“Forbes” Richest People In the World List Has a Record 1,210 Billionaires!
"Forbes" just released its 25th annual list of the world's richest people. And somehow, for the 25th year in a row, you didn't make it.
Even with the global recession still going strong, this year had a record number of billionaires, at 1,210. And they combine for a record total net worth of $4.5 TRILLION.
CARLOS "SLIM" HELU of Mexico was number one again. He's made his $71 BILLION by basically running all the telecommunications in the country.
BILL GATES was second, with $56 BILLION and WARREN BUFFETT was third, with $50 BILLION. They could probably beat out Slim if they'd stop giving away so much damn money to charity.
MARK ZUCKERBERG finished 52nd on the list, with a net worth now estimated at $13.5 BILLION. He beat out STEVE JOBS, who came in 110th with $8.3 BILLION.
Facebook actually put six billionaires on the list. Besides Zuckerberg, his co-founder Dustin Moskovitz made the list... as did Eduardo Saverin, the guy who co-founded it then sued Zuckerberg.
Sean Parker... the Napster guy played by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE in the movie... is also on the list, with $1.6 BILLION. And two of Facebook's early investors, Peter Thiel and Yuri Milner, also made the list.
(Check out the full list HERE.)