Forbes list of World Billionaires 2008

After 12 years at the top of the list, Bill Gates has been dethroned as the World Wealthiest Man by fellow American billionaire, Warren Buffet. Only four of the list released by Forbes Top 20 are Americans. The total net worth of the people of the list is $4.4 trillion and includes the fortunes of 226 newcomers. The youngest of the list is Mark Zuckerberg, 23, who is the founder of facebook.

Top 20 from the Forbes World Billionaires List 2008

  1. Warren Buffet
  2. Helu Slim and Family
  3. William Gates III
  4. Lakshmi Mittal
  5. Mukesh Ambani
  6. Anil Ambani
  7. Ingvar Kamprad and Family
  8. KP Singh
  9. Oleg Deripaska
  10. Karl Albrecht
  11. Li Ka-shing
  12. Sheldon Adelson
  13. Bernard Arnault
  14. Lawrence Ellison
  15. Roman Abramovich
  16. Theo Albrecht
  17. Liliane Bettencourt
  18. Alexei Mordshov
  19.  Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsau
  20. Mikhai Fridman

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