2013 Rich List of World’s Most Richest People

2013-rich-listOur world is full of rich and the riches. What matters most is how you utilize your wealth for the well being of your surroundings. Being rich makes you a different person but turning into a billionaire, simply changes everything; be it your lifestyle, personal life or business. Since we have talked about numerous ways to make money, now we are giving out success stories of the world’s richest people in 2013 rich list so that you may find out what led them to the top of this world. The list consists of the people from our backdrop but what made them different is their slightly different attitude, a will to break free of all the ties and do something extraordinary. Here you go!

1) Carlos Slim Helu


2013-Richlist-Carlos-SlimNet Worth: $73 Billion
Born in: Mexico
Born on:
20th January 1940
Occupation: Chairman & CEO of Telmex
Autos and Cars: Navy Mercedes 4×4, Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Hobbies: History Reading, Nature Lover, Car Racing
Causes: Aid to Latin America, Fundacion Telmex, Fundacian Carlos Slim Helu
Brands: Brioni

Carlos Slim Helu is a multi billionaire with a class and taste. He is an early 20th century style American capitalist which is depicted from his old world style and living. His business and life style are an epitome of his old beliefs. Being of Lebanese origin, he believes in a simple lifestyle and still lives in six-bedroom house. He has no love for luxuries and ostentatious living. He loves simplicity and practices it everywhere. From the developing countries, he is the first one to have be on top of the Forbes list. He doesn’t own a fleet of cars, neither does he own yachts and jets; he still drives his own car. He prefers working on paper instead of new technology and innovations.

His famous quote:

“Work well done is not only a responsibility to yourselves and society; it is also an emotional need.”

2) Bill Gates


2013-richlist-bill-gatesNet Worth: $67 Billion
Born in: United States
Born on:
28th October 1955
Occupation: Founder and Owner of Microsoft, Co-chairperson of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Autos and Cars:
1999 Porsche 911 Convertible, 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe, Porsche 930 Turbo
Hobbies: Reading, Art Collection, Listening Music
Causes: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thegivingpledge
Brands: Microsoft Spot Watch

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, programmer, inventor, investor and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Microsoft. He is one of the highly innovative and influential people of all times. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. He has revolutionized the computer world through his inventions and business tactics.

His famous quote:

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

3) Amancio Ortega


2013-richlist-amancia-ortegaNet Worth: $57 Billion
Born in:
Born on: 28th March 1936
Co-founder & CEO of Inditex Group
Autos and Cars: Audi A8
Yachet: Valoria Yacht
Private Jet: Global Express BD 700
Hobbies: Horse Riding, Driving, Incognito
Causes: Paideia Foundation, Fundacion Amanico Ortega
Brand: Zara

Amancio Ortega is one of the richest man in the world and a world class fashion designer. He is a workaholic and never goes on vacations. Despite being an owner of the biggest fashion brand, ZARA, his dressing is always simple yet classy. His hard work, constant and unwavering efforts are what made him a man of this glorious fame. He started off with nothing and now he is the richest man in Spain.

His famous quote:

“The success of your business is based in principle on the idea of offering the latest fashions at low prices, in turn creating a formula for cutting costs: an integrated business in which it is manufactured, distributed and sold”.

4) Warren Buffett



Net Worth: $53.5 Billion
Born in: United States
Born on: 30th August 1930
Occupation: Berkshire Hathaway
Autos and Cars: Lincoln Town Car
Private Jet: The Indefensible
Hobbies: Playing Bridge and Ukulele, Philately
Causes: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thegivingpledge, Lunch with Buffet
Brands: Dalian Dayang Trands

Warren Buffett is the most successful investor of 20th century. He is known as ‘Wizard of Omaha’, ‘Oracle of Ohama’ or ‘Sage of Ohama’. He is an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is well known for his exceptional business skills and investment policies. His whole life depicts predictability and applicability. He has donated huge portions of his wealth to different charities and encourages other businessmen to follow his steps.

