2013 Top 10 Richest People In The World
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2013 Top 10 Richest People In The World

New York City : NY : USA | Mar 04, 2013 at 9:58 AM PST
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Forbes has released the names of 2013’s top 100 richest people in the world. Mexican telecom magnet Carlos Slim again earned the number 1 spot with a net worth $73 billion. He topped the list for the fourth year in a row. Microsoft founder Bill Gates (United States) also became successful to retain the number 2 spot with a net worth of $67 billion. Zara’s Amancio Ortega (Spain) won the 3rd place for the first time with a net worth of $57 billion. This year, Warren Buffett (United States) lost the top 3 spot after a decade, since 2000. He was placed in the 4th place with $53.5 billion net worth from Berkshire Hathaway. Oracle’s Larry Ellison (United States) bagged the 5th spot with a net worth of $43 billion.

Charles Koch (United States) with a net worth of $34 billion came into the 6th spot. David Koch (United States) with a net worth of $34 billion grabbed the 7th place. Li-Ka-shing from Hong Kong got the 8th spot with a net worth of $31 billion. L’Oreal’s Liliane Bettencourt (France) was ranked number 9 with a net worth of $30 billion. Bernaud Arnault (France) with a net worth of $29 billion from LVMH got the 10th spot.

Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was demoted from 35th rank to 66th in 2013 with a net worth of $13.3 billion, compared to $17.5 last year. Brazilian Eike Batista was the biggest loser in 2013 whose ranking dropped from number 7 spot to 100th this year due to a huge $19.4 billion fortune drop. See Forbes’ top 100 richest people list.

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2013 Top 10 Richest People In The World
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Pijush Mitra is based in Kolkata, Bangla, India, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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