-12-12 14:58:17
My name will be heard some day too by God`s grace.
moffat sosi  - hey   |2009-12-29 06:42:28
hi thanx alot to those who labour anually to kip us updated.am impresed with mark,the maker of facebook.to me he is richer than buffet.
derrick odion  - waooo   |2009-12-31 11:02:10
am so much amazed at how much money men can make out of the same world were people complain of stervation..God is a great God...i hope all this wealth will be in circulation after all this great people are all gone to rest...
Joanne   |2010-01-10 04:49:02
So once you have become one of the wealthiest people on the planet, and you have the chance to make a difference in the the world to help the impoverished, but you are too greedy....how will you feel on judgement day when God separates you from those who were less fortunate than you, but still found a way to help others?
hermosa  - Mrs.   |2010-01-18 07:52:41
Nice reading all of tne comments about wealth. I am doing a report about wealth and power for a school assignment and that is why I came to this site. Great ideas about wealth one thing I can say. It did not happen overnight. Some worked hard for it and some inherited it. We all wish we are all wealthy too. Don't need to worry where to get the money to pay the hospital bills.
isack lemau  - Amaizing   |2010-01-30 13:33:33
Personal efforts can move a person from individual poverty to richness. Many indians are poor, also richest persons are indians! Amaizing!!!
Says from Arusha Tanzania.
collen makhado mphephu  - help the poor nation   |2010-02-11 18:01:44
this guys they have money,are they helping poor nations or they are just thing of thierselfs and be proud of been the richestman in the world.please help the poor nations so that their children must be like you guys.god gave give others by means of building schools,hospitals and creating jobs in africa.africa is seeking help from you guys.to be rich is a hard thing but i thank god because he gave you strenth so that you keep strong.
mkambaco   |2010-02-25 23:34:05
start helping others
Anonymous   |2010-03-06 13:34:13
Whether you think you can or can't be a billioner you right so make your goals clere in your mind an go for what makes you happy
nagaarjun  - Come on Indians!   |2010-03-07 19:52:31
There will be more indians in rich list next year. I am proud of them. And, I will make india more prouder in many ways when I get older because I am only 12-years Indian boy
Lakshay Beniwal  - Donating   |2010-03-28 09:33:19
Being rich is better but donaiting money to poor people or help poors is best
Ashish Arora  - re: Nothing is impossible in life   |2010-05-11 19:27:22
Hi,my name is ashish arora ,i am 30 year old man & i want to say that "do fast & do first" i know that one day i will be a very rich personality.I also want's to do for a country.My superhero is DHEERU BHAI AMBANI.
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