Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Ten Richest person in the world - 2010

There are 1,011 billionaires in the world now, up from 793 a year ago.

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has emerged the richest men in the world with $53.5 billion in assets, while Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani, chief of Reliance Industries, ranks fourth with $29 billion in U.S. magazine Forbes' annual list of the world's top billionaires.

Mr. Slim is followed by William Gates III (popularly known as Bill Gates), with a net worth of $53 billion, and Warren Buffet in the third spot with assets worth $47 billion.

NRI billionaire Lakshmi Mittal ranks fifth with a net worth of $28.7 billion, while Mr. Ambani's younger brother Anil Ambani is at the 36th spot with $13.7 billion.

Mukesh Ambani has retained the title of being the world's richest Indian for the 2nd consecutive year.

The list of Indian billionaires include Mukesh Ambani and Mr. Mittal in the top two, along with Azim Premji ($17 billion), Anil Ambani ($13.7 billion), Shashi and Ravi Ruia ($13 billion), Savitri Jindal ($12.2 billion), Kushal Pal Singh ($9 billion), Kumar Birla ($7.9 billion), Sunil Mittal ($7.8 billion) and Anil Agarwal ($6.4 billion).

Leading the group of 50 Indians in the list, Mr. Ambani has added over $9.5 billion to his net worth in the past 12 months. Mr. Mittal, who ranks fifth, has gained over $9 billion in the last year.

Mr. Ambani's brother Anil, who was ranked at the 34th position in 2009, slipped two positions below to the 36th spot despite an increase of $3.6 billion in his net worth.

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