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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do you know who the richest person the World is??

The Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has passed Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, and also Warren Buffet, the founder of Berkshire Hathaway , and became the richest man in the world in 2010, according to Forbes’ ranking.

Slim’s fortune is estimated to be US$ 53.5 billion, an increase of US$ 18.5 billion from last year. Gates in second place has some US$ 53 billion and Buffet has US$ 47 billion. Read the full article here.

The number of billionaires in the world increased from last year’s 793 to 1,011, but the number is still smaller than 2008’s 1,125.

Also according to Forbes, “today, the billionaires in the world have an average of US$ 3.5 billion”, an increase of US$ 500 million from 2009.

Forbes’ ranking includes 97 people who were included on the list for the first time, including 62 from Asia. China, with 64 billionaires, appeared for the first time after the United State, with 403, in the list. Russia is in third place with 62 billionaires, some of them returning to the ranking after have left last year because the drop in the prices for commodities.

Check out the full list here.

Eike Batista, Brazilian richest man and the 8th richest in the world ranking, started by selling insurance from door-to-door. His fortune is estimated in US$ 27 billion. Take a look at his story on Reuters.

Speaking of money, check out these amazing floating offices. An English company specialized itself in creating these offices, which gives people a comfortable, beautiful, and relaxing place to work.

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