The world’s 100 richest people earn a combined $241 billion in 2012


And if you’ve been under the impression that the world couldn’t get any richer, get a hold of this! The 100 richest people on the face of the earth managed to rake in nearly $241 billion in 2012, pushing up their combined net worth of nearly $1.9 trillion! And that’s not all. In the New Year, 2013, these rich folk will begin looking for better investments outside the United States. This in turn will give them a further advantage, helping them pile on a lot more!

Of the 100 richest people in the world, only 16 netted loss in the year 2012 with the rest making a substantial profit. One of these billionaires is Amancio Ortega of Inditex SA whose bank balance swelled from $22.2 billion to a whopping $57.5 billion in a year. It’s also safe to say that these billionaires will splurge their cash on some of the most luxurious pieces of human creation, most of which we hope to bring you via LuxuryLaunches!

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[Usatoday]