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Meet the richest person in these 30 countries

Last updated on: March 7, 2013 10:45 IST

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The United States leads the Forbes 2013 billionares list with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), the Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103).

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Country: Mexico
Carlos Slim Helu

Net worth: $73 billion
Forbes rank: 1

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Image: Mexican businessman Carlos Slim (R) stands with Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates after taking part in the inauguration of a new research facility at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Texcoco outside Mexico City.
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters.
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Country: America
Bill Gates

Net worth: $67 billion
Forbes rank: 2

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Image: Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters.
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Country: India
Mukesh Ambani

Net worth: $21.5 billion  
Forbes rank: 22

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Image: Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani.
Photographs: Pascal Lauener/Reuters.
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Country: Spain
Amancio Ortega

Net worth: $57 billion
Forbes rank: 3

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Image: Amancio Ortega.
Photographs: Miguel Vidal/Reuters.
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Country: Austria
Dietrich Mateschitz

Net worth: $7.1 billion
Forbes rank: 162

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Image: Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz.
Photographs: Lisi Niesner/Reuters.
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Country: Denmark
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Net worth: $7.3 billion
Forbes rank: 158

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Image: Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, owner and CEO of the Denmark-based plastic toy company LEGO.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Country: Taiwan
Tsai Eng-Meng

Net worth: $9.8 billion
Forbes rank: 112

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Image: Tsai Eng-Meng.
Photographs: Courtesy, paisawaisa.com
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Country: Czech Republic
Petr Kellner

Net worth: $10.4 billion
Forbes rank: 106

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Image: Petr Kellner.

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Country: The Netherlands
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Net worth: $11 billion
Forbes rank: 94

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Image: Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken.

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Country: Switzerland
Ernesto Bertarelli

Net worth: $11 billion
Forbes rank: 94

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Image: Ernesto Bertarelli.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
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Country: Britain
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor


Net worth: $11.4 billion
Forbes rank: 89

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Image: Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
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Country: Cypress
John Fredriksen

Net worth: $11.5 billion
Forbes rank: 87

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Image: John Fredriksen.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Country: China
Zong Qinghou

Net worth: $11.6 billion
Forbes rank: 86

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Image: Zong Qinghou.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
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Country: Malaysia
Robert Kuok

Net worth: $12.5 billion
Forbes rank: 76

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Image: Robert Kuok.

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Country: South Korea
Lee Kun-Hee

Net worth: $13 billion
Forbes rank: 69

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Image: Lee Kun-Hee.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Country: Japan
Tadashi Yanai

Net worth: $13.3 billion
Forbes rank: 66

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Image: Tadashi Yanai, chairman and chief executive of Fast Retailing Co, operator of Uniqlo casual fashion chain.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters.
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Country: Columbia
Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Net worth: $13.9 billion
Forbes rank: 64

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Image: Colombian businessman Luis Carlos Sarmiento (L) shakes hands with Nobel laureate Mohammed Yunus.
Photographs: Fredy Builes/Reuters.
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Country: Ukraine
Rinat Akhmetov

Net worth: $15.4 billion
Forbes rank: 47

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Image: Rinat Akhmetov.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
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Country: Nigeria
Aliko Dangote

Net worth: $16.1 billion
Forbes rank: 43

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Image: Aliko Dangote.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
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Country: Australia
Gina Rinehart

Net worth: $17 billion
Forbes rank: 36

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Image: Gina Rinehart (Inset).

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Country: Chile
Iris Fontbona

Net worth: $17.4 billion
Forbes rank: 35

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Image: Iris Fontbona (Inset).

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Country: Russia
Alisher Usmanov

Net worth: $17.6 billion
Forbes rank: 34

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Image: Alisher Usmanov.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
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Country: Brazil
Jorge Paulo Lemann

Net worth: $17.8 billion
Forbes rank: 33

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Image: Jorge Paulo Lemann.
Photographs: Courtesy,yourbest100.com.
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Country: Saudi Arabia
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

Net worth: $20 billion
Forbes rank: 26

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Image: Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud.
Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters.
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Country: Canada
David Thomson

Net worth: $20.3 billion
Forbes rank: 24

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Image: Thomson Reuters Chairman David Thomson.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters.
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Country: Italy
Michele Ferrero

Net worth: $20.4 billion
Forbes rank: 23

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Image: Michele Ferrero.

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Country: Germany
Karl Albrecht

Net worth: $26 billion
Forbes rank: 18

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Image: Karl Albrecht.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Country: Sweden
Stefan Persson

Net worth: $28 billion
Forbes rank: 12

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Image: Stefan Persson.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Country: France
Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth: $30 billion
Forbes rank: 9

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Image: Liliane Bettencourt.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Country: Hong Kong
Li Ka-Shing

Net worth: $31 billion
Forbes rank: 8


Image: Hutchison Whampoa Chairman Li Ka-shing.
Photographs: Reuters.
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