Matthew G. Miller and Peter Newcomb, Bloomberg
Submitted by: Editor
Carlos Slim Is Richest Man In World
[Bloomberg] The 72-year-old's net worth fell $478.4 million in a day to $68.5 billion as of the close of markets on March 2, as U.S. moguls Bill Gates and Warren Buffett placed second and third on the list compiled by Bloomberg News. Brazil's Eike Batista, who ranks 10th, still covets the top spot after vowing a year ago that he'd become the world's wealthiest man by 2015.
The combined net worth of the 20 richest people is $676.8 billion.