10 Richest People of 2013
Bangalore: Richness is fame, a fame that everyone cannot have or enjoy. Every year, Forbes makes a list of the richest person in the world.
This year also, Forbes has listed the top 10 richest people around the world. There has been not any tremendous change in the current list. However, few of the rich people have moved to and fro in the list compared with the previous list.
Here is the list of the richest people in the world, 2013 by Forbes.
1. Carlos Slim Helú
Net Worth: $73 billion
This is the fourth year; Carlos Slim Helú has been entitled with the ‘Richest Man’ title.
Carlos is a Mexican business tycoon. Born in January 28, 1940, Carlos was taught business basics by his father. At the age of 17, he started working for his father’s company and was earning 200 pesos a week.
Today, Carlos is the telecom giant of Mexico and also owns a remarkable number of companies. Some of his conglomerate companies are Grupo Carso, SA de CV, etc. His América Móvil was the largest mobile-phone carrier in 2010. He is the Chairman and CEO of Telmex and América Móvil.
2. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $67 billion
Bill Gates is the most active name in the ‘Richest People’ list. Even after giving away a considerable amount to ‘Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’, he is standing tall in the second rank of this list.
His name needs no introduction. He topped this list constantly from 1995 to 2009. It was only in 2008 that he was ranked as third.
He is the current Chairman of Microsoft and he donates a major portion of his wealth to his charitable trust, ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’.