For the year 2011, the Forbes magazine of the United States released list of the richest people in the world its latest version. These richest people mostly from the Americas, followed by Asia, and Europe. This is a list of 10 people who are in the top spot as the richest man in the world.
1. Carlos Slim Helu
Wealth of U.S. $ 74 billion, telecommunications, Mexico. This 71 years old man was put at the top position as the richest man in the world from Forbes list. It is the second time in his succession. In addition, these men also recorded the largest acquisition of wealth increase, approximately U.S. $ 20.5 billion higher than last year.
His wealth was derived from an increase of 19% stake in the Mexican stock market, currency appreciation pesso and business success. Mining and real estate business from Grupo Carso conglomerate, contributes substantially to his wealth. Not to mention the merger between the company’s fixed line phone, with the largest wireless provider in Latin America, American Movil, the main source of family wealth.
2. Bill Gates
Wealth of U.S. $ 53 billion, Microsoft, USA. Bill Gates seems sincere if the number one title as the richest man in the world shift. Last year, this tycoon has donated a third section of his wealth, valued at U.S. $ 28 billion to charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Maybe if not, the position of Bill Gates as the richest man in the world most likely still on hold with a total wealth of U.S. $ 88 billion.
Bill Gates is the largest shareholder in Microsoft, and wealth often makes it into the list of the richest man in the world. This man, according to Forbes list, has become the world’s richest man since 1998 to 2007, and also in 2009. Interestingly, more than 60% of the Bill Gates’ wealth was not from Microsoft, but from investing in the stock market, investment in beverage company Femsa, and Grupo Televisa in Mexico. But according Routers, Bill Gates did not like to call a rich man, because he think that there is no thing good on that call.
3. Warren Buffett
Wealth of U.S. $ 50 billion, Investment, USA. Warren Buffet is a new phenomenon of the investment world. During his career for many years, He combines the ability to think, mathematics and the skills themselves. In addition, he is also known for their humility and love to give good advice.
Looking at Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway business empire, three important qualities emerged when internalized, which can help investors profit in prosperous economic times and still protect when the wind was blowing in the opposite direction. Three brilliant strategy in investing is to focus on the long term, diversification and dividends.
U.S. $ 41 billion of wealth, luxury goods, France. This tycoon wealth jumped $ 13 billion from to his ownership in luxury product companies Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH).
5. Lawrence Ellison
Wealth of U.S. $ 39.5 billion, Oracle, USA. Property owned by Lawrence Ellison, the founder of Oracle, continue to rise. Shares held its value has increased by 70% in the last 12 months. This database giant has bought 57 companies in the last five years, while also buying U.S. $ 7.4 billion for Sun Microsystems, in January.
6. Lakshmi Mittal
Wealth of U.S. $ 31.1 billion, Steel, India.
7. Amancio Ortega
Wealth of U.S. $ 31 billion, fashion retail, Spain.
8. Eike Batista
Wealth of U.S. $ 30 billion, mining and oil. Brazil.
9. Mukesh Ambani
Wealth of U.S. $ 27 billion, petro chemical, oil and gas, India.
10. Christy Walton
Wealth of U.S. $ 26.5 billion, retail Wal-Mart, USA.
That list of richest people in the world for 2011. The average of their increased wealth, whether it’s in significant quantities or small. Because they were on average are the owner or shareholder of the world’s great companies, so their wealth could also be used as a measure of economic conditions in the world.