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F or the first time since 1994, someone other than Microsoft wizard Bill Gates has the fattest wallet in the world. In Forbes magazine's annual cash compilation, Gates was surpassed by another American, 77-year-old Warren Buffett, affectionately known as the Oracle of Omaha, whose sizzling-hot Berkshire Hathaway stock holdings propelled him to the top. Also elbowing his way past Gates is Mexican telecom titan Carlos Slim Helu. In total, Forbes identified 1,125 billionaires worldwide, up 179 from last year. For a link to the Forbes story, see money.tampabay.com. Among other notable billionaires:

Warren Buffett

The famed investor and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has a worth of about $62-billion, surpassing Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. His worth rose $10-billion last year.

Bill Gates

Microsoft's boss, the 13-time defending Forbes champion, is now worth $58-billion, up $2-billion from a year ago. But that performance was only good enough to rank No. 3.

CARLOS SLIM HELU

The Mexican telecom tycoon is No. 2 on the list with a worth of $60-billion.

LAKSHMI MITTAL

The Indian steel magnate is the wealthiest person outside North America.

LILIANE

BETTENCOURT

The French resident is worth $22.9-billion, tops among

all women.

ANIL

AMBANI

The Indian's worth soared by $23.8-billion, the biggest increase.

ALIKO

DANGOTE

The global businessman is the first Nigerian to top the $1-billion mark.

MARK

ZUCKERBERG

At 23, the Facebook founder is the youngest person worth at least a cool bil'.

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