Top 5 : 2008 Richest People

No. 5: Mukesh Ambani

Country: India
Net Worth: $ 43.0 million

Asia’s richest resident heads petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries, India most valuable company by market capitalization. His fortune is $ 22.9 billion since last year, bringing the world-second largest Gainer in dollar terms. Mukesh is using some of his money to build a 27-story home.

No. 4: Lakshmi Mittal

Country: India
Net Worth: $ 45.0 million

Mittal heads the world’s largest iron and steel, ArcelorMittal, which accounts for 10% of the total crude steel production. Just 580 tons to be used in the construction of the World Trade Center Memorial in New York. With a stake of 44%, which is the company’s largest shareholder.

No. 3: William H. Gates III

Country: United States
Net Worth: $ 58.0 million

After 13 consecutive years, the Harvard dropout and Microsoft visionary no longer is the world’s richest man. Blame Yahoo!: Microsoft shares have fallen 15% since the company boldly attempted to merge with the giant search engine to improve the fight against Google for Internet dominance. Gates is preparing to leave the day to day involvement at Microsoft to devote more time to philanthropic initiatives.

No. 2: Carlos Slim Helú

Country: Mexico
Net Worth: $ 60.0 million

The son of a Lebanese immigrant, Slim made his first fortune in 1990 when it bought fixed-line operator Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) in a privatization. In December, America Movil an agreement with Yahoo! to provide mobile Web services to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. A widower and father of six, Slim is a baseball fan and art collector.

No. 1: Warren Edward Buffett

Country: United States
Net Worth: $ 62.0 million

America’s most beloved investor is now the world’s richest man. The son of a politician from Nebraska, he delivered newspapers as a child and introduced his first tax return at age 13, claiming a deduction of $ 35 for your bike. This year, which rose past friend and bridge partner Bill Gates as shares of Berkshire Hathaway rose 25% since the middle of last July.

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2 Responses to “Top 5 : 2008 Richest People”

  1. mukesh jha Says:

    we are very happy to see mukesh ambani as the top richest man during the period of 2008
    we pray to god may mukeh be the first richest man in the world

  2. sona Says:

    Hi rich man’s
    i like to c ur articals nice/All The Best


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