The Richest People in the World

Forbes has posted their annual list of the twenty richest people in the world. Number one is not Bill Gates, nor is it Warren Buffet. Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu edged out Gates with a net worth of $53.5 billion, which is $18 billion more than he had a year ago.
This year the World's Billionaires have an average net worth of $3.5 billion, up $500 million in 12 months. The world has 1,011 10-figure titans, up from 793 a year ago but still shy of the record 1,125 in 2008. Of those billionaires on last year's list, only 12% saw their fortunes decline.

U.S. billionaires still dominate the ranks--but their grip is slipping. Americans account for 40% of the world's billionaires, down from 45% a year ago.

Bill Gates was the world's richest person fourteen of the past fifteen years. Link -via Slashdot

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this is so informative.we need these rich people for this world to be a better place.may God protect their richies...... i luv these rich people.
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I just don't understand something. why are some soo rich.i m not joking.what happens to their wealth when they die? they should please share with the poor around the world.
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