1. At estimate one is Bill Gates, who is right away recognisable the world over as the man behind Microsoft, at the forefront of the personal computer revolution. He is currently worth billion. He is also a keen philanthropist donating large amounts of money to charity. He is known as a ‘creative capitalist’; reinforcing the idea that clubs should equilibrium the race of production profit with doing well.
2. Warren Buffet comes in at estimate 2, worth billion. He is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist – in fact one of the most victorious investors in the world. He is Ceo of Berkshire Hathaway. A proponent of value investing, Buffet buys stocks he believes that the shop has undervalued. He has pledged to give away 85% of his wealth to the Gates Foundation and is supreme for his personal frugality.
3. The Mexican, Carols Slim Helu is at estimate 3. Worth billion he currently controls 90% of Mexico’s telephone landlines and has a billion stake in America Movil, Latin America’s largest mobile phone company. He has assets in media, energy and retail. His sage guidance is to ‘Maintain austerity in times of fat cows’.
4. Lawrence (Larry) Ellison, Ceo and co-founder of software giant Oracle is at estimate 4. He started Oracle in 1977, contributing just 00 of his own money. Oracle has accumulated 49 new acquisitions in the last 4 years.
5. Ingvar Kamprad is the 5th wealthiest person in the world and the richest in Europe. He is the founder of furnishing sell giant, Ikea and worth billion. Although retired, at 83 he still works at the company. Despite his wealth he remains frugal, shunning an extravagant lifestyle.
6. Karl Albrecht is the richest man in Germany and estimate 6 in the world, worth .5 billion. He founded the supermarket chain Aldi with his brother. Very puny is known about him as he has retired and withdrawn from group life.
7. Mukesh Ambani is worth .5 billion, inherited wealth from petrochemicals which continues to grow. His father founded reliance Industries, today India’s most indispensable firm and Ambani is its chairman, managing director and largest shareholder.
8. Lakshmi Mittal is at estimate 8. His inherited wealth, currently standing at .3 billion comes from heading the world’s largest steel company, ArcelorMittal. In 2007 he was named one of the 100 most influential citizen by Time magazine.
9. Theo Albrecht, Karl Albrecht’s brother is at estimate 9, worth .8 billion from discount supermarket Aldi Nord. Theo controls the shop in Northern Germany and the rest of Europe; also creating Trader Joe’s in order to control in America.
10. Amancio Ortega is worth .3 billion, a self made fortune from clothing sell giant Zara. He started out production dressing gowns and lingerie in his living room with his then wife. He also has investments in gas, banks, tourism and real estate.