The World's Billionaires 2013

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The World's Billionaires 2013 edition was 27th annual ranking of The World's Billionaires by Forbes magazine. The list estimated the net worth of the world's richest people, excluding royalty and dictators, as of February 14, 2013. It was released online on March 3, 2014 and published in the March 25 print edition of Forbes.

Annual list[edit]

Mexico's Carlos Slim topped the 2013 billionaire list, marking his fourth consecutive year at the top. Microsoft founder Bill Gates remained in second, while Zara founder Amancio Ortega moved up to third. Oretega's gain of $19.5 billion was the largest of anyone on the list.[1] American investor Warren Buffett failed to make the top three for the first time since 2000, placing fourth. Oracle founder Larry Ellison rounded out the top five. Diesel founder Renzo Rosso was among the top newcomers, debuting with an estimate net worth of $3 billion.[2]

A global rise in asset prices, led Forbes editor Randall Lane to declare "It [was] a very good year to be a billionaire". However, it was not a good year to be Mark Zuckerberg. The founder of Facebook saw his fortune fall by $4 billion to $13.3 billion, but he wasn't the biggest loser. That was Brazil's Eike Batista who fell from seventh to 100th.[1] Overall, net gainers outnumbered net losers by 4:1.[2]

A record total of 1,426 people made the 2013 list, representing $5.4 trillion of assets.[3] Of those, 442 billionaires hailed from the United States.[1] The Asian-Pacific region had 386 billionaires and Europe 366. The list also featured a record number of newcomers, 210, representing 42 different countries. The United States had the most newcomers with 27. Sixty people from the 2012 list fell below a billion dollar of assets in 2013 and eight others from the 2012 list died. The Asia-Pacific region had the most drop offs, with 29, followed by the United States with 16. The 2013 list featured 138 women, of which 50 came from the United States.[3]

A majority of the list (961 individuals, 67%) was entirely self-made; 184 (13%) inherited their wealth, and 281 (20%) achieved their fortune through a combination of inheritance and business acumen. Two billionaires – Sulaiman Al Rajhi and Roman Avdeev - tied for the most children with 23. Both of their fortunes are tied to the banking industry, Al-Rajhi Bank and Credit Bank of Moscow respectively.[3]

Top 10[edit]

No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Citizenship Source(s) of wealth
1 Steady Carlos Slim & family $73.0 billion Increase 73 Mexico Telmex, América Móvil, Grupo Carso
2 Steady Bill Gates $67.0 billion Increase 57 United States Microsoft
3 Increase Amancio Ortega $57.0 billion Increase 76 Spain Inditex Group
4 Decrease Warren Buffett $53.5 billion Increase 82 United States Berkshire Hathaway
5 Increase Larry Ellison $43.0 billion Increase 68 United States Oracle Corporation
6 Increase Charles Koch $34.0 billion Increase 77 United States Koch Industries
6 Increase David Koch $34.0 billion Increase 72 United States Koch Industries
8 Increase Li Ka-shing $31.0 billion Increase 84 Hong Kong/Canada Cheung Kong Holdings
9 Increase Liliane Bettencourt & family $30.0 billion Increase 90 France L'Oréal
10 Decrease Bernard Arnault $29.0 billion Decrease 63 France LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton
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Steady Has not changed from the previous year's list
Increase Has increased from the previous year's list
Decrease Has decreased from the previous year's list

Top 100[4][edit]

