Top 5 Richest People In the World

Last Revised on November 2, 2011

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Bill Gates is now the richest person in the world again. He is not even the second richest person in the world. Here are the top 5 people who have the most amount of money compared to the rest of the people in the world.

Top List of Richest People in the World in 2011

1. So you think Mexican’s are poor eh? Think again. Carlos Slim Heu from Mexico is the second richest person. His net worth is $60 billion. He is a son of Lebanese immigrant. He started to make money when in 1990 he bought the fixed-line operator Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) in a privatization. One of the wealthiest person in the world living in a poor country; is that an irony or what.

2. William H. Gates III: Now here is your favorite. Bill Gates net worth hasn’t really increased much and doesn’t seem like it would – it is still $54 billion. He dropped out of Harvard university 13 years ago to start the Microsoft company that creates software and applications for computers. It is a well known fact that he lives a philanthropic life and most of his time are spent on charities rather than the work that really involves making money for himself. He seems content with his wealth, but not with his charity work. Even after donating most of his money on his and his wife’s foundation, he has been rearranged as a new richest man in the world, once again.

3. Warren Edward Buffett is now officially the second richest person in the world. Most people wouldn’t have guessed he would be the most richest person – because he have donated billions of money to charities. But seems like the old cliche says – you do good, good things happen to you. His net worth is $42 billion, a slight drop from what it was a year ago; that’s because like Bill Gates he is into philanthropy as well. It is said that he will give 99% of his wealth to charities. And, not to mention, he is also the America’s most beloved investor. His father was a Nebraska politician. As a young boy, he delivered newspapers and filed his first tax return at age 13 – and he claimed $35 deduction for the bicycle he bought. His company Berkshire Hathaway’s shares has increased 25% since the middle of last July.

4. Lakshmi Mittal is Indian, but lives in UK. He has $45 billion. He is the head of world’s largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, which accounts for 10% of all crude steel production. It just delivered 580 tons to be used in construction of the World Trade Center memorial in New York. With a 44% stake, he is the company’s largest shareholder.

5. Mukesh Ambani is the Asia’s richest person. He is Indian and the head of petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries, India’s most valuable company by market cap. His fortune is up $22.9 billion since last year, making him the world’s second-biggest gainer in terms of dollars. His current net worth is $43 billion. Mukesh is using some of his money to build a 27-story home. Forbes list continue to list many NRIs, rich people from India living overseas, on their top list of richest people in the world.

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Reference: Forbes list, Money Magazine, Wikipedia and multiple news sources.

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148 Responses to “Top 5 Richest People In the World”

  1. Kelvin rhes Says:
    September 20th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I believe in a better 2moro,n i must get 2 d top

  2. jenny Says:
    September 20th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    hi I want borrow money from somebody. if i have 20.000 dollar my life will be change. my family will be happy, and will be freedom. if somebody will borrow me money I will pay back 1500 dollar each month.i need money hurriedly. please help me. pelase help me please give me advise

  3. can i get free money Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Do these rich people give money away. I’m in need of money. $300,000 would be a good Retirement.

  4. can i get free money Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Do the rich give money away. $300,000. Would be nice I could start to live free n better.

  5. SARAH Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:37 am

    hi my name is sarah i live in raleigh nc i need 9000$ please help me

  6. Dodo Says:
    October 1st, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Bull gate is the richest person ever and i want him to help me with some millions am living in nigeria katsina.

  7. Annie Kinyili Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hi! I’m annie from kenya and we have formed a young N.G.O, the challenge is that we are searching for Donors to fund our projects. Please is there any rich man who through God’s Grace can support this N.G.O? Please answer.

  8. Wagner Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Hi i just want to ask if there is someone out there somewhere that can help me and my family with a cheap car we are without a car for 5 years now can someone please look in too there harts and try to help us i will pay every sent back

  9. How will people help me and my family because we are poor. Says:
    October 9th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    God said you that you have give those that are not ok. So I beg of you people to assist me from what God has given to you. And I pray that God will still continoue providing for you.

  10. BethD Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Is there anyone who can help my daughter with a donated used car. She is housebound and cannot find a job without a car. She is twenty,with two years of college. Needs to complete and work but has no transportation. I do not make enought money as her mom.

    Desparate…please help

  11. mrNosey Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    You really dont understand some of you do you? Banichi is correct, you see theres this pyramid with Rockefellers, Rothchilds among 3 others, who are NOW trying to rule entire world, The money they have loaned other countries is unbelievable.

    I doubt Bill Gates is even halfway up Pyramid by a long way, wouldnt surprise me if he owed and maybe paid back with interest to these people at top.

    I seriously believe they are now playing monopoly with other countries, so they get all under the 1 roof and THEY WILL control entire world. If UK dont join Europe, it wouldnt surprise me to see UK slowly drift into a 3rd world country…

    Well said banichi.

