World's richest unveiled by Forbes

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.

(Forbes Billionaires)

NAME

NET WORTH

ORIGIN OF WEALTH

COUNTRY

(By Citizenship)

Carlos Slim Helú

$73 billion

Telecom

Mexico

Bill Gates

$67 billion

Microsoft

United States

Amancio Ortega

$57 billion

Zara

Spain

Warren Buffett

$53.5 billion

Berkshire Hathaway

United States

Larry Ellison

$43 billion

Oracle

United States

Charles Koch

$34 billion

Diversified

United States

David Koch

$34 billion

Diversified

United States

Li Ka-shing

$31 billion

Diversified

Hong Kong

Liliane Bettencourt

$30 billion

L’Oreal

France

Bernaud Arnault

$29 billion

LVMH

France

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