Forbes' list of the world's richest people makes for interesting reading again, with figures having made their fortunes from fields as varied as heavy industry, telecoms, fashion and finance, among other areas of the globalised business world.
Meet the world's wealthiest individuals
By Jeff Caruso | Network World US
Published 16:30, 29 June 12
Check out who made the list and where they made their fortunes
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Brazilian industrial magnate Eike Batista is eighth with $30 billion.