. The richest man in the world from Mexico for the fourth time in a row, and is said to clock over $4 billion every year. His Latin American mobile giant America Movil is his most valuable holding at $36.3 billion; as the company has successfully spread itself to parts of Europe. He currently holds an honorary position at the company and advices on strategy while his sons take part in the majority of the activity. Apart from this he holds a share i
. One of the foremost man in modern day technology from USA, inventor of Microsoft Inc; he now is known for his philanthropic deeds. Currently owns a mere 5% stock with his company, he now devotes his attention to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focusing on eradication of diseases, and other social issues. A pioneer in technology, he still maintains a stronghold through equity & bonds from Ecolab, Mexican TV company Televisa and FEMSA, the larges
. Famous for his Zara brand, where he owns 60% shares, Spain's Amancio Ortega is the year's biggest gainer. He is ranked #3 in this list, Ortega also has a real estate portfolio - the iconic Torre Picasso, a 43-story skyscraper in Madrid. Apart from this he also owns buildings in Madrid, London, Chicago, San Francisco and New York. Orgeta started making dressing gowns in his living room, of which soon he found a Fashion company called Zara.
. The textile company called Berkshire Hathaway still serves as Buffett's famed investment vehicle. As of now he enjoys his spell of Philanthropy closely as his lifetime giving has amounted to $18 Bn. Other notable ventures include the Heinz ketchup deal worth $23 Bn, and the acquisition on Oriental Trading Co. Buffet's son now holds the key to his firm.
. CEO of Oracle, Larry Ellison has come out strong. Recently seen on a real estate buying spree, Larry owns the Hawaiian Islands of Lanai, as well as Mansions in Malibu. Larry who also shows keenness in NBA has also been spotted exploring a deal with NBA giants Sacramento Kings. The software Mogul also shares openly as he joined hands with Gates -Buffet funding schemes and has also donated $1.6 Mn shares of Oracle to his Medical foundation.
. Looking after Koch Industries, both Charles and David Koch acquire a net worth whopping $34 Bn individually. With their industries built on refining and chemicals, both brothers made profits with the falling prices of natural gas. Apart from making profits, David Koch is also known for $1 Bn charity till date.
Li Ka shing
. Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing shares of his biggest holdings, Cheung Kong, Hutchison Whampoa and Husky Energy. Li still overseas one of the world's most far reaching empires. He now supplies gas to major areas of UK and Wales. Meanwhile in the amidst of his billionaire run, his two sons are no less. The elder son taking control over assets, who invests in IT Cos like Facebook, Spotify & a few others and the younger one who is also a billionai
. Owning more than 30% of L'Oreal, which her father founded; Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman at 90. The elderly widow, who suffers from dementia and with a boost in the French cosmetics powerhouse's stock, she has gotten far richer. She now is replaced by her grandson since February 2012.
. Known as the most influential tastemaker, and for his luxury goods powerhouse Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, LVMH. His fortune is mostly held in Christian Dior, which controls a 41% stake in LVMH. Soon to be knighted as he plans to open a museum, Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation. He comes from France.
. The richest woman in the United States, Wal-Mart's Christy Walton inherited most of her wealth when her husband died in 2005. Apart from this the major award came from the massive retailer, Wal-Mart founded by her in-laws in 1962.
. Nearly all his fortune comes from the family's 38% equity stake in H&M, founded by his father, Erling, in 1947. Chairman of global apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz Stefan Persson has lately been making news for his high profile real estate investments. Buying blocks in Paris, the retailer continues its international expansion as it has now more than 2,500 stores in 45 countries. Stefan Persson also holds a non profit Mentor Foundation helping th
. New York's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg enjoys a new challenge as of today, eradication of gun violence. Though playing on the social front, Mike has become $5 Bn richer his year all because of his financial data Bloomberg firm he founded in 1982. Owning about 88% of the company, Bloomberg is said to own houses in the major places around New York. He also donates vigorously to various causes, the recent one with Bill Gates Foundation.
. Known as the Wal-Mart heir, and operating as the CEO of his family's Arvest Bank which operates in major cities ; it can be easily calculated how Jim Walton breaks the billionaire barrier. He and his family have also contributed generously to Walton Family Foundation, and was a supporter of Mitt Romney during the presidential elections.
