Carlos Slim tops Forbes rich list (again): Top five emerging market billionaires
Carlos Slim retained the top spot on the Forbes rich list for the second year in a row. Of the 11 richest men in the world, here are the top five who come from emerging economies in Latin America and Asia.
2. Lakshmi Mittal, $31 billion
Worth $31 billion, Lakshmi Mittal is India's richest man, Europe's richest resident, and the sixth richest person in the world. He was the world's fifth-richest man last year, but has been bumped back by the rise of Frenchman Bernard Arnault (now ranked 4th, up from 7th last year) and American Larry Ellison (now ranked 5th, up from 6th last year).