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10 Orang Terkaya di Dunia 2009

Posted on 13 Maret 2009 by wong ndeso 10 Orang Terkaya di Dunia 2009

Yeah akhirnya Bill Gates kembali ke singgasananya jadi orang terkaya di dunia setelah beberapa saat digeser Warren Buffett. Well.., seperti dikutip dari forbes.com tanggal 1103-2009 ada perubahan daftar peringkat orang terkaya di dunia.. ( Bahasa Indonesia )

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

NAME William Gates III Warren Buffett Carlos Slim Helu & family Lawrence Ellison Ingvar Kamprad & family Karl Albrecht Mukesh Ambani Lakshmi Mittal Theo Albrecht Amancio Ortega

CITIZENSHIP United States United States Mexico United States Sweden Germany India India Germany Spain

AGE

53 78 69 64 83 89 51 58 87 73

NET WORTH ($BIL) 40.0 37.0

RESIDENCE United States United States Mexico United States Switzerland Germany India United Kingdom Germany Spain

35.0 22.5 22.0 21.5 19.5 19.3 18.8 18.3

1. William Gates III (Kisah Sukses)

Net Worth : $40.0 bil Fortune : self made Source : Microsoft Age : 53 Country Of Citizenship : United States Residence : Medina, Washington Industry : Software Education : Harvard University, Drop Out, Marital Status : married, 3 children Software visionary regains title as the worlds richest man despite losing $18 billion in the past 12 months. Stepped down from day-to-day duties at Microsoft last summer to devote his talents and riches to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Organizations assets were $30 billion in January; annual letter lauds endowment manager Michael Larson for limiting last years losses to 20%. Gates decided to increase donations in 2009 to $3.8 billion, up 15% from 2008. Dedicated to fighting hunger in developing countries, improving education in Americas high schools and developing vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. Appointed Microsoft Office veteran Jeffrey Raikes chief exec of Gates Foundation in September. Gates remains Microsoft chairman. Sells shares each quarter, redeploys proceeds via investment vehicle Cascade; more than half of fortune invested outside Microsoft. Stock down 45% in past 12 months. Creative capitalist wants companies to match profitmaking with doing good.

2. Warren Buffett (Kisah Sukses)

Net Worth : $37.0 bil Fortune : self made Source : Berkshire Hathaway Age : 78 Country Of Citizenship : United States Residence : Omaha, Nebraska Industry : Investments Education : University of Nebraska Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts / Science, Columbia University, Master of Science Marital Status : widowed, remarried, 3 children Last year Americas most beloved investor was the worlds richest man. This year he has to settle for second place after losing $25 billion in 12 months. Shares of Berkshire Hathaway down 45% since last March. Injected billions of dollars into Goldman Sachs, GE in exchange for preferred stock last fall; propped up insurance firm Swiss Re in February with $2.6 billion infusion. Admits he made some dumb investment mistakes in 2008. Upbeat about Americas future: Our economic system has worked extraordinarily well over time. It has unleashed human potential as no other system has, and it will continue to do so. Scoffs at Wall Streets over-reliance on history-based models: If merely looking up past financial data would tell you what the future holds, the Forbes 400 would consist of librarians. Son of Nebraska politician delivered newspapers as a boy. Filed first tax return at age 13, claiming $35 deduction for bicycle. Studied under value investing guru Benjamin Graham at Columbia. Took over textile firm Berkshire Hathaway 1965. Today holding company invested in insurance (Geico, General Re), jewelry (Borsheims), utilities (MidAmerican Energy), food (Dairy Queen, Sees Candies). Also has noncontrolling stakes in Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo.

