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Old 4th July 2007, 16:22   #1
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Bill gates has been overtaken,I never thought that would happen.

Carlos Slim has just become the world's richest person atleast according to a mexican website.
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Mexico's telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world's richest person, according to a respected Mexican financial website. Mr Slim is now worth $67.8bn (£33.6bn), above Microsoft founder Mr Gates' $59.2bn, Sentido Comun says.
It said Mr Slim's wealth has rocketed into top place after the recent 27% surge in the share price of his largest company, America Movil.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Mexican 'world's richest person'

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Oh!! didnt knew that..
Was this person's name featured in the top 5 list?
Thanks..But i would be more interested in what ride this person owns..
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Hmmm.

Seems to be all over the net!

Gates loses title as world's richest man | CNET News.com
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oh.. i didnt know that.. probably because i havent read the papers for the last 2 weeks.
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The number 13 has long been considered unlucky by superstitious people around the globe. How fitting, then, that Bill Gates' reign as the world's richest person ends after his 13th year at the top.

Despite being worth $58 billion, $2 billion more than last year, Gates is now just the world's third-richest person, ceding the top spot ranking to his good friend and partner in philanthropy, Warren Buffett, whose net worth jumped $10 billion to $62 billion. (All stock prices and net worth valuations were locked in on Feb. 11.) Ranked No. 2 is Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, whose fortune has doubled in just two years to $60 billion.
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It is certainly a dawning of a new era. But not just because of Gates' fall. The 22nd annual rankings of the World's Billionaires reflects all sorts of upheavals in the list's makeup. Two years ago, half of the world's 20 richest were from the US. Now only four are. India wins bragging rights for having four among the top 10, more than any other country.
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And the richest 20 Indians with their corresponding world rankings
  1. 4 Lakshmi Mittal
  2. 5 Mukesh Ambani
  3. 6 Anil Ambani
  4. 8 KP Singh
  5. 43 Shashi & Ravi Ruia
  6. 60 Azim Premji
  7. 64 Sunil Mittal & family
  8. 76 Kumar Birla
  9. 86 Ramesh Chandra
  10. 91 Gautam Adani
  11. 110 Savitri Jindal & family
  12. 164 Anil Agarwal
  13. 178 Adi Godrej & family
  14. 198 G M Rao
  15. 236 Indu Jain
  16. 260 Dilip Shanghvi
  17. 277 Jaiprakash Gaur
  18. 277 Shiv Nadar
  19. 288 Uday Kotak
  20. 307 Cyrus Poonawalla
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Wonder where Michael Schumacher figures in the richest list?

Read in a newsprint 2 days back that way back in 2004 he was paid approx. USD 950,000 per week. Apparently he also owns an island.


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Billionaire lists are usually calculated on Net Assets held and not on salary paid to someone !!

Warren Buffet's company Berkshire Hathaway stocks currently trade at... hold your breath.... $150,000/- per share !!!It is estimated that more than 10000 shareholders have become multi millionnaires as they have held on to these stocks from the beginning.

Well as far as I know, Warren doesn't drive a swanky car, nor does he live in a huge palace. Last year he donated/pledged $30 billion that's (30,000,000,000) to the Bill & Melinda Gates Charity foundation.

By the way, there are totally 1125 billionaires in Planet Earth with estimated $4.4 trillion dollars net worth !!! :-)

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Even if India corps are there but the global contribution of indian companies are still very small.But we are proud to be part of the growth and dynamics we achived over last few years and happy to be part of it.
Let us hope lot of Larry page's will emerge in India
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Where does sachin stand amount the richest sportsmen??guess tiger woods tops this table
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Well as far as I know, Warren doesn't drive a swanky car, nor does he live in a huge palace.

And he used be severely critical of head honchos travelling in private jets. That was till his company bought a jet for him. The liner was appropriately named "The Indefensible"!!!
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And the richest 20 Indians with their corresponding world rankings
  1. 4 Lakshmi Mittal
  2. 5 Mukesh Ambani
  3. 6 Anil Ambani
  4. 8 KP Singh
  5. 43 Shashi & Ravi Ruia
  6. 60 Azim Premji
  7. 64 Sunil Mittal & family
  8. 76 Kumar Birla
  9. 86 Ramesh Chandra
  10. 91 Gautam Adani
  11. 110 Savitri Jindal & family
  12. 164 Anil Agarwal
  13. 178 Adi Godrej & family
  14. 198 G M Rao
  15. 236 Indu Jain
  16. 260 Dilip Shanghvi
  17. 277 Jaiprakash Gaur
  18. 277 Shiv Nadar
  19. 288 Uday Kotak
  20. 307 Cyrus Poonawalla
Interestingly, Vijay Mallya is nowhere on the list and yet he's the only one who lives the life of a billionaire.
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And he used be severely critical of head honchos travelling in private jets. That was till his company bought a jet for him. The liner was appropriately named "The Indefensible"!!!
Warren Buffet bought a new Cadillac STS last year, full cash down and he drives it himself. Its number - THRIFTY. Once saw a program on him, very nice guy and should be role model for every kid not just for money making but for behavior. Billionaire and yet he is so humble.
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where are the tatas i cant see them in the list....
what is their world ranking?
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