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Carlos Slim Helu Beats Bill Gates

by | 3rd, July 2007

carlos_slim_helu.jpg UBER-nerd Bill Gates can no longer claim to the richest man in the world after Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu’s personal fortune was put at an estimated $67.8billion.

Mr Slim is the man behind Latin America’s mobile phone giant America Movil and according to the respected online publication Sentido Comun the company’s share price to June increased by a massive 27 per cent, thus giving Mr. Slim an $8.6billion lead on Microsoft king Gates.

Slim was recently placed at number two in the global wealth rankings behind Gates and one place above the US investor Warren Buffet. But the recent increase in America Movil’s share price has pushed the Mexican to the top of the pile.

Slim, in what is becoming the done thing for the uber-rich, recently pledged $100million to charity, in this case Bill Clinton’s anti-poverty campaign.

But feel free to hate him…

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