Buffett tops Forbes’ list of richest people, replacing Gates, Gates is now worth $58 billion and is ranked third richest in the world. He is up $2 billion from a year ago, but would have been as rich–or richer–than Buffett, had Microsoft not made an unsolicited bid for Yahoo! at the beginning of February. Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helú now ranks as the world’s second richest person with a net worth of $60 billion.
(Rank: 2) Carlos Slim Helú & family– Second-richest man in the world this year; even richer than Microsoft’s Bill Gates, at least for now, thanks to strong Mexican equities market and the performance of his wireless telephone company, America Movil.
The full list of billionaires is available at List of billionaires forbes.com (2008)
Nothing beats being young and rich. Here are the world’s 10 youngest billionaires. The youngest of all is 23-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is quite possibly the world’s youngest self-made billionaire ever.