Carlos Slim's Fat Fortune

The Mexican telecom magnate may have surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the world's richest man

Another month, another $3.5 billion dollars. That's the rate at which Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's fortune has been multiplying this year. The rapid accumulation of wealth may have already pushed him past Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates to become the world's richest man.

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