. Owner of the Las Vegas Sands Casino, his shares were up by more than 20% this year. Apart from this he holds a Venetian Resort, a Palazzo Resort and one more in Macao.
. Wal-Mart heiress, Alice Walton is known for her philanthropic efforts. Her ambitious Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville which displays her donated works is also said to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She currently runs a horse ranch in Texas while her personal assets accumulate in millions. But Alice is also a generous donator along the likes of Steve Balmer, Bill Gates, and also to the Walton Family Foundation.
S Robson Walton
. Eldest son of the Wal-Mart family and heir, Rob has remained as the chairman since early 90s'. Before joining Wal-Mart, he was a partner with a Law firm in Tulsa. His family has been donating generously to the Walton Family Foundation for years now.
. Karl and his late brother Theo began working at their mother's corner grocery store after World War II. And years of long efforts turned it into a large retail chain with low prices. Later when the brothers split the ownership, Karl was awarded with more fruitful parts of the Germany and the world, whereas Theo got portions of Germany and Europe. The store known as Aldi Sud, operates in 9 countries & within 32 states of USA. Karl who is 93 now pa
. One of the largest online retailer of possibly any kind, Bezos led Amazon has touch new heights with profits up to $61 Bn. Amazon founded by Jeff in 1994, in his garage where he used to sell books, went public three years later after a series of remarkable events. Reports say that Amazon is about to launch virtual currency for its Kindle fire. Exhibiting great interest in aerospace, Jeff funds huge volumes of money into his adventurous feats. Rec
. Google co-founder and CEO, saw his company span a revenue of $50 Bn last year. After having so many feats with the internet company, Page now focuses on mobile devices. An avid techie, he is believed to be a major prophet of cleaner forms of energy with his house built around on geothermal and rainwater techniques. Page and Sergey Brin also hold investment in the Electric Automobile Co Tesla. Page is currently receiving treatment for his loss of
. With Larry Page founded Google, Sergey Brin now looks into the more futuristic branches of technology like the famous Google Glass which focuses on augmented data technique. Page and Brin collaborated in their PhD courses at Stanford University, and later dropped out in 1998 to operate from a garage. Brin, from a family of scholars, along with his wife Anne Wojcicki, run the Brin Wojcicki Foundation. Wojcicki leads biotech startup 23andMe. Sergey
. With Reliance leading the way into India, Mukesh remains at the top in India as the #1 richest person. Controlling a major share in the petrochemical, oil and gas, Mukesh now plans to roll out 4G services in the country in collaboration with his brother Anil. Apart from being on the business front, Mukesh and his wife Neeta Ambani also own an IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, a T20 cricket team, which won this years IPL season 6.
. You all have relished his delicacy, this is the man behind the famous Ferrero. Michele Ferrero, the patriarch of Italian chocolate dynasty Ferrero Group. Ferrero turned it into one of the world's largest confectionery makers after inheriting the company from his father in 1950. Notified brands include Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolates, Nutella. The company now has more than 70 affiliate companies around the world.
Lee Shau Kee
. Gained a fortune from real estate, this Property Mogul, rose to heights with this Henderson Land. Lee quickly built a fortune from the hot property prices and expects the rise to continue for long, even though the Honk Kong authorities have levied high taxes in property. He now shows interest in donating portions of his agriculture land for low cost housing projects.
. The famous Thomson Reuters chaired by David Thomson, who lavishly sits on its family's several generations built company. Owning 55% of the company, he along with his brother Peter, manage Woodbridge, his family's private holding. Thomson also shares stakes in an analytic firm, Strategic Hotels and resorts. He also is a part owner of the National Hockey League's Winnipeg Jets. He is a connoisseur of art as well.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
. Owning a company called Kingdom Holding, this Saudi Arabian Prince holds major stake at 95% and also owns shares in management companies for hotels such as Four Seasons, Movenpick Hotels, Hotel George V in Paris and a stake in the Savoy Hotel in London. Apart from real estate, the Prince holds an equity in Citigroup, Twitter, and a Chinese e-commerce company 360Buy Jingdong. He was believed to be the first person to have bought the Airbus A-380.