Do You Know These Richest Person from Top 40 Countries

Do you know those top 67 billionaires are as rich as poorest 3.5 billion people of the world?

I don’t know what to say. Whether you call it income inequality, injustice or whatever, the fact is billionaires do control the world to a large extent.

Hence we decided to write an article giving you names of richest people from 40 different countries. They are not just powerful in their respective countries but also influence the politics of the given country.

As the world debates about income inequality these billionaires are getting richer and richer day by day.

So here is the list of top 40 richest person from 40 different countries.

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40. Philip Niarchos

Greece has been in news for past few weeks. Its economy is going down but a man has become billionaire only by collecting arts material. Philip Niarchos

  • Net Worth: $2.5 Billions
  • Country: Greece
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 737
  • Prime Source of Income: Collection of Arts and Materials Related to it

39. Antti Herlin

A small country named Finland has only 8 billionaires and one of them is Antti Herlin who leads in manufacturing elevators and escalators. Antti Herlin

  • Net Worth: $3.6 Billions
  • Country: Finland
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 481
  • Prime Source of Income: Manufacturing Elevators and Escalators

38. Albert Frere

Albert Frere is an investor who is also known as Warren Buffet of Belgium. He made his fortune through investing in various stocks.  Albert Frere

  • Net Worth: $4.9 Billions
  • Country: Belgium
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 318
  • Prime Source of Income: Investment and Trading

37. Bidzina Ivanishvilli

Bidzina Invanishvilli is again an investor and banker from Georgia. Bidzina Ivanishvilli

  • Net Worth: $5.2 Billions
  • Country: Georgia
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 291
  • Prime Source of Income: Investment

36. Carlos and Alejandro

Argentina a socialist country with only 11 billionaires has billionaires named Carlos and Alejandro richest of them all. They made their fortune in oil and gas industry. Carlos and Alejandro

  • Net Worth:a$5.3 Billions
  • Country:a Argentina
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 283
  • Prime Source of Income: Oil and Gas

35. Nassef Sawiris

Nassef Sawiris is Donald Trump of Egypt. He is an infrastructure and Construction magnet who made fortune out of this industry.Nassef Sawiris

  • Net Worth: $6.3 Billions
  • Country: Egypt
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 241
  • Prime Source of Income: Infrastructure and Construction

34. Rinat Akhmetov

Laxshmi Mittal of Ukraine is Rinat Akhmetov. He is a steel Magnate. His wealth is decreased almost by half because of ongoing fighting in Ukraine. Rinat Akhmetov

  • Net Worth: $6.7 Billions
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 201
  • Prime Source of Income: Steel Producer

33. Graeme Hart NZ

Graeme Hart dropped out from a school at the age of 16 has also worked as a truck driver. His company Reynolds Group manufactures packaging materials. Graeme Hart NZ

  • Net Worth: $6.9 Billions
  • Country: New Zeeland
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 195
  • Prime Source of Income: Paper, Packing and Supplies

32. Johann Rupert and Family

You all know famous brands like Cartier, Montblanc, LeCoultre etc. Rupert and his family own these brands which are based in Switzerland. Johann Rupert and Family

  • Net Worth: $7.4 Billion
  • Country: South Africa
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 179
  • Prime Source of Income: Luxury and Lifestyle Goods

31. Petr Kellner

Petr Kellner founded PPF group in 1991 which operates in areas like financing, retail banking and insurance. However his wealth has dropped by at least $2 Billion. Petr_Kellner

  • Net Worth: $8.4 Billion
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 160
  • Prime Source of Income: Banking and Financing

30. Ernesto Bertarelli

He not a self made billionaire as he inherited this empire from his father. His company Serono manufactured drugs for curing sclerosis. Ernesto Bertarelli

  • Net Worth: $8.7 Billion
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 149
  • Prime Source of Income: Pharmaceuticals

29. Robert and Philip Ng

Robert and Philip have developed over 700 hotels, malls and condos in Singapore and Hong Kong. Both brothers inherited this company from their father. Robert and Philip Ng

