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Forbes finds 210 new billionaires

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Monday, March 04, 2013

CNN: There are 1,436 billionaires around the world, including 210 new this year.

The Forbes rankings published Monday showed Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim on top of the list for the fourth year in a row. His estimated $73 billion fortune, up from $69 billion a year ago, edged out Microsoft founder Bill Gates, once again No. 2 on the list with a $67 billion fortune.

But Gates' friend Warren Buffett fell out of the top three for the first time since 2000, as Amancio Ortega of Spanish retailer Zara took the bronze. Ortega's fortune of $57 billion represented a gain of $19.5 billion from 2012, the biggest gain of anyone on the list.

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