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Top Ten Richest Men – 2010

Mukesh Ambani is ranked fourth among the World’s top 10 billionaires by the Forbes Magazine with total assets worth $29 billion followed by another Indian, steel tycoon L N Mittal, who ranked fifth with a total value of $28.7 billion.

The Forbes Billionaires list for 2010 has witnessed Mexican Carlo Slim surpassing Bill Gates and Warrant Buffett to be the richest man on the earth. Slim’s total worth rose $18.5 billion during the year to an estimated $53.5 billion, the Forbes Magazine said. Gates remained second with a fortune of $53 billion.

Apart from Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Head of ArcelorMittal L N Mittal, there were four other Indian tycoons in the top 50 list and 49 others in the complete list of 1,011 billionaires.

The four Indian businessmen, besides Ambani and Mittal, in the top 50 list are Azim Premji (ranked: 28, worth: $17 billion), Sashi Ruia and Ravi Ruia (ranked: 40, worth: $13 billion), and Savitri Jindal (ranked: 44, worth: $12.2 billion).

DLF’s K P Singh (74), Aditya Birla Group’s Kumar Mangalam Birla (86) and Bharti Airtel’s Head Sunil Mittal (87) are the other Indians who are among the top 100 wealthy in India.

Top Ten Richest Men - 2010


Top 10 Richest Person In The World 2009

Do you know who is the richest person in the world ?……….

William Gates III

Rank: 1 Net Worth: $40.0 bil, Fortune: self made

William Gates

Software visionary regains title as the world’s richest man despite losing $18 billion in the past 12 months. Stepped down from day-to-day duties at Microsoft last summer to devote his talents and riches to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Organization’s assets were $30 billion in January; annual letter lauds endowment manager Michael Larson for limiting last year’s losses to 20%. Gates decided to increase donations in 2009 to $3.8 billion, up 15% from 2008. Dedicated to fighting hunger in developing countries, improving education in America’s high schools and developing vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. Appointed Microsoft Office veteran Jeffrey Raikes chief exec of Gates Foundation in September. Gates remains Microsoft chairman. Sells shares each quarter, redeploys proceeds via investment vehicle Cascade; more than half of fortune invested outside Microsoft. Stock down 45% in past 12 months. “Creative capitalist” wants companies to match profit making with doing good.

Warren Buffett

Rank: 2 Net Worth: $37.0 bil, Fortune: self made

Warren Buffett

Last year America’s most beloved investor was the world’s richest man . This year he has to settle for second place after losing $25 billion in 12 months. Shares of Berkshire Hathaway down 45% since last March. Injected billions of dollars into Goldman Sachs, GE in exchange for preferred stock last fall; propped up insurance firm Swiss Re in February with $2.6 billion infusion. Admits he made some “dumb” investment mistakes in 2008. Upbeat about America’s future: “Our economic system has worked extraordinarily well over time. It has unleashed human potential as no other system has, and it will continue to do so.” Scoffs at Wall Street’s over-reliance on “history-based” models: “If merely looking up past financial data would tell you what the future holds, the Forbes 400 would consist of librarians.” Son of Nebraska politician delivered newspapers as a boy. Filed first tax return at age 13, claiming $35 deduction for bicycle. Studied under value investing guru Benjamin Graham at Columbia. Took over textile firm Berkshire Hathaway 1965. Today holding company invested in insurance (Geico, General Re), jewelry (Borsheim’s), utilities (MidAmerican Energy), food (Dairy Queen, See’s Candies). Also has non-controlling stakes in Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo.

