Thursday, 6 March 2008

20 richest people in 2008

Stephanie Kuykendal/Bloomberg News/LandovWarren Buffett Takes Top Spot


The number 13 has long been considered unlucky by superstitious people around the globe. How fitting, then, that Bill Gates' reign as the world's richest person ends after his 13th year at the top.
Despite being worth $58 billion, $2 billion more than last year, Gates is now the world's third-richest person, ceding the top spot ranking to his good friend and partner in philanthropy, Warren Buffett, whose net worth jumped $10 billion to $62 billion. Ranked No. 2 is Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim HelĂș, whose fortune has doubled in just two years to $60 billion

The Top 20

1. Warren Buffett

2. HelĂș Slim & Family

3. William Gates III

4. Lakshmi Mittal

5. Mukesh Ambani

6. Anil Ambani

7. Ingvar Kamprad & Family

8. KP Singh

9. Oleg Deripaska

10. Karl Albrecht

11. Li Ka-shing

12. Sheldon Adelson

13. Bernard Arnault

14. Lawrence Ellison

15. Roman Abramovich

16. Theo Albrecht

17. Liliane Bettencourt

18. Alexei Mordashov

19. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

20. Mikhail Fridman

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