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Current list of Billionaires

A few facts:

70% of Saudi wealth is in the hands of its billionaires, versus 24% in the Gulf Emirates

Ankara, the Capital of Turkey, has the most number of millionaires, about 45,000

London has the most concentration of wealthy people, tackled by New York

Apparently, Bill Gates overtook Carlos Slim Helu this year. What Gates did to increase his wealth for about $10 bn in a single year?

 

Rank Name Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship
1

Carlos Slim Helu & family

$73 B 73 telecom Mexico
2

Bill Gates

$67 B 58 Microsoft United States
3

Amancio Ortega

$57 B 77 Zara Spain
4

Warren Buffett

$53.5 B 83 Berkshire Hathaway United States
5

Larry Ellison

$43 B 69 Oracle United States
6

Charles Koch

$34 B 78 diversified United States
6

David Koch

$34 B 73 diversified United States
8

Li Ka-shing

$31 B 85 diversified Hong Kong
9

Liliane Bettencourt & family

$30 B 91 L’Oreal France
10

Bernard Arnault & family

$29 B 64 LVMH France
11

Christy Walton & family

$28.2 B 59 Wal-Mart United States
12

Stefan Persson

$28 B 66 H&M Sweden
13

Michael Bloomberg

$27 B 71 Bloomberg LP United States
14

Jim Walton

$26.7 B 66 Wal-Mart United States
15

Sheldon Adelson

$26.5 B 80 casinos United States
16

Alice Walton

$26.3 B 64 Wal-Mart United States
17

S. Robson Walton

$26.1 B 70 Wal-Mart United States
18

Karl Albrecht

$26 B 93 Aldi Germany
19

Jeff Bezos

$25.2 B 50 Amazon.com United States
20

Larry Page

$23 B 40 Google United States
21

Sergey Brin

$22.8 B 40 Google United States
22

Mukesh Ambani

$21.5 B 56 petrochemicals, oil & gas India
23

Michele Ferrero & family

$20.4 B 88 chocolates Italy
24

Lee Shau Kee

$20.3 B 85 diversified Hong Kong
24

David Thomson & family

$20.3 B 56 media Canada
26

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

$20 B 58 investments Saudi Arabia
26

Carl Icahn

$20 B 77 leveraged buyouts United States
26

Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family

$20 B real estate Hong Kong
29

Dieter Schwarz

$19.5 B 74 retail Germany
30

George Soros

$19.2 B 83 hedge funds United States
31

Theo Albrecht, Jr. & family

$18.9 B 63 Aldi, Trader Joe’s Germany
32

Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family

$18.2 B 82 mining Mexico
33

Jorge Paulo Lemann

$17.8 B 74 beer Brazil
34

Alisher Usmanov

$17.6 B 60 steel, telecom, investments Russia
35

Iris Fontbona & family

$17.4 B 71 mining Chile
36

Forrest Mars, Jr.

