Carlos Slim Helu Becomes Richest Man In The World {VIDEO}

Forbes Billionaire List

For the first time in history, a non-American has taken the #1 spot as the world’s richest man. ¬†Forbes magazine announced via the Forbes Billionaire List the richest man in the world as¬†Carlos Slim Helu, surpassing Bill Gates.

With as estimated earnings of $53.5 billions Carlos Slim moved into the first place in this list of richest man in the world. Microsoft founder Bill Gates drops to second place with $53 billions and legendary investor Warren Buffet is in the third place with an estimated earnings of $47 billion.

Video news release of Forbes Billionaire List and Carlos Slim Helu:



  • Carlos Slim is definitely old school. He's of the tried and true "guerrilla billionaire" strategy: buy lots of businesses and either keep them for the cash flow or fix 'em up and sell them. The goal is to make money off a lot of deals instead of a killing on just one.

  • Carlos Slim is definitely old school. He's of the tried and true "guerrilla billionaire" strategy: buy lots of businesses and either keep them for the cash flow or fix 'em up and sell them. The goal is to make money off a lot of deals instead of a killing on just one.