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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]