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Carlos Slim is world's top billionaire once again but Salinas fortune is growing fast

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim retained his position atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires on Wednesday with an estimated worth of $69 billion.

His Mexican rival, Ricardo Salinas Pliego was the world's biggest gainer in dollar terms, adding $9.2 billion to his net worth and ranking at No. 37 on the list.

Colombia's Alejandro Santo Domingo, 35, the richest new billionaire in the world, $9.5 billion, and the face of Santo Domingo Group, was one of the 128 new additions to the list.

Source: Reuters