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World's Richest Man Now Top NYT Shareholder

Carlos Slim overtakes Bill Gates to top rich list again

(Newser) - Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim is having quite a week—he has become the biggest shareholder in the New York Times and reclaimed his title as the world's richest man. Slim has exercised warrants obtained when he loaned the company $250 million in 2009 to double his stake in... More »

He's Back: Gates World's Richest Person Once Again

First time he's held Bloomberg title since 2007

(Newser) - It's been a while—six years, to be precise—since Bill Gates was dubbed the richest person in the world by Bloomberg. But thanks to an ascendant Microsoft and a dent in Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's fortune—now $72.1 billion—Gates is again at the top with... More »

Mr. Slim Is New Global Fat Cat

Mexican telecom chief Carlos Slim beats Bill Gates as world's richest man

(Newser) - Move over, Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder, who has  been the world's richest individual for a decade, has lost his lofty perch to a little-known Mexican telecom tycoon, Carlos Slim, the Guardian reports.  His wealth has been estimated at $67.8 billion compared with $59.2 billion for Gates. More »

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