The richest people in the world of 2013!

 Bill Gates ( United States) – 72.7$  billion fortune makes him the world's richest person.


 1. Bill Gates 
Net worth: $72.7 billion
YTD change: + $8.7 billion / + 15.7%
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Industry: Technology
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 57


2. Carlos Slim
 Net worth: $72.1 billion
YTD change: + $15.6 billion / + 25.3%
Source of wealth: America Movil
Industry: Telecommunications
Citizenship: Mexico
Age: 72



 
3. Amancio Ortega Net worth: $57 billion
YTD change: + $18.4 billion / + 52.1%
Source of wealth: Inditex
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: Spain
Age: 76

4. Warren Buffett
Net worth: $53.5 billion
YTD change: + $5.7 billion / + 13.2%
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Industry: Finance
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 82
 
5. Ingvar KampradNet worth: $41.8 billion
YTD change: + $5.0 billion / + 13.7%
Source of wealth: IKEA
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: Sweden
Age: 86

6. Charles Koch   Net worth: $38.6 billion
YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 14.1%
Source of wealth: Koch Industries
Industry: Diversified
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 77

7. David KochNet worth: $38.6 billion
YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 14.1%
Source of wealth: Koch Industries
Industry: Diversified
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 72

8. Larry EllisonNet worth: $37.2 billion
YTD change: $4.2 billion / + 12.8%
Source of wealth: Oracle
Industry: Technology
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 68

9. Christy Walton Net worth: $30.5 billion
YTD change: + $5.4 billion / + 21.4%
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 57

10. Jim WaltonNet worth: $29.3 billion
YTD change: + $5.8 billion / + 24.7%
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 64

11. Rob WaltonNet worth: $28.7 billion
YTD change: + $5.7 billion / + 24.7%
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 68

12. Alice WaltonNet worth: $28.2 billion
YTD change: + $5.6 billion / + 25.0%
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 63

13. Li Ka-shing   Net worth: $27.0 billion
YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 21.8%
Source of wealth: Cheung Kong Holdings
Industry: Diversified
Citizenship: Hong Kong
Age: 84

14. Mukesh AmbaniNet worth: $26.0 billion
YTD change: + $4.7 billion / + 21.8%
Source of wealth: Reliance Industries
Industry: Energy
Citizenship: India
Age: 55

15. Liliane BettencourtNet worth: $24.7 billion
YTD change: + $4.5 billion / + 22.1%
Source of wealth: L’Oreal
Industry: Manufacturing
Citizenship: France
Age: 90

16. Stefan PerssonNet worth: $24.7 billion
YTD change: + $2.9 billion / + 13.1%
Source of wealth: Hennes & Mauritz
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: Sweden
Age: 65

17. Jeff BezosNet worth: $24.2 billion
YTD change: + $7.6 / + 45.5%
Source of wealth: Amazon.com
Industry: Technology
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 48

18. Bernard ArnaultNet worth: $24.1 billion
YTD change: + $3.4 billion / + 16.4%
Source of wealth: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: France
Age: 63

19. Larry PageNet worth: $23.0 billion
YTD change: + $3.1 billion / + 15.9%
Source of wealth: Google
Industry: Technology
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 39

20. Alwaleed bin Talal Al SaudNet worth: $22.9 billion
YTD change: + $5.6 billion / + 32.0%
Source of wealth: Kingdom Holding
Industry: Diversified
Citizenship: Saudi Arabia
Age: 57

21. David ThomsonNet worth: $22.9 billion
YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 5.8%
Source of wealth: Thomson Reuters
Industry: Media
Citizenship: Canada
Age: 55

22. Sergey BrinNet worth: $22.8 billion
YTD change: + $3.1 / + 15.7%
Source of wealth: Google
Industry: Technology
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 39

23. Lee Shau KeeNet worth: $22.7 billion
YTD change: + $6.1 billion / + 36.7%
Source of wealth: Henderson Land Development
Industry: Real Estate
Citizenship: Hong Kong
Age: 84

24. Karl AlbrechtNet worth: $22.7 billion
YTD change: – $0.20 billion / – 0.9%
Source of wealth: Aldi
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: Germany
Age: 92

25. Michele FerreroNet worth: $22.5 billion
YTD change: + $1.4 billion / + 6.4%
Source of wealth: Ferrero
Industry: Food and Beverage
Citizenship: Italy
Age: 87

26. George SorosNet worth: $21.9 billion
YTD change: + $0.64 billion / + 3.0%
Source of wealth: Soros Fund Management
Industry: Finance
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 82

27. Sheldon AdelsonNet worth: $21.3 billion
YTD change: + $1.4 billion / + 6.9%
Source of wealth: Las Vegas Sands
Industry: Service
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 79

