Richest people in the world in 2012/ Top Five Richest Persons in World
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of. What can be said about the world in which major chunk of wealth is occupied by few people; whereas more than 50% of the world’s population is living below poverty line. This year’s list broke records in size (1,210 billionaires) and total net worth ($4.5 trillion). List of richest people of the world is given in following lines. These are the top five richest persons in world 2012.
1. Carlos Slim, Richest Person in the World
Mexico’s Carlos Slim has not only widened his lead at no 1 but also continue to lead this wealthy group since 2010. Born on January 28, 1940( age 71) in Mexico, he gained the basics of business from his father. He is Lebanese by his nationality. His father name was Khalil Salim Hadad but latter he changed his first name to Julian when he immigrated to Mexico. Carlos Slim also earn the title of “the richest man of the world” in 2007.Carlos Slim’s spouse name is Soumaya Domit who died in 1999. He also has five children. He is the Chairman and CEO of Telmex, America Movil and Grupo Carso. Slim was worth an estimated $74 billion in last year’s February which declined to $63.3 billion in last year October. Inspite, he is the wealthiest person of the world as second richest person of this planet, Earth, Bill Gates have $ 60 billion.
2. Bill Gates.
An American business magnate, investor, philanthropist and author, William Henry Gates known as Bill Gates, was born on October 28, 1955(age 56). He was dropped from Harvard University but now he is a chairman of Microsoft, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO of Cascade investment and Chairman of Corbis. Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. Net worth of Gates wealth is $59 billion. Gates is agnostic by religion. He married with Melinda Gates in 1994 and now they have three children.
3. Warren Edward Buffett
An American investor, philanthropist and business magnate, Warren Edward Buffett was born on august 30, 1930(age 81) in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. he is the most successful investor of the world. Warren Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. His salary is US$100,000 and net worth of his wealth is US$50 billion. Agnostic by religion, warren Buffett married with Susan Thompson Buffett, who died in 2004. His second marriage was with Astrid Menks in 2006. He has three children.
4. Bernard Arnault.
A French business magnate, who is best known as a chairman and chief executive of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, was born on 5 march 1949(age 62) in Roubaix, France. He is also a chairman of Christian Dior S.A. Helene Mercier is his wife who is pianist. Th the net worth of Bernard Arnault’s worth is US$41 billion.
5. Lawrence Ellison.
The co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, one of the world’s leading enterprise software companies, Lawrence Joseph Ellison known as Larry Ellison was born on august 17, 1944(age 67) in New York City, NewYork, U.S. now he is residing in California, U.S. His salary is $73.2 M and net worth of his wealth is US$33billion. Ellison is the third wealthiest American citizen and fifth richest person of the world. He is jewish by religion. Adda Quinn was his first wife who died in 1974, his second wife, Nancy Wheeler Jenkins died in 1978, his third wife, Barbara Boothe, died in 1986. He married with Melanie Craft in 2003.