$17 B 82 candy United States
36

Jacqueline Mars

$17 B 74 candy United States
36

John Mars

$17 B 77 candy United States
36

Georgina Rinehart

$17 B 59 mining Australia
40

German Larrea Mota Velasco & family

$16.7 B 60 mining Mexico
41

Mikhail Fridman

$16.5 B 49 oil, banking, telecom Russia
41

Lakshmi Mittal

$16.5 B 63 steel India
43

Aliko Dangote

$16.1 B 56 cement, sugar, flour Nigeria
44

Len Blavatnik

$16 B 56 diversified United States
44

Cheng Yu-tung

$16 B 88 diversified Hong Kong
46

Joseph Safra

$15.9 B 75 banking Brazil
47

Rinat Akhmetov

$15.4 B 47 steel, coal Ukraine
47

Leonid Mikhelson

$15.4 B 58 gas, chemicals Russia
49

Leonardo Del Vecchio

$15.3 B 78 eyeglasses Italy
49

Michael Dell

$15.3 B 48 Dell United States
51

Steve Ballmer

$15.2 B 57 Microsoft United States
52

Viktor Vekselberg

$15.1 B 56 oil, metals Russia
53

Paul Allen

$15 B 60 Microsoft, investments United States
53

Francois Pinault & family

$15 B 77 retail France
55

Vagit Alekperov

$14.8 B 63 Lukoil Russia
56

Phil Knight

$14.4 B 75 Nike United States
56

Andrey Melnichenko

$14.4 B 41 coal, fertilizers Russia
58

Dhanin Chearavanont & family

$14.3 B 74 food Thailand
58

Susanne Klatten

$14.3 B 51 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
58

Vladimir Potanin

$14.3 B 53 metals Russia
61

Michael Otto & family

$14.2 B 70 retail, real estate Germany
62

Vladimir Lisin

$14.1 B 57 steel, transport Russia
62

Gennady Timchenko

$14.1 B 61 oil & gas Russia
64

Luis Carlos Sarmiento

$13.9 B 80 banking Colombia
65

Mohammed Al Amoudi

$13.5 B 69 oil, diversified Saudi Arabia
66

Tadashi Yanai & family

$13.3 B 64 retail Japan
66

Mark Zuckerberg

$13.3 B 29 Facebook United States
68

Henry Sy & family

$13.2 B 89 diversified Philippines
69

Donald Bren

$13 B 81 real estate United States
69

Serge Dassault & family

$13 B 88 aviation France
69

Lee Kun-Hee

$13 B 72 Samsung South Korea
69

Mikhail Prokhorov

$13 B 48 investments Russia
73

Alexey Mordashov

$12.8 B 48 steel, investments Russia
74

Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family

$12.7 B 85 diversified Brazil
74

Abigail Johnson

$12.7 B 52 money management United States
76

Ray Dalio

$12.5 B 64 hedge funds United States
76

Robert Kuok

$12.5 B 90 diversified Malaysia
78

Miuccia Prada

$12.4 B 64 Prada Italy
79

Ronald Perelman

$12.2 B 71 leveraged buyouts United States
80

Anne Cox Chambers

$12 B 94 media United States
81

Stefan Quandt

$11.9 B 47 BMW Germany
82

Ananda Krishnan

$11.7 B 75 telecoms Malaysia
82

Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila

$11.7 B 36 beer Colombia
82

James Simons

$11.7 B 75 hedge funds United States
82

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

$11.7 B 69 drinks Thailand
86

Zong Qinghou

$11.6 B 68 beverages China
87

Dirce Navarro De Camargo & family

$11.5 B construction Brazil
87

John Fredriksen

$11.5 B 68 shipping Cyprus
89

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family

$11.4 B 62 real estate United Kingdom
90

Harold Hamm

$11.3 B 68 oil & gas United States
91

Rupert Murdoch & family

$11.2 B 82 News Corp United States
91

John Paulson

$11.2 B 58 hedge funds United States
91

Azim Premji

$11.2 B 68 software India
94

Ernesto Bertarelli & family

$11 B 48 biotech, investments Switzerland
94

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

$11 B 59 Heineken Netherlands
94

Hans Rausing

$11 B 87 packaging Sweden
94

Jack Taylor & family

$11 B 91 Enterprise Rent-A-Car United States
98

Lui Che Woo

$10.7 B 84 gaming Hong Kong
98

Laurene Powell Jobs & family

$10.7 B 50 Apple, Disney United States
100

Eike Batista

$10.6 B 57 mining, oil Brazil

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<p>Photo credit: Vincent Kessler and Jean-Marc Loos/Reuters
Licia Ronzulli is an Italian member of the European Parliament known for bringing her daughter, Vittoria, to the Parliament’s plenary sessions.
Licia Ronzulli first brought her daughter to a plenary session when she was 44 days old, as a symbolic gesture to support more rights for women in reconciling work and family life.
This composite picture shows the mother-daughter duo at Parliament sessions from September 22, 2010 to November 19, 2013.
Vittoria is one little Mighty Girl who will be well-prepared to run for office herself one day!
To inspire your Mighty Girl with more stories about women in politics and government, visit our “Political Leaders” biography section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography?cat=211
For stories of female trailblazers in politics, science, the arts, athletics and more, visit A Mighty Girl’s “Role Models” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography
News coverage of Ronzulli’s story has generated a lot of discussion on family leave policies, especially around the fact that only four countries in the world have no national law requiring paid maternity leave: Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Swaziland, and the United States.
To learn more about the lack of paid family leave in the U.S. and a group working to give all Americans access to paid family leave, check out MomsRising.org at http://bit.ly/mOQbVO
Photo credit: Vincent Kessler and Jean-Marc Loos/Reuters

 How the State of Maryland is Amazing?

