How Many Billionaires Are There in the World?

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How Many Billionaires Are There in the World?

There are 1210 billionaires in the world as of march 2011 The World billionaires list  of Forbes.The world billionaries list total net worth is 4.5 trillion$  and the winner is Carlos Slim from Mexico.

Top 10 Billionaires

1.Carlos Slim Helu


Net Worth : 74.0 billion $

Age : 71

Country of Citizenship : Mexico

Sources of wealth : Telmex, América Móvil, Grupo Carso




2.Bill Gates

Bill-Gates Net Worth : 56.0 billion $

Age : 55

Country of Citizenship : United States

Sources of wealth : Microsoft




3.Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett

Net Worth : 50.0 billion $

Age : 80

Country of Citizenship : United States

Sources of wealth : Berkshire Hathaway




4.Bernard Arnault


Net Worth : 41.0 billion $

Age : 62

Country of Citizenship : France

Sources of wealth : LVMH Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton




5.Lawrence Ellison

Larry Ellison

Net Worth : 39.5 billion $

Age : 66

Country of Citizenship : United States

Sources of wealth : Oracle Corporation




6.Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal

Net Worth : 31.1 billion $

Age : 60

Country of Citizenship : India

Sources of wealth : Arcelor Mittal




7.Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

Net Worth : 31.0 billion $

Age : 74

Country of Citizenship : Spain

Sources of wealth : Inditex Group




8.Eike Batista

Eike Batista

Net Worth : 30.0 billion $

Age : 53

Country of Citizenship : Brazil

Sources of wealth : EBX Group




9.Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth : 27.0 billion $

Age : 53

Country of Citizenship : India

Sources of wealth : Reliance Industries




10.Christy Walton

Christy Walton

Net Worth : 26.5 billion $

Age : 53

Country of Citizenship : United States

Sources of wealth : Walmart


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20 responses to “How Many Billionaires Are There in the World?”

  1. […] do we as a country get out of this fiscal mess? Taxing the rich is flat out stupid. We could take all the money from all the billionaires on earth, and that would only add up to about $4.5 trillion, or 1/20th of the hole the U.S. is […]

  2. leathan says:

    I wish people saw the problem 🙁

    Tax is used non transparency, alot of smart people claim taxing makes rich people richer. People who play video games who are also smart make more the more they have, other smart people claim we live in a deterministic world.

    Maybe, just maybe, transparency should be a requirement for all zero-sum transfers?

  3. To him that have, more is given. But to him dat dose not have, even wat he has wil be taken 4rum him.

  4. spiro kontatis says:

    Realy???? Any one of these peaple can end world hunger. That’s 7 billion peaple fed.
    I would hate to be one of these peaple when I get to the “pearly gates” and god asked “what did you do with the gifts I gave you? And they answer I used the knowledge you gave me to make a but load of mony for myself. Even the charity these peaple give is for tax shelter purposes

    I am not a hater. I make enough to support my family however I hate unnecessary consumtion

  5. Alien360 says:

    How about joining the 1% than hating them….
    I did a small research about wealthy people around the world. I found there are 1200+ billionaires in the world and 350 of them are Americans. America is the second largest country in the world by area. America used to had one of the best free market economy before all these bail outs. And it is only 350 billionaires? For me this is not impressive at all. I am not a hater. I love to be rich and also encourage ever one who works hard.

    Now most liberal Americans want all these rich people (1%)to go away, even though economy is depend on this 1 %. Here is my proposition for all the haters, How about make rest of the Non US billionaires go away and become wealthy by working hard and join this 1% of US billionaires……

    just a thought!

    • HANKERS says:

      First Alien, your language skills are pathetic and second, your reasoning is tainted by your hate of something sounding ‘liberal’. Working hard will not lead most to become a billionaire and the thought that redistribution is detrimental to the middle class (which is about as high as most ‘hard-workers may hope to acheive) is nonsense. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, there was the rich and the working class – and they worked hard. When taxes were implemented and redistrubution took hold, the middle class was expanded and led to the wealthiest times (by GDP per capita). Life was better until the past 20-30 years when this reversed and the rich got richer, the poor got poorer and the middle class shrunk.

    • John says:

      Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. The us isn’t even third! Review your research . Those 1% made their billions on the sweat of the other 99%. Remember that.

  6. Honest Ed says:

    Alien, please go back to school. You have been duped by the 1%. There are over 300 million people in the USA, do you expect us all to work hard and become millionaires? That’s not likely. If the middle class is kept strong, then the economy will be strong and the rich will stay rich, that way everyone’s happy. The problem currently is the rich have become too greedy and are willing to let the middle class fail in order to line their pockets.

    Alien, either you are a secret millionaire or a not so secret moron. No offense.

  7. Michael C. says:

    I wonder which one of these 1210 billionaires will just give me $ 1,000,000 just for the hell of it? Each one of these billionaires will blow that much money each year and want even miss it. To these people spending a million dollars would be like me throwing away a $100 bill. GIVE IT UP !!! it’s only one million dollars you will blow anyway on something you will not even see most likely. Trust me it want hurt at all. You will spend it anyway.

  8. The Dude says:

    Cool List!
    Where are the Rothchilds, Warburgs, Morgans, and Rockefellers though? How much did they pay you to keep there wealth data off the list?!
    These families own 99% of all the $$$ on the earth.

    • Johnny says:

      Yes, a good question but 99% is far fetched!
      The Rothchild empire is not united and split between the current 200 family menbers. “… Sir Evelyn De Rothschild the British financier has a net worth of $20 billion. Jacob Rothschild another British investment banker has a net worth of $50 billion. As a modern day an empire, the family’s total net worth and assets combined have been pegged in the $300 – $400 billion range….”

  9. Patrick says:

    How about some of these guys helping the world?
    – buy tigers and rhinos more land of their own
    – by a Greek island from the bankrupted Greek government
    – reduce cash deposits to get the world economy going.
    – invest in labour intesive production
    – help make the condom and pill free to everyone in the world
    If 1000 billionairs gave half their assets to charity for a secure place in heaven?

  10. Jo says:

    Huh. Only one woman and most of those people are from the United States. Interesting.

  11. AProPoorman says:

    Rich fu**s. What are they going to do with all that money? Can’t take it with them to the grave. In a joking perspective, if they do, there will be sure to be an increase in grave diggers!
    These selfish traitors to humanity are the shittiest role models ever to walk the Earth.

  12. Jan the Man says:

    Most of you don’t know what your talking about. Bill gates has fifty billion if he gave away 40 he’d have ten and you would still bitch. None of them have the cash, they own shares in their own companies. When their shares go up, so do everyone else’s. It’s the desire to succeed that drives a lot of extremely wealthy people. Not more cash. The gov needs to be more diligent with tax law and criminal organizations, money laundering ect. As long as wealth filters down there should be a pyramid under them. More billionaires = more millionaires = more wealth all the way down. You can’t sell shit to a population with no money. There will always be someone at the top and someone at the bottom. We just need to insure the bottom aren’t starving and the rest are benifitting from the overall wealth of the country. As for the pearly gates there is a storey where God rewards those who turn what they are given into a profit. If you gonna quote the bible, read it first.

  13. Probably much of this wealth was inherited from the time of the Robber Barons and continually reinvested over the years by the descendants of those Barons. It’s not so important, where did the money come from, as what they’re doing with it now. Some billionaires give a lot of charity to good causes. Look at Bill Gates as an example. This behavior should be encouraged, not only for the rich but for the middle class as well.

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