The aggregate wealth of the world's billionaires is at an all-time high, and 210 new names, including 34 women, have joined the list.
According to Forbes Magazine, the richest person in the world is Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $74 billion. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil and has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso SAB, and other global business interests.
Carlos Slim Helu is now the richest man in the world, says the new Forbes billionaire list. He shares certain traits with his fellow top billionaires.