  • Net Worth: $9.6 Billion
  • Country: Singapore
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 131
  • Prime Source of Income: Real Estate and Property

28. Kjeld Krik Kristiansen

He is the grandson of the inventor of Legos Toys. He ran his company for 25 years and then he stepped down. Kjeld Krik Kristiansen

  • Net Worth: $9.4 Billion
  • Country: Denmark
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 129
  • Prime Source of Income: Arts and Museums

27. John Fredriksen

John is owner of the company called Frontline Ltd which is a shipping company primarily. He is also into drilling and fishing business. John Fredriksen

  • Net Worth: $10.5 Billion
  • Country: Cyprus
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 120
  • Prime Source of Income: Shipping Tycoon

26. Dietrich Mateschitz

You all know about Red Bull. Yes he is creator and owner of Red Bull energy Drink Company. He also owns two soccer teams and one formula one racing team. Dietrich Mateschitz

  • Net Worth: $10.8 Billion
  • Country: Austria
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 116
  • Prime Source of Income: Beverages

25. Lee Kun Hee

Lee Kun Hee is the chairman of Samsung group. He was accused of tax evasion and breach of trust in 2008. Lee Kun Hee

  • Net Worth: $11.3 Billion
  • Country: South Korea
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 110
  • Prime Source of Income: Samsung

24. Robert Kuok

Robert is the owner of world’s largest palm oil company named Wilmar. He has also properties in Hong Kong and Singapore. Robert Kuok

  • Net Worth: $11.3 Billion
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 110
  • Prime Source of Income: Shipping and Palm Oil

23. Charlene de Carvalho Heineken

She is a woman who inherited Beer Company named Heineken from his father. Her net worth has grown by over $1 Billion. Charlene de Carvalho Heineken

  • Net Worth: $11.7 Billion
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 107
  • Prime Source of Income: Beer and other Beverages

22. Gina Rinehart

She inherited her father’s mining company. She signed a deal worth $7.2 billion with worlds’ largest iron ore mines Roy Hill. Gina Rinehart

  • Net Worth: $12.3 Billion
  • Country: Australia
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 94
  • Prime Source of Income: Mining Industry

21. Luis Carlos Sarmiento

He started out with a construction industry and then diversified the company into financial services. He owns the company called Grupo Aval. Luis Carlos Sarmiento

  • Net Worth: $13.4 Billion
  • Country: Colombia
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 85
  • Prime Source of Income: Banking and Construction

20. Iris Fontbona

Iris Fontbona a mining baron from Chile. Iris Fontbona

  • Net Worth: $13.5 Billion
  • Country: Chile
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 82
  • Prime Source of Income: Mining and Construction

19. Dhanin Chearavanont and Family

He and his family have monopoly in Thailand. He gained $2.2 billion with the expansion of businesses to areas like telecommunications, retail etc. Dhanin Chearavanont and Family

  • Net Worth: $13.6 Billion
  • Country: Thailand
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 81
  • Prime Source of Income: Conglomerate

18. Henry Sy and Family

He recently opened the city of Dreams in Manila that cost $1.3 billion to build it. He is the richest man in Philippines. Henry Sy

  • Net Worth: $14.2 Billion
  • Country: Philippines
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 73
  • Prime Source of Income: Real Estate and Property

17. Hinduja Brothers

Expat Indian brothers are the richest men in UK. Their wealth increased because of share in Indian truck company Ashok Leyland. Hinduja Brothers

  • Net Worth: $15 Billion
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 69
  • Prime Source of Income: Conglomeration

16. Aliko Dangote

He is the Nigerian richest man. He added whopping $9 Billion in the year 2013 alone. However his net worth is decreasing. Aliko Dangote

  • Net Worth: $14.7 Billion
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 67
  • Prime Source of Income: Oil Industry

15. Vladimir Potanin

No he is not Vladimir Putin. Potanin is the chairman of Interros and he started the company in 1993. Vladimir Potanin

  • Net Worth: $15.4 Billion
  • Country: Russia
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 60
  • Prime Source of Income: Mining and Metals

