Top 10 Richest People in the World 2013

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2013 has seen an increase in the number of billionaires across the globe. In one year, we have seen 200 new billionaires joining the elite billionaire club with the total number of billionaires in the world rising from 1226 to 1426. It might come as a surprise to some that Bill Gates no longer holds the top spot in the Top 10 Richest people in the world but this has been so for the past four years. Gates had to relinquish the crown to Carlo Slim Helu , a Mexican local whose Telecom business has propelled him to a total net worth of 73 billion dollars, which is four more than what he totaled in 2012. Helu’s total net worth makes him the richest man in the world for the fourth consecutive year. Gates however also raised his net worth to 67 billion dollars which his around six million more than what he had in 2012. There were some new inductees into the billionaire club this year with Stefan Persson , Eike Batista and Karl Albrecht losing their spots to Warren Buffet, Amancia Ortega and David Koch. Amancia Ortega – who has made most of his money from his clothing retail business has jumped up two places from last year, surpassing Buffet and Bernard Arnault with a total net worth of 57 billion dollars which is around twenty million dollars more than what he had last year. The Koch brothers, Charles and David hold the number six and seven spot respectively with 80 percent shares in Koch industries. Below is the complete top 10 list of Richest People of 2013 – 2014

10. Bernard Arnault & family

Bernard Arnault & family Richest People 2013 2014

NetWorth: $29 Billion
Age: 64
Source: LVMH
Nationality: France


9. Liliane Bettencourt & family

Liliane Bettencourt & family

NetWorth: $30 Billion
Age: 91
Source: L’Oreal
Nationality: France


8. Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing - Richest people in world

NetWorth: $31 Billion
Age: 85
Source: Multiple Sources
Nationality: Hong Kong


7. David Koch

David Koch - Rich people 2013

NetWorth: $34 Billion
Age: 73
Source: Multiple Sources
Nationality: USA


6. Charles Koch


NetWorth: $34 Billion
Age: 77
Source: Multiple Sources
Nationality: USA


5. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

NetWorth: $43 Billion
Age: 69
Source: Oracle
Nationality: USA


4. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett - Richest People 2013

NetWorth: $55.3 Billion
Age: 83
Source: Berkshire Hathaway
Nationality: USA


3. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega - 2013

NetWorth: $57 Billion
Age: 77
Source: Zara
Nationality: Spain


2. Bill Gates

Bill Gates - Richest People 2014

NetWorth: $67 Billion
Age: 57
Source: Microsfot
Nationality: USA


1. Carlos Slim Helu & family

Carlos Slim Helu - Richest Person 2013 - 2014

NetWorth: $73 Billion
Age: 73
Source: Telecom
Nationality: Mexico

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