Infographic: The World’s 25 Richest Billionaires

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Who is the richest person on earth? You’ll be surprised to know that it isn’t Warren Buffett or Bill Gates.

In fact, the richest person on this planet is Carlos Slim Helu from Mexico, the telecom tycoon whose $69 billion fortune puts him ahead of Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, who comes in at second place with a net worth of $61 billion.

Overall, the combined net worth of the 25 wealthiest Americans is more than $500 billion, almost equivalent to Poland’s GDP. Interestingly, of the wealth accumulated by the 25 richest Americans, nine of them made their money in the tech industry.

But that does not necessarily make Americans the wealthiest people on the planet. Check out this infographic to see how the numbers add up.

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