3. Carlos Slim Helu & family (Kisah Sukses)

Net Worth :$35.0 bil Fortune : self made Source : telecom Age : 69 Country Of Citizenship : Mexico Residence : Mexico City Industry : Telecommunications Education : NA, Marital Status : widowed, 6 children Economic downturn and plunging peso shaved $25 billion from the fortune of Latin Americas richest man. Global recession testing his ability to live up to the principles he sets for his employees: Maintain austerity in times of fat cows. Son of a Lebanese immigrant bought fixed line operator Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) in 1990; now controls 90% of Mexicos telephone landlines. Would be a billionaire based on his dividends alone. Biggest holding: $16 billion stake in America Movil, Latin Americas largest mobile phone company with 173 million customers. America Movil and Telmex reportedly planning to jointly invest $4 billion to bolster telecom infrastructure in Latin America. Buying up cheap media, energy and retail assets. Last year took stakes in New York Times Co., former billionaire Anthony OReillys Independent News & Media and Bronco Drilling; also increased position in Saks. Baseball statistics aficionado, art collector.

4. Lawrence Ellison (Kisah Sukses)

Net Worth : $22.5 bil Fortune : self made Source : Oracle Age : 64 Country Of Citizenship : United States Residence : Redwood City, California Industry : Software Education : University of Illinois, Drop Out, Marital Status : married, 2 children Database titan continues to engulf the competition; Oracle has racked up 49 acquisitions in the past 4 years. Bought BEA Systems for $8.5 billion last year. Still sitting on $7 billion in cash. Revenues up 11% to $10.9 billion in the six months ended November 30; profits also up 11% to $2.4 billion. Stock down 25% in past 12 months. Invested $125 million in Web software outfit Netsuite; took public in 2007, stock has fallen 80% since. His shares still worth $300 million. Chicago native studied physics at U. of Chicago, didnt graduate. Started Oracle in 1977. Public 1986, a day before Microsoft. Owns 453-foot Rising Sun; built a smaller leisure boat because superyacht is hard to park. Squabbling in court with Swiss boating billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli over terms of next Americas Cup. Recently unveiled hulking 90-foot trimaran he intends to use to win it.

5. Ingvar Kamprad & family (Kisah Sukses)

Net Worth : $22.0 bil Fortune : self made Source : Ikea Age : 83 Country Of Citizenship : Sweden Residence : Lausanne Industry : Retail Education : NA, Marital Status : married, 4 children Peddled matches, fish, pens, Christmas cards and other items by bicycle as a teenager. Started selling furniture in 1947. Opened first Ikea store 50 years ago; storess name is a combination of initials of his first and last name, his family farm and the nearest village. Retired in 1986; companys senior adviser still reportedly works tirelessly on his brand. Discount retailer now sells 9,500 items in 36 countries; prints catalog in 27 languages. Revenues up 7% to $27.4 billion in fiscal year 2008. Opened tenth store in China this February; planning to open first in Dominican Republic later this year. Three sons all work at the company. Thrifty entrepreneur flies economy class, frequents cheap restaurants and furnishes his home mostly with Ikea products.

6. Karl Albrecht

Net Worth : $21.5 bil Fortune : self made Source : Aldi Age : 89 Country Of Citizenship : Germany Residence : Mulheim an der Ruhr Industry : Retail Education : NA, Marital Status:married, 2 children Germanys richest person owns discount supermarket giant Aldi Sud. Retailer faring well amid economic downturn; analysts expect its 2008 sales to be up 9.4% to $33.7 billion. Sales in the U.S. up estimated 20% last year to $7 billion. Plans to open 75 U.S. stores in 2009, including first in New York City. With younger brother, Theo, transformed their mothers corner grocery store into Aldi after World War II. Brothers split ownership in 1961; Karl took the stores in southern Germany, plus the rights to the brand in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. Theo got northern Germany and the rest of Europe. Retired from daily operations. Fiercely private: little known about him other than that he apparently raises orchids and plays golf.

