Carlos Slim Helu: Overtakes Bill Gates as richest man in the world – Forbes

By Alan Ng - Mar 11, 2010

It has been confirmed that Microsoft’s Bill Gates is no longer the ‘World’s Richest Person’, as he has been overtaken by a unknown Mexican tycoon – according to the Forbes latest billionaires list.

As reported from Pocket-Lint, that man is Carlos Slim Helu – a telecoms mogul who beat the Microsoft founder to the top spot by ”only” $500 million difference.

Also revealed in Forbe’s latest figures, is the statistic that the collective earnings of the top 10 richest tech billionaires rose by a staggering $55.8 billion over the past year alone.

Also worth a mention is the world’s youngest billionaire. That honour goes to Mark Zuckerburg – the founder of Facebook, who is estimated to be worth $4 billion.

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  • Peter

    Carlos Slim is definitely old school. He's of the tried and true "guerrilla billionaire" strategy: buy lots of businesses and either keep them for the cash flow or fix 'em up and sell them. The goal is to make money off a lot of deals instead of a killing on just one.

  • Reverend Trey Noran

    Mr. Carlos Slim Helu,

    My name is Reverend Trey Noran and I have been working extremely hard to raise needed funds to open a homeless hotel and outreach center in Denver Colorado. The homeless epidemic in America is approaching an all time high. I would assume that you give to all types of charities as I have used up all of my available capital thus far. I have an ample amount of people and star support, but have not been able to make the right connection to generate funds. My Godmother, the famous Mae West, If she was alive would get me the backing from the stars that I need to do my fundraiser. I have been told not to contact you as you would be like other Billionaires and push my request to the side, but in my heart, I know that God will be opening a door very soon. Therefore, I put my trust in him and each time my thought comes back to you. I hope that you are willing to help us when no one else will. You can look us up at Hislovestreetministries.com/

    God Bless,

    Reverend Trey Noran

  • Reverend Trey Noran

    Mr. Carlos Slim Helu,

    My name is Reverend Trey Noran and I have been working extremely hard to raise needed funds to open a homeless hotel and outreach center in Denver Colorado. The homeless epidemic in America is approaching an all time high. I would assume that you give to all types of charities as I have used up all of my available capital thus far. I have an ample amount of people and star support, but have not been able to make the right connection to generate funds. My Godmother, the famous Mae West, If she was alive would get me the backing from the stars that I need to do my fundraiser. I have been told not to contact you as you would be like other Billionaires and push my request to the side, but in my heart, I know that God will be opening a door very soon. Therefore, I put my trust in him and each time my thought comes back to you. I hope that you are willing to help us when no one else will. You can look us up at Hislovestreetministries.com/

    God Bless,

    Reverend Trey Noran