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Indian among 30 richest businesspeople in the world

Last updated on: November 6, 2012 08:32 IST

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Bloomberg Markets' inaugural list of the world's richest people, in the magazine's December 2012 issue, showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy.

Let's take a look at the 30 richest businesspeople, including one from India.

Source: Bloomberg

Carlos Slim

Net worth: $77.5 billion

Year-to-date change: + $15.6 billion/+ 25.3 per cent

Source of wealth: America Movil

Industry: Telecommunications

Citizenship: Mexico

Age: 72

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Image: Carlos Slim in the Caribbean port of Cartagena.
Photographs: Luis Castro/Reuters

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Bill Gates

Net worth: $64.4 billion

Year-to-date change: + $8.7 billion/+ 15.7 per cent

Source of wealth: Microsoft

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: US

Age: 57

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Image: Bill with his wife Melinda Gates.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

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Amancio Ortega

Net worth: $53.6 billion

Year-to-date change: + $18.4 billion/+ 52.1 per cent

Source of wealth: Inditex

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Spain

Age: 76

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Image: Amancio Ortega with Spain's Princess Letizia.
Photographs: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

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Warren Buffett

Net worth: $48.4 billion

Year-to-date change: + $5.7 billion/+ 13.2 per cent

Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: US

Age: 82

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Image: Warren Buffett with his wife Astrid Menks.
Photographs: Benjamin Myers/Reuters

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Ingvar Kamprad

Net worth: $41.8 billion

Year-to-date change: + $5.0 billion/+ 13.7 per cent

Source of wealth: Ikea

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 86

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Image: Ingvar Kamprad.
Photographs: Jean-Bernard Sieber/Reuters
Tags: , Sweden

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Charles Koch

Net worth: $38.6 billion

Year-to-date change: + $4.8 billion/+ 14.1 per cent

Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: US

Age: 77

David Koch

Net worth: $38.6 billion

Year-to-date change: + $4.8 billion / + 14.1 per cent

Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: US

Age: 72

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Image: Charles, left, and David Koch, right.
Photographs: Koch Industries/Reuters

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Larry Ellison

Net worth: $37.2 billion

Year-to-date change: $4.2 billion/+ 12.8 per cent

Source of wealth: Oracle

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: US

Age: 68

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Image: Larry Ellison with his wife Melanie.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
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Christy Walton

Net worth: $30.5 billion

Year-to-date change: + $5.4 billion/+ 21.4 per cent

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: US

Age: 57

Jim Walton

Net worth: $29.3 billion

Year-to-date change: + $5.8 billion / + 24.7 per cent

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: US

Age: 64

Rob Walton

Net worth: $28.7 billion

Year-to-date change: + $5.7 billion / + 24.7 per cent

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: US

Age: 68

Alice Walton

Net worth: $28.2 billion

Year-to-date change: + $5.6 billion/+ 25.0 per cent

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: US

Age: 63

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Image: Jim, above left, Rob, above right, Christy, below left, and Alice, below right.


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Li Ka-shing

Net worth: $27.0 billion

Year-to-date change: + $4.8 billion/+ 21.8 per cent

Source of wealth: Cheung Kong Holdings

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 84

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Image: Li Ka-shing.
Photographs: Siu Chiu/Reuters

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Mukesh Ambani

Net worth: $26.0 billion

Year-to-date change: + $4.7 billion/+ 21.8 per cent

Source of wealth: Reliance Industries

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: India

Age: 55

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Image: Mukesh with his wife Nita Ambani.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth: $24.7 billion

Year-to-date change: + $4.5 billion/+ 22.1 per cent

Source of wealth: L'Oreal

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: France

Age: 90

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Image: Liliane Bettencourt.
Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters
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Stefan Persson

Net worth: $24.7 billion

Year-to-date change: + $2.9 billion/+ 13.1 per cent

Source of wealth: Hennes & Mauritz

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 65

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Image: Stefan Persson.
Photographs: Scanpix/Reuters

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Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $24.2 billion

Year-to-date change: + $7.6/+ 45.5 per cent

Source of wealth: Amazon.com

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: US

Age: 48

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Image: Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Bernard Arnault

