bill gets bumped

Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person on the planet, the Mexican financial website Sentido Comun reported.

Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person on the planet, the Mexican financial website Sentido Comun reported.

"The difference between their two fortunes is about $9billion (about R63billion) in favour of Slim," the website claimed.

US-based Forbes magazine, renowned for its rankings of the world's wealthiest individuals, in April to ranked Slim as the second richest individual in the world, as he bested US investor Warren Buffett. - AFP

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