The top three richest capitalists still intact. In the latest annual ranking of Forbes magazine first place occupied the Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim ($ 74 billion capital), Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($ 56 billion), and closes the top three American investor Warren Buffett ($ 50 billion). All three of them for the year increased greatly the state, especially Carlos Slim, he added, for the year immediately 20, 5 billion. The director of research company Wealth-X, David Lincoln said that the location of places in the top three would be quite different. According to him, most wealthy entrepreneur to be Bill Gates. But he lost the top spot because of his thirst for charity. "Gates would save a considerable gap, if it were not fond of philanthropy" - says Lincoln.
Microsoft founder has donated over a third of their money to charity. If this had not happened, it was the capital would now be about $ 88 billion. In general, the composition of the top ten "Forbes" for the year there have been some changes. The number of top billionaires made it heiress Wal-Mart Christy Walton (10th place, $ 26, 5 billion). The owner of the company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault has jumped from seventh place to fourth, becoming the owner of capital of $ 41 billion. Domestic participants List improved their positions: one of the world capitalist elite this year, 101 Russian billionaires, which is 49 more than in the past . Head of the "Novolipetsk Steel" Vladimir Lisin got into the top twenty with $ 24 billion. The second richest citizen of Russia became the chairman of the board of directors of JSC "Severstal" Alexey Mordashov (29th place, 18, 5 billion dollars). "Bronze" - the president of ONEXIM Mikhail Prokhorov (32 place, 18 billion dollars). The total number of billionaires in the world in 2010 reached 1,140 people, and their general condition, the calculation of Forbes, was about $ 4, 5 trillion.