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Richest Man in the World: Carlos Slim, According to Forbes List

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Forbes has released its annual Billionaires list. Carlos Slim Helú (and family) made the top of the list. Forbes reports:

Atop the heap is Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu, who added $20.5 billion to his fortune, more than any other billionaire. The telecom mogul, who gets 62% of his fortune from America Movil , is now worth $74 billion and has pulled far ahead of his two closest rivals. Bill Gates, No. 2, and Warren Buffett, No. 3, both added a more modest $3 billion to their piles and are now worth $56 billion and $50 billion, respectively. Gates, who now gets 70% of his fortune from investments outside of Microsoft, has actually been investing in the Mexican stock market and has holdings in Mexican Coke bottler Femsa and Grupo Televisa.

Carlos Slim Helu leads our 25th annual list of the world’s richest people. His net worth: $74 billion http://www.forbes.com/ 53 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

The top 20 are:

1. Carlos Slim Helú & family
2. Bill Gates
3. Warren Buffett
4. Bernard Arnault
5. Larry Ellison
6. Lakshmi Mittal
7. Amancio Ortega
8. Eike Batista
9. Mukesh Ambani
10. Christy Walton & family
11. Li Ka-shing
12. Karl Albrecht
13. Stefan Persson
14. Vladimir Lisin
15. Liliane Bettencourt
16. Sheldon Adelson
17. David Thomson & Family
18. Charles Koch
19. David Koch
20. Jim Walton

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While Facebook may have spawned six billionaires, as Forbes says, none of them made the top 20 – Mark Zuckerberg included. He was named the youngest self-made billionaire last year, however. He also pledged to give the majority of his wealth to charity.

Richest Man in the World: Carlos Slim, According to Forbes List
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  • ADEKUNLE AJAGBE

    i wish to be like those guy one day

    • http://www.ovilla4good@yahoo.com erhue ovie

      i also airm to become one of the richest man in the world

  • Sandip

    Money is need for life, but life is not need for money. Best of all.

  • alexanderjnr

    money is good but not every thing!!!

  • http://Operamini Destinychild4net

    Money can buy every tin in d word but expect one tin we all know as life thanx.

  • Olamilekan durojaiye

    I love to be like those guys.

  • lawal taofeek

    i know one day i will be those men because nobody nobody can stop me am unstopable.

  • Adebara Adedolapo

    I will soon join this list by God’s grace Amen….

  • http://www.enochworld.babelred.com enoch

    i need full details on the mexican richest man carlos slim helu…i will be happy if my request is been granted.

  • Daniel

    Thumbs up 4 u guys up dre. I’l surely join U guys veri soon…juz b xpectin mi by GOD’s grace. Remember, MONEY cant buy U everything…

  • Tobias phiri

    Riches belongs to God,so long iam alive iam also rich.

  • Reuben

    I hope to join the club one day. In fact, soon. I think money can buy everything in this world, even life.

  • Charles brown

    I know by God grace i Charles will oneday be the richest nd greatest man on earth

  • jenny

    Bless Mexico

  • jinglespic

    UR FAMOUS IF U AE ONE OF THE RICHES PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BUT ONCE U DIED U CANT BRING UR MONEY IN THE COFFIN AND WORST OF ALL WORMS WILL MAKE AGOOD FEAST ON YOU…SORRY THATS THE FACT!

  • huga

    i will be like them one day

  • Herkhinturlar

    Everybody needs money don’t u ?insha allah we shall get one in jesus name.amen.

  • Daniel walter-ofei

    I’m the world’s next trillioniar… God help me.

    • http://yahoo john kweku amoako

      it shall come to pass

  • http://yahoo john kweku amoako

    how may i also become rech, may somebody help me out…

  • http://Gospel.wapki.mobi Gospel

    Money is good but his not everything in the in world.money can life,love.but money is good

  • richy erha

    money is gud,but remember God cos he gives power 2 make wealth

  • henry okoro

    yes money is gud,but i believe that am greater than any richest man on earth,becos i ve the almighty God who givethe rich and addeth no sorrow.

  • AWODEIN ADEKOYA

    Its good to have wealth but any wealth which does not come from God will add sorrow. If u have money without God, u dont have anything, if u have JESUS CHRIST in your life, u will have life after death. Money can not give u life after your death on this life but JESUS CHRIST can give. U can have money,wealth and have JESUS CHRIST

  • HRN

    Money rule earth but faith rule heaven, wht ever u hv now on earth with faith is meaningless, so i thk wht ever u can do to make heaven is by give arm to poor, the needy and the less privilage etc then u can make heaven and also do good so as to reap good.

  • Dotun

    I AKINYEMI AKINDOTUN,will one day break their record.. Amen.

  • Nickson bonke osala

    I thnk its dea brain dat meks dem rich. We al hv abrains bt we nid 2 ask God 2 gv us wisdom n knwledge. Amen

  • salami olalekan hakeem

    this is their own time… my own time is coming… The world is going round one dey i no my own time will come to pass, i wish them good luck?

  • http://www.ovilla4good@yahoo.com erhue ovie

    i which to become the richest man in the world

  • http://www.ovilla4good@yahoo.com erhue ovie

    life is not easy, so i must work very hard before getting my dollars

  • http://www.forbes.com/ Sohail

    hi iam so happy u help most people in the world.God give u so sweet heart.i am chirstan lady.i am marreid and have three lovley kids.i live in pakistan chirstan community.my husband income not good.i have traning
    in beauty salon.i cannot open my salon.becuse i have no money.i work to hand and help my husband and family.but so sad i belong to poor family.so plz if want plz help me.u can this.i belive my GOD.plz i safe feuture my kids.i will wait your reply.i know money not all thing in the world but its need most in our life.but GOD see you path.if u worried in your life.plz sir help mr.i remmber all time u.i hope you answer me.iwait your answer.plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz GOD BLESS U

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