Net worth: $24.1 billion

Year-to-date change: + $3.4 billion/+ 16.4 per cent

Source of wealth: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: France

Age: 63

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Image: Bernard Arnault with his wife Helene.
Photographs: John Schults/Reuters

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Larry Page

Net worth: $23.0 billion

Year-to-date change: + $3.1 billion/+ 15.9 per cent

Source of wealth: Google

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: US

Age: 39

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Image: Larry Page.
Photographs: Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters
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Alwaleed bin Talal

Net worth: $22.9 billion

Year-to-date change: + $5.6 billion/+ 32.0 per cent

Source of wealth: Kingdom Holding

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Saudi Arabia

Age: 57

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Image: Alwaleed bin Talal.
Photographs: Claro Cortes/Reuters
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David Thomson

Net worth: $22.9 billion

Year-to-date change: + $1.3 billion/+ 5.8 per cent

Source of wealth: Thomson Reuters

Industry: Media

Citizenship: Canada

Age: 55

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Image: David Thomson.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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Sergey Brin

Net worth: $22.8 billion

Year-to-date change: + $3.1/+ 15.7 per cent

Source of wealth: Google

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: US

Age: 39

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Image: Sergey Brin.
Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
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Lee Shau Kee

Net worth: $22.7 billion

Year-to-date change: + $6.1 billion/+ 36.7 per cent

Source of wealth: Henderson Land Development

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 84

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Image: Lee Shau Kee, inset.


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Karl Albrecht

Net worth: $22.7 billion

Year-to-date change: -$0.20 billion/-0.9 per cent

Source of wealth: Aldi

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 92

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Image: Karl Albrecht, inset.


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Michele Ferrero

Net worth: $22.5 billion

Year-to-date change: + $1.4 billion/+ 6.4 per cent

Source of wealth: Ferrero

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 87

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Image: Michele Ferrero, inset.


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George Soros

Net worth: $21.9 billion

Year-to-date change: + $0.64 billion/+ 3.0 per cent

Source of wealth: Soros Fund Management

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: US

Age: 82

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Image: George Soros with his girlfriend Tamiko Bolton.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters

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Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: $21.3 billion

Year-to-date change: + $1.4 billion/+ 6.9 per cent

Source of wealth: Las Vegas Sands

Industry: Service

Citizenship: US

Age: 79

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Image: Sheldon Adelson with his wife Miriam.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
Tags: , Las Vegas , US

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Eike Batista

Net worth: $20.4 billion

Year-to-date change: -$2.1 billion/-9.3 per cent

Source of wealth: OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 56

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Image: Eike Batista, right, with his father Eliezer.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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Iris Fontbona

Net worth: $20.2 billion

Year-to-date change: + $2.7 billion/+ 15.8 per cent

Source of wealth: Antofagasta

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Chile

Age: N/A

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Image: Iris Fontbona, inset.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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Zong Qinghou

Net worth: $20.1 billion

Year-to-date change: + $0.90 billion/+ 4.7 per cent

Source of wealth: Hangzhou Wahaha Group

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: China

Age: 67

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Image: Zong Qinghou.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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John Mars

Net worth: $19.8 billion

Year-to-date change: + $0.90 billion/+ 4.8 per cent

Source of wealth: Mars

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: US

Age: 77

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Image: John Mars, inset.

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Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez

Net worth: $19.5 billion

Year-to-date change: + $2.4 billion/+ 14.0 per cent

Source of wealth: Industrias Penoles

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Mexico

Age: 81

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Image: Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez, inset.
Photographs: Morag MacKinnon/Reuters

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Dieter Schwarz

Net worth: $19.3 billion

Year-to-date change: -$0.72 billion/-3.6 per cent

Source of wealth: Lidl

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 73

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Image: Dieter Schwarz, inset.

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Gina Rinehart

Net worth: $19.1 billion

Year-to-date change: -$1.1 billion/-5.4 per cent

Source of wealth: Hancock Prospecting

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Australia

Age: 58


Image: Gina Rinehart adjusts a cap on the head of Australia's Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism, Martin Ferguson, in the Galilee Basin about 800km northwest of Brisbane.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters

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