Carlos Slim Helu & family

Rank: 3 Net Worth: $35.0 bil, Fortune: self made

Carlos Slim Helu

Economic downturn and plunging peso shaved $25 billion from the fortune of Latin America’s richest man. Global recession testing his ability to live up to the principles he sets for his employees: “Maintain austerity in times of fat cows.” Son of a Lebanese immigrant bought fixed line operator Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) in 1990; now controls 90% of Mexico’s telephone landlines. Would be a billionaire based on his dividends alone. Biggest holding: $16 billion stake in America Movil, Latin America’s largest mobile phone company with 173 million customers. America Movil and Telmex reportedly planning to jointly invest $4 billion to bolster telecom infrastructure in Latin America. Buying up cheap media, energy and retail assets. Last year took stakes in New York Times Co., former billionaire Anthony O’Reilly’s Independent News & Media and Bronco Drilling; also increased position in Saks. Baseball statistics aficionado, art collector

Lawrence Ellison

Rank: 4 Net Worth: $22.5 bil, Fortune: self made

Lawrence Ellison

Database titan continues to engulf the competition; Oracle has racked up 49 acquisitions in the past 4 years. Bought BEA Systems for $8.5 billion last year. Still sitting on $7 billion in cash. Revenues up 11% to $10.9 billion in the six months ended November 30; profits also up 11% to $2.4 billion. Stock down 25% in past 12 months. Invested $125 million in Web software outfit Netsuite; took public in 2007, stock has fallen 80% since. His shares still worth $300 million. Chicago native studied physics at U. of Chicago, didn’t graduate. Started Oracle in 1977. Public 1986, a day before Microsoft. Owns 453-foot Rising Sun; built a smaller leisure boat because superyacht is hard to park. Squabbling in court with Swiss boating billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli over terms of next America’s Cup. Recently unveiled hulking 90-foot trimaran he intends to use to win it.

Ingvar Kamprad & family

Rank: 5 Net Worth: $22.0 bil, Fortune: self made

Ingvar Kamprad

Peddled matches, fish, pens, Christmas cards and other items by bicycle as a teenager. Started selling furniture in 1947. Opened first Ikea store 50 years ago; stores’s name is a combination of initials of his first and last name, his family farm and the nearest village. Retired in 1986; company’s “senior adviser” still reportedly works tirelessly on his brand. Discount retailer now sells 9,500 items in 36 countries; prints catalog in 27 languages. Revenues up 7% to $27.4 billion in fiscal year 2008. Opened tenth store in China this February; planning to open first in Dominican Republic later this year. Three sons all work at the company. Thrifty entrepreneur flies economy class, frequents cheap restaurants and furnishes his home mostly with Ikea products.

Karl Albrecht

Rank: 6 Net Worth: $21.5 bil, Fortune:self made
Source:Aldi , Age:89, Country Of Citizenship:Germany,Residence:Mulheim an der Ruhr

Karl Albrecht

Germany’s richest person owns discount supermarket giant Aldi Sud. Retailer faring well amid economic downturn; analysts expect its 2008 sales to be up 9.4% to $33.7 billion. Sales in the U.S. up estimated 20% last year to $7 billion. Plans to open 75 U.S. stores in 2009, including first in New York City. With younger brother, Theo, transformed their mother’s corner grocery store into Aldi after World War II. Brothers split ownership in 1961; Karl took the stores in southern Germany, plus the rights to the brand in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. Theo got northern Germany and the rest of Europe. Retired from daily operations. Fiercely private: little known about him other than that he apparently raises orchids and plays golf.

Mukesh Ambani
Rank: 7 Net Worth: $19.5 bil, Fortune: inherited and growing

Mukesh Ambani

Oversees Reliance Industries, India’s most valuable company by market cap despite stock falling 40% in past year. Merging his Reliance Petroleum with flagship Reliance Industries. As part of deal, will exercise right to buy back Chevron’s 5% stake in Reliance Petroleum at $1.20 per share—the same price at which he sold it 3 years ago. Today the stock trades for $1.80 a share. Increased stake in Reliance Industries in October; paid $3.4 billion to convert 120 million preferential warrants into shares. Reliance Petroleum refinery on India’s western coast began operating in December despite falling global demand and declining margins. Late father Dhirubhai founded Reliance and built it into a massive conglomerate. After he died Mukesh and his brother, Anil, ran the family business together for a brief time. But siblings feuded over control; mother eventually brokered split of assets. Brothers may be looking to bury hatchet; played joint hosts at mother’s recent 75th-birthday bash. Has yet to move into his 27-story home that he’s building at a reported cost of $1 billion. Ardent fan of Bollywood films. Wife, Nita, oversees school named after his father.

