I was stumbling around the web as I tend to do when I’m hard at work and I came across this little nugget on Forbes.com. The wealthiest billionaires in the world, this is from 2005 but I’m pretty sure the list hasn’t changed much so lets see who do we have here.

The Top Ten

  1. William Gates III
  2. Warren Buffett
  3. Lakshmi Mittal
  4. Carlos Slim Helu
  5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
  6. Ingvar Kamprad
  7. Paul Allen
  8. Karl Albrecht
  9. Lawrence Ellison
  10. S Robson Walton

I count 5 Americans, oops I shoud correct myself, 5 U.S. citezens since technically anyone on North, Central or Suth America is an American. Counting number 3 on the list “Carlos Slim Helu’ and six of the top billionaires in the world are from “The Americas.

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