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Top Companies of World’s Richest People

Wealth or riches are synonyms of big companies. Companies are cash-generating machines of the richest people in the world. The more companies a person have, the more money and riches he/she generates. A person couldn’t become a richest person in the world without creating, buying and developing top companies. Do you want to know the top companies owned, managed and bought by the world’s richest people?

Below is a list of the top companies of the world’s richest people. Among the top richest people in the world listed in Forbes are Carlos Slim Helu, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Warren Buffet, Bernard Arnault, Larry Ellison, Lakshmi Mittal, Amancio Ortega, Eike Batista, Mukesh Ambani, Christy Walton and family, Li Ka-shing, Karl Hans Albrecht, Theo Paul Albrecht, Stefan Persson, Vladimir Lisin, Liliane Bettencourt and Sheldon G. Adelson. Here’s a list of their top companies.

Top Companies of the World's Riches People

America Movil
  • Telecommunication company
  • Owned by Carlos Slim Helu
  • Established in year 2000
  • Based in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Products include broadband and fixed-line internet services, fixed-line and mobile telephony, digital TV, IT and network services
  • 150,618 employees
  • 49.282 billion dollars company revenue in 2010
  • 8.018 billion dollars net income in 2010
Telmex
  • Telecommunication company
  • Owned by Carlos Slim Helu
  • Established in 1974
  • Based in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Products include television, telephone, data, internet, hosted services
  • 52,346 employees
  • 9.165 billion dollars company revenue in 2010
  • 1.241 billion dollars net income in 2010

Microsoft
  • Multinational computer technology corporation
  • Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • Established in 1975
  • Based in One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington, US
  • Products include computer software, computer hardware, consumer electronics, video games, online advertising, it consultation services
  • 92,000 employees
  • 69.94 billion dollars revenue in 2011
  • 23.15 billion dollars profit in 2011
Berkshire Hathaway
  • Multinational conglomerate holding company
  • Warren Buffet as Chairman, President and CEO
  • Established in 1839
  • Based in Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Products include property and casualty insurance,  and diversified investments
  • 260,519 employees
  • 136.185 billion dollars revenue in 2010
  • 12.967 billion dollars net income in 2010
LVMH (LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton S.A.)
  • Multinational luxury goods company
  • Bernard Arnault as Chairman and CEO
  • Established in 1987
  • Based in Paris, France
  • Products include jewelry, watches, cosmetics, perfume, spirits, fashion accessories, clothing and wine
  • 83,540 employees
  • 20.32 billion euros revenue in 2010
  • 3.032 billion euros profit in 2010
Oracle
  • Multinational computer technology corporation
  • Founded by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, Ed Oates
  • Established in 1977
  • Based in Shores, Redwood City, California, United States
  • Products include Oracle applications, Oracle enterprise manager, Oracle database, Oracle Financials, Oracle Fusion Middleware, storage, servers and workstations
  • 108,429 employees
  • 35.6 billion dollars revenue in 2011
  • 8.5 billion dollars net income in 2011
ArcelorMittal
  • World’s largest steelmaking company
  • Lakshmi Mittal as Chairman and CEO
  • Established in 2006
  • Based in Avenue de la Liberte, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Products include steel, long and flat steel products, plates and wire products
  • 263,000 employees
  • 78.03 billion dollars revenue in 2010
  • 2.916 billion dollars net income in 2010
Zara
  • Clothing and accessories retail company
  • Founded by Amancio Ortega and Rosalia Mera
  • Established in 1975
  • Based in Arteixo, Spain
  • Products include clothing, fashion wears.
  • 7.071 billion euros revenue in 2009
EBX Group
  • Conglomerate holding company
  • Founded and owned by Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva
  • Established in 1983
  • Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Products include shipbuilding, logistics, mining, crude oil, natural gas, and medical
  • 19,300 employees
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
  • Conglomerate holding company
  • Founded by Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani
  • Mukesh Ambani as Chairman and Managing Directory
  • Established in  1966
  • Based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Products include petrochemicals, petroleum, oil and gas, textiles, polyester, retail and telecommunication products
  • 23,365 employees
  • 58.55 billion dollars revenue in 2011
  • 4.54 billion dollars net income in 2011
Walmart
  • Multinational retailer corporation
  • Founded and owned by Sam Walton and family
  • Established in 1962
  • Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.
  • Products include groceries in department stores, retail stores, warehouses
  • 2.1 million employees
  • 421.849 billion dollars revenue in 2011
  • 15.355 billion dollars net income in 2011
Cheung Kong Holdings Limited
  • Multinational conglomerate holding company
  • Founded by Li Ka Shing
  • Established in 1950s
  • Based in Cheung Kong Center, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
  • Products include properties development, real estate investments, life sciences, hotels, telecommunications, IT, internet
  • 9,500 employees
  • 32.863 billion Hong Kong dollars revenue in 2010
  • 26,478 billion Hong Kong dollars net income in 2010
ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG
  • Multinational retail company
  • Founded by Karl Hans Albrecht and Theo Paul Albrecht
  • Established in 1961
  • Based in Essen, Germany and Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  • Products include own branded and few larger branded items
  • 58 billion dollars revenue in 2008
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
  • Retail-clothing company
  • Founded by Erling Persson
  • Stefan Persson as Chairman and main shareholder
  • Established in 1947
  • Based in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Products include clothing and cosmetics
  • 59,440 employees
  • 126.97 billion kronor (SEK) revenue in 2010
  • 18.68 billion kronor (SEK) profit in 2010
Novolipetsk Steel
  • Steel company
  • Vladimir Lisin as Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Established in 1993
  • Based in Lipetsk, Russia
  • Products include flat steel, semi-finished steel and electrical steels
  • 60,200 employees
  • 8.3 billion dollars revenue in 2010
  • 1.2 billion dollars net income 2010
L’Oreal
  • Cosmetics and beauty company
  • Founded by Eugene Schueller
  • Jean-Paul Agon as Chairman and CEO, Liliane Bettencourt as non-executive director and major shareholder
  • Established in 1909
  • Based in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Products include skin care products, hair colour, sun protection, perfumes, make-up and hair care.
  • 66,620 employees in 2010
  • 19.50 billion euros revenue in 2010
  • 2.24 billion euros profit in 2010
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
  • Integrated resort (tourism) company
  • Sheldon G. Adelson as Chairman and CEO
  • Established in 1988
  • Based in Paradise, Nevada
  • Products include in resorts, and casino
  • 12,230 employees
  • 6.85 billion dollars revenue in 2010
  • 599 million dollars net income in 2010

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