There are many types of rich people in the world most of whom share a common type of wealth that exists not in their bank accounts but in their material wealth such as the commodities that they own, land, oil, power or gold which are just a few to name. Companies are also big on the list of items which can make people really wealthy. The old couple down the road who drive their car at 25 km/h everywhere saved for all of their lives while other invested and spent. Now the old people have a small nest egg however it is nothing in comparison to what the richest people in the world are sitting on. The big difference is that over the last two decades the rich people have gotten very rich while the middle class people and poor people struggle to make ends meet. With all the wealth stacked up between only a few thousand people compared to the billions without money the economy has a huge gap which only caters for the rich people and pushes the poor people back down the success ladder.
The top ten richest people in the world have gotten to the top for several different reason, goods, and services or other. Bill Gates is one of the more famous rich people who are reaching the point that soon he will be worth trillions rather than just a few measly billion. Carlos Slim Helu is currently the richest man in the world valued at over $50 Billion even though he lives in South America in Mexico which is actually a very poor country. Bill Gates comes a very close second and it is unusual to see that the richest people are all over 50 years old which means that there is wisdom in age and therefore experience. Two out of the top three places are American citizens for the richest people in the world both coming a place to Carlos in Mexico. After the two American candidates there are two Indian tycoons who are worth around forty billion each and are again living in one of the poorest nations in the world.