adambha writes: "Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person on the planet, according to Mexican media. The Mexican website Sentido Comun said the Mexican billionaire's wealth had rocketed past Gates following the red-hot performance of his telecommunications firm, America Movil. The Mexican financial website said Slim's lead over Gates amounted to billions of dollars."
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