Warren Buffett (US) - $50 billion (R345 billion), Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffett (US) - $50 billion (R345 billion), Berkshire Hathaway.
Carlos Slim (Mexico) - $74 billion (R511 billion), telecommunications.
Carlos Slim (Mexico) - $74 billion (R511 billion), telecommunications.
Eike Batista (Brazil) - $30 billion (R207 billion), mining, oil.
Eike Batista (Brazil) - $30 billion (R207 billion), mining, oil.
Bernard Arnault (France) - $41 billion (R283 billion), LVMH.
Bernard Arnault (France) - $41 billion (R283 billion), LVMH.
Bill Gates (US) - $56 billion (R387 billion), Microsoft.
Bill Gates (US) - $56 billion (R387 billion), Microsoft.
Amancio Ortega (Spain) - $31 billion (R214 billion), retail.
Amancio Ortega (Spain) - $31 billion (R214 billion), retail.
Mukesh Ambani (India) - $27 billion (R187 billion), petrochemicals, oil and gas.
Mukesh Ambani (India) - $27 billion (R187 billion), petrochemicals, oil and gas.
Lakshmi Mittal (India) - $31.1 billion (R215 billion), steel.
Lakshmi Mittal (India) - $31.1 billion (R215 billion), steel.
Larry Ellison (US) - $39.5 billion (R273 billion), Oracle.
Larry Ellison (US) - $39.5 billion (R273 billion), Oracle.

The global ranks of billionaires grew by 199 people in the past year, but none came close to unseating the world's richest man. Carlos Slim of Mexico, added $20.5 billion (R142 billion) to his coffers, according to Forbes magazine's annual tally.

The global ranks of billionaires grew by 199 people in the past year, but none came close to unseating the world's richest man. Carlos Slim of Mexico, added $20.5 billion (R142 billion) to his coffers, according to Forbes magazine's annual tally.