1 of 10 Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, as of 2011, is the richest man in the world. Chairman and Chief Executives of companies like Telmex and América Móvil. His corporate turnover, as of March 2011, has been estimated at US$74 billion. REUTERS Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, as of 2011, is the richest man in the world. Chairman and Chief Executives of companies like Telmex and América Móvil. His corporate turnover, as of March 2011, has been estimated at US$74 billion. REUTERS US business magnate Bill Gates is the CEO of IT giant Microsoft. He is also Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO of Cascade Investment and Chairman of Corbis. As of 2011, his net worth has been estimated at $59 billion. REUTERS An American business tycoon Warren Buffett is the Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. As of 2011, his holdings have been estimated at $39 billion. Reuters French business tycoon Bernard Arnault is the Chairman & CEO of French conglomerate LVMH. He has been declared Europe's richest man, with net worth estimated at $41 billion as on 2011. Reuters Larry Ellison, Oracle chief and America’s third richest man, owns over a dozen estates on Malibu’s Carbon Beach. REUTERS Chairman of ArcelorMittal is second richest Indian with networth $16.5 billion. REUTERS A Spanish fashion entrepreneur Amancio Ortega is the Chairman of the Inditex Group. He holds a major stake in brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Kiddy's Class, Tempe, Stradivarius and Bershka. His net worth has been recorded at $31 billion as on 2011. Reuters Brazilian mogul Eike Batista on Tuesday announced the sale a 5.63 percent equity stake in his ESX Group to Abu Dhabi's sovereign-wealth fund for $2 billion. REUTERS RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani Reuters Fortune: $25.3 B as of March 2012 Christy Walton is the richest women in the world and the richest member of the Walton family. Creative Commons
The latest trend of 'Occupy Protests' across the world are a reflection of growing public anger against the so-called rich as well. A new lexicon is appearing on the social networking sites showing resentment against the wealthy and the powerful.
The Forbes' latest list of the world's richest people has more than 1,200 billionaires across the globe while the U.S. alone has more than 400 billionaires.
Here is a recap of the world's top ten billionaires: