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Warren Buffett is No. 1

Posted by shadmia on March 8, 2008


After 13 straight years (1995 to 2007) as the world’s richest person, Bill Gates, 52, has been dethroned. The new king is now Warren Buffett, 77. In fact Bill Gates is now the 3rd richest man, the number 2 spot now belongs to Carlos Slim Helu from Mexico.


Warren Buffett, 77, net worth $62 Billion
Carlos Slim Helu, 68, net worth $60 Billion
Bill Gates, 52, net worth $58 Billion


What surprised me the most however was that out of the top ten billionaires in the world 4 of them or 40% (Nos 4, 5, 6 and 8 ) were from India. See the entire list here

Another surprise from the world of the super rich is the 23-year-old Mark Zuckerberg founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook. He is the youngest billionaire, said to be worth $1.5 billion. He is ranked #785 in the world.

Zuckerbergmark-zuckerberg.jpg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. According to sources, Zuckerberg wrote the original code for the site in less than two weeks. It quickly became a success at Harvard and more than two-thirds of the school’s students signed up in the first two weeks. Zuckerberg then decided to spread Facebook to other schools and enlisted the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They first spread it to Stanford, Columbia and Yale and then to other Ivy League colleges and schools in the Boston area. By the beginning of the summer, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz had released Facebook at almost 30 schools. Zuckerberg moved to Palo Alto, California with Moskovitz and some friends during the summer of 2004. According to Zuckerberg, the group planned to return to Harvard in the fall but eventually decided to remain in California, taking a leave of absence. They leased a small house which served as their first office. Over the summer, Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel who invested in the company. They got their first office on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto a few months later. Today, the company has four buildings in downtown Palo Alto, forming what Zuckerberg calls an “urban campus”.

Just in case you were wondering, NO I didn’t make the list this year!! Well there’s always next year!!!


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One Response to “Warren Buffett is No. 1”

  1. jose said

    hahaha of course u aint make the list shaun!

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