Slim Maintains Richest Person in the World Status…

Sorry Bill Gates! Carlos Slim is still the richest person on the planet!

The 72-year-old Mexican telecommunications tycoon maintains his lead over the Microsoft co-founder, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a new daily ranking of the world’s 20 wealthiest individuals.

Carlos Slim

Slim, who controls Mexico’s América Móvil SAB, heads up the index with $68.5 billion, followed by Gates and investment guru Warren Buffett.

In 2002, América Móvil was Latin America’s largest mobile-phone carrier, accounting for approximately $49 billion of Slim’s wealth by the end of 2010.

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