Forbes has come out with its latest list
The 2009 list includes nine Mexican billionaires
Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim is currently rated as the world`s third-wealthiest man, with a net worth of $35 billion. Slim`s net worth dropped $25 billion in the past year. The world`s wealthiest man is Bill Gates, in the #2 slot is Warren Buffet, and both of their net worths dropped also.
A year ago, after the 2008 Forbes list came out, I wrote an article
about the Mexican billionaires on that list. There were 10 on the list last year. On the 2009 list, two of them have dropped off, while a new billionaire has been added.
Who was this year`s addition? This list attracted a lot of attention for including, for the first time, none other than Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
, chief of the Sinaloa drug cartel. El Chapo (whose nickname translates to "Shorty") has an estimated worth of $1 billion dollars.