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A List of the Top 10 Forbes Billionaires

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu holds a press conference at the Forbes Global CEO conference in Sydney.
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu holds a press conference at the Forbes Global CEO conference in Sydney.  (Source:AP Photo/Jeremy Piper)

A list of the world’s 10 richest people, according to the latest annual tally by Forbes magazine.

Net Worth:

1. Bill Gates (Microsoft) $76 billion
2. Carlos Slim Helu (telecom) $72 billion
3. Amancio Ortega (Zara retail chain) $64 billion
4. Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) $58.2 billion
5. Larry Ellison (Oracle) $48 billion
6. Charles Koch $40 billion
7. David Koch $40 billion
8. Sheldon Adelson (Las Vegas Sands) $38 billion
9. Christy Walton (Wal-Mart) $36.7 billion
10. Jim Walton (Wal-Mart) $34.7 billion

A list of the top 10 female billionaires in the world:

Net Worth:

1. Christy Walton (Wal-Mart) $36.7 billion
2. Liliane Bettencourt (L’Oreal) $34.5 billion
3. Alice Walton (Wal-Mart) $34.3 billion
4. Jacqueline Mars (candy) $20 billion
5. Gina Rinehart (mining) $17.7 billion
6. Susanne Klatten (BMW, Pharma) $17.4 billion
7. Abigail Johnson (Fidelity Investments) $17.3 billion
8. Anne Cox Chambers (Cox Enterprises) $15.5 billion
9. Iris Fontbona (mining) $15.5 billion
10. Laurene Powell Jobs (Apple, Disney) $14 billion

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