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    Carlos Slim Tops Forbes Billionaire List

    • Carlos Slim Helu (left), age 73. Net worth: $73 billion
    • Bill Gates, age 57. Net worth: $67 billion
    • Amancio Ortega, age 76. Net worth: $57 billion
    • Warren Buffett, age 83. Net worth: $53.5 billion
    • Larry Ellison, age 68. Net worth: $43 billion
    The World's Richest Billionaires
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    According to the newly released Forbes Magazine list of the world’s billionaires, there are now 1,426 billionaires in the world, with a combined net worth of $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion last year.

    The United States is home to the most billionaires with 442, but the Asia-Pacific region is catching up with 386, according to Forbes. Europe has 366 billionaires, while Latin America has 129 and the Middle East and Africa have 103.

    The top two spots on the list are the same as last year, with Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim ranked number one and Microsoft’s Bill Gates in the second spot. Slim unseated Gates from the top spot in 2010. U.S. investor Warren Buffett fell from the top three for the first time since 2000, replaced by Spain’s Amancio Ortega.

    Forbes has been publishing the billionaires list for 27 years.

    Here are the top 10, their nationality, estimated net worth and business:

    Carlos Slim
    Mexico
    $73 billion
    Telecoms

    Bill Gates
    United States
    $67 billion
    Microsoft

    Amancio Ortega
    Spain
    $57 billion
    Fashion executive, Zara

    Warren Buffett
    United States
    $53.5 billion
    Investor, Berkshire Hathaway

    Larry Ellison
    United States
    $43 billion
    Oracle

    Charles Koch
    United States
    $34 billion
    diversified

    David Koch
    United States
    $34 billion
    diversified

    Li Ka-shing
    Hong Kong
    $31 billion
    diversified

    Liliane Bettencourt and family
    France
    $30 billion
    L’Oreal

    Bernard Arnault and family
    France
    $29 billion
    LVMH

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    by: NVO from: USA
    March 04, 2013 5:48 PM
    The house of Rothschild owns $Trillions. They only need to administer their
    wealth, to see that it is nicely placed, they do not need to work, at least
    not by what we understand as work. But who provides them and thier like
    with such an enormous amount of money?

    Who does this? You do it, nobody but you! That's right, it is your money,
    hard earned through care and sorrow, which is drawn as if magnetically into
    the coffers of these insatiable people.



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