releasedits annual list of the world’s wealthiest people, and now the nearly 7 billionof us who aren’t on it are searching for it.
No. 1 on the list is Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecommunications magnate who’sworth an estimated $74 billion. Slim beat out Bill Gates, No. 2 on the list at$56 billion, by a fat margin after his wealth grew by more than one-third lastyear. Perennial Top 10-er Warren Buffett appears at No. 3 with $50 billion ofworth; and the richest woman, Christy Walton of the Wal-Mart empire, comes inat No. 10.
The number of billionaires in the world is up by 200 from last year to 1,210,with a combined wealth of $4.5 trillion.
And, of course, with $1 billion being cool and all, six members of the Facebookmanagement clan made the list, including Mark Zuckerberg at No. 52.