World's richest people 2011
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(Mexico) - $74 billion, telecommunications: The Mexican tycoon first
showed a business talent as a 10-year-old selling drinks and snacks to
his family. After studying engineering, he founded a real estate company
and worked as a trader on the Mexican stock exchange.
||Bill Gates (USA)
- $56 billion, Microsoft: Sensing the start of a personal computer
revolution, Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard University in 1975 to
start Microsoft and pursue a vision of a computer on every desk and in
every home. Microsoft went public in 1986 and by the next year, the
soaring stock made Gates, at age 31, the youngest self-made billionaire.
(USA) - $50 billion, Berkshire Hathaway: Buffett has run his Omaha,
Nebraska-based conglomerate since 1965. Its interests run from railroads
to ice cream.
Buffett is called the "Oracle of Omaha"[ or
the "Sage of Omaha..
Warren Edward Buffett was born on August 30, 1930, in Omaha,
Nebraska state, USA. His father Howard Buffet was s stock broker and
Congressman. His mother Leila Buffet was a homemaker. He is the only son and
second of the three children.
(France) - $41 billion, LVMH: Bernard Arnault earned the reputation of a
ruthless corporate raider after pushing out shareholder rivals when he
started building the LVMH group in the 1990s with the Louis Vuitton,
Moet and Hennessy brands. It is now the world's biggest luxury goods
(USA) - $39.5 billion, Oracle Corp: Flamboyant Oracle founder and CEO,
Larry Ellison, is known for his free, public outbursts against rivals
such as German software maker SAP AG. Ellison won yachting’s America’s
Cup last year and is considered one of the ‘old guard’ of Silicon
(India) - $31.1 billion, steel: London-based steel tycoon Mittal runs
ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel manufacturer. In 2005 he spent
$10 million to promote sporting talent and encourage potential Olympians
in his homeland after he was disappointed by India’s lone medal at the
(Spain) - $31 billion, retail: Amancio Ortega started his clothing
business in the 1960s making dressing gowns in his garage in La Coruna.
His company Inditex owns the Zara fashion house and is now the world’s
biggest clothing retailer.
(Brazil) - $30 billion, mining, oil: Batista has long said he wants
nothing less than to be Brazil's and the world's richest person. Just
before Rio de Janerio was awarded the 2016 Olympic Games, he bought up a
nearby marina that will be a hub of the games - an example of his eye
for a well timed deal.
(India) - $27 billion, petrochemicals, oil and gas: A chemical engineer
by training, Mukesh Ambani dropped out of Stanford University and joined
Reliance in 1981. Mukesh, who said in 2009 he would take a two-thirds
pay cut after the Indian prime minister’s comments on ‘vulgar salaries’,
gave his wife a private jet on her birthday, and also splashed out $1
billion on a 27-story home
||Christy Walton & family ( USA) -$26.5
billion, The widow of John Walton inherited her wealth after the former
Green Beret and Vietnam war medic died in an airplane accident near his
home in Wyoming 2005. Now world's richest woman, she got an extra bump
in her fortune because of her late husband's early investment in First
Solar; shares up nearly 500% since 2006 initial public offering. But
bulk still comes from her holdings in Wal-Mart, the retailer
founded by her father-in-law Sam Walton and his brother James in 1962.