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Indian among 30 richest businesspeople in the world

Last updated on: November 6, 2012 08:32 IST
Carlos Slim in the Caribbean port of Cartagena.

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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Bill with his wife Melinda Gates.

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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Amancio Ortega with Spain's Princess Letizia.

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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Warren Buffett with his wife Astrid Menks.

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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Ingvar Kamprad.

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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Charles, left, and David Koch, right.

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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Larry Ellison with his wife Melanie.

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

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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Li Ka-shing.

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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Mukesh with his wife Nita Ambani.

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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Liliane Bettencourt.

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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Stefan Persson.

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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Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie.

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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Bernard Arnault with his wife Helene.

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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Larry Page.

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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Alwaleed bin Talal.

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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David Thomson.

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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Sergey Brin.

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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Lee Shau Kee, inset.

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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Karl Albrecht, inset.

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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Michele Ferrero, inset.

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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George Soros with his girlfriend Tamiko Bolton.

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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Sheldon Adelson with his wife Miriam.

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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Eike Batista, right, with his father Eliezer.

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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Iris Fontbona, inset.

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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Zong Qinghou.

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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John Mars, inset.

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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Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez, inset.

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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Dieter Schwarz, inset.

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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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.

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