No. Name Net Worth USD billion Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
1 Carlos Slim Helu & family 73,0 73 Mexico telecom
2 Bill Gates 67,0 57 United States Microsoft
3 Amancio Ortega 57,0 76 Spain Zara
4 Warren Buffett 53.5 82 United States Berkshire Hathaway
5 Larry Ellison 43,0 68 United States Oracle
6 Charles Koch 34,0 77 United States diversified
6 David Koch 34,0 72 United States diversified
8 Li Ka-shing 31,0 84 Hong Kong diversified
9 Liliane Bettencourt & family 30,0 90 France L'Oréal
10 Bernard Arnault & family 29,0 64 France LVMH
11 Christy Walton & family 28.2 58 United States Wal-Mart
12 Stefan Persson 28,0 65 Sweden H&M
13 Michael Bloomberg 27,0 71 United States Bloomberg LP
14 Jim Walton 26.7 65 United States Wal-Mart
15 Sheldon Adelson 26.5 79 United States casinos
16 Alice Walton 26.3 63 United States Wal-Mart
17 S. Robson Walton 26.1 69 United States Wal-Mart
18 Karl Albrecht 26,0 93 Germany Aldi
19 Jeff Bezos 25.2 49 United States Amazon.com
20 Larry Page 23,0 39 United States Google
21 Sergey Brin 22.8 39 United States Google
22 Mukesh Ambani 21.5 55 India petrochemicals, oil & gas
23 Michele Ferrero & family 20.4 87 Italy chocolates
24 Lee Shau Kee 20.3 85 Hong Kong diversified
24 David Thomson & family 20.3 55 Canada media
26 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud 20,0 58 Saudi Arabia investments
26 Carl Icahn 20,0 77 United States leveraged buyouts
26 Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family 20,0 - Hong Kong real estate
29 Dieter Schwarz 19.5 73 Germany retail
30 George Soros 19.2 82 United States hedge funds
31 Theo Albrecht, Jr. & family 18.9 62 Germany Aldi, Trader Joe's
32 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family 18.2 81 Mexico mining
33 Jorge Paulo Lemann 17.8 73 Brazil beer
34 Alisher Usmanov 17.6 59 Russia steel, telecom, investments
35 Iris Fontbona & family 17.4 70 Chile mining
36 Forrest Mars, Jr. 17,0 81 United States candy
36 Jacqueline Mars 17,0 73 United States candy
36 John Mars 17,0 76 United States candy
36 Georgina Rinehart 17,0 59 Australia mining
40 German Larrea Mota Velasco & family 16.7 59 Mexico mining
41 Mikhail Fridman 16.5 48 Russia oil, banking, telecom
41 Lakshmi Mittal 16.5 62 India steel
43 Aliko Dangote 16.1 55 Nigeria cement, sugar, flour
44 Len Blavatnik 16,0 55 United States diversified
44 Cheng Yu-tung 16,0 87 Hong Kong diversified
46 Joseph Safra 15.9 74 Brazil banking
47 Rinat Akhmetov 15.4 46 Ukraine steel, coal
47 Leonid Mikhelson 15.4 57 Russia gas, chemicals
49 Leonardo Del Vecchio 15.3 77 Italy eyeglasses
49 Michael Dell 15.3 48 United States Dell
51 Steve Ballmer 15.2 56 United States Microsoft
52 Viktor Vekselberg 15.1 55 Russia oil, metals
53 Paul Allen 15,0 60 United States Microsoft, investments
53 Francois Pinault & family 15,0 76 France retail
55 Vagit Alekperov 14.8 62 Russia Lukoil
56 Phil Knight 14.4 75 United States Nike
56 Andrey Melnichenko 14.4 41 Russia coal, fertilizers
58 Dhanin Chearavanont & family 14.3 73 Thailand food
58 Susanne Klatten 14.3 50 Germany BMW, pharmaceuticals
58 Vladimir Potanin 14.3 52 Russia metals
61 Michael Otto & family 14.2 69 Germany retail, real estate
62 Vladimir Lisin 14.1 56 Russia steel, transport
62 Gennady Timchenko 14.1 60 Russia oil & gas
64 Luis Carlos Sarmiento 13.9 80 Colombia banking
65 Mohammed Al Amoudi 13.5 68 Saudi Arabia oil, diversified
66 Tadashi Yanai & family 13.3 64 Japan retail
66 Mark Zuckerberg 13.3 28 United States Facebook
68 Henry Sy & family 13.2 88 Philippines diversified
69 Donald Bren 13,0 80 United States real estate
69 Serge Dassault & family 13,0 87 France aviation
69 Lee Kun-Hee 13,0 71 South Korea Samsung
69 Mikhail Prokhorov 13,0 47 Russia investments
73 Alexey Mordashov 12.8 47 Russia steel, investments
74 Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family 12.7 84 Brazil diversified
74 Abigail Johnson 12.7 51 United States money management
76 Ray Dalio 12.5 63 United States hedge funds
76 Robert Kuok 12.5 89 Malaysia diversified
78 Miuccia Prada 12.4 63 Italy Prada
79 Ronald Perelman 12.2 70 United States leveraged buyouts
80 Anne Cox Chambers 12,0 93 United States media
81 Stefan Quandt 11.9 46 Germany BMW
82 Ananda Krishnan 11.7 74 Malaysia telecoms
82 Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila 11.7 36 Colombia beer
82 James Simons 11.7 74 United States hedge funds
82 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi 11.7 68 Thailand drinks
86 Zong Qinghou 11.6 67 China beverages
87 Dirce Navarro De Camargo & family 11.5 - Brazil construction
87 John Fredriksen 11.5 68 Cyprus shipping
89 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family 11.4 61 United Kingdom real estate
90 Harold Hamm 11.3 67 United States oil & gas
91 Rupert Murdoch 11.2 81 United States News Corp
91 John Paulson 11.2 57 United States hedge funds
91 Azim Premji 11.2 67 India software
94 Ernesto Bertarelli & family 11,0 47 Switzerland biotech, investments
94 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken 11,0 58 Netherlands Heineken
94 Hans Rausing 11,0 86 Sweden packaging
94 Jack Taylor & family 11,0 90 United States Enterprise Rent-A-Car
98 Lui Che Woo 10.7 83 Hong Kong gaming
98 Laurene Powell Jobs & family 10.7 49 United States Apple, Disney
100 Eike Batista 10.6 56 Brazil mining, oil
100 Charles Ergen 10.6 60 United States EchoStar
100 Johanna Quandt 10.6 86 Germany BMW

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Martin Hickman (March 4, 2013). "2013 Forbes Billionaires list: Record number of new entries appear on rich list, but Carlos Slim and Bill Gates still top the charts". The Independent. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Barbara Kollmeyer (March 4, 2013). "Forbes billionaire list 2013: Mr. Slim wins it again". Market Watch. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Patricia Reaney (March 4, 2013). "Factbox: Record number of billionaires make Forbes 2013 list". Reuters. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  4. ^ The World's Billionaires. Forbes.com. March 3, 2014

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