Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday thirteen - Top 13 World's Billionaires

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

1. William Gates, III ($56.0 billion) Source: Microsoft
Age: 51 / Country of Citizenship: United States / Residence: Medina, Washington, United States

2. Warren Buffett ($52.0 billion) Source: Berkshire Hathaway
Age: 76 / Country of Citizenship: United States / Residence: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

3. Carlos Slim Helu ($49.0 billion) Source: Telecom
Age: 67 / Country of Citizenship: Mexico / Residence: Mexico City, Mexico

4. Ingvar Kamprad ($33.0 billion) Source: Ikea
Age: 80 / Country of Citizenship: Sweden / Residence: Lausanne, Switzerland

5. Lakshmi Mittal ($32.0 billion) Source: Steel
Age: 56 / Country of Citizenship: India / Residence: London, United Kingdom

6. 6. Sheldon Adelson ($26.5 billion) Source: Casinos, hotels
Age: 73 / Country of Citizenship: United States / Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

7. Bernard Arnault ($26.0 billion) Source: LVMH
Age: 58 / Country of Citizenship: France / Residence: Paris, France

8. Amancio Ortega ($24.0 billion) Source: Zara
Age: 71 / Country of Citizenship Spain / Residence: La Coruna, Spain

9. Li Ka-Shing ($23.0 billion) Source: Diversified
Age: 78 / Country of Citizenship: Hong Kong / Residence: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

10. David Thomson ($22.0 billion) Source: Inheritance
Age: 49 / Country of Citizenship: Canada / Residence: Toronto, Canada

11. Lawrence Ellison ($21.5 billion) Source: Oracle
Age: 62 / Country of Citizenship: United States / Residence: Redwood City, California, United States

12. Lilliane Bettencourt ($20.7 billion) Source: L'Oreal
Age: 84 / Country of Citizenship: France / Residence: Paris, France

13. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud ($20.3 billion) Source: Investments
Age: 50 / Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia / Residence: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia




11 comments:

  1. Shoot, I'd take just one million of all those billions. Pay my car off, my house... and invest the rest.

    It's amazing to think how those people got that much money. I wish I had their secrets.

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  2. I've always heard to have to spend money to make money....I wonder where they got the money to spend in the first place!!
    Happy TT!!

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  3. You know, i'd be happy with their sofa change!

    SJR
    The Pink Flamingo
    http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

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  4. hay sana i am one of them hahahaha...

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  5. how i wish im one of them... hoooohooo! i wonder whats their secret to get on top..

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  6. sana ako din may million sarap siguro no! vote mo nalang ako ok na ako..

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  7. Ya know...I'd be happy with just a fraction of that money...what do these people DO with it all? I can't even imagine!! Fascinating TT!

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  8. Ya know...I'd be happy with just a fraction of that money...what do these people DO with it all? I can't even imagine!! Fascinating TT!

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  9. the list of the lucky few :-)

    wouldnt it be nice if they share their fortune to the majority in need

    how are you today? just doing my hoppin

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