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

9 Christy Walton - $38.5 billion

8 Larry Ellison - $41.2 billion

7 David Koch - $45.4 billion

6 Charles Koch - $45.4 billion

5 Ingvar Kamprad - $56.5 billion

4 Amancio Ortega - $57.3 billion

3 Warren Buffett - $60.2 billion

2 Carlos Slim - $66.8 billion

1 Bill Gates - $71.2 billion

Bill Gates is the man behind Microsoft, the biggest software maker in the world that is responsible for the popular Windows operating system. He owns 4.8 percent of the company. He also has a stake in Cascade Investment. He is also the largest shareholder of the biggest railroad company in Canada. Additionally, he has interests in energy through Sapphire Energy, photography through Corbis Images, and real estate through the Four Seasons Hotels. He established the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for charitable causes. His wealth has increased by 16.1 percent since the start of the year.

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