Carlos Slim has overtaken Bill Gates




Forbes magazine has presented its latest rating of the richest people in the world. This year, the palm among billionaires went to the Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim. His fortune is estimated in the magazine 53, 5 billion. Over the last year the capital Slim increased by $ 18, 5 billion. Thus, a billionaire from a third world country was the first among the billionaires. Carlos Slim to break the monopoly of businessmen from the United States, holds the first position in 1994. The leader of last year, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, dropped to second place. According to estimates of experts, he is worth $ 53 billion. And over the past year Gates managed to add $ 13 billion. In the third line of American financier Warren Buffett with a capital of $ 47 billion. He also managed in 2009 to improve their welfare by $ 10 billion. In the current ranking Russian businessmen have doubled their presence: in this year's list includes 62 billionaires, while in 2009 there were only 32. The richest recognized chairman of the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine Vladimir Lisin. His fortune magazine estimated at $ 15, 8 billion., And with this result he took 32 th place among the billionaires of the world. Mikhail Prokhorov, who was considered in the past year, the richest Russian in 2010, occupies the fortieth place with a fortune of $ 13, 4 billion. Behind them are Mikhail Fridman ($ 12, 7 billion., 42 th), Roman Abramovich ($ 11, 2 billion, 50th place), and closes the top five Oleg Deripaska - $ 10, 7 billion (57th place). Year was more successful than the previous one. The world has 218 billionaires and more than the total number of currently stands at 1,011. A total of ten richest people in the state increased by almost a third, and now stands at $ 342 billion.

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