When it comes to rich list I think of Forbes. Forbes recently came up with it’s list of Billionaires in 2011.
The richest person being Carlos Slim, second comes Bill Gates and the third person on the rich list is Warren Buffett. Lakshmi Mittal stands at no. 6th in the list while Mukesh Ambani at no. 9th!
On the Forbes billionaire 2011 list, Asia has more billionaires than Europe. Forbes said that rising prices of global commodities and the economic boom in Asia and Russia has boosted the number of billionaires in the BRIC group that includes Brazil, Russia, India and China. These countries have successfully produced half the world’s 214 new billionaires in 2011.
Compared to India, China has produced more billionaires by doubling the number to 115, however, in the view of Forbes, average net worth of an Indian billionaire is huge $4.5 billion, while $2.5 billion for a Chinese billionaire.