14. Tadashi Yanai and Family

He owns the retail company called Uniqlo. His fortune grew in the year 2014 by 60%. He is 41th richest man according to Forbes. Tadashi Yanai

  • Net Worth: $20.2 Billion
  • Country: Japan
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 41
  • Prime Source of Income: Retail

13. Mukesh Ambani

He is the richest man in India. His wealth increased by $2.4 Billion in the year 2014. His house worth $1 Billion. Mukesh Ambani

  • Net Worth: $21 Billion
  • Country: India
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 34
  • Prime Source of Income: Oil and Gas

12. Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

He is the chairman and CEO of Kingdom Holding Company. He owns many companies in US, Europe, and Middle East.  Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

  • Net Worth: $22.6 Billion
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 34
  • Prime Source of Income: Oil and Gas

11. Maria Franca Fissolo and Family

She owns the European chocolate company Ferrero. You might know some of the popular brands like Tic Tacs, Nutella, Kinder Eggs etc.  Maria Fraca Fissolo

  • Net Worth: $23.4 Billion
  • Country: Italy
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 32
  • Prime Source of Income: Candy Tycoon

10. Wang Jianlin

He is the richest man in China. He has built department stores, shopping plazas, five star hotels. He also bought US movie chain AMC. Wang Jianlin

  • Net Worth: $24.2 Billion
  • Country: China
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 29
  • Prime Source of Income: Property and Construction

9. Stefan Persson

Persson is the chairman and owner of H M popular clothing giant. His father founded the company in 1947. Stefan Persson

  • Net Worth: $24.5 Billion
  • Country: Sweden
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 28
  • Prime Source of Income: Retail Clothing

8. Jorge Paulo Lemann

He has stakes in the world’s largest beer company called Anheuser-Busch InBev. Lemann founded Banco Garantia in 1971 and sold it. Jorge Paulo Lemann

  • Net Worth: $25 Billion
  • Country: Brazil
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 26
  • Prime Source of Income: Drinks and Beverages

7. David Thomson

We have all heard about Reuters and his grandfather founded this company in the year 1934. It is one of the largest media and publishing company in the world. David Thomson

  • Net Worth: $25.5 Billion
  • Country: Canada
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 25
  • Prime Source of Income: Media and Publishing

6. Georg Schaeffler

One of the richest people in Germany.  Georg Schaeffler

  • Net Worth: $26.9 Billion
  • Country: Germany
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 23
  • Prime Source of Income: Ball Bearings and Machine Components

5. Li Ka-Shing

He is not only Honk Kong’s richest person but Asia’s richest person also. Li Ka Shing

  • Net Worth: $33.3 Billion
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 17
  • Prime Source of Income: Plastics Toys and Flowers

4. Liliane Bettencourt

As the list narrows down, we have only 4 richest people left in the list. Fourth is Liliane of France. She is a woman and has stakes in Nestle and L Oreal. Liliane Bettencourt

  • Net Worth: $40.5 Billion
  • Country: France
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 10
  • Prime Source of Income: FMCG and Cosmetics

3. Amancio Ortega

The third richest man in the world is Amancio Ortega. He is known for creating the best brand named Zara. He is Europe’s richest man also. Amancio Ortega

  • Net Worth: $64.5 Billion
  • Country: Spain
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 4
  • Prime Source of Income: Clothing and Apparel

2. Carlos Slim Helu

The second richest man in our list is Carlos Slim of Mexico. He is the owner of telecommunication giant named Grupo Carso. Once he has was richest man in the world but his income dropped. Carlos Slim Helu

  • Net Worth: $77 Billion
  • Country: Mexico
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 2
  • Prime Source of Income: Telecommunication

1. Bill Gates

And the richest man on the earth is from America named Bill Gates. He is the founder of the company Microsoft.  Bill Gates

  • Net Worth: $79.2 Billion
  • Country: US
  • Forbes Ranking in the World: 1
  • Prime Source of Income: Software

So these were list of 40 richest people from 40 different countries.

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