Last time I checked, Bill Gates was the richest man in the world. Today I was curious enough to Google if anybody has taken the crown off Gates, and yes, he’s off the top position. Who now reigns as the richest man in the whole wide world? Name is Carlos Slim Helu, and no, I haven’t heard of him either until today. He is a telecommunications tycoon from Mexico, and he came in third last year. Quite a jump, wouldn’t you say? Apparently, the telecom industry in Mexico is booming right now because his net worth up by $18.5 billion in a year.
Wow. That’s more than I will ever make in thirty lifetimes. I can’t even begin to imagine how much money that is. Just seeing the figures makes my head reel. These are the people who have gigantic homes one can easily get lost in, who might very well use silver bars as their paperweight. Tee hee. Envious much? Not very. I can only imagine the headaches that come with it. Helu is just (for them, not for the rest of us. LOL) point five billion richer than Gates, so we’ll still see next year who emerges on top.