Forbes just released their list of the Richest People in the World, and Bill Gates is not on top of that list... It's not a surprise though, as it's well known that he's been giving away his fortune to charities... He has nothing left to prove..
But if you were assuming that Warrent Buffet was #1, then you are wrong!
Here's the list:
RICHEST IN THE WORLD (as per Forbes.com In Pictures: The Richest People in the World)
#1 Carlos Slim Helu - $53.5 billion - Telecom, MexicoThe Forbes.com story link noted above has further details on each of these Billionaires... In case you were curious..
#2 Bill Gates - $53 billion - Microsoft, U.S.
#3 Warren Buffett - $47 billion - Investments, U.S.
#4 Mukesh Ambani - $29 billion - Petrochemicals, oil and gas. India.
#5 Lakshmi Mittal - $28.7 billion - Steel, India.
#6 Lawrence Ellison - $28 billion - Oracle, U.S.
#7 Bernard Arnault - $27.5 billion - Luxury goods, France.
#8 Eike Batista - $27 billion - Mining, oil. Brazil.
#9 Amancio Ortega - $25 billion - Fashion retail, Spain.
#10 Karl Albrecht - $23.5 billion - Supermarkets, Germany.
RICHEST CANADIANS (as per CBC.ca Bill Gates no longer world's richest man)
#1 David Thomson - $19 billionCBC.ca included some further information about Canada's 24 Billionaires... Check out the story link above for further details..
#2 Galen Weston - $7.2 billion
#3 Irving family - $4 billion
#4 Jim Pattison - $4 billion
#5 Paul Desmarais - $3.9 billion
#6 Bernard Sherman - $3.8 billion
#7 David Azrieli - $2.5 billion
#8 Guy Laliberté - $2.5 billion
#9 Robert Miller - $2.5 billion
#10 Emanuele Saputo - $2.4 billion
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Bill_Gates_World_Economic_Forum_2007.jpg (Bill Gates)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Warren_Buffett_KU_Visit.jpg (Warrent Buffet)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Carlos_Slim_Hel%C3%BA.jpg (Carlos Slim Helu)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/Mukesh_Ambani.jpg (Mukesh Abani)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Lakshmimittal22082006.jpg (Lakshmi Mittal)
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