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Mexican Carlos Slim Helu: The World’s Richest Man

Written by: on 11th March 2010 |
Mexican Carlos Slim Helu: The World's Richest Man  | read this item

Forbes magazine has already released its list on the world’s richest people in the world. On top of their list is the Mexican Carlos Slim. He has a net worth of $53.5 billion. He is a widower with 6 children and a famous public figure in Mexico.

He invested in telecommunications recently and and has diversified his holding in areas of water and electric utilities.

Following him on the list, is the ever famous and has been declared first, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is only half billion away from Slim.

“The global economy is recovering. The financial markets came back, especially emerging markets,” said magazine editor-in-chief Steve Forbes. There has been a wealth resurgence after the financial turmoil of 2008 and 2009, with the top 10 worth a combined 342 billion dollars, compared to 254 billion dollars in the previous year.

“There’s a 50 percent increase in general global wealth compared to last year,” Forbes added. The list includes 97 fresh billionaires, 62 of them charging out of Asia, a region that saw booming stock markets and several large public offerings in the past year.

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