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Top 100 World's Richest Men and Women (INFOGRAPHIC 2013)Forbes Magazine recently published its annual list of the World’s Richest People and in that list dominated by American billionaires, a Mexican tycoon proved to be the richest of them all, while a Filipino billionaire ranks 68th richest in the world.

The Forbes list now includes 1,426 billionaires, up 200 from last year’s list (see Top 10 List of World’s Richest People 2012). The United States again populates the list with 442 billionaires, followed by the Asia Pacific region with 386, Europe with 366, the Americas with 129, and Middle East and Africa with 103.

An infographic of the world’s top 10 richest people is shown below.

Despite the dominance of the U.S., the world’s richest person is from Mexico — telecoms mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who has held the title for four consecutive years. Helu’s fortune comes mostly from telecom network America Movil that he owns, contributing $36.3 billion to his wealth. He also benefited from the stock price surge of his financial arm Grupo Financiero Inbursa and his industrial and retail holding firm Grupo Carso.

The world’s No. 2 richest man is Microsoft’s Bill Gates. His net worth increased $6 billion, mostly coming from diversified investments in private equity and stocks such as hygiene tech firm Ecolab, Mexican TV broadcaster Televisa, and Latin America’s largest beverage company FEMSA. Gates retains 5% ownership of software company Microsoft.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 Richest People in the World

Top 100 World's Richest Men and Women (INFOGRAPHIC 2013)

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Jumping to the No. 3 spot from last year’s No. 5, Amancio Ortega of the Inditex Group — which markets the Zara apparel line — is the year’s biggest gainer. His net worth increased $19.5 billion, thanks to a nearly 60% stake in the Zara company, which registered a 50% year-on-year increase in sales.

Falling one spot to No. 4 is stocks expert Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, whose net worth increased $9.5 billion to $53.5 billion.

The year’s biggest loser is Eike Batista of Brazil, whose ranking dropped from No. 7 in 2012 to No. 100 this year. The stock prices of companies he own plummeted severely, bringing down his total net worth from $30 billion to $10.6 billion in just one year.

Filipino billionaire — 68th world’s richest

The Philippines contributed one billionaire to the list of Top 100 Richest People. The Philippines’ richest man, Henry Sy, is ranked 68th on the list, recording a net worth of $13.2 billion. His fortune increased $5 billion due to a surge in the stock price of his holding firm SM Investments, which also benefited from record profits of units SM Prime Holdings, SM Development Corp. and Banco de Oro.

A summary of the Top 100 Richest People in the World is shown below.

