THE WORLD’S BILLIONAIRES-THE TOP 100

RankImageNameRANK 2011COUNTRYWORTH ($BIL)SOURCE OF WEALTH
1Carlos Slim Helu & family1MEXICO69TELECOM
2Bill Gates2UNITED STATES61MICROSOFT
3Warren Buffett3UNITED STATES44BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
4Bernard Arnault4FRANCE41LVMH
5Amancio Ortega7SPAIN37.5ZARA
6Larry Ellison5UNITED STATES36ORACLE
7Eike Batista8BRAZIL30MINING, OIL
8Stefan Persson13SWEDEN26H&M
9Li Ka-shing11HONG KONG25.5DIVERSIFIED
10Karl Albrecht12GERMANY25.4ALDI
11Christy Walton & family10UNITED STATES25.3WAL-MART
12Charles Koch18UNITED STATES25DIVERSIFIED
12David Koch18UNITED STATES25DIVERSIFIED
14Sheldon Adelson16UNITED STATES24.9CASINOS
15Liliane Bettencourt15FRANCE24L’OREAL
16Jim Walton20UNITED STATES23.7WAL-MART
17Alice Walton21UNITED STATES23.3WAL-MART
18S. Robson Walton22UNITED STATES23.1WAL-MART
19Mukesh Ambani9INDIA22.3PETROCHEMICALS, OIL & GAS
20Michael Bloomberg30UNITED STATES22BLOOMBERG LP
21Lakshmi Mittal6INDIA20.7STEEL
22George Soros46UNITED STATES20HEDGE FUNDS
23Michele Ferrero & family32ITALY19CHOCOLATES
24Sergey Brin24UNITED STATES18.7GOOGLE
24Larry Page24UNITED STATES18.7GOOGLE
26Jeff Bezos30UNITED STATES18.4AMAZON.COM
27Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family23HONG KONG18.3REAL ESTATE
28Alisher Usmanov35RUSSIA18.1STEEL, TELECOM, INVESTMENTS
29Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud26SAUDI ARABIA18INVESTMENTS
29Lee Shau Kee28HONG KONG18DIVERSIFIED
29Georgina Rinehart100AUSTRALIA18MINING
32Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht48GERMANY17.8ALDI, TRADER JOE’S
32Iris Fontbona & family27CHILE17.8MINING
34Michael Otto & family38GERMANY17.6RETAIL
35David Thomson & family17CANADA17.5MEDIA
35Mark Zuckerberg52UNITED STATES17.5FACEBOOK
37Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family112MEXICO17.4RETAIL, MEDIA
38Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family66MEXICO16.5MINING
39Rinat Akhmetov39UKRAINE16STEEL, COAL
39Cheng Yu-tung100HONG KONG16DIVERSIFIED
41Michael Dell44UNITED STATES15.9DELL
41Vladimir Lisin14RUSSIA15.9STEEL, TRANSPORT
41Azim Premji36INDIA15.9SOFTWARE
44Steve Ballmer49UNITED STATES15.7MICROSOFT
45Alexei Mordashov29RUSSIA15.3STEEL, INVESTMENTS
46Vladimir Potanin34RUSSIA14.5METALS
47Phil Knight60UNITED STATES14.4NIKE
48Paul Allen57UNITED STATES14.2MICROSOFT, INVESTMENTS
48German Larrea Mota Velasco & family39MEXICO14.2MINING
50Carl Icahn61UNITED STATES14LEVERAGED BUYOUTS
50Birgit Rausing & family49SWEDEN14PACKAGING
52Forrest Mars Jr.81UNITED STATES13.8CANDY
52Jacqueline Mars81UNITED STATES13.8CANDY
52John Mars81UNITED STATES13.8CANDY
52Joseph Safra68BRAZIL13.8BANKING
56Vagit Alekperov50RUSSIA13.5LUKOIL
57Mikhail Fridman43RUSSIA13.4OIL, BANKING, TELECOM
58Mikhail Prokhorov32RUSSIA13.2INVESTMENTS
59Susanne Klatten44GERMANY13BMW, PHARMACEUTICALS
59Francois Pinault & family67FRANCE13RETAIL
61Mohammed Al Amoudi63SAUDI ARABIA12.5OIL, DIVERSIFIED
61Anne Cox Chambers53UNITED STATES12.5MEDIA
61John Paulson39UNITED STATES12.5HEDGE FUNDS
64Robert Kuok61MALAYSIA12.4DIVERSIFIED
64Luis Carlos Sarmiento75COLOMBIA12.4BANKING
64Viktor Vekselberg57RUSSIA12.4OIL, METALS
67Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family193BRAZIL12.2DIVERSIFIED
68Roman Abramovich53RUSSIA12.1STEEL, INVESTMENTS
69Donald Bren64UNITED STATES12REAL ESTATE
69Jorge Paulo Lemann55BRAZIL12Food & Beverages
69Ronald Perelman64UNITED STATES12LEVERAGED BUYOUTS
72Len Blavatnik80UNITED STATES11.9DIVERSIFIED
72Leonid Mikhelson99RUSSIA11.9GAS, CHEMICALS
74Leonardo Del Vecchio71ITALY11.5EYEWEAR
75John Fredriksen72CYPRUS11.3SHIPPING
76Aliko Dangote51NIGERIA11.2SUGAR, FLOUR, CEMENT
76Stefan Quandt72GERMANY11.2BMW
78Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family57UNITED KINGDOM11REAL ESTATE
78Harold Hamm105UNITED STATES11OIL & GAS
80Savitri Jindal & family56INDIA10.9STEEL
81Andrey Melnichenko105RUSSIA10.8COAL, FERTILIZER
82James Simons74UNITED STATES10.7HEDGE FUNDS
83Ernesto Bertarelli & family81SWITZERLAND10.6BIOTECH, INVESTMENTS
84Jack Taylor & family128UNITED STATES10.4ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
85Abigail Johnson69UNITED STATES10.3FIDELITY
86Robin Li95CHINA10.2TECH
86Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte77CHILE10.2PAPER
88Ray Dalio162UNITED STATES10HEDGE FUNDS
88George Kaiser89UNITED STATES10OIL & GAS, BANKING
88Johanna Quandt89GERMANY10BMW
88Hans Rausing81SWEDEN10PACKAGING
88Tadashi Yanai & family122JAPAN10RETAIL
93Serge Dassault & family96FRANCE9.9AVIATION
93Ananda Krishnan93MALAYSIA9.9TELECOM
95Klaus-Michael Kuhne81GERMANY9.8SHIPPING
96Pallonji Mistry103IRELAND9.7CONSTRUCTION
97Alejandro Santo Domingo DavilaNRCOLOMBIA9.5BEER
98Horst Paulmann & family75CHILE9.3RETAIL
99Gennady Timchenko185RUSSIA9.1OIL & GAS
100Laurene Powell Jobs & familyNRUNITED STATES9APPLE, DISNEY
100David & Simon Reuben114UNITED KINGDOM9INVESTMENTS, REAL ESTATE
100Dmitry Rybolovlev93RUSSIA9FERTILIZER
100Harold Simmons179UNITED STATES9INVESTMENTS