Photo: Carlos Slim Richest Man
As if we didn’t already know it – Mexico’s telecom tycoon, Carlos Slim, has been named the richest man in the world by another financial source beside the Forbes list.
The Bloomberg Billionaire Index, a new ranking index, has put the 72-year old head of Telemex as ‘El Rey’ of the billionaires with a $68.5 billion net worth. The usual suspects came in second and third, Bill Gates ($62.4 billion) and Warren Buffet ($43.8 billion), respectively.
Another Latin American came in the top 10 of the Bloomberg index and that was Eike Batista. Batista is a Brazilian mining mogul with a net worth of $28.8 billion.
And coming in 6th place was Spaniard Amancio Ortega owner of the popular Zara clothing chain, coming in with a net worth of $38.8 billion.