Mexico’s Carlos Slim, whose net worth is $73 billion, remains the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row, according to Forbes, while Warren Buffett dropped out of the top three for the first time since 2000. And Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg saw his ranking drop 31 spots.
A record 1,426 people around the world made Forbes’ latest tally of billionaires, up 16 percent from last year. Their average net worth was $3.8 billion, rising 3 percent from 2012. The total net worth for the list’s billionaires was $5.4 trillion compared with $4.6 trillion a year ago. There were 138 women on the list, up from 2012’s 104. Liliane Bettencourt – whose family owns a stake in L’Oreal – is the world’s richest woman with a net worth of $30 billion.