Slim Remains the World’s Richest Billionaire

Carlos Slim keeps his lead over Bill Gates by more than a slim margin…

The 73-year-old Mexican businessman and telecommunications tycoon, who launched last summer, is still the world’s richest man, according to Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s richest billionaires.

Carlos Slim

Slim, who has earned the title for the last four years, tops this year’s list with $73 billion in net worth.

He’s followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates with $67 billion and Spanish fashion executive Amancio Ortega at $57 billion, according to the magazine.

Slim’s extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA de CV, have amassed interests in the fields of communications, technology, retailing, and finance.

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.