This past week, Carlos Slim Helú overtook Bill Gates, claiming the title as the richest man in the entire world. Helú is associated with Telmex — a telecommunications monopoly — and América Móvil — a mobile network operator. Published in Forbes magazine, here are the staggering numbers concerning the world’s wealthiest people.
Number of billionaires in the world: 937
Age of youngest billionaire (Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook): 25
Helú’s net worth: $53.5 billion
Christy Walton’s (the richest woman) net worth: $22.5 billion