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Richest People In Europe 2012 - Richest Europeans

This 26th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember, with an all-time high . The 2011 Forbes Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,226) and combined wealth ($4.6 tr

This 26th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember, with an all-time high . The 2011 Forbes Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,226) and combined wealth ($4.6 trillion). This horde surpasses the gross domestic product of Germany, one of only six nations to have fewer billionaires this year.

Below is the Top 10 richest people in Europe:

10 #1 Bernard Arnault

Source:LVMH, inherited and growing , Age: 63 , Citizenship: France

9 #2 Amancio Ortega

Source: Zara, self-made , Age: 75 , Citizenship: Spain

8 #3 Stefan Persson

Source: Hennes & Mauritz , Age: 64 , Citizenship: Sweden

7 #4 Karl Albrecht

Source: Aldi, self-made , Age: 92 , Citizenship:Germany

6 #5 Liliane Bettencourt

Source: L'Oreal, inherited , Age: 89, Citizenship: France

5 #6 Michele Ferrero & family

Source: Chocolates, inherited and growing , Age: 85 , Citizenship: Italy

4 #7 Alisher Usmanov

Source: Steel, telecom, stocks, self-made , Age: 58, Citizenship: Russia

3 #8 Rinat Akhmetov

Source: Steel, coal, self-made , Age: 45, Citizenship: Ukraine

2 #9 Vladimir Lisin

Net Worth: $15.9 billion - As of March 2012

Source: Steel, self-made , Age: 55 , Citizenship: Russia

1 #10 Vladimir Potanin

Source: Nonferrous metals, self-made , Age: 51, Citizenship: Russia

[See full list on Forbes.com]

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