Top 10 Richest People In The World 2011 - Helu Tops Forbes List With $74 Billion

Mexican businessman Carlos Slim HelĂș.
Carlos Slim Helu.Image via Wikipedia
Forbes, the popular business and finance magazine finally released their most awaited list of the richest people of the world for this year 2011. In the second year now, Carlos Slim Helu holds the top spot. The Mexican telecoms mogul now boasts an astounding $74 Billion in his name, a $20.5 Billion increase over last year. In the distant second place is William "Bill" Gates III, founder of Microsoft with a net worth of $56 Billion, up $3 Billion compared last year.

Here's the complete list of the Top 10 Richest People in the World:

1. Carlos Slim Helu and Family - $74 Billion

2. William "Bill" Gates III - $56 Billion

3. Warren Buffett - $50 Billion

4. Bernard Arnault - $41 Billion

5. Larry Ellison - $39.5 Billlion

6. Lakshmi Mittal - $31.1 Billion

7. Amancio Ortega - $31 Billion

8. Eike Batista - $30 Billion

9. Muskesh Ambani - $27 Billion

10. Christy Walton and Family - $26.5 Billion

- Christy Walton of Wal-Mart, who was 12th last year made it to the top 10 this year.

- Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin tied at No. 24 with $19.8 Billion each (up from $17.5 Billion last year).

- Jeff Bezos of Amazon is at No.30 with $18.1 Billion.

- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is at 52 with $13.5 Billion.

- Steve Jobs of Pixar and Apple is at 110 with 8.3 Billion

See the Top 10 Richest Men in the World 2010 for comparison.

- Source: Forbes.com

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