World’s Richest People & Their Cars

CARLOS SLIM HELU & FAMILY – Chevrolet Suburban

Net Worth: $74 B
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
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate and philanthropist who as of 2011 is the richest person in the world. Despite all of his riches and his fame he tries hard to live life simple and he feels that has helped increase his wealth. The best thing about Slim is he does try to help other people when he sees that they need help and isn’t stingy with his money. He has a very good heart and while he is modest about everything he is also very soft spoken. Usually you will find him driving Chevrolet Suburban.

BILL GATES – Porsche 959 Coupe

Net Worth: $56 B
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
William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with more than 8 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books. He drives Porsche 959 Coupe. In fact, due to the 959’s questionable emissions and unknown crash ratings, it took a federal law signed by President Clinton for Bill Gates to legally drive his 959 on American roads. Rumour has it that Bill Gates and Paul Allen employed Microsoft engineers to write a computer program that could simulate the 959’s crashworthiness, which helped in the bill’s passage.

WARREN BUFFETT – Llincoln Towncar

Net Worth: $50 B
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
Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. Often introduced as “legendary investor, Warren Buffett”, he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008 and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011. With a license plate that reads “THRIFTY,” it could belong to no other than billionaire investor Warren Buffett. He drives Llincoln Towncar.

LARRY ELLISON – Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Net Worth: $39.5 B
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: Divorced
Children: 2
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, a major enterprise software company. He now owns a Russian-made MiG jet fighter planes, a luxury sailboat and an expensive 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur for the air, sea and ground transportation. His four-door sedan is one of the world’s fastest cars and can be driven up to 320 km per hour. He drives Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

EIKE BATISTA – Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Net Worth: $30 B
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
Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva, more commonly Eike Batista, is a Brazilian business baron. He has founded companies in different business sectors, mainly in mining. He is the son of Eliezer Batista da Silva, a longtime head of mining company Vale. He has a private jet Embraer Legacy 600 that is priced at US$26 million, the Pershing 115 luxury yacht worth of US$19 million and a US$1.7 million racing boat. Besides, he possesses a U.S.$500 thousand Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that is parked in his living room in Rio de Janeiro. He drives Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

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