According to various media reports Bill Gates is no longer the richestman in the world. He has been pushed to the second spot by Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim who has a net worth of $67 billion.
The Mexican site, Sentido Comun, noted Slim's rising wealth in April, saying that they believed he had passed both then No. 2 Warren Buffet and Gates, Britain's The Guardian said in its report. But with a recent rise in shares of mobile phone carrier America Movil, Sentido Comun founder Eduardo Garcia said, there is no doubt that Slim has surpassed Gates.
Of course, while Slim's fortune has been growing, Gates and Buffet have been looking for ways to give most of their riches away. Not that Gates (and other Microsoft shareholders) wouldn't benefit if the software maker could manage to see the kind of growth that many of Slim's enterprises have been seeing.