Richest person in the world – Year 2010

Carlos Slim Helú has become the richest person of the world. This list of billionaires is based on the annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 10, 2010.

Top 10 richest person of 2010 in the world

Top 5 Billionaires  of year 2010

1. Carlos Slim billionaire   Carlos Slim (born January 28, 1940), is a Mexican Engineer, businessman and philanthropist largely focused on the telecommunications industry. He is currently the wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of around US$53.5 billion through his holdings.
2. Bill Gate   William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2010, excluding 2007.
He is currently the second wealthiest person with a net worth of around US$53 billion.
3. Warren Edward Buffett   Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world, the primary shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

He is currently the third wealthiest person with a net worth of around US$47 billion.

4. Mukesh Ambani   Mukesh Ambani (born on April 19, 1957 in Aden, Yemen) is an Indian business tycoon. He is the chairman, managing director and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries, India's largest private sector enterprise and a Fortune 500 company.

He is currently the fourth wealthiest person with a net worth of around US$29 billion.

5. image   Lakshmi Niwas Mittal (born 15 June 1950) is a British Asian steel magnate. He is the CEO and founder of and has been the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal since the merge. He also serves as a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs, EADS and ICICI Bank and is presently the vice chairman of the World Steel Association.

He is currently the fourth wealthiest person with a net worth of around US$28.7 billion.

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