Carlos Slim Net worth: $69 billion.
This Mexican billionaire has been on the top of the Forbes list for three years consecutively. The chairman and chief executive of telecommunication companies and America Movil, who owns a museum open to the public that houses his million-dollar private art collection. A simple man.
Bill Gates Net worth: $61 billion
The chairman of Microsoft, Gates founded the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, a charitable trust through which he plans to donate most of his wealth to charity. Interestingly, Gates is also a college dropout.
Warren Buffett Net worth: $44 billion
The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is a philanthropic billionaire who donates generously to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. He is one of those billionaires whose children will not inherit his wealth.
Bernard Arnault Net worth: $41 billion
This 63-year-old French businessman has major shares in high end fashion brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Donna Karan under the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group. The CEO of LVMH is also an art collector and has supported ten exhibitions including Le grand monde d’Andy Warhol and Picasso et les maîtres.
Amancio Ortega Net worth: $37.5 billion
This Spanish entrepreneur is the chairman of the Inditex group that handles brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka. Known to keep a low profile, Ortega’s favourite outfit is a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.
Larry Ellison Net worth: $36 billion.
This American businessman is the founder of Oracle, a leading software company. Ellison is another charitable businessman. He founded the Ellison Medical Foundation
Eike Batista Net worth: $30 billion
Owner and president of Brazilian company EBX group, Batista is another college dropout billionaire.
Stefan Persson Net worth: $26 billion
Persson is the founder and major stake holder of Hennes and Mauritz or H&M, the fashion label. H&M has made very profitable collaborations with Versace, Stella McCartney, Jimmy Choo and most recently, Marini.
Li Ka-shing Net worth: $25.5 billion
This 83-year old Hong Kong native has investments in Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, and Husky Energy Inc.
Karl Albrecht Net worth: $25.4 billion
The co-founder of Aldi the discount supermarket, Albrecht, aged 92 is one of the oldest billionaires in the world.