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Top 10 World’s Richest People 2008

Who’s the richest person in the world? If you answered Bill Gates, then you’re still stuck in the past.

According to Forbes Magazine’s The World’s Billionaires List 2008, the World’s Richest Man is magnanimous investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. His fortune is an estimated $62 billion, up $10 billion from last year.

The world’s second-richest man is Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helú, with an estimated net worth of $60 billion.

Gates is “just” third, with estimated net worth of $58 billion. He would have been richer than or perhaps as rich as Buffett had Microsoft not made an unsolicited Yahoo! bid in early February. After the takeover bid announcement, Microsoft shares fell 15% until February 11, the date Forbes completed the list.

Here’s the World’s 10 Richest People. Complete list from Forbes here.

#1. Warren Buffett

Warren BuffettAge: 77
Fortune: self made
Source: Berkshire Hathaway
Net Worth: $62.0 bil
Country Of Citizenship: United States
Industry: Investments
Marital Status: widowed, remarried, 3 children

Warren Buffet soared past friend and bridge partner Bill Gates as shares of Berkshire Hathaway climbed 25% since the middle of last July. Son of Nebraska politician delivered newspapers as a boy. Filed first tax return at age 13, claiming $35 deduction for bicycle. Studied under value investing guru Benjamin Graham at Columbia. Took over textile firm Berkshire Hathaway 1965. Today holding company invested in insurance (Geico, General Re), jewelry (Borsheim’s), utilities (MidAmerican Energy), food (Dairy Queen, See’s Candies). Also has noncontrolling stakes in Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo. Insurance operations flourished in 2007. Had long promised to give away his fortune posthumously. Irrevocably earmarked the majority of his Berkshire shares to charity in 2006, mostly to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gift was valued at $31 billion on day of announcement; donation will far exceed that sum so long as Berkshire shares continue to rise.

#2. Carlos Slim Helu & family

Carlos Slim HeluAge: 68
Fortune: self made
Source: telecom
Net Worth: $60.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: Mexico
Industry: Communications
Marital Status: widowed, 6 children

Second-richest man in the world this year, thanks to strong Mexican equities market and the performance of his wireless telephone company, America Movil. The son of a Lebanese immigrant, Slim made his first fortune in 1990 when he bought fixed line operator Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) in a privatization. In December, America Movil struck a deal with Yahoo to provide mobile Web services to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years, he has donated close to $7 billion worth of cash and stock to fund education and health projects, and to the revitalization of Mexico City’s downtown historical district.

#3. William Gates III

Bill GatesAge: 52
Fortune: self made
Source: Microsoft
Net Worth: $58.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: United States
Industry: Software
Marital Status: married, 3 children

Harvard dropout and Microsoft visionary is no longer the world’s richest man. Blame Yahoo: Microsoft shares have fallen 15% since the company boldly attempted to merge with the search engine giant to better fight Google for Internet dominance. Gates is preparing to give up day-to-day involvement in the company he co-founded 33 years ago to spend more time focused on his philanthropic endeavors. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has $38.7 billion in assets, donates to causes aimed at bringing financial tools to the poor, speeding up the development of vaccines (for AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis), bettering America’s lagging high schools. Sells 20 million Microsoft shares every quarter, proceeds going to private investment vehicle Cascade; more than half of net worth now outside of Microsoft.

#4. Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi MittalAge: 57
Fortune: inherited and growing
Source: steel
Net Worth: $45.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: India
Industry: Manufacturing
Marital Status: married, 2 children

Head of world’s largest steelmaker, $105 billion (sales) ArcelorMittal, which accounts for 10% of all crude steel production. Currently the company’s largest shareholder with 44% stake. Longtime resident of London.

#5. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh AmbaniAge: 50
Fortune: inherited and growing
Source: petrochemicals
Net Worth: $43.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: India
Industry: Manufacturing
Marital Status: married, 3 children

Asia’s richest resident heads petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries, India’s most valuable company by market cap.

#6. Anil Ambani

Anil AmbaniAge: 48
Fortune: inherited
Source: diversified
Net Worth: $42.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: India
Industry: Diversified
Marital Status: married, 2 children

Currently closing the gap with estranged brother, Mukesh, who ranks one spot ahead of him. He recently raised $3 billion from the highly anticipated initial offering of his Reliance Power, the biggest in India’s history.

#7. Ingvar Kamprad & family

Ingvar KampradAge: 81
Fortune: self made
Source: Ikea
Net Worth: $31.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: Sweden
Industry: Retailing
Marital Status: married, 4 children

Owns furniture retailer Ikea, with stores in 40 countries around the world.

#8. KP Singh

KP SinghAge: 76
Fortune: inherited and growing
Source: real estate
Net Worth: $30.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: India
Industry: Real Estate
Marital Status: married, 3 children

Now the world’s richest real estate baron after listing his real estate development company DLF in 2007 which helped triple his fortune to $30 billion in 2008, up from $10 billion.

#9 Oleg Deripaska

Oleg DeripaskaAge: 40
Fortune: self made
Source: Russian Aluminum
Net Worth: $28.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: Russia
Industry: Diversified
Marital Status: married, 2 children

His holding company, Basic Element, now owns Russian Aluminum (United Company Rusal), automobile manufacturer GAZ, aircraft manufacturer Aviacor and insurance company Ingosstrakh.

#10. Karl Albrecht

Karl AlbrechtAge: 88
Fortune: self made
Source: Aldi
Net Worth: $27.0 bil
Country of Citizenship: Germany
Industry: Retailing
Marital Status: married, 2 children

Germany’s richest man, owner of discount supermarket giant Aldi which now has more than 8,000 stores and $67 billion in sales.

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How to Play EZ2 Lotto


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EZ2 Lotto

THE NEW GAME IN TOWN!

  • Using Swertres play slip, mark with a vertical line your chosen 3-number combination in range of 000 to 999 in the play panel. You can also play the Lucky Pick (LP) if you do not have any number in mind.
  • Select the number of draws you want to play.
  • Mark the desired play amount on the AMT column. The minimum play amount is Php10.00 per 3-number combination.

The draw for the 3-digit game is done twice a day (mid-day and evening) in Visayas and Mindanao and once (evening) in Luzon, daily Monday to Sunday. Each draw involves the random selection of one (1) set of winning numbers which is in range of 000 to 999. If you get all 3 digits in exact order you win Php4,500.00 for every Php10.00 play.

It’s EZ2 Play!

  • Using the EZ2 play slip, mark two (2) numbers from the two number (2) sets ranging from 1 to 31. You can also play the Lucky Pick (LP) if you do not have any number in mind.
  • You can also mark “Rambolito” if you want to play the EZ2 Rambolito game. Kung ibig I-rambol ang inyong mga numero, markahan ang.
  • Give the play slip to the Lotto operator for validation.
  • The minimum play amount is Php10.00 per 2-number combination.
  • Get you ticket. Your ticket is the official 4-Digit receipt and not the play slip.

Remember: Take proper care of your ticket. No-Ticket-No-Prize.

It’s EZ2 Win!

  • If you have picked the correct 2-number combination in exact order, you immediately win P4,000 for every P10 play.
  • If you have picked the correct 2-number and have chosen the “Rambolito” game, you win P2,000 for every P10 play.

It’s EZ2 Claim!

  • Just go to your nearest Lotto outlet to claim prizes amounting to P5,000 and below.
  • You can claim prizes of more than P5,000 to any PCSO Provincial District Office.

The EZ2 Lotto Draws can be seen everyday at 9:00 p.m. over NBN 4 together with your other favorite Lotto games.