The top jobs on the food chain?

A question from Yahoo! Answers:

If there was a chart for the economic food chain what would be the top 10 Jobs?

There are only two, really:

  1. A founder (but not necessarily the CEO) of a successful large company
  2. A heir to #1

Look at Forbes’ list of 24 richest people in the world: almost all fall under #1, except David Thomson (#10), a third-generation heir whose family controls The Thomson Corp. but does little in terms of day-to-day management, Liliane Bettencourt (#12), the heir to L’OrĂ©al founder Eugene Schueller, and three members of Walton family (##22-24), all heirs to Sam Walton of WalMart fame. A few people, such as Lakshmi Mittal (#5), Bernard Arnault (#7) and the Ambani brothers (#14 and #18) are a bit of both; they did inherit a lot of money, but managed to grow it further by expanding family businesses or starting new ones.

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