The Top 10 Richest People in the World for 2013

Here are the top 10 richest people in the world in 2013 as of May 15 based on the findings and analysis of Bloomberg.

10. Jim Walton – $36.6 billion

Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, which is the largest retailer in the world. He and his siblings own 51 percent of the retail giant. He alone owns 413 million shares of Wal-Mart, equivalent to 12.6 percent of the company’s outstanding stock, thus making him the largest shareholder in the family. He is also the head of two other family businesses, namely Arvest Bank and Community Publishers. A graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, he joined the family company originally to handle all its real estate transactions. His net worth has increased by 16.4 percent since the start of the year.

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