1. ITV Report

The world's top ten richest men, according to Forbes

A look at the world's top ten richest men, according to Forbes.com

Based on figures calculated in March 2012:

1) Carlos Slim Helu, 72

Carlos Slim Helu made his fortune in the telecommunications industry Credit: Mohamed Azakir / Reuters

2) Bill Gates, 57

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft
  • Net worth: $61bn
  • Source: Microsoft
  • Country: US
Investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet receives the Medal of Freedom from US President Obama at the White House in 2011 Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
  • Net worth: $44bn
  • Source: Berkshire Hathaway
  • Country: US

4) Bernard Arnault, 63

  • Net worth: $41bn
  • Source: LVMH
  • Country: France

5) Amancio Ortega, 76

  • $37.5bn
  • Source: Zara
  • Country: Spain

6) Larry Ellison, 68

  • Net worth: $36bn
  • Source: Oracle
  • Country: US

7) Eike Batista, 56

  • Net worth: $30bn
  • Source: Mining, Oil
  • Country: Brazil

8) Stefan Persson, 65

  • Net worth: $26bn
  • Source: H&M
  • Country: Sweden

9) Li-Ka-shing, 84

  • Net worth: $25.5bn
  • Source: Diversified
  • Country: China

10) Karl Albrecht, 92

  • Net worth: $25.4bn
  • Source: Aldi
  • Country: Germany