Lakshmi Mittal
Rank: 8 Net Worth: $19.3 bil, Fortune: inherited and growing

Lakshmi Mittal

Indian immigrant heads world’s largest steel company; ArcelorMittal was formed via hostile takeover 3 years ago. Stock in company makes up bulk of his fortune; shares at a 4-year low with steel prices down 75% since last summer. Company forced to pay heavy fines after a French antitrust investigation found 10 companies guilty of price-fixing in European steel markets. Arcelor posted $2.6 billion loss in most recent quarter; announced plans to slow acquisitions, cut capital expenditures, pay down debt. Started in family steel business in the 1970s, branched out on his own in 1994. Initially bought up steel mills on the cheap in Eastern Europe. Company bought 19.9% stake in Australia’s Macarthur Coal last year. Also owns pieces of Mumbai’s Indiabulls Group, London’s RAB Capital; owns stake in, sits on board of Goldman Sachs. Holds substantial cash; owns 12-bedroom mansion in London’s posh Kensington neighborhood.

Theo Albrecht
Rank: 9 Net Worth:Net Worth:$18.8 bil, Fortune:self made
Source:Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Age:87, Country Of Citizenship:Germany
Residence:Foehr, Industry:Retail

Theo Albrecht

Runs discount supermarket group Aldi Nord; firm holding up amid economic downturn. Sales expected to hit $31 billion in 2008. After World War II he and older brother Karl transformed their mother’s corner grocery into Aldi. Brothers split ownership in 1961; Karl took the stores in southern Germany, plus the rights to the brand in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. Theo got the northern Germany stores and the rest of Europe. Unable to operate Aldi stores in U.S., Theo developed discount food store Trader Joe’s; now has more than 320 U.S. stores. Also owns stake in Supervalu. Became a recluse after being kidnapped for 17 days in 1971; said to collect old typewriters; loves golf.

Amancio Ortega
Rank: 10, Net Worth: $18.3 bil ,Fortune: self made

Amancio Ortega

Railway worker’s son started as a gofer in a shirt store. With then-wife Rosalia Mera, also now a billionaire, started making dressing gowns and lingerie in their living room. Business became one of world’s most successful apparel manufacturers. Today Inditex has more than 4,000 stores in 71 countries. Sales: $12.3 billion. Ortega is chairman. Company exported its cheap chic Zara stores to 4 new markets last year: Ukraine, South Korea, Montenegro and Honduras. Stock up 1% in past 12 months, but fortune down because of weak euro. Also has personal investments in gas, tourism, banks and real estate. Owns properties in Madrid, Paris, London, Lisbon, plus a luxury hotel and apartment complex in Miami, a horse-jumping circuit, and an interest in a soccer league. Shuns neckties and fanfare. Daughter Marta works for Inditex; recent speculation suggests she is being groomed to eventually replace her father.

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General Muhammad Musa Hazara

General Muhammad Musa Hazara
He is the oldest son of Sardar Yazdan Khan. He was a Naik (junior officer) in Hazara Pioneers and went to the Indian Miliary Academy in Dehra-Dun as a cadet and graduated with the first batch of the Indian commissioned officers. He was posted to the 6th Royal Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles as a Platoon Commander in 1936. He took part in the Waziristan Operations in 1936-11938 and in World War II, where he served in North Africa. He served with distinction in the Pakistani Army and became the commander-in-chief of Pakistan Armed Forces during President Mohammad Ayub Khan’s regime (1958-1969). In 1965, Indian
Army attacked West Pakistan from Lahore border, with 600 modern tanks and 5 time bigger then Pakistan Army, but the President Field Marshal M. Ayub Khan and the brave commander-in-chief General M.Musa Khan defended the country with heart and soul. The Wahaga battle field became the graveyard of Indian tanks and Indian Army left their dead bodies in Pakistan soil. That was a great tribute to the Motherland Pakistan and that battle became an example of great defend in the world history. After he retired from the army, President Ayub appointed him as Governor of West Pakistan (1967-1969) and after serving for s few years; he retired and settled in Karachi. In 1987, he was appointed as Governor of Balochistan Province by President Zia-ul-Haq. He is the author of a book, his autobiography, Jawan to General. He died 1991.

