Richest Men By Net Worth 2013
Based of the Forbes magazine, this article contains the list of richest men based on their net worth in year 2013. This universe has many people who have made such income which has given them a special place in this world. Some in the business and other occupations such as acting have risen to the peak in their chosen field.
#1) Carlos Slim Hule and Family
Carlos Slim Helu, a Mexican investor, business tycoon and philanthropist with the net worth of $73 billion has become a richest man in the universe. He has been in the top from the year 2010 to 2013 expecting having lost the world’s richest spot to Bill Gates in May 2013. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies America Movil and Telmex. The biggest chunk of this 73 year old Mexican businessman’s fortune lies in telecom. He also owns financial, industrial and real estate companies, mining, plus a stake in the New York Times. He got married to Soumaya Domit in 1967. He lives in Mexico with his six children. Among her interests were various philanthropic projects, he along with Bill Gates in February 2013 has announced that they were funding research to reduce hunger and support innovation for farmers in the developing world.
#2) Bill Gates
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft comes second in the list of the richest man with a net worth of $67 billion. He was the wealthiest man on the planet from 1995 to 2009 except 2008. He is the chairman of Microsoft, Chairman of Corbis and the Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates. This 57 year old citizen of United States not just richer but also the generous one. His major sources of earning are from gained from investments like Republic Services, Ecolab and FEMSA. He currently lives in Medina, WA, US
#3) Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega Gaona a businessman from Spain is the third man with a net worth of $ 57 billion. It is the first time that he has been listed amongst the richest person. Ortega is the chairman of Inditex, fashion group, best known for its Zara brand. He has 60% of the company’s share which is the main pillar of his wealth. Ortega, 77 years old businessman from Spain was born on 28 March 1936 in Busdongo de Arbás, Leon, Spain has many attributes. He has buildings in Madrid, London, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. He was married to billionaire Rosalia Mera, who recently passed away. He has three children.
#4) Warren Buffet
Warren Edward Buffett is the fourth richest man. However this most unbeaten investor of the 20th century has slipped from third place in 2012 to fourth place in 2013. The buffet is an American investor born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire and has a net worth of $53.5 billion. The massiveness of his finances originates from the textile company, H.J. Heinz, Berkshire Hathaway teamed up with 3G Capital.
#5) Larry Ellison
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison, born on 17 August, 1944 is an American businessman and best known as the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation. Larry is the fifth richest man and the third richest man in America. His net worth today is $43 billion with most of his wealth coming from Oracle, where he holds 23 percent of stocks. He has been on a real estate buying binge since last year; he bought 98 percent of a Hawaiian island from David Murdoch. He has been married and divorced four times. He resides in California.
#6) Charles Koch
Charles de Ganahl Koch, the co-owner, CEO and the chairman of the board of the America’s second biggest private company, Koch Industries, is in the sixth place in the list for 2013 with the net worth of $34billion. His financial arm gets from the 42 percent interest in the company he runs. This 78 year old businessman from the United States was born on 1 November 1935, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. This man prefers to maintain a low profile and thus rarely grants media interviews He has been married to his wife Liz for 38 years now and having two children.
#7) David Koch
David Hamilton Koch is a co-owner Koch Industries with older brother Charles Koch. David with the net worth of $34 billion has been placed in the seventh position in the list of the richest man on the planet. He along with his brother Charles Koch have 80% share of the company that involved in chemicals, refinery and financial trading and many others. This 73 year old chemical engineer was born on 3 May 1944. He has three children. He is also a well-known as mega donors for the conservative and libertarian political agenda.
#8) Li Ka- Shing
Li Ka-Shing is the richest person in Asia’s richest person and stands in the eighth position in the list of the richest man on the planet. With the increase of $5.5 billion in his wealth his net worth in 2013 is $31 billion. This Hong- Kong based businessman and investor is the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited. He was born on 13 June 1028 in Chaozhou, in China. Due to his father’s early death he had to stop his studies and start to earn. This school drop-out has been named as Asia’s Most Powerful Man in 2001. He has two sons and both are Canadian citizens.
#9) Liliane Bettencourt and Family
Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller, a 90 year old businesswoman from France. She and her family own more than 30% of L’Oreal. Liliane Bettencourt & family and come again to the top ten wealthiest for the first time since 1999. She and her family have the net worth of $30 billion.
#10) Bernard Arnault
Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a businessman and the art collector from France. He is the chairman and the CEO of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy since1989. The luxury empire of this is 643 years old businessman includes brands like Dom Perignon, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Thomas Pink and De Beers. Although his net worth has fallen from $41 billion in 2012 to $29 billion in 2013. He is still among the 10 richest people.
We did each person’s valuation on a single day, due to daily fluctuations among stock valuations and exchange rates.