The world is growing at a really fast pace and so is the economy in general. With new industries launching and flourishing every year, the overall GDP of the richest countries of the world are too found increasing. The year 2013 has just left us and here we are with an interesting list of top 10 richest people of the world in 2014 who are expected to be a part of Forbes listing even this year too!
Have a look!
1)Carlos Slim Helu & family
Net worth: $73 billion
Sources: Telecommunication, self-made, mining companies
He was just 14 when he left his home town Lebanon and move to Mexico with nothing in hand. But today by following his father rules of financial responsibilities, the self made billionaire topped the richest list of the world. Though the biggest chunk of his fortune lies in telecom but he also owns diversified companies, ranging from real estate to mining and also a stake in the New York times. Bill gates and Slim announced concomitantly, that they are funding research to reduce hunger and supporting farmers.
Net worth: $67 billion
Sources: Software, investments
The college dropout, Harvard junior student could never get over and resist the temptation of software and programming and his limitless indulgence took him to the level that now he is called as die hard ideologue. He is the richest man in the United States, despite past donations of more than $28 billion to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is now on his way to eradicate polio from third world countries in 2014.
Net worth: 57 billion
Sources: Fashion designs
The founder of one of the biggest fashion group is lying under top three for the very first time. He loves to maintain secrecy and so he is difficult to know and impossible to interview so you will hardly find updates regarding his ongoing moves. He was the years biggest gainer of 2013, his fortune is up by $19.5 billion thus moving him ahead of Warren Buffet. His company has nearly 5,900 stores in 86 countries.
Net Worth: $53.5 billion
Sources: Berkshire Hathaway
Could you doubt the skills and tactics taught by Ben Graham to his student? Then it’s obvious for his student to land in the list with the title of the biggest investor of all time. He is well known as the Oracle of Omaha due to his moves and tactics of investments. It’s been the first time since 2000 that he has not being among the top three, though he is the second biggest gainer, adding $9.5 billion to his fortune.
Net worth: $50 billion
Industry: Software industry
He is the most flamboyant businessman in recent days demanding for the most eligible bachelors that is why he stands being the world’s fifth richest man, who is $7 billion wealthier than a year ago and thanks to a more than 20% increase in the value of his Oracle stock. Last year the doftware tycoon has been a real estate buying spree, acquiring 99% of Hawaiin island and also added the Hawaiin airlline Island.
Net worth: $34 billion
Industry: Multiple ranges from chemical to refine, Kosh Industry
He is one of the two richest brothers who own 84% of Koch Industry, the second biggest private company in America. The sales of the company jump from $100 billion to $115 billion a year ago. He also has investments in chemicals and refining. The reason for increase sales could be due to improves operations at Koch’s Georgia Pacific, Angel Soft toilet papers and Dixie cups.
Net worth: $34 billion
Industry: Koch Industry
Another Koch brother who is running the major chemical technology side of Koch Industries. His fortune rise the ladder of $9 billion profit since last year, mostly on surging chemical and refining profits as the price of natural gas fell.
Net worth: $31 billion
Industry: Beauty retailer
The school drop out student, who initially started as a labor in Plastic trading company has now become the world’s largest operator of container terminals together being the largest beauty and health retailer. He is also the Asia’s richest person and the only one standing in the list among the world’s top 20 richest.
Net worth: $30 billion
Industry: Make up
The daughter of the founder of L’Oreal, Eugene Schueller, inherited the entire makeover industry and became the third wealthiest woman in the world returns to top ten for the first time since 1999. She is luckily on the list due to the boost in French cosmetics powerhouse’s stock in recent years.
Net worth: $29 billion
Sources: LVMH, inherited and growing
It’s going to be now 24 years since 1989 of living in his dream lavish world by creating a world’s leading luxury product brand, including Bulgari, Dom Perignon and Thomas Pink De Beers. His daughter and son is now finally taking over the companies and he is heading to bring to life his another dream, Franky Gehry designed museum.