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Top Ten World Richest People 2011

Forbes is an American media and publishing company that give a list of billionaires on March 10, 2011 which is based on annual assessment of assets and wealth of people. Top ten wealthiest people of the world own assets worth billions of dollars and even some people from this list have more fortune then some countries of the world. Most of the people in this list belongs to oil and manufacturing industries although there are some persons who belongs to IT and software fields. Most of the top richest people of the world are self made. The top ten list of world richest man is given below or following is the list of top ten wealthiest persons of 2011 in the world;

1. Carlos Slim (Mexico)

The world`s richest person is Carlos Slim who born in Mexico. He is earning a net worth of $74.0 billion and the sources of his wealth include Grupo Carso, Telmex and Am`ricaіvil.

Marital Status: widowed, 6 children

Source: Telecom

Industry: Communications

Fortune: Self made

Age: 71

2. Bill Gates (United States)

The second wealthiest person of the world is Bill Gates who is Microsoft founder. He is earning a net worth of $56.0 billion and the source of his wealth is Microsoft Company.

Marital Status: Married, 3 children

Source: Microsoft

Industry: Software

Fortune: Self made

Age: 55

3. Warren Buffett (United States)

The third richest person of the world is Warren Buffett who is earning a net worth of $50.0 billion. The source of his wealth is his company known as Berkshire Hathaway.

Marital Status: widowed, remarried, 3 children

Source: Berkshire Hathaway

Industry: Investments

Fortune: Self made

Age: 80

4. Bernard Arnault (France)

The fourth richest man of the world is Bernard Arnault who is earning a net worth of $41.0 billion. The source of his wealth includes Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH).

Marital Status: Married; five children

Source: Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)

Fortune: Inherited and growing

Age: 62

5. Larry Ellison (United States)

The fifth richest person of the world is Larry Ellison who is earning a net worth of $39.5 billion. The source of his wealth is Oracle Corporation.

Marital Status: Thrice divorced, remarried; two children

Source: Oracle

Fortune: Self-made

Age: 66

6. Lakshmi Mittal

The sixth richest person of the world is Lakshmi Mittal who born in India. He is earning a net worth of $31.1 billion and the source of his wealth is Arcelor Mittal.

Marital Status: Married, two children

Source: Steel, Arcelor Mittal ADS

Fortune: Inherited and growing

Age: 60

7. Amancio Ortega

The seventh richest person of the world is Amancio Ortega who born in Spain. He is earning a net worth of $31.0 billion and the source of his wealth is Inditex Group.

Marital Status: Married; three children

Source: Zara

Fortune: Self-made

Age: 74

8. Eike Batista

The eighth richest person of the world is Eike Batista who born in Brazil. He is earning a net worth of $30.0 billion and the source of his wealth is EBX Group.

Marital Status: Divorced, two children

Source: Mining, Oil

Fortune: Self-made

Age: 54

9. Mukesh Ambani

The ninth richest person of the world is Mukesh Ambani who born in Yemen. He is earning a net worth of $27.0 billion and the source of his wealth is Reliance Industries.

Marital Status: Married, three children

Source: Petrochemicals, Oil Gas

Fortune: Inherited and growing

Age: 53

10. Christy Walton

The tenth richest person of the world is Christy Walton who born in United States. She is earning a net worth of $26.5 billion and the source of her income is Wal-Mart.

Marital Status: Widow, one child

Source: Wal-mart

Fortune: Inherited

Age: 56