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World’s 10 Richest People: in Pictures

1) Carlos Slim

Net worth $69bn

Origin of wealth Telecoms

Citizenship Mexico

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim poses in front of the sculpture The Three Shades by Auguste Rodin, at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, on the eve of its opening to the public

2) Bill Gates

Net worth $61bn

Origin of wealth Microsoft

Citizenship US

Microsoft founder Bill Gates plays bridge with 'Warren Buffett' cards during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha

3) Warren Buffett

Net worth $44bn

Origin of wealth Berkshire Hathaway

Citizenship US

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett strikes a pose on a mattress during the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting,

4) Bernard Arnault

Net worth $41bn

Origin of wealth LVMH

Citizenship France

French luxury goods group LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault is pictured prior announcing the group 2010 first-half results, on July 27, 2010 in Paris

5) Amancio Ortega

Net worth $37.5bn

Origin of wealth Zara

Citizenship Spain

Amancio Ortega

6) Larry Ellison

Net worth $36bn

Origin of wealth Oracle

Citizenship US

Software mogul Larry Ellison smiles during a news conference after Race 1 of the 33rd America's Cup in Valencia

7) Eike Batista

Net worth $30bn

Origin of wealth Mining and oil

Citizenship Brazil

Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista talks during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8) Stefan Persson

Net worth $26bn

Origin of wealth H&M

Citizenship Sweden

STefan Persson

9) Li Ka-Shing

Net worth $25.5bn

Origin of wealth Diversified

Citizenship Hong Kong

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., gesticulates during a news conference of Hutchison Whampoa's Annual Results announcement in Hong Kong

10) Karl Albrecht

Net worth $25.4bn

Origin of wealth Supermarkets

Citizenship Germany