list of the richest people in the world

Author: Julien  //  Category: Uncategorized

According to Forbes.com Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world (after being on top for 13 years). That honor now belongs to his friend Warren Buffett who can attribute his recent surge of Berkshire Hathaway stock to an increase of $10,000,000,000 in the last year! Warren BUffett now has an estimated fortune of $62 billion.

Meanwhie Bill Gates fortune only increased $2 Billion from one year ago so he is now worth $58 billion and is ranked third richest in the world. Bill Gates would have been as rich–or richer–than Buffett had Microsoft not made an unsolicited bid for Yahoo! in Febuary. Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim HelĂș has also surpassed Bill Gates fortune. Carlos is now ranked as the world’s second richest person with a net worth of $60 billion.

Here is a list of the top 25 richest people in the world. Each person is listed by Rank followed by their name, citizenship, age, net worth in billions (thats 9 zeros!) and country of residence:

1 Warren Buffett United States 77 62.0 United States
2 Carlos Slim Helu & family Mexico 68 60.0 Mexico Read more…