World's Richest Person (Buffett Passes Gates as Richest Person)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett toppled Bill Gates from the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of billionaires worldwide, ending a 13- year reign for the Microsoft Corp. co-founder.

Buffett's wealth grew $10 billion to about $62 billion in the 12 months through Feb. 11, mostly from a gain in his company's shares, Forbes said in a statement.

The fortune of Gates, 52, rose $2 billion to $58 billion. The Microsoft chairman fell to third on the list behind Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim, 68, who has an estimated net worth of $60 billion.

Forbes's list shows wealth expanding in emerging markets around the globe, with Russia overtaking Germany as the second- richest country, and 70 percent of newcomers from Russia, India, China and the U.S. In 2006, half of the top 20 billionaires came from the U.S. This year there were only four Americans.
Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence
1 Warren Buffett United States 77 62.0 United States
2 Carlos Slim Helu & family Mexico 68 60.0 Mexico
3 William Gates III United States 52 58.0 United States
4 Lakshmi Mittal India 57 45.0 United Kingdom
5 Mukesh Ambani India 50 43.0 India
6 Anil Ambani India 48 42.0 India
7 Ingvar Kamprad & family Sweden 81 31.0 Switzerland
8 KP Singh India 76 30.0 India
9 Oleg Deripaska Russia 40 28.0 Russia
10 Karl Albrecht Germany 88 27.0 Germany

The youngest member on the list was Facebook founder Mark Zurkerberg, 23, at 785 with $1.5 billion, the youngest self-made billionaire ever to make a Forbes list.

sources:
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/10/billionaires08_The-Worlds-Billionaires_Rank.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett

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6 comments:

ametya said...

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krrey_boo17 said...

woah Bill Gates is no longer number 1! But still he's a billionaire for crying out loud! Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving that thoughtful comment. You have a really interesting blog too, and it looks very professional! Keep it up!

rizal said...

i guess.. an apple a day will keep bill gates away..

good info post.

facebook owner at 23, making his first billion.. salute salute..

aAkaR said...

laxmi mittal and anil ambani are doing grt.

quick weight loss said...

I wish i could earn even a fraction of those...hehe

Navin said...

ooops.. Bill gates, buck up gates, buck up

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