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The Top Billionaires 2013  

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The top billionaires of 2013 were the absolutest richest people on the planet during the year. Between those who earned their riches, inherited their wealth, are in the process of giving it away and all of the above combined, these are the wealthiest individuals and families in the world in 2013 as ranked by Forbes.

When compared to the top billionaires of 2012, the list has changed only slightly at the top. Carlos Slim Helo, the Mexican telcom mogul and Microsoft pioneer Bill Gates both kept their spots as one and two, respectively. A few new billionaires broke into the top five however, including Amancio Ortega, whose Spanish clothing retailer Zara brought him a cool $57 billion dollars for the third spot on this list, up from fifth last year.

In a trend that would make many cringe, many also dropped spots. Warren Buffett, for example, dropped one spot to fourth on this list, despite his net worth of $53.5 billion. Buffett, like many on this list such as Paul Allen, Michael Bloomberg, Carl Icahn and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few, have all pledged to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy as part of The Giving Pledge. It might drop them off this list, which requires a minimum net worth above $10 billion just to crack the top 100, but their generosity could change the world.
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1
Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 79
$73 billion
2
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 63
$67 billion
3
Amancio Ortega Gaona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 82
$57 billion
4
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 88
$53.5 billion
5
Larry Ellison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 74
$43 billion
6
David Koch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 62
$34 billion
7
Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
$34 billion
8
Li Ka-shing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 90
$31 billion
9
Lilane Bettencourt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
Lilane Bettencourt
$30 billion
10
Bernard Arnault is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 69
$29 billion
11
Christy Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 64
$28.2 billion
12
Stefan Persson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 71
$28 billion
13
Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 77
$27 billion
14
Jim Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 61
$26.7 billion
15
Sheldon Adelson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 85
$26.5 billion
16
Alice Walton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 69
$26.3 billion
17
S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 74
$26.1 billion
18
Karl Albrecht is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)
$26 billion
19
Jeff Bezos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 55
$25.2 billion
20
Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 45
$23 billion
21
Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 45
$22.8 billion
22
Mukesh Ambani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 61
$21.5 billion
23
Michele Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 93
$20.4 billion
24
David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thoms... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet age 61
$20.3 billion
25
Lee Shau-kee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Billionaires 2013
age 91
$20.3 billion