Thursday, March 11, 2010

Has the U.S. Outsourced Its Billionaires to the Developing World?

So here is who is on the top of the latest list of billionaires from Forbes Magazine. The U.S. has 3 people on the list, Europe has 3, and the developing world has 4.
RankBillionaireCountryAgeNet Worth ($ Billions)
1Carlos Slim Helu & familyMexico7053.5
2William Gates IIIUnited States5453.0
3Warren BuffettUnited States7947.0
4Mukesh AmbaniIndia5229.0
5Lakshmi MittalIndia/UK5928.7
6Lawrence EllisonUnited States6528.0
7Bernard ArnaultFrance6127.5
8Eike BatistaBrazil5327.0
9Amancio OrtegaSpain7425.0
10Karl AlbrechtGermany9023.5

In 2000, 6 of the top ten were from the U.S. with 1 each from Germany, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Canada. What a difference a decade makes.

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