Carlos Slim tops Forbes rich list for fourth consecutive year

  • Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim remains first in the Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest billionaires for a fourth consecutive year.

    According to the magazine, Slim, whose business interests range from telecommunications to construction, is worth $73 billion.

    In second place is Microsoft founder Bill Gates at $67 billion.

    Meanwhile, investor Warren Buffett dropped back to fourth place, with Amancio Ortega, the founder of the Zara fashion chain, sitting at number three.

    Buffett, 82, was one of seven individuals over the age of 70 out of the 10 wealthiest people on the list. The average age of the top 10 reached 74 this year.

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