• 09 Mar 2011 at 3:59 PM

Carlos Slim Tops Bill Gates, Warren Buffett

Carlos Slim has been crowned the richest man in the world, by Forbes, with a net worth of $74 billion. Bill Gates clocked in second place, with Warren Buffett backing up the trio. In related news, put your hands up for billionaires in general, whose total wealth rose 25% to $4.5 trillion! Here’s the Top 20:

20. Jim Walton
19. David Koch
18. Charles Koch
17. David Thomson & Family
16. Sheldon Adelson
15. Liliane Bettencourt
14. Vladimir Lisin
13. Stefan Persson
12. Karl Albrecht
11. Li Ka-shing
10. Christy Walton & family
9. Mukesh Ambani
8. Eike Batista
7. Amancio Ortega
6. Lakshmi Mittal
5. Larry Ellison
4. Bernard Arnault
3. Warren Buffett
2. Bill Gates
1. Carlos Slim

The 20 Richest Billionaires [Forbes]

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  1. Posted by Tax Wall Street Weenies | March 9, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    Carlos Slim might top the richest list. But he is not in the same category.
    Gates & Buffet built something, something tangible.

    While Slim falls into the category of Blankfein, Dimon, etc. This category is to bribe your way and make your money the old fashioned way – stealing it from a public treasury.
    Slim made his money by getting the Mexican Telephone monopoly cheaply when it was privatize. (Mexico has one of the highest phone rate with the lowest penetration of technology)

    This is just like Dimon & Blankfein ripping off Uncle Sam of $1.6 Trillion.

  2. Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Rook I made rist!

    11. Li Ka-shing

    I change name to Li Ka-Ching!

    -L. Ka-Ching

  3. Posted by Guest | March 9, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Another reason to tax the fatties.

  4. Posted by Rich People | March 9, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Thank you for your unbiased contribution.

  5. Posted by Place at the table | March 9, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    You think when Slim realized he was #1 on the list he had a reaction similar to Lattimer’s when he realizes he’s on the starting defense in The Program??

  6. Posted by Inigo_Montoya | March 9, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    @ Slim,

    Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you ate my father, prepare to …

  7. Posted by Jimmy | March 9, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    You sound poor, AND stupid.

  8. Posted by Jimmy | March 9, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    You sound poor, AND stupid.

  9. Posted by Mr. Chow | March 9, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    You gonna fuck on me?!

  10. Posted by ReturnFreeRisk | March 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM

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  11. Posted by ReturnFreeRisk | March 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Clearly, Tax Wall Street Weenies, your comment link was messed up. Try starting here:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com

  12. Posted by ReturnFreeRisk | March 9, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    name stealer.

  13. Posted by Lloyd.Blankfein@gmail.com | March 9, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Sounds about right to me…

  14. Posted by Bill Ackman | March 10, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    Buffett having built something tangible my ass

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