28. Eike BatistaNet worth: $20.4 billion
YTD change: – $2.1 billion / – 9.3%
Source of wealth: OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes
Industry: Energy
Citizenship: Brazil
Age: 56

29. Iris FontbonaNet worth: $20.2 billion
YTD change: + $2.7 billion / + 15.8%
Source of wealth: Antofagasta
Industry: Metals and Mining
Citizenship: Chile
Age: n/a

30. Zong QinghouNet worth: $20.1 billion
YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.7%
Source of wealth: Hangzhou Wahaha Group
Industry: Food and Beverage
Citizenship: China
Age: 67

31. John MarsNet worth: $19.8 billion
YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.8%
Source of wealth: Mars
Industry: Food and Beverage
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 77

32. Forrest Mars Jr.Net worth: $19.8 billion
YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.8%
Source of wealth: Mars
Industry: Food and Beverage
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 81

33. Jacqueline MarsNet worth:    $19.8 billion
YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.8%
Source of wealth: Mars
Industry: Food and Beverage
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 72

34. Alberto Bailleres GonzalezNet worth: $19.5 billion
YTD change: + $2.4 billion / + 14.0%
Source of wealth: Industrias Peñoles
Industry: Metals and Mining
Citizenship: Mexico
Age: 81

35. Dieter SchwarzNet worth: $19.3 billion
YTD change: – $0.72 billion / –3.6%
Source of wealth: Lidl
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: Germany
Age: 73

36. Gina RinehartNet worth: $19.1 billion  
YTD change: – $1.1 billion / –5.4%
Source of wealth: Hancock Prospecting
Industry: Metals and Mining
Citizenship: Australia
Age: 58

37. Jorge Paulo LemannNet worth: $19.1 billion
YTD change: + $6.8 billion / + 54.9%
Source of wealth: Anheuser-Busch InBev
Industry: Finance
Citizenship: Brazil
Age: 73

38. Rinat AkhmetovNet worth: $18.9 billion  
YTD change: + $4.5 billion / + 31.5%
Source of wealth: Metinvest
Industry: Diversified
Citizenship: Ukraine
Age: 46

39. Cheng Yu-tungNet worth: $18.7 billion
YTD change: – $1.5 billion / – 7.3%
Source of wealth: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group
Industry: Retail
Citizenship: Hong Kong
Age: 87

40. Alisher UsmanovNet worth: $18.0 billion
YTD change: + $0.66 billion / + 3.8%
Source of wealth: Metalloinvest
Industry: Diversified
Citizenship: Russia
Age: 59

41. Lakshmi MittalNet worth: $17.4 billion
YTD change: – $0.88 billion / – 4.8%
Source of wealth: ArcelorMittal
Industry: Metals and Mining
Citizenship: India
Age: 62

42. Leonid MikhelsonNet worth: $16.9 billion
YTD change: + $0.11 billion / + 0.7%
Source of wealth: Novatek
Industry: Diversified
Citizenship: Russia
Age: 57

43. Viktor VekselbergNet worth: $16.8 billion
YTD change: + $2.8 billion / + 19.8%
Source of wealth: TNK-BP International
Industry: Energy
Citizenship: Russia
Age: 55

44. Vladimir LisinNet worth: $16.7 billion
YTD change: + $2.6 billion / + 18.5%
Source of wealth: Novolipetsk Steel
Industry: Metals and Mining
Citizenship: Russia
Age: 56

45. Luis Carlos SarmientoNet worth: $16.5 billion
YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 8.8%
Source of wealth: Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores
Industry: Finance
Citizenship: Colombia
Age: 79

46. Carl IcahnNet worth: $15.8 billion
YTD change: – $0.36 billion / – 2.2%
Source of wealth: Icahn Enterprises
Industry: Finance
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 76

47. Azim PremjiNet worth: $15.5 billion
YTD change: – $0.52 billion / –3.2%
Source of wealth: Wipro
Industry: Technology
Citizenship: India
Age: 67

48. Alexey MordashovNet worth: $15.0 billion
YTD change: + $4.0 billion / 36.6%
Source of wealth: Severstal
Industry: Metals and Mining
Citizenship: Russia
Age: 47

49. Steve BallmerNet worth: $15.0 billion
YTD change: + $1.6 billion / 11.6%
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Industry: Technology
Citizenship: U.S.
Age: 56

50. Ernesto BertarelliNet worth: $14.8 billion
YTD change: + $2.5 billion / + 20.7%
Source of wealth: Serono
Industry: Medical
Citizenship: Switzerland
Age: 47