With the worlds economy booming like it has over the last decade there are now billionaires rather than just millionaires who are the top richest people in the world. With this kind of money these guys and ladies can buy their own countries, not have to pay taxes or worry about paying taxes plus the interest that they would earn each day could feed small nations or wipe out national debts of others.
Carlos Slim Helu is one of the top 3 richest people of 2010 and is currently rated number one by Forbes Magazine. Worth and estimated 54 billion dollars this guy has made it to the big leagues with business savvy and a strong head for making money work for his interests. As the Telecom leader for Mexico, one of the most populated countries on the planet, you will see that this man keeps going strong in finances for several years.
Bill Gates is number two in 2010 for the richest person in the world. Not bad considering his net worth is only just under that of Carlos in the number one spot. Bill Gates has had plenty of time at the number one spot in his career, even back in the days of being just a millionaire rather than a billionaire.
Warren Buffett is coming in still strong at the number three spot for the richest person in the world. His net worth is forty seven billion dollars, which is substantially more than the next closest contender who is ranked number four with twenty-nine billion dollars.