Carlos Slim Overtakes Bill Gates as World's Richest

Mexican businessman's net worth is $53.5B, Forbes estimates
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 7:03 PM CST
Updated Mar 11, 2010 8:11 AM CST
Mexican businessman Carlos Slim is the world's richest man, according to Forbes.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Mexican businessman Carlos Slim has overtake Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person, with Forbes’ annual estimate giving him a net worth of $53.5 billion—a hair more (well, to them) than the Microsoft founder’s $53 billion even. Investor Warren Buffet ($47 billion) is third, followed by Indian magnates Muskesh Ambani ($29) and Lakshmi Mittal ($28.7). Click the link at right for the full list.

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