Carlos Slim Helu Overtakes Bill Gates as World’s Richest Man

It is being widely reported that Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu is now the world’s richest man, and has overtaken Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and chairman who held the title for many years.

Carlos Slim HeluTimes Online reports that Carlos Slim Helu is now worth an estimated $67.8 billion (33.6 billion), compared to Bill Gates with a net worth of $59.2 billion. Carlos Slim Helu runs Latin America’s largest mobile phone operator America Movil, whose share price has recently soared by 27 per cent.

The Forbes List of World Billionaires released in early 2007 had placed Carlos Slim Helu at third position after William Gates III and Warren Buffett. Now I guess the rich ranking will change soon.

It will also interest you to know that Forbes 400 Richest Americans are all Billionaires! When are you earning your first million…