Top 10 Richest People in the World 2011

Forbes.com recently released its list of the twenty (20) richest people in the world for 2010-2011. We're reposting the list for information and reference purposes. You might ask, what do ordinary people get from reading or knowing the list? Well, perhaps inspiration...that whatever our status in life is, we just have to dream on and pursue that dream.

Carlos SlimAccording to Forbes' staff, this year's list broke records in size with 1,210 billionaires and total net worth of $4.5 trillion. Forbes said that China doubled its number of 10-figure fortunes, and Moscow now has more billionaires than any other city.

Here they are, the top 10 of the world's wealthiest persons:
    No. 1 Carlos Slim Helú & family, Mexico
    Net Worth: $74 billion UP; Source: Telecom

    No. 2 Bill Gates, United States
    Net Worth: $56 billion UP; Source: Microsoft

    No. 3 Warren Buffett, United States
    Net Worth: $50 billion UPl; Source: Berkshire Hathaway

    No. 4 Bernard Arnault, France
    Net Worth: $41 billion UP; Source: LVMH

    No. 5 Larry Ellison, United States
    Net Worth: $39.5 billion UP; Source: Oracle

    No. 6 Lakshmi Mittal, India
    Net Worth: $31.20 billion UP; Source: steel

    No. 7 Amancio Ortega, Spain
    Net Worth: $31 billion UP; Source: Zara

    No. 8 Eike Batista, Brazil
    Net Worth: $30 billion UP; Source: mining, oil

    No. 9 Mukesh Ambani, India
    Net Worth: $27 billion DOWN; Source: petrochemicals

    No. 10 Christy Walton & family, United States
    Net Worth: $26.5 billion UP; Source: Wal-Mart
The full list is available at Forbes.com.