Wal-Mart Really Does Own The World

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walmart Wal Mart Really Does Own The World

In researching for the Frogmen Show I stumbled upon the annual list of The World’s Top 20 Billionaires from Forbes Magazine.

The big news of the day was the fact that number one was NOT Bill Gates!!  Instead it was Mexico’s “Telecom” tycoon Carlos Slim Helu.  He’s worth $53.5 Billion!!! (NOTE: He beat out Gates by only $500,000!!!)

I’ve got the Top 20 List here, but let me share another interesting observation….. The various people that run “Wal-Mart”, yes the store that attracts all kinds of people to its stores, took 4 of the top 20 slots earning a combined total of $84.1 Billion Dollars!!!!!  Think about that next time you see a woman in rollers yelling at her kid in aisle 9!!

Here’s the Top 20!

1) Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth: $53.5 billion

Source: Telecom

Residence: Mexico

2) Bill Gates

Net Worth: $53 billion

Source: Microsoft

Residence: U.S.

3) Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $47 billion

Source: Investments

Residence: U.S.

4) Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $29 billion

Source: Petrochemicals, oil and gas

Residence: India

5) Lakshmi Mittal

Net Worth: $28.7 billion

Source: Steel

Residence: India

6) Lawrence Ellison

Net Worth: $28 billion

Source: Oracle

Residence: U.S.

7) Bernard Arnault

Net Worth: $27.5 billion

Source: Luxury goods

Residence: France

8 ) Eike Batista

Net Worth: $27 billion

Source: Mining, oil

Residence: Brazil

9) Amancio Ortega

Net Worth: $25 billion

Source: Fashion retail

Residence: Spain

10) Karl Albrecht

Net Worth: $23.5 billion

Source: Supermarkets

Residence: Germany

11) Ingvar Kamprad and Family

Net Worth: $23 billion

Source: Ikea

Residence: Sweden

12) Christy Walton and Family

Net Worth: $22.5 billion

Source: Wal-Mart

Residence: U.S.

13) Stefan Persson

Net Worth: $22.4 billion

Source: H&M

Residence: Sweden

14) Li Ka-shing

Net Worth: $21 billion

Source: Diversified

Residence: Hong Kong

15) Jim C. Walton

Net Worth: $20.7 billion

Source: Wal-Mart

Residence: U.S.

16) Alice Walton

Net Worth: $20.6 billion

Source: Wal-Mart

Residence: U.S.

17) Liliane Bettencourt

Net Worth: $20 billion

Source: L’Oreal

Residence: France

18) S. Robson Walton

Net Worth: $19.8 billion

Source: Wal-Mart

Residence: U.S.

19) Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud

Net Worth: $19.4 billion

Source: Diversified

Residence: Saudi Arabia

20) David Thomson and Family

Net Worth: $19 billion

Source: Thomson Reuters

Residence: Canada

View The World’s Top 20 Billionaires from Forbes Magazine in Photos

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