I lived in the State of  Maryland for over 6 years, in the late 1990’s, mostly close to Washington DC, Bethesda, Kensington., Gettysburg… I ventured to Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick and once spent a couple of days by a lake high on the mountain.

I knew these regions very close: I dabbed in Real Estates in Montgomery County. I walked plenty and distributed leaflets in each street for listed houses “For sale“…

I did visit Philadelphia visiting a high school class mate of mine in Lebanon Charles Helou, who was teaching math at a university.  Dr. Helou was #1 in the French mathemen exam in Lebanon in 1969.  We visited Helou family along with my sister and brother-in-law Victor. On our way back we stumbled on a gay parade. We never saw Charles again.

I visited New York City and New York State for 3 days with the family of Nicholas Choukeir. And I once and went boating in Maryland.

Though I don’t recall drinking local beer or hearing of any local brewery.

BS in Bmore posted this March 25, 2014

15 Reasons Why Maryland is Amazing

I may not have chosen to grow up in Maryland, but I did decide to continue to live here (and trust me, I have thought about moving away, California always sounds nice).

There is just something about Maryland that keeps me here and keeps me happy.

On this day, 380 years ago, the first European settlers landed on what is now known as the great state of Maryland. In honor of Maryland day, I bring you 15 reasons why Maryland is amazing:

1. We have all 4 seasons. While snow at the end of March is not ideal, it is going to be in the 60s later this week. Maryland, you crazy. I like you, but you’re crazy.

seasons

2. Getting crabs in Maryland is not a bad thing. Blue crabs that is.

marylandcrab

3. We have it all. Beaches, mountains, cities, farmland. You can hike, bike, swim or boat, whatever your little heart desires.

beachesmountains

4. The National Aquarium is in Maryland. No, not the Baltimore Aquarium, not the Maryland Aquarium, the National Aquarium. We don’t mess around when it comes to our fishies. We’re serious.

national-aquarium

5. Two words: Old Bay. I grew up putting this on everything… popcorn, pizza, crabs, french fries, chicken, macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob, potato chips… heck, I’ve even tried Old Bay ice cream.

I now work at McCormick & Company where I get to talk about Old Bay everyday AND it’s encouraged. Can you say dream job?

oldbay

6. Maryland is really funny shaped, which makes for great jewelry. A square with a heart in it just wouldn’t be the same (no offense Colorado, you’re still awesome).

maryland heart

7. We have this crazy, yet beautiful flag. It’s yellow. It’s red. It’s in your face. Who came up with this pattern? I like it. Plus it makes for some great clothing and accessories. Thank you Route One Apparel(Photo credit: @linnylou_who, Twitter, posted on Route One Apparel’s Facebook Page)

maryland-flag-scarf

8. Maryland is home to many historic towns. Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Old Ellicott City and so much more.

Some of my favorite times are spent wandering historic main streets exploring the shops and restaurants. (and apparently I like to take photos of couples holding hands in these places)

historictowns

9. We’re not quite “Northern”, we’re not quite “Southern,” which means when we head north or south, we don’t quite fit in, but the silver lining is that no one really dislikes us.

10. Maryland makes some damn fine beer.

Flying Dog, Heavy Seas, Union Brewery, DuClaw, Brewer’s Alley and so many other craft brewers. It’s easier to “buy local” when your local beer is top notch.

flyingdogbeer

11. Location, location, location.

While Maryland is great, variety is the spice of life. We are within close proximity to many other top US cities. Wherever you might be in Maryland, you could wake up one morning and take a day trip to DC, Philadelphia, NYC and more. No big deal.

philly-dc-nyc

12. You can only find Berger cookies here. They are rich and decadent.

Sure, the FDA’s proposed ban on trans fat could put them out of business, but you know it is worth it.

verger-cookies

13. I have not met many other people in the US that have quite as much county pride as Maryland residents.

I’ve actually met people from other states that have no idea what county they are in. Nonetheless, we rep the counties we grew up or live in like no other (hocofoshoyo, now with bmore street cred).

14. It might not be cheap to reside here, but it sure is cheaper than DC

15. This is birdland. Through thick and through thin, we support our Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.

 


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