برخورداري از يك ويژگي ژنتيكي بسيار نادر، پسربچه‌ سه ساله

يك پسر بچه سه ساله به دليل برخورداري از يك صفت ژنتيكي بسيار نادر از چنان قدرتي برخوردار شده كه عنوان «سوپر پسر» را به خود اختصاص داده است.

لیام در هنگام تولد دچار مشکلات زیادی از نظر پزشکی بود . او دارای یک سوراخ کوچک در دیواره فلب خود به همراه اگزما بر روی بدن و بزگی کلیه ها و عدم تحمل به لاکتوز بود . این کودک دارای شکمی سخت بود و در طی روز بارها دچار استفراغ می گردید.

لیام به سرعت بهبود یافت اما نکته ای که والدین او را نگران می کرد اشتهای زیاد این کودک بود . پدرش می گوید او واقعا همیشه گرسنه است .  در واقع هر ساعت احتیاج به تغذیه دارد . مادرش می گوید لیام شش برابر دیگران غذا می خورد !

با گذشت زمان اشتهای کودک نه تنها کاهش نیافت بلکه بیشتر هم شد و نکته مهم و جالب این بود که تمام مواد غذایی در بدن این کودک به ماهیچه تبدیل می شد . در واقع تنها نقطه ای از بدن لیام که دارای چربی است گونه های او است . پزشکان می گویند  متابوليسم بدن این کودک   بسیار بالا است .

لیام در نوزده ماهگی می توانست بر روی دستهای خود شنا برود . و عضلات شکمی او آنچنان تنومند بود که می توانست باعث حسادت هر ورزشکار زیبایی اندام گردد.

پدرش می گوید : ” شما وقتى چنین قدرتی داشته باشید می توانید دنيا را دستخوش تغییر کنید .

دكتر لارسون می گوید : ”  بله این اتفاق شدنی است  براى اينكه او خيلى قوى است شما وقتى كه آن نيروى باورنكردنى را در يك بچه می بینید  آنگاه برای آینده چيزهاى خيلى بيشتر را از او توقع خواهید داشت .  “اين توانايي ژنتيكي خاص به اين پسر بچه كوچك  امكان مي‌دهد كه قدرت عضلاني فوق‌العاده‌اي داشته باشد، به طوري كه مي‌تواند به راحتي اثاثيه و لوازم سنگين را جابه‌جا كند.

محققان علت اين قدرت فوق‌العاده و استثنايي را يك حالت ژنتيكي نادر اعلام كرده‌اند. آنها مي‌گويند ليام احتمالا به حالتي موسوم به «هايپرتراپي ماهيچه‌اي مربوط به ميد ستاتين» دچار است.

در اين وضعيت بدن فرد مقدار بسيار اندكي چربي دارد و در عوض رشته‌هاي ماهيچه‌يي در بدن وي بسيار بزرگ مي‌شوند و اين وضعيت قدرت واقعي و فوق‌العاده‌اي به فرد مي‌دهد.                                                                  اولين بار اين پديده در يك پسر بچه خردسال آلماني در سال ۲۰۰۰ مشاهده شد. ليما ماهيچه‌هاي بسيار قدرتمندي دارد، اما ظاهر وي درست شبيه به يك كودك طبيعي است .

در واقع جثه او كمي از سن خود كوچكتر، اما قدرتش بسيار بيشتر است.

ليام ناچار است به دليل متابوليسم سريع در بدنش دائم غذا بخورد، يعني حداقل بايد در روز شش وعده غذا بخورد تا دچار كمبود كالري نشود.

ليام به دليل قدرت زياد اگر از بلندي بيافتد، آسيبي نمي‌بيند.
پژوهشگران معتقدند با بررسي و شبيه سازي اين حالت مي‌تواند بسياري از بيماريها را معالجه كنند.

پدر ليام می گوید آرزو دارم که رو زی او براى تیم محبوب من یعنی تیم دانشگاه ميشيگان تيم فوتبال بازى كند.