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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.

How many millionaires are there in the world today? It depends on what you mean by “millionaire”. The Economist reports that there are two different “official” methods for determining who makes the cut. Capegemini, a financial consultancy, defines a millionaire as anyone with investable assets of $1 million or more – meaning that they actually have over a million dollars as that doesn’t include the home in which they live, for instance.

By this measure there are about 10 million millionaires on the planet, according to Capegemini and Merrill Lynch. Mega bank Credit Suisse uses a different definition, however, denoting anyone whose net assets exceed $1 million a millionaire. In those terms, there are 24.2 million millionaires on the planet – about 0.5% of the world’s adult population, or more than the entire population of Australia. 41% of them live in the U.S., 10% in Japan and 3% in China.

World Top 10 Billionaires

Number 1 Billionaires: Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth (USD) : $74.0 billion

Age : 71

Citizenship : Mexico

Born : Mexico

Residence : Mexico

Sources of wealth : Telmex, América Móvil, Grupo Carso

 

Number 2 Billionaires: Bill Gates

Net Worth (USD) : $56.0 billion

Age : 55

Citizenship : United States

Born : United States

Residence : United States

Sources of wealth : Microsoft

 

Number 3 Billionaires: Warren Buffet

Net Worth (USD) : $50.0 billion

Age : 81

Citizenship : United States

Born : United States

Residence : United States

Sources of wealth : Berkshire Hathaway

 

Number 4 Billionaires: Bernard Arnault

Net Worth (USD) : $41.0 billion

Age : 62

Citizenship : France

Born : France

Residence : France

Sources of wealth : LVMH Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton

 

Number 5 Billionaires: Lawrence Ellison

Net Worth (USD) : $39.5 billion

Age : 66

Citizenship : United States

Born : United States

Residence : United States

Sources of wealth : Oracle Corporation

 

Number 6 Billionaires: Lakshmi Mittal

Net Worth (USD) : $31.1 billion

Age : 60

Citizenship : India

Born : India

Residence : United Kingdom

Sources of wealth : Arcelor Mittal

 

Number 7 Billionaires: Amancio Ortega

Net Worth (USD) : $31.0 billion

Age : 74

Citizenship : Spain

Born : Spain

Residence : Spain

Sources of wealth : Inditex Group

 

Number 8 Billionaires: Eike Batista

Net Worth (USD) : $30.0 billion

Age : 53

Citizenship : Brazil

Born : Brazil

Residence : Brazil

Sources of wealth : EBX Group

 

Number 9 Billionaires: Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth (USD) : $27.0 billion

Age : 53

Citizenship : India

Born : Yemen

Residence : India

Sources of wealth : Reliance Industries

 

Number 10 Billionaires: Christy Walton

Net Worth (USD) : $26.5 billion

Age : 55

Citizenship : United States

Born : United States

Residence : United States

Sources of wealth : Walmart


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