Can You Get Me On the List?


It’s a sad day for Bill Gates, who has just been bumped from the top of Forbes’ Billionaire List. He is now only the third richest man with a net worth of $58 billion. Mexican telecom mogul, Carlos Slim Helú, trumps Gates by $2 billion. Had Microsoft not made an unsolicited bid for Yahoo!, Gates would have kept the number one spot, which is now filled by Warren Buffet. Naturally, the list had no shortage of Andrei’s, Sergei’s or Dimitri’s. However, it only places three Russian billionaires in the top 20. Oleg Deripaska, Roman Abramovich, and Alexei Mordashov all share the title of “self-made” and each have made their fortune in aluminum.

The list is also includes several high school dropouts, and a few individuals who were once homeless. The youngest billionaire is 23 year-old Mark Zuckerberg. Thanks to young Zuckerberg, millions have recently realized that joining Facebook is a bit like Hotel California – you can check out any time you like but you can never leave. Profiles cannot be deleted, which has left many ex-users slightly irritated. So when your high-school boyfriend begins stalking you, if it’s any consolation, at least you’ll know that Zuckerberg is really, really rich.

Via Forbes