Forbes’ 27th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires sees Carlos Slim Helú as the world's richest person for the fourth year running. This year sees a record 1426 billionaires make Forbes' list.
A total 138 women made the list this year, an increase of 34. With a net worth of $30 billion, Liliane Bettencourt (# 9) is now the richest woman in the world. Other women on the list include Miuccia Prada (# 78) of Italy, Anne Cox Chambers (#80) of the U.S., and new to the list, Margarita Louis-Dreyfus (#198) of Switzerland, with net worths of $12.4 billion, $12 billion and $6 billion, respectively.
ORIGIN OF WEALTH
Carlos Slim Helú