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Top 10 Richest Person in the World - 2008

1) The American investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet is worth an estimated $62 billion, up $10 billion from a year ago thanks to surging prices of Berkshire Hathaway stock, according to Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the world's billionaires.

Warren Buffet
2) Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu was named the world's second richest man, with a net worth of around $60 billion, up $11 billion since last March.

Carlos Slim Helu


3) Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is now ranked as the world's third richest person. At $58 billion, his net worth is up $2 billion from a year ago.
Bill Gates
4) Steel giant Lakshmi Mittal placed fourth with 45 billion dollars

Lakshmi Mittal
5) Petrochemicals tycoon Mukesh Ambani placed fifth with 43 billion dollars

Mukesh Ambani
6) Anil Ambani at sixth position with 42 billion dollars

Anil Ambani
7) Ikea store chain owner Ingvar Kamprad was seventh at $31 billion

Ingvar Kamprad

8) Property magnate K.P. Singh came in eighth on the list, with a fortune estimated at 30 billion dollars.
K.P. Singh
9) Aluminum giant Oleg Deripaska was ninth at $28 billion

Oleg Deripaska
10) Aldi store chain owner Karl Albrecht was 10th at $27 billion

Karl Albrecht