The Top Ten Richest People In The World
2 Carlos Slim
Net Worth In U.S. Dollars: $72.1 Billion
Country of Citizenship: Mexico
Carlos Slim was born in January of 1940 in Mexico City. His father, Julian Slim Haddad, had emigrated from Lebanon in 1902, and by 1921 had started his own dry goods store. He also owned some key commercial real estate in Mexico City, which earned him considerable wealth. Carlos Slim followed in his father's footsteps as a business magnate, philanthropist, and investor. His business dealings sent him on a steady upward rise towards the top of the list of the richest people in the world, and he even became known as the 'richest man in the world' in 2010… a spot that he held until 2013. His major accomplishment in business was his involvement with 'America Movil', which was a large phone carrier business that led to him acquiring about $49 Billion of his current wealth.
1 Bill Gates
Net Worth In U.S. Dollars: $72.7 Billion
Country of Citizenship: United States
Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, he is probably also the most well-known billionaire of the modern world, and the youngest member of our top ten richest people in the world. He is most well-known for his work with his charitable foundation 'The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation', as well as for the business that served as the source for the majority of his wealth: Microsoft. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world, which means that it is the largest charity to give the public access to what it does with its funds. There was a brief stint in 1999 when Bill Gates' wealth surpassed $101 billion, during which time the media referred to him as a 'centibillionaire'.