The Richest Man in England
Many billionaires prefer to operate to stay in the background. Getty was only noticed when Forbes Magazine announced he was the World’s Richest Man in 1957. Lakshmi Mittal was only noticed when he was revealed as the mystery buyer in England’s most expensive house purchase, for £70 million in 2003. Mittal, today’s modern-day Carnegie, has lived up to his namesake – Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth. Today he is known as the richest man in England, and the fifth richest in the world, with a net worth of over $27 billion.