For a More Progressively Evolving Society

Monday, March 14, 2011

10 Wealthiest People in the World -- Rational Distribution and Maximum Utilization?

Creativity, leadership, sincerity, dynamism and such should always be properly rewarded, though not to obscene proportions and not always by cash.  "Atiriktum" has to do with providing circumstances and resources that further one's creativity, not abusing intrepid people as does the fundamentals of communism, nor suck wantonly astronomically vast treasures of which no person or family could ever consume in personal life. 

Ponder these people listed among the richest people in the world, perhaps they can contribute to further your success in creating a just and sustainable society.  Better still, we could, indeed should establish PROUT promptly. 

The Ten Wealthiest People in the World, Currently 

No.1 Carlos Slim Helu

  • Networth : 74 Billion $
  • Age: 71
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: Telmex
  • Source: telecom, self-made
  • Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Country of citizenship: Mexico
  • Education: BA/BS, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Children: 6

No.2 Bill Gates

  • Networth : 56 Billion $
  • Age: 55
  • Title: Co-Chair
  • Organization: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Source: Microsoft, self-made
  • Residence: Medina, WA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: Dropout, Harvard University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3

No.3 Warren Buffett

  • Networth:50 Billion $
  • Age: 80
  • Title: CEO
  • Organization: Berkshire Hathaway
  • Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made
  • Residence: Omaha, NE
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: MS, Columbia University; BA/BS, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Marital Status: Widowed, Remarried
  • Children: 3

No.4 Bernard Arnault

  • Networth:41 Billion $
  • Age: 62
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)
  • Source: LVMH, inherited and growing
  • Residence: Paris, France
  • Country of citizenship: France
  • Education: BA/BS, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 5  

No.5 Lawrence Ellison

  • Networth: 39.5 Billion $
  • Age: 66
  • Source: Oracle, self-made
  • Residence: Woodside, CA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: Dropout, University of Chicago; Dropout, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

No.6 Lakshmi Mittal

  • Networth: 31.1 Billion $
  • Age: 60
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: ArcelorMittal ADS
  • Source: Steel, inherited and growing
  • Residence: London, United Kingdom
  • Country of citizenship: India
  • Education: BA/BS, St Xavier’s College Calcutta
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

No.7 Amancio Ortega

  • Networth: 31 Billion $
  • Age: 74
  • Source: Zara, self-made
  • Residence: La Coruna, Spain
  • Country of citizenship: Spain
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3

No.8 Eike Batista

  • Networth: 30 Billion $
  • Age: 54
  • Title: CEO
  • Organization: EBX Group
  • Source: mining, oil, self-made
  • Residence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Country of citizenship: Brazil
  • Education: Dropout, RWTH Aachen University
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Children: 2

No.9 Mukesh Ambani

  • Networth: 27 Billion $
  • Age: 53
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: Reliance Industries
  • Source: petrochemicals, oil & gas, inherited and growing
  • Residence: Mumbai, India
  • Country of citizenship: India
  • Education: Dropout, Stanford University; BA/BS, University of Bombay
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3

No.10 Christy Walton

  • Networth: 26.5 Billion $
  • Age: 56
  • Source: Walmart, inherited
  • Residence: Jackson, WY
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Children: 1


"The aspiration to become rich by exploiting others is a sort of mental malady.  In fact, if the eternal hunger of the human soul does not find the real path leading to mental and spiritual wealth, it becomes engaged in the work of depriving others of their rights; it robs them of their material resources.  If any member of a family seizes food from a store by application of mental or physical force, he certainly becomes the cause of misery to others.  Similar is the case when a capitalist says, "We have seized wealth by intelligence and labor.  If others have mental and physical potentialities they may also do it.  Who objects to it?"  They do not want to realize that the volume of commodities is limited whereas requirements are common to all.  In most spheres, abundance for one individual takes the bread out of the mouths of others.  It is a mental ailment not to understand this common necessity.

"Yet the people afflicted with this malady are also members of this vast human family and consequently, they are our brothers and sisters.  Therefore, they will have to be cured of this disease either through humanitarian appeals or pressure of circumstances.  It will be a great crime even to think of their destruction." 

             Prabhat Sarkar, Founder of PROUT (Problem of the Day, Volume 7)