Thursday, March 8, 2012

Behold,The World's Richest People!

Forbes, in its 25th year of global wealth ranking, says there are 1,226 billionaires in the world presently! Mexican Carlos 'Slim' Helu still tops the chart with a net worth of $69 billion, while Bill Gates comes second with $60 billion. Warren Buffet is third with $44 billion.
Nigeria has 2 billionaires on the list. Aliko Dangote dropped 25 places to the 76th position in the latest ranking. His drop from the 51st to the 76th position is as a result of a $2.6 billion decrease in wealth, from $13.8 billion to $11.2 billion.
Globacom Chairman, Mike Adenuga, moved from the 597th to the 595th position as a result of a wealth increase of $2.2 billion from $2.1 billion to $4.3 billion.
Facebook founder, Mark Zukerberg is ranked 35th with a net worth of $17.5 billion .

The top ten richest people in the world are listed below:
 Carlos Slim Helu -$69 billion
 Bill Gates -$60 billion
Warren Buffet -$44 billion 
Bernard Arnault -$41 billion 
 Amancio Ortega -$37.5 billion
 Larry Ellison -$36 billion
 Eike Batista -$30 billion
 Stefan Persson - $26 billion
 Li Ka-shing -$25.5 billion
Karl Albrecht -$25.4 billion 

......and the Nigerians on the list
 Aliko Dangote - $11.2 billion
Mike Adenuga -$4.3 billion

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