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    Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

    Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year | Reuters

    And a huge gap this year. List is in the below link.

    The World's Billionaires - Forbes.com

    What I find interesting is the diversity in the top 10. But the US gained one spos from last year there and now have 4. Last year they had 3. Far gone when the US dominated the top 10. What I do find odd is no Chinese in the top 10 yet.. granted there is one at nr. 11.
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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year | Reuters

    And a huge gap this year. List is in the below link.

    The World's Billionaires - Forbes.com

    What I find interesting is the diversity in the top 10. But the US gained one spos from last year there and now have 4. Last year they had 3. Far gone when the US dominated the top 10. What I do find odd is no Chinese in the top 10 yet.. granted there is one at nr. 11.
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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

    If I were that rich I don't even know what I would do with myself. But congrats to Mr. Slim, the telecommunications is obviously a very wealthy industry if you can get near the top.

    edit: I am also surprised to see only two from Europe.
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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    If I were that rich I don't even know what I would do with myself. But congrats to Mr. Slim, the telecommunications is obviously a very wealthy industry if you can get near the top.

    edit: I am also surprised to see only two from Europe.
    The problem is forbes and the way they do reporting of billionaires and their net worth. For example, IKEA's founder. Forbes has him listed at just $6 billion since he uses a international web of trusts to avoid global taxation. Last autumn he was listed as having a fortune of $69 billion by a business magazine. A month ago some investigative journalists discovered he on top of that had some $15 billion in cash stashed away in Lichtenstein. I'm sure there are similar circumstances with a number of other individuals as well.

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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

    Sad that Bill Gates with 56 Billion has slipped to second place. I wonder how many millions Carlos Slim gave away in the last year. We know Bill an his wife give away a fortune every couple of months.

    I remember when people made fun of him because he was such a geek. No one is laughing now.

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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    The problem is forbes and the way they do reporting of billionaires and their net worth. For example, IKEA's founder. Forbes has him listed at just $6 billion since he uses a international web of trusts to avoid global taxation. Last autumn he was listed as having a fortune of $69 billion by a business magazine. A month ago some investigative journalists discovered he on top of that had some $15 billion in cash stashed away in Lichtenstein. I'm sure there are similar circumstances with a number of other individuals as well.
    Yep. IKEA's founder is far far richer than the 6 billion Forbes puts him at.

    The list is not perfect by any means, since it does not have royalty and such on. The Dutch Queen is suppose to massively rich and then there is the English Queen. Then there is of course the Gulf states.
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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Sad that Bill Gates with 56 Billion has slipped to second place. I wonder how many millions Carlos Slim gave away in the last year. We know Bill an his wife give away a fortune every couple of months.

    I remember when people made fun of him because he was such a geek. No one is laughing now.
    Eh, philantrophy is a crock.

    What good comes from giving so much money away? Especially annoymous would be bette. But it is not being done like that by Bill. Which means he wants people to know its him. Maybe so that way they wont kidnap him, his wife or his children. But that would not stop ciminals.

    Carlos Slim has given money away just not a lot. What do you expect from a criminal? He is the equivalent of a Russian oligarch except in Mexico there is not some dictator wannabe in power.

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    Re: Carlos Slim ranks as world's richest person for second year

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