1 Carlos Slim Helú
Source: Tetecom, self-madeOrganization: TelmexAge:71 , Marital Status: Widow Children: 6Citizenship: Mexico , Residence: Mexico City, MexicoEducation: BA/BS, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Carlos Slim remains Mexico and the world’s richest person for a second year with estimated assets of $74 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual global ranking of billionaires.
Warren Buffett, 80, chief executive officer of Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., held on to third place with $50 billion.
The net worth of Mexico’s Slim, 71, whose holdings include the largest mobile phone operator in the Americas, rose $20.5 billion. Bill Gates, 55, chairman of Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corp., was second again as his net worth rose $3 billion to $56 billion.