Top 10 Richest Men in the World

There’s always a fascination with the richest people in the world. Apparantely, according to Forbes, the richest person in the world is now a Mexican called Carlo Slim Helu. According to IMF statistics his wealth of $53.5bn is roughly equal to the GDP of both Sudan $57bn and Slovenia $54bn (ranked 69th in list of GDP by country 2008)

Richest Men in The World

Carlo Slim Helu

  1. Carlo Slim Helu – Mexico $53.5 billion, up $18.5 billion in 12 months. Shares of America Movil (oil)
  2. Bill Gates, US $53 billion who had held the title of world’s richest 14 of the past 15 years. (Microsoft)
  3. Warren Buffett – US – $47billion- ( Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet) Warren Buffet invested wisely in Goldman Sachs during the worst parts of 2008
  4. Mukesh Ambani India $29.0bn
  5. Lakshmi Mittal India 59 $28.7bn
  6. Lawrence Ellison United States $28.0bn
  7. Bernard Arnault France $27.5bn
  8. Eike Batista Brazil $27.0bn
  9. Amancio Ortega Spain $25bn
  10. Karl Albrecht Germany $23.5bn

According to Forbes, these are the richest 10 men in 2010. It has been a good year for billionaires as stock markets have generally risen from the slumps of 2008 in the midst of the financial crisis.