May 19, 2020

Forbes Names Top 20 2013 Billionaires

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Bizclik Editor
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Forbes Names Top 20 2013 Billionaires

Forbes has released its 2013 billionaires list, which this year includes a total of 1,426 whose net worth combined reaches $5.4 trillion.

The United States leads the world in billionaires by location with 442, while Asia-Pacific has 386, Europe is residence to 366, the Americas include 129 and Middle East and Africa encompass 103.

Wealth rose across the globe. Forbes reported that although in 2012, as many billionaires' net worth that fell were offset by those that rose. For 2013, billionaires' whose wealth rose outnumbered those whose fell by four to one. Some growth in global wealth was due to consumer spending such as Diesel Jeans parent company President Renzo Rosso whose wealth came in at $3 billion, retailer Bruce Nordstrom who totaled $1.2 billion and designer Tory Burch who reached $1 billion.

The world’s richest person, as ranked by Forbes, is Carlos Slim, who has been ranked as such by Forbes since 2010, with Bill Gates in as second richest and Amancio Ortega in as third wealthiest.  The world’s richest woman is Liliane Bettencourt of France whose net worth is $30 billion. On the family front, the Walton family of Wal-Mart graced the list four times with a total net worth of $107.3 billion. See the full list below:


Forbes Top 20 2013 Billionaires:

Name:                                  Country:              Wealth Source:                 Net worth:

Carlos Slim                         Mexico                 Telecom                            $73 billion

Bill Gates                             US                        Microsoft                            $67 billion

Amancio Ortega                 Spain                   Zara                                    $57 billion

Warren Buffett                     US                        Berkshire Hathaway        $53.5 billion

Larry Ellison                        US                        Oracle                                 $43 billion

Charles Koch                      US                        Varied                                 $34 billion

David Koch                          US                        Varied                                  $34 billion

Li Ka-shing                          China                  Varied                                  $31 billion

Liliane Bettencourt             France                 L’Oreal                                $30 billion

Bernard Arnault                   France                Louis Vuitton                      $29 billion

Christy Walton                     US                       Wal-Mart                              $28.2 billion

Stefan Persson                   Sweden              H&M                                     $28 billion

Michael Bloomberg            US                       Bloomberg                         $27 billion

Jim Walton                           US                       Wal-Mart                              $26.7 billion

Sheldon Adelson                US                      Casinos                               $26.5 billion

Alice Walton                         US                      Wal-Mart                               $26.3 billion

S. Robson Walton              US                       Wal-Mart                               $26.1 billion

Karl Albrecht                        Germany            Aldi Sud                                 $26 billion

Jeff Bezos                             US                                     $25.2 billion

Larry Page                            US                      Google                                   $23 billion


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Jun 13, 2021

Marketing matters: from IBM to Kyndryl

Kate Birch
5 min
Former CMO for IBM Americas Maria Bartolome Winans was recently named CMO for Kyndryl. Maria talks about her new role and her leadership style

Former Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Americas, and an IBM veteran of more than 25 years, Maria Bartolome Winans was recently named CMO for Kyndryl.

Prior to joining Kyndryl as Chief Marketing Officer, Maria had a 25-year career at IBM, most recently as the tech giant’s CMO where she oversaw all marketing professionals and activities across North America, Canada and Latin America. She has held senior global marketing positions in a variety of disciplines and business units across IBM, most notably strategic initiatives in Smarter Cities and Watson Customer Engagement, as well as leading teams in services, business analytics, and mobile and industry solutions. She is known for her work with teams to leverage data, analytics and cloud technologies to build deeper engagements with customers and partners.

With a passion for marketing, business and people, and a recognized expert in data-driven marketing and brand engagement, Maria talks to Business Chief about her new role, her leadership style and what success means to her.

You've recently moved from IBM to Kyndryl, joining as CMO. Tell us about this exciting new role?

I’m Chief Marketing Officer for Kyndryl, the independent company that will be created following the separation from IBM of its Managed Infrastructure Services business, expected to occur by the end of 2021. My role is to plan, develop, and execute Kyndryl's marketing and advertising initiatives. This includes building a company culture and brand identity on which we base our marketing and advertising strategy.

We have an amazing opportunity ahead at Kyndryl to create a company brand that will stand apart in the market by leading with our people first. Once we are an independent company, each Kyndryl employee will advance the vital systems that power human progress. Our people are devoted, restless, empathetic, and anticipatory – key qualities needed as we build on existing customer relationships and cultivate new ones. Our people are at the heart of this business and I am deeply hopeful and excited for our future.

What experiences have helped prepare you for this new opportunity?

I’ve had a very rich and diverse career history at IBM that has lasted 25+ years. I started out in sales but landed explored opportunities at IBM in different roles, business units, geographies, and functions. Marketing and business are my passions and I landed on Marketing because it allowed me to utilize both my left and right brain, bringing together art and science. In college, I was no tonly a business major, but an art major. I love marketing because I can leverage my extensive knowledge of business, while also being able to think openly and creatively.

The opportunities I was given during my time at IBM and my natural curiosity have led me to the path I’m on now and there’s no better next career step than a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to help launch a company. The core of my role at Kyndryl is to create a culture centered on our people and growing up in my career at IBM has allowed me to see first-hand how to prioritize people and ensure they are at the heart of progress in everything Kyndryl will do.

How would you describe your leadership style?

I believe that people aren't your greatest assets, they are your only assets. My platform and background for leadership has always been grounded in authenticity to who I am and centered on diversity and inclusion. I immigrated to the US from Chile when I was 10 years old and so I know the power and beauty that comes from leaning into what makes you different from other people, and that's what I want every person in my marketing organization to feel – the value in bringing their most authentic self to work every day. The way our employees feel when they show up for themselves authentically is how they will also show up for our customers, and strong relationships drive growth.

I think this is especially true in light of a world forever changed by the pandemic. Living through such an unprecedented time has reinforced that we are all humans. We can't lead or care for one another without empathy and I think leaders everywhere have been reminded of this.

What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?

When I was growing up as an immigrant in North Carolina, I often wanted to be just like everyone else. But my mother always told me: Be unique, be memorable – you have an authentic view and experience of the world that no one else will ever have, so don't try to be anyone else but you.

What does success look like to you?

I think the concept of success is multi-faceted. From a career perspective, being in a job where you're respected and appreciated, and where you can see how your contributions are providing value by motivating your teams to be better – that's success! From a personal perspective, there is no greater accomplishment than investing in the next generation. I love mentoring younger professionals – they are the future. I want my legacy as a leader to include providing value in work culture, but also in leaving a personal impact on the lives of professionals who will carry the workforce forward. Finding a position in life with a job and company that offers me a chance at all of that is what success looks like to me.

What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?

I've always been a naturally curious person and it's easy for me to over-commit to projects that pique my interest. I've learned over years of practice how to manage that, so to my younger self I’d say… prioritize the things that are most important, and then become amazing at those things.

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