Table: Top 100 Richest People in 2013

RankNameNet WorthAgeSourceCountry of Citizenship
1Carlos Slim Helu & family$73 B73telecomMexico
2Bill Gates$67 B57MicrosoftUnited States
3Amancio Ortega$57 B76ZaraSpain
4Warren Buffett$53.5 B82Berkshire HathawayUnited States
5Larry Ellison$43 B68OracleUnited States
6Charles Koch$34 B77diversifiedUnited States
6David Koch$34 B72diversifiedUnited States
8Li Ka-shing$31 B84diversifiedHong Kong
9Liliane Bettencourt & family$30 B90L'OrealFrance
10Bernard Arnault & family$29 B63LVMHFrance
11Christy Walton & family$28.2 B58Wal-MartUnited States
12Stefan Persson$28 B65H&MSweden
13Michael Bloomberg$27 B71Bloomberg LPUnited States
14Jim Walton$26.7 B65Wal-MartUnited States
15Sheldon Adelson$26.5 B79casinosUnited States
16Alice Walton$26.3 B63Wal-MartUnited States
17S. Robson Walton$26.1 B69Wal-MartUnited States
18Karl Albrecht$26 B93AldiGermany
19Jeff Bezos$25.2 B49Amazon.comUnited States
20Larry Page$23 B39GoogleUnited States
21Sergey Brin$22.8 B39GoogleUnited States
22Mukesh Ambani$21.5 B55petrochemicals, oil & gasIndia
23Michele Ferrero & family$20.4 B87chocolatesItaly
24Lee Shau Kee$20.3 B85diversifiedHong Kong
24David Thomson & family$20.3 B55mediaCanada
26Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud$20 B57investmentsSaudi Arabia
26Carl Icahn$20 B77leveraged buyoutsUnited States
26Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family$20 B-real estateHong Kong
29Dieter Schwarz$19.5 B73retailGermany
30George Soros$19.2 B82hedge fundsUnited States
31Theo Albrecht, Jr. & family$18.9 B62Aldi, Trader Joe’sGermany
32Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family$18,2 B81miningMexico
33Jorge Paulo Lemann$17.8 B73beerBrazil
34Alisher Usmanov$17.6 B59steel, telecom, investmentsRussia
35Iris Fontbona & family$17.4 B70miningChile
36Forrest Mars, Jr.$17 B81candyUnited States
36Jacqueline Mars$17 B73candyUnited States
36John Mars$17 B76candyUnited States
36Georgina Rinehart$17 B59miningAustralia
40German Larrea Mota Velasco & family$16.7 B59miningMexico
41Mikhail Fridman$16.5 B48oil, banking, telecomRussia
41Lakshmi Mittal$16.5 B62steelIndia
43Aliko Dangote$16.1 B55cement, sugar, flourNigeria
44Len Blavatnik$16 B55diversifiedUnited States
44Cheng Yu-tung$16 B87diversifiedHong Kong
46Joseph Safra$15.9 B74bankingBrazil
47Rinat Akhmetov$15.4 B46steel, coalUkraine
47Leonid Mikhelson$15.4 B57gas, chemicalsRussia
49Leonardo Del Vecchio$15.3 B77eyeglassesItaly
49Michael Dell$15,3 B48DellUnited States
51Steve Ballmer$15.2 B56MicrosoftUnited States
52Viktor Vekselberg$15.1 B55oil, metalsRussia
53Paul Allen$15 B60Microsoft, investmentsUnited States
53Francois Pinault & family$15 B76retailFrance
55Vagit Alekperov$14.8 B62LukoilRussia
56Phil Knight$14.4 B75NikeUnited States
56Andrey Melnichenko$14.4 B40coal, fertilizersRussia
58Dhanin Chearavanont & family$14.3 B73foodThailand
58Susanne Klatten$14.3 B50BMW, pharmaceuticalsGermany
58Vladimir Potanin$14.3 B52metalsRussia
61Michael Otto & family$14.2 B69retail, real estateGermany
62Vladimir Lisin$14.1 B56steel, transportRussia
62Gennady Timchenko$14.1 B60oil & gasRussia
64Luis Carlos Sarmiento$13.9 B80bankingColombia
65Mohammed Al Amoudi$13.5 B68oil, diversifiedSaudi Arabia
66Tadashi Yanai & family$13.3 B64retailJapan
66Mark Zuckerberg$13.3 B28FacebookUnited States
68Henry Sy & family$13.2 B88diversifiedPhilippines
69Donald Bren$13 B80real estateUnited States
69Serge Dassault & family$13 B87aviationFrance
69Lee Kun-Hee$13 B71SamsungSouth Korea
69Mikhail Prokhorov$13 B47investmentsRussia
73Alexey Mordashov$12.8 B47steel, investmentsRussia
74Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family$12.7 B84diversifiedBrazil
74Abigail Johnson$12.7 B51money managementUnited States
76Ray Dalio$12.5 B63hedge fundsUnited States
76Robert Kuok$12.5 B89diversifiedMalaysia
78Miuccia Prada$12.4 B63PradaItaly
79Ronald Perelman$12.2 B70leveraged buyoutsUnited States
80Anne Cox Chambers$12 B93mediaUnited States
81Stefan Quandt$11.9 B46BMWGermany
82Ananda Krishnan$11.7 B74telecomsMalaysia
82Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila$11.7 B36beerColombia
82James Simons$11.7 B74hedge fundsUnited States
82Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi$11.7 B68drinksThailand
86Zong Qinghou$11.6 B67beveragesChina
87Dirce Navarro De Camargo & family$11.5 B-constructionBrazil
87John Fredriksen$11.5 B68shippingCyprus
89Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family$11.4 B61real estateUnited Kingdom
90Harold Hamm$11.3 B67oil & gasUnited States
91Rupert Murdoch$11.2 B81News CorpUnited States
91John Paulson$11.2 B57hedge fundsUnited States
91Azim Premji$11.2 B67softwareIndia
94Ernesto Bertarelli & family$11 B47biotech, investmentsSwitzerland
94Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken$11 B58HeinekenNetherlands
94Hans Rausing$11 B86packagingSweden
94Jack Taylor & family$11 B90Enterprise Rent-A-CarUnited States
98Lui Che Woo$10.7 B83gamingHong Kong
98Laurene Powell Jobs & family$10,7 B49Apple, DisneyUnited States
100Eike Batista$10.6 B56mining, oilBrazil

Article and Photo Credit: Forbes magazine and Bloomberg

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