Forbes’ top 25 richest list includes Canadian

Published On March 5, 2013 | By | Business, News
All figures in U.S. dollars

                                                                                                                All figures in U.S. dollars

By Amber Daugherty

Canadian media mogul David Thomson made the top 25 in Forbes’ rich list for 2013. His net worth of $20.3 billion is just below Google’s Sergey Brin ($22.8B), Wal-Mart’s Alice Walton ($26.3B) and H&M’s Stefan Persson ($28B).

The full list was released Monday. The top 25 are listed below.

1. Carlos Slim Helu
Net Worth: $73B
Country of Citizenship: Mexico
How they made their money: telecom

2. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $67B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Microsoft

3. Amancio Oretega
Net Worth: $57B
Country of Citizenship: Spain
How they made their money: Zara

4. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $53.5B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Berkshire Hathaway

5. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $43B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Oracle

6. David Koch
Net Worth: $34B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: diversified

7. Charles Koch
Net Worth: $34B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: diversified

8. Li Ka-shing
Net Worth: $31B
Country of Citizenship: Hong Kong
How they made their money: diversified

9. Liliane Bettencourt & family
Net Worth: $30B
Country of Citizenship: France
How they made their money: L’Oreal

10. Bernard Arnault & family
Net Worth: $29B
Country of Citizenship: France
How they made their money: LVMH

11. Christy Walton & family
Net Worth: $28.2
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Wal-Mart

12. Stefan Persson
Net Worth: $28B
Country of Citizenship: Sweden
How they made their money: H&M

13. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $27B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Bloomberg LP

14. Jim Walton
Net Worth: $26.7B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Walton

15. Sheldon Adelson
Net Worth: $26.5B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: casinos

16. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $26.3B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Wal-Mart

17. S.Robson Walton
Net Worth: $26.1B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Wal-Mart

18. Karl Albrect
Net Worth: $26B
Country of Citizenship: Germany
How they made their money: Aldi

19. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $25.2B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Amazon.com

20. Larry Page
Net Worth: $23B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Google

21. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $22.8B
Country of Citizenship: United States
How they made their money: Google

22. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $21.5B
Country of Citizenship: India
How they made their money: petrochemicals, oil & gas

23. Michele Ferrero & family
Net Worth: $20.4B
Country of Citizenship: Italy
How they made their money: chocolates

24. Lee Shau Kee
Net Worth: $20.3B
Country of Citizenship: Hong Kong
How they made their money: diversified

25. David Thomson & family
Net Worth: $20.3B
Country of Citizenship: Canada
How they made their money: media

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