7. Mukesh Ambani (Kisah Sukses)

Net Worth : $19.5 bil Fortune : inherited and growing Source : petrochemicals Age : 51 Country Of Citizenship : India Residence : Mumbai Industry : Manufacturing Education : University of Bombay, Bachelor of Arts / Science, Stanford University, Drop Out Marital Status : married, 3 children Oversees Reliance Industries, Indias most valuable company by market cap despite stock falling 40% in past year. Merging his Reliance Petroleum with flagship Reliance Industries. As part of deal, will exercise right to buy back Chevrons 5% stake in Reliance Petroleum at $1.20 per sharethe same price at which he sold it 3 years ago. Today the stock trades for $1.80 a share. Increased stake in Reliance Industries in October; paid $3.4 billion to convert 120 million preferential warrants into shares. Reliance Petroleum refinery on Indias western coast began operating in December despite falling global demand and declining margins. Late father Dhirubhai founded Reliance and built it into a massive conglomerate. After he died Mukesh and his brother, Anil, ran the family business together for a brief time. But siblings feuded over control; mother eventually brokered split of assets. Brothers may be looking to bury hatchet; played joint hosts at mothers recent 75th-birthday bash. Has yet to move into his 27-story home that hes building at a reported cost of $1 billion. Ardent fan of Bollywood films. Wife, Nita, oversees school named after his father.

8. Lakshmi Mittal (Kisah Sukses)

Net Worth : $19.3 bil Fortune : inherited and growing Source : steel Age : 58 Country Of Citizenship : India Residence : London Industry : Steel Education : St Xaviers College Calcutta, Bachelor of Arts / Science, Marital Status : married, 2 children Indian immigrant heads worlds largest steel company; ArcelorMittal was formed via hostile takeover 3 years ago. Stock in company makes up bulk of his fortune; shares at a 4-year low with steel prices down 75% since last summer. Company forced to pay heavy fines after a French antitrust investigation found 10 companies guilty of price-fixing in European steel markets. Arcelor posted $2.6 billion loss in most recent quarter; announced plans to slow acquisitions, cut capital expenditures, pay down debt. Started in family steel business in the 1970s, branched out on his own in 1994. Initially bought up steel mills on the cheap in Eastern Europe. Company bought 19.9% stake in Australias Macarthur Coal last year. Also owns pieces of Mumbais Indiabulls Group, Londons RAB Capital; owns stake in, sits on board of Goldman Sachs. Holds substantial cash; owns 12-bedroom mansion in Londons posh Kensington neighborhood.

9. Theo Albrecht

Net Worth : $18.8 bil Fortune : self made Source : Aldi, Trader Joes Age : 87 Country Of Citizenship : Germany Residence : Foehr Industry : Retail Education : NA, Marital Status : married, 2 children Runs discount supermarket group Aldi Nord; firm holding up amid economic downturn. Sales expected to hit $31 billion in 2008. After World War II he and older brother Karl transformed their mothers corner grocery into Aldi. Brothers split ownership in 1961; Karl took the stores in southern Germany, plus the rights to the brand in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. Theo got the northern Germany stores and the rest of Europe. Unable to operate Aldi stores in U.S., Theo developed discount food store Trader Joes; now has more than 320 U.S. stores. Also owns stake in Supervalu. Became a recluse after being kidnapped for 17 days in 1971; said to collect old typewriters; loves golf.

10. Amancio Ortega

Net Worth : $18.3 bil Fortune : self made Source : Zara Age : 73 Country Of Citizenship : Spain Residence : La Coruna Industry : Retail Education : NA, Marital Status : married, 3 children Railway workers son started as a gofer in a shirt store. With then-wife Rosalia Mera, also now a billionaire, started making dressing gowns and lingerie in their living room. Business became one of worlds most successful apparel manufacturers. Today Inditex has more than 4,000 stores in 71 countries. Sales: $12.3 billion. Ortega is chairman. Company exported its cheap chic Zara stores to 4 new markets last year: Ukraine, South Korea, Montenegro and Honduras. Stock up 1% in past 12 months, but fortune down because of weak euro. Also has personal investments in gas, tourism, banks and real estate. Owns properties in Madrid, Paris, London, Lisbon, plus a luxury hotel and apartment complex in Miami, a horse-jumping circuit, and an interest in a soccer league. Shuns neckties and fanfare. Daughter Marta works for Inditex; recent speculation suggests she is being groomed to eventually replace her father