So who are the top the 5 richest men in the world:
1. Carlos Slim Helu : This Mexican tycoon is a telecom mogul who has been declared the richest man in the world with a net worth of $73 billion, which is $4 billion up from 2012. He has been in the top spot for the last years now and it seems like he will be there for many more years to come, until of course Bill gates decides to dethrone him. He is also in to mining, financial, industrial and real estate companies and has a stake in the New York Times.
2. Bill Gates : The most famous billionairein the worldand co founder of Microsoft is listed at the second position with net worth of $67 billion, which is $6 billion more than what he earned in 2012. He made his fortune from investments like Ecolab, Republic Services and FEMSA.Bill has been a leader as far as ‘give while you live’ philosophy is concerned, which has earned him well wishers around the world. He strengthened his foundation's efforts to eradicate polio in April, securing $335 million in pledges to the cause from six billionaire comrades, which included $100 million each from Mexico's Carlos Slim and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
3. Amancio Ortega : This Spaniard billionaire is the fastest growing rich man in the world as he jumped two places in the list of richest people in the world, overtaking Warren Buffett and Bernard Arnault. He comes in as the third richest man. His net worth is $57 billion, $19.5 billion up from his 2012's $37.5 billion. He holds 60 percent share of clothing retailer Indicted, better known as Zara brand.
4. Warren Buffett :Neither age nor prostate cancer can slow down Warren Buffett; he continues to acquire deals, even after a year of completing radiation therapy. He has been declared the fourth richest person in the world 2013.Although he slipped from third place in 2012 to fourth place this year nobody can write him down. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire have a net worth of $53.5 billion, as against $46 billion in 2012.This year he gave away another $2 billion to the Gates Foundation, bringing his lifetime giving to nearly $20 billion.
5. Larry Ellison : The CEO of Oracle is the fifth richest man in the world with $43 billion. He was in the sixth place last year. Ellison’s hobby is to collect houses on Malibu's Carbon Beach and also owns of 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai Island. In his unending quest for the elixir of youth he has donated $445 million to his medical foundation to support research on aging and age related diseases. Recently he has also dabbled in real estate and aviation.
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