What separates the richest person on the planet from the rest of, well rich people, is a few billion dollars.
The richest person on the planet is Carlos Slim, a Mexican telecommunication tycoon who controls America Movil SAB (AMXL), according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which gives a daily ranking of the world’s 20 wealthiest people.
Despite the 72-year-old losing $478.4 million at the close of the market on March 2, bringing his net worth to $68.5 billion, he still leads the pack of the richest of the rich.
Slim’s estimated worth is $68.5 billion. The second wealthiest person on earth is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who is valued at $62.4 billion, followed by Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett who is worth an estimated $43.8 billion.
Read it at Bloomberg