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No. 1: Carlos Slim Helú & family
$74 billion | Telecom | Mexico
No. 2: Bill Gates
$56 billion | Microsoft | U.S.
No. 3: Warren Buffett
$50 billion | Berkshire Hathaway| U.S.
No. 4: Bernard Arnault
$41 billion | LVMH | France
No. 5: Larry Ellison
$39.5 billion | Oracle | U.S.
No. 6: Lakshmi Mittal
$31.1 billion | Steel | India
No. 7: Amancio Ortega
$31 billion | Zara | Spain
No. 8: Eike Batista
$30 billion | Mining, Oil | Brazil
No. 9: Mukesh Ambani
$27 billion | Petrochemicals | India
No. 10: Christy Walton & family
$26.5 billion | Wal-Mart | U.S.
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A note on methodology:
More than 50 reporters in 13 countries worked on compiling the list this year, valuing individuals' public holdings, private companies, real estate, yachts, art and cash. Net worths were locked in using stock prices and exchange rates from Feb. 14.