måndag 5 oktober 2009
FriendFeed: "'Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person on the planet, the Mexican financial website Sentido Comun reported. Sentido Comun said the Mexican billionaire's wealth had rocketed past Gates following the red-hot performance of his telecommunications firm, America Movil.
The fortune of Carlos Slim Helu this year reached $67.8 billion, handily topping Gates' net worth of $59.2 billion. US-based Forbes magazine, renowned for its rankings of the world's wealthiest individuals, updated its listings in April to rank Slim as the second richest individual in the world, as he bested the legendary US investor Warren Buffett.
The Mexican financial website said Slim's lead over Gates amounted to billions of dollars. 'Thanks to a 26.5-percent rise in the shares of America Movil during the second quarter, Slim, who controls a 33-percent interest in Latin America's largest mobile phone company, is substantially richer than Gates,' Sentido... more... - Noah David Simon from Bookmarklet"