He is the chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries Limited. He has been the richest Indian for five years now. He is a board member of Bank of America Corporation. He is also considered as the richest owner in sports in the world as he controls the cricket club Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
19. Karl Albrecht – $26.5 billion
He is the founder of the German discount supermarket chain Aldi. He is the richest man in Germany. Born in February 1920, he is the oldest billionaire in the list.
18. Liliane Bettencourt – $28 billion
Her real name is Liliane Schueller. She is the only child of Eugene Schueller, the founder of L’ Oreal, one of the largest cosmetics and beauty companies in the world. She married the French politician Andre Bettencourt in 1950 before inheriting the company in 1957.
17. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud – $29 billion
He is the nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia. He is known as the “Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia” because of his investment savvy. He is an avid collector of exotic cars, lavish palaces and expensive airplanes.
16. Bernard Arnault – $29 billion
He is a French businessman and art collector. He is the Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. He is also the Chairman of Christian Dior S.A.[via:therichest.org]