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Friday, March 7, 2008

Billionaires of Change

As you can imagine, friends often email me quotes on change and articles that mention change. Yesterday I received an article from Forbes on the World’s Billionaires. Apparently, there’s a lot of change going on in the world of billionaires. Most notably, Bill Gates, who held the top spot on Forbes’ list for 13 years, has dropped down to number three. The richest man in the world is now Warren Buffet, followed by Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helú.

And that’s not the only change. This year’s ranking includes 226 newcomers, 25 of them under the age of 40. And probably the most notable is Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, who, at age 23 "might just be the youngest self-made billionaire in history," according to Forbes.

With the economic climate so volatile, the Forbes editors are predicting much will happen in the next 12 months. And as they say in the last line of the article: "The only certainty is the change itself."