    Bye for now


  12. Top 10 Richest man in the world Says:
    November 2nd, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Here is the most recent and complete list of richest people in the world:
    Rank, Name, Net Worth, Age, Source, Country of Citizenship
    1.Carlos Slim Helu & family,$74 Billion, 71 yrs old, telecom, from Mexico
    2. Bill Gates,$56 Billion, 56 years old, Microsoft founder, United States
    3. Warren Buffett, $50 Billion, 81 years old, Berkshire Hathaway company, United States
    4. Bernard Arnault, $41 Billion, 62 years old, LVMH, France
    5. Larry Ellison, $39.5 Billion, 67 years old, Oracle, United States
    6. Lakshmi Mittal, $31.1 B, 61 yrs old, Steel, India
    7. Amancio Ortega, $31 B, Age 75, Zara company, Spain
    8. Eike Batista, $30 Billion, 54, mining and oil industry, Brazil
    9. Mukesh Ambani, $27 B, 54 yrs age, petrochemicals, oil and gas company, India
    10. Christy Walton and family, $26.5 B, 56 years old, owns Walmart retail stores, United States

  13. Junior Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    who among the 5 richest can loan me 20,000 $ US to save my family . I am indebted to arrogant people who are piling interest without justified reasons. I plead for them for compassion to give me time to pay them back but only insulted and injured me and my family through their arrogance . I will pay you back . Your help will start completely my life new again . Praise the Lord . Please help ,

  14. NWAMAMA Says:
    November 26th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Being rich or wealthy does not only based on financial independence also spiritual and fearing of the lord.Also being rich is a state of the mind.


  15. Al awadi Says:
    December 14th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I appreciate what did they do. They earned their own money by them selves and that is an astonishing. But I think they shouldn’t forget the other stages of people. so that they can both live comfortablly.

  16. Tony50 Says:
    January 10th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    i want to marry very rich woman

  17. Lacoste Says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Lol back again

  18. Sello Says:
    April 16th, 2012 at 12:03 am asking to the rich people to help me with kick start for 10x34ton side tippers,then i will pay the money back with intrest.

  19. please help my dream Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I’m on a fixed income and at 55 years old I don’t work anymore due to some health issues, but I still have the ability to ride, the only problem is at my age life isn’t as long as you young folks, I wish everytime I buy a lottery ticket I hope it’ll be a winner so I could go to the Harley Davidson dealership and by me a bagger or full dress so I can ride once more before leaving this world, so if there’s a rich person who feels like helping this ole man’s dream come true, by giving about twenty thousand dollars towards my bike e-mail me so we can talk some more.

  20. Get reals Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    People get real no body is going to give you eny money. Plus some of these rich people are running our country into the ground allthey care abot is themselfs. What we need is some young honest folks get in volved and set those rich a-holes straight. We are not as dumb as they think.

  21. tell me why Says:
    June 4th, 2012 at 6:06 am

    If all the rich people who don’t NEED so much money could or would help all of those who don’t have money, this world would be better off.I knew someone who made 47M a year in interest on his capital. with that much money, he could help 400 households by giving them each 100000$.If every millionaire and billionaire did so, no buddy would be in dept like we all are today.I’m loosing my water front house this year because of to much dept. People think more about filling there pockets with more than they can spend. taking advantage of everyone for what?If someone would help me, I could help someone too. Get the picture?

  22. tell me why Says:
    June 4th, 2012 at 6:34 am

    My comment is, why are there so many people starving? I heared of one person who makes 47M in interest on his capital per year. Now! why can’t someone like that keep 7M for themselves and give away 400 times $100000. to different households every year people would get out of dept. Myself, in dept. I’m loosing my house this year, along with my wife and little girl because of dept. The working class people pay more and more, why’ll the rich get more and more tax breaks. CEO’s get pay raises, why’ll we loose our jobs. Go figger.

  23. aziz Says:
    June 5th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    it is very great to hear that because i no that it will be Bill Gates who is the richest man in the world and for that is not doubt…i am aziz and i am looking forward to the future..

  24. nelson ouma Says:
    June 26th, 2012 at 5:17 am

    if bill gate could sponsor me with 1000 dollar,i think can change the all of my life,as kick start for besiness.let him email me.

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  26. collin a. Netope Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I really want to do something for the nation of Namibian but i do not have money, i want to stsrt a fund for the people who are sleeping in the street and build them an accomondation where by staff can be able to get some job and decrease the unemployeement rate in our country, My message rich people give us money!

  27. moh Says:
    June 25th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    yes I want money a hell lots of money plz send me plz

  28. moh Says:
    June 25th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    do you people think wht u will do after death others r going to enjoy r government so plz

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