1. There is a new richest man in the world. Ladies and Gentleman meet Carlos Slim Helu. The Mexican telecom mogul knocked Bill Gates off as the world’s wealthiest man with a net worth of $53.5 billion dollars. 80% of his net worth lies in 5 Mexican telecom stocks. His net worth jumped $18.5 billion last year vaulting him from third to first place.
2. Bill Gates finished at number 2 with a net worth of $53 billion dollars. Gates would no doubt still be the richest man in the world if he had not retired from his daily duties at Microsoft in 2008. Only $500,000 separates Gates and Slim. His net worth increased $13 billion dollars over the past year.
3. Warren Buffett, for whom Buy Like Buffett is named, came in at number 3 with a net worth of $47 billion dollars. Buffett’s net worth grew $12 billion dollars in 2009. I wouldn’t feel too bad for Buffett. I am sure he isn’t losing too much sleep over just being the 3rd richest man in the world.