His famous quote:

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

5) Larry Ellison


2013-richlist-larry-ellisonNet Worth: $43 Billion
Born in:
United States
Born on: 17th August 1944
Occupation: CEO of Oracle Corporation
Autos and Cars: Audi R8, Mc Laren F1, Acura NSX, Lexus LFA
Yachts: Sayonara Racing Yacht, Musashi Yacht
Private Jet: Gulfstream V, Citation X
Hobbies: Sea Sailing, Professional Football Follower
Causes: American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund, Federal Government Software

Larry Ellison is the founder and CEO of the world’s leading business software company. He is one of the most flashy and candid richest man of the world. He believes in owning the best of everything. He lives his life in such an extravagant way as if he was to be born a billionaire. The world considers him to be versatile man: a brisk businessman, a marketing mastermind and a playboy.

His famous quote:

“Building Oracle is like doing math puzzles as a kid.”

6) Vladimir Putin





Net Worth: $40 Billion
Born in:
Born on: 7th October 1952
Occupation: Politicians
Billiards, Playing Piano



Vladimir Putin is currently the Prime Minister of Russia. He is highly regarded and respected in Russia due to his economic reforms and great political skills. He is honored for improving the economy of the state, law and order situation, health care system and increasing the living standards of the nation. He is the richest and most influential person in Russia. Being the head of state, he enjoys all the royal treatments and lives an extravagant and luxurious life.

7) Charles Koch




Net Worth: $34 Billion
Born in: United States
Born on: 1st November 1935
Occupation: Koch Industries Inc.
Causes: Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation



Charles Koch is a reputed business industrialist with extraordinary management skills. He is one of the richest men in the world and a generous humanitarian. He is credited for transforming his father’s small oil business into a world renowned oil production industry.

8) David Koch




Net Worth: $34 Billion
Born in: United States
Born on: 3rd May 1940
Occupation:  Koch Industries Inc
Causes: David Koch Theatre, David Koch Foundation, Donation to Museum
Autos and Cars: Mercedes
Yacht: Leander


David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. He is the richest man in New York and fourth wealthiest man in US. His craving for increasing the family’s business and getting hold of all the lavish homes has made him quite prominent in US. He has contributed a lot for cancer research, development of medical centers and support of educational institutions.

9) Li Ka Shing



Net Worth: $31 Billion
Born in:
Hong Kong
Born on: 13th June 1928
Occupation: Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings
Yachts: Sunseeker Yacht
Private Jets: Gulfstream G 550
Hobbies: Golf
Causes: Li Ka Shing foundation, Centre for Learning and Knowledge, 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
Brands: Seiko Watches

Li Ka Shing is known as ‘Superman’ in Hong Kong and is the most dominant man in China. He is the richest person of the East Asian descent. His early life was a tough journey towards his luxurious life. He started off from scratch and turned into a billionaire by his exuberance and great skills. Even though he is incredibly rich, he still lives a simple life and strongly believes in ‘simplicity is the best policy’.

10) Eike Batista


2013-richlist-eike-batistaNet Worth: $30 Billion
Born in: Brazil
Born on: 3rd November 1956
Occupation: EBX Group
Autos and Cars: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Spirit of Brazil Yacht, Pink Fleet Yacht,
Private Jets: Embraer Legacy 600, Citation 7, Gulfstream G 550
Hobbies: Speed boating
Causes: Brazilian Kid’s Charity, Rio de Janeiro Olympic Committee, Hotel Gloria, National Parks, Police Pacification Unit Program
Brands: Rolex

Eike Batista is a Brazilian business tycoon who turned into a billionaire by his love for mining and oil and gas production. He is very famous because of his superstitions; he strongly believes that letter ‘X’ brings money to him. He donates generously and believes in looking ahead and planning for future.

His famous quote:

“There are three magic words I make my son repeat: discipline, discipline and discipline. I don’t want my eldest to think things are very easy. It’s good that they appreciate the small things or else it’s too easy. I don’t want them to think that wealth and privileges come from nothing.”

2 thoughts on “2013 Rich List of World’s Most Richest People”

  1. Hi Yusra Adil, Thanks for sharing the list. I am a fan of Warren Buffett and i don’t know much about the others. I think most of Wealthy People are from U.S.A., The Reliance and Tata Corporation still can’t stand up in Top 10s. And What About Tim Cook and Larry Page..On which position are they?
    With Regards.

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