Every single year, Forbes magazine releases their list of the richest consumers in the globe. This year, Forbes sent a group of workers to meticulously analyze the files of a lot more than 1,000 billionaires. This list is a snapshot of the globe's richest guys as of February 12, 2010. Since of the volatility of the stock marketplace, this list might alter fairly often, and could currently be out of date.With no additional delay, right here are the globe's prime 10 richest guys as of Feb 12, 2010:10. Karl Albrecht ($23.five Billion)This German visionary entrepreneur founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. Albrecht is the richest man in his nation and the tenth richest man in the planet. Even even though he created $2 billion dollars in 2009, he fell from his #6 position of final year.9. Amancio Ortega ($25 Billion)Ortega is a Spanish style designer who has appeared on the top rated 10 list for a handful of years operating. Final year he was #10, so this represents a slight improvement. He co-founded Inditex Team, and he has lately been busy exp orting his Zara retailers all more than the planet.8. Eike Batista ($27 Billion)The richest man in Brazil was #61 final year with a net-worth of $7.five Billion. What a distinction a year tends to make! This college dropout has created his fortune mining iron-ore.7. Bernard Arnault ($27.five Billion)Arnault holds his #7 position from 2009. This French company man owns the planet's biggest luxury goods empire. Maybe you have heard of some of his brands like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.6. Lawrence Ellison ($28 Billion)This American is the founder of Oracle. Even even though he is five.five billion dollars richer than final year, he slips from the #four to the #6 position.five. Lakshmi Mittal ($28.7 Billion)Originally from India, Mittal inherited his fortune from his family members. That does not imply he's content material to invest it away. He's been expanding it at a fast pace in the steel market. He jumps from the 8th spot to claim #five.four. Mukesh Ambani ($29 Billion)Ambani is a different Indian who has been diligently developing his inherited fortune, this time in the petroch emical market. He improved his fortune by pretty much $10 billion in 2009, catapulting him from #7 to #four.3. Warren Buffett ($47 Billion)Even even though he dropped from his #2 position of final year, Buffett gained $10 billion dollars in 2009. He created some quite big bets on Common Electric and Goldman Sachs. As he told his investors: "When it really is raining gold, reach for a bucket, not a thimble."2. Bill Gates ($53 Billion)Gates has held the #1 spot for 14 of the final 15 years (he briefly lost the position in 2008), but this year he drops to #2 in spite of rising his fortune by pretty much $13 billion in 2009. This was mainly due to his major stake in Microsoft, whose stock rose far more than 50%.1. Carlos Slim Helu ($53.five Billion)The Mexican telecom investor gained a large $18.five billion in 2009 to barely edge out Bill Gates and to turn out to be the richest man on the globe. This was mostly due to America Movil's excellent year, in which Carlos holds a 23 billon dollar stake.