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The richest man in the world with a fortune of 62 billion

March 6 2008

Well-known American investor Warren Buffett is the richest man in the world, possessing a fortune of $ 62 billion. Such an assessment, based on the results of its own analysis, leads the American business magazine Forbes. Special issue of the publication, which published a list of the world's billionaires, now out of print.

Over the past year, Buffett, thanks to a 25 percent increase in shares of his investment company Berkshire Hathaway, has increased his fortune by $ 10 billion. To "post" the richest man in the world, he was replaced by Bill Gates, who is now in the Forbes ranking to the third step with a fortune of 58 billion dollars, which is one of the founder of computer giant Microsoft has increased in 2007 to $ 2 billion. Second place - the Mexican Carlos Slim: telecommunications magnate and the richest man in Latin America is now "worth" $ 60 billion, last year it increased its capital by 11 billion

The top ten richest people in the world became one Russian - who finished ninth line of the rating the head of holding company Basic Element, Oleg Deripaska, the owner of capital in the $ 28 billion. The remaining seats among the "most-most" took lives in the UK steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, a native of India, (4 th place, $ 45 billion), the brothers entrepreneurs from India, Mukesh and Anil Ambani (5 th and 6 th place, 43 and 42 billion dollars, respectively), the founder of a chain store IKEA Swede Ingvar Kamprad (7 th place, $ 31 billion), owner of India's largest real estate company Kushan Pal Singh, (8 th place, $ 30 billion) and co-owner of the supermarket chain "Aldi" German Karl Albrecht (10 th, 27 billion), reports look.

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