Forbes Rich List: Fun facts about the world’s billionaires

If you were the inventor of Facebook, you would have been worth $15 billion.

One thing you may not know about the rich is that they are just like you
and me. Just kidding! Here are some facts about the world’s richest, from Fobes’ annual Rich List of the world’s billionaires:

What recession?

Looking for a good sign that, while you may still be struggling financially, the world’s richest have largely bounced back? How about that there are more billionaires than ever in the world (1,210), with their combined net worth ($4.5 trillion) also breaking records.

Slim Fortune

For the second year in a row, Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim is the richest man in the world, thanks to the surging Mexican stock market. Old favorites Bill Gates and Warren Buffet came in second and third, respectively.

Boy Geniuses

All that time your aunt spent playing Farmville has paid off for the boys at Facebook; the social networking site has six different billionaires on the list. Founder Mark Zuckerberg leads them off, of course, in 53rd with $13.5 billion (triple what he had last year, some how.) Up next are co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (the world’s youngest billionaire!), Sean Parker (the one played by Justin Timberlake!), Peter Theil (the libertarian venture capitalist one!), Yuri Milner (the Russian mogul one!) and Eduardo Saverin (the cute one!)

Local Heroes

Good news, New Yorkers! Your mayor was number 30 on the list, right between a Russian steel manufacturer and the CEO of Amazon. Thomas Medino and Michael Nutter, unfortunately, were nowhere to be found.


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The Word

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