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Washington: Indians Mukesh Ambani and Lakshmi Mittal figured among world’s top ten billionaires as Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu beat Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on earth.
Besides fourth ranked Reliance Industries chairman Ambani and fifth placed steel czar Mittal, four other Indians were among top 50 in 2010 Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires released Wednesday with as many 49 Indians joining company with the planet’s 1,011 richest people.
With his fortune swelling to an estimated USD 53.5 billion, up USD 18.5 billion in 12 months, Slim surged ahead of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, who had held the title of world’s richest 14 of the past 15 years, the US business magazine noted.
Gates, now worth USD 53 billion, is ranked second in the world. He is up USD 13 billion from a year ago as shares of Microsoft rose 50 percent in 12 months. Buffett’s fortune jumped USD 10 billion to USD 47 billion on rising shares of Berkshire Hathaway. He ranks third. Read full strory from publisher