The capital of Russia is the world capital of billionaires. The world has 1,210 billionaires, with wealth of 4.5 trillion dollars. China has nearly twice as many billionaires than 2010th.
Moscow is the world capital of billionaires. China has in 2011 received the largest number of new billionaires, and now there are a total of 115, and the Asia-Pacific region for the first time in the last ten years, pass Europe in number of ultra-rich. America still has the most, 34 percent of billionaires, but it is far from 50 percent, how many there were at the beginning of the 21st century. Second decade of this millennium, obviously, marks the migration of billions from west to east and establish a new balance of wealth.
Symbolically marking the trend, Moscow, judging from the latest "list" of American business magazine Forbes, the first time with 79 billionaires has overtaken New York, where live 58th of them. Russia is primarily due to work in metal and energy, home-thirds of 300 European billionaires, or 15 of the 100 wealthiest in the world, more than the other three so-called BRIC group of countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) combined.
Leading Russian billionaire is "steel baron” Vladimir Lisin (54). With a personal fortune of 24 billion dollars he is on the 14th place of "Forbes" list of the rich. Followed by the 29th place Alexei Morasov, the head of Russia's largest steel producers "Severstal", push down to third place "Goldsmith" Mikhail Prokhorov, the owner of the U.S. basketball team New Jersey Nets, with a fortune of 18 billion dollars.
Charity richest Americans are founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett celebrated not only determination that the bulk of their fortune to charity, but most prosperous and call around the world to follow them in this. In China, they visited on this occasion, some rich people are already deep into philanthropy. Most generous50 most wealthy Chinese gave to charity $ 1.2 billion.
A person of Chinese billionaires this year is "young, beautiful and rich, " Robin Li, the man behind the famous Chinese Internet search engine "Baidu", which is with its $ 9.4 billion at the head of the richest people of the world's most populous country. Almost twice as many billionaires as compared to last year China can thank the growing economy that is currently the second largest after the U.S..
The number of billionaires in Hong Kong rose from 25 to 36, in India from 49 to 55, and throughout Asia, with 234 to 332, easily surpassing 300 European rich. In Taiwan, is also marked increase in the number of billionaires from 18 to 25, largely thanks to the political approximation of Beijing in recent years. Among the 10 richest Indians have two of them Laksimi Mittal (60), leader of the world's largest steel producer "Alserolmitala" applies to most wealthy Asians.
In the world, otherwise, there is 1210 billionaires, with a total wealth of 4.5 trillion dollars - of which 34 per cent in the U.S. and 27 in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. continues to have the most billionaires, but no region has by far the world's leadership.
Most generous rich women’s
20 richest women in the world hold a total of 232 billion dollars. For the most part, it is the inherited wealth - is only one among the top 20 alone earned wealth. What is, however, the most characteristic is that possessions do not complain to share with those in dire need of money. Many are involved in philanthropic activities.
Widow of John Walton, from 26.5 billion dollars, Christie Walton (56) is the tenth in the list of richest people on the planet and the richest women in the world. The largest part of the wealth comes from stakes in "Wal-Mart, the chain of department stores with cheap products, founded by her father-in-law Sam Walton and his brother James 1962nd The main impetus to its billions arrived, however, thanks to the flair of her late husband to invest in shares, "First Solar" that since 2006. year soared 500 per cent. And Walton's daughter Alice Walton (61) with 21.2 billion dollars is highly ranked by wealth - is third on the list of the richest women in the world.
France's richest Batenkur Lillian (88), with 23.5 billion dollars can thank her father, the founder of the popular cosmetics line, "L'Oreal". Widow of the Chilean Luksic Andronicus mine owner from 19.2 billion dollars, Iris Fontbona fourth on the list. Followed with 14.6 billion German woman Susan Klaten, quantum successor Herbert, who had a substantial share with the manufacturer Be-Em-Ve, since it was saved from bankruptcy in the sixties.
At the top of the world's richest women, one of the few that made its fortune "difficult" 5.5 billion without inheritance but through real estate business is China's Wu Jadzun (47). Also one of the youngest and most affluent, rich-started her career as a journalist, but a good "sense" for the business in a country where the economy is "boom" took a right on Forbes' list of ultra-rich.