Being rich, undoubtedly, keeps you among a few distinguished amidst the crowd of mortals on the planet Earth. It is the wealth in your possession which provides you all the worldly pleasure and comforts, however, making of a rich is not as much easy concept to be adhered with nor it is fairy tale, where, you suddenly come across wealth after tiring treasure hunt. It is sheer hard work and use of one’s brain which make them rich. Here, we are taking about the top ten richest people on the earth as according to the wealth held by them in order of one to ten.
The most fortunate guys on the Earth in terms of wealth and business possessed by them are: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, Ingvar Kamprad, Lakshmi Mittal, Paul Allen, Bernard Arnauld, Prince Al Waleed, Kenneth Thomson, and Li Ka-shing.
1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates with an estimated wealth of $ 50 billion dollars tops the list. He amassed that great fortune through his business of computer software as operated under aegis of Microsoft Company, especially, selling revolutionary operating system Windows that brought breath taking change in computer application for a common user. Apart from his wealth, computer wizardry he is also known as great philanthropist as he generously donated half of his fortune to Bill gates foundation.
2. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett with wealth of 42 billion $ is on the second spot in the list of top ten billionaires. He is known as venture capitalist and made most of his fortune through his company Berkshire Hathaway in insurance business.
3. Carlos Slim Helu
Considered as the richest person in Latin America Carlos Slim Helú, is said to be owner of an estimated fortune of 30 billion $ that he earned from the telecommunications company Telefonos de Mexico.
4. Ingvar Kamprad
The fourth position in the list is held by Ingvar Kamprad, a Swedish industrialist with 28 billion $ fortune in his possession. He accumulated this huge wealth through IKEA, a chain of Home Furnishings, which now has over 230 stores in 33 countries.
7. Bernard Arnauld
A French business Bernard Arnauld is placed at seventh position with wealth of 21.5 billion that he earned from his “rule of fashion” LVMH, which owns world-renowned brands as Christian Dior and Lois Vuitton, among others.
8. Prince Al Waleed
Member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia Prince Al Waleed, with fortune of 20 billion dollars is placed at eight spot. He is an investor in a number of areas with greater participation in Citigroup.
9. Kenneth Thomson
Kenneth Thomson at ninth position with an estimated fortune of 19.6 billion $ is the richest person in Canada, son of the founder of the Thomson Corporation. The company is known worldwide in the business of publishing and media, which lately diversified into market information and electronic services.
10. Li Ka Shing
The tenth and last place in the list of the richest men in the world is held by Li Ka-Shing, the wealthiest man in Asia, with an estimated fortune of 18.8 billion $. His empire consisted of operations in banking, construction and property, among other markets