Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Mexico Sticks It To America

So, it appears that America, along with losing its grasp in the war on terror, is losing its grasp on having the world's richest people. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and Harvard dropout, was formerly the richest man in the world. This title has been taken away from him, and not by a small margin either.

According to the Guardian, Carlos Slim, a Mexican telecoms tycoon (how quaint of a term!), is now the world's richest man by a difference of about 9 Billion dollars over Gates. Slim is worth about 68 Billion while Gates is only worth about 59.

While this is interesting, I'm willing to concede that this isn't important.