World’s Richest Man: Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico City, Mexico is the richest man in the world.

Carlos Slim Helu might not be a household name, but the 71 year old Mexican, is the richest billionaire in the world. Helu, the chairman of Telmex is listed by Forbes magazine with a wealth valued at $74 billion.

Bill Gates 55,  who founded Microsoft, is second on the list, with his wealth valued at $56 billion. He may be the richest college dropout in history.

Warren Buffett 80, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is third on the list with wealth valued at $50 billion.

The average American can’t comprehend what it is like, to have this kind of money. We are more worried about making the next rent payment or car payment on time, while these billionaires could buy the car dealership or mortgage company.

These people are so rich they could buy a new car, instead of worrying about having a flat tire changed. One thing is for sure, is that Carlos Slim Helu doesn’t spend time worrying about how he is going to pay his bills. He is so wealthy he could buy the New York Yankees and still have $72.4 billion left over.

For the complete list of the 1,140 billionaires in the world:

http://www.forbes.com/wealth/billionaires/list?page=1


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Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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