Forbes lists three Greeks among world’s richest people

Three Greeks are on the annual list of the world’s richest people compiled by American business magazine Forbes, which includes 1,426 names headed by Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim Helu and his family, with a fortune of $73 billion, followed by computing giant Bill Gates with assets worth $67 billion.

Greek banker and shipping leader Spiros Latsis (photo), age 66, and his family rose in the ranking to the 412th spot this year from number 464 in last year’s list, with assets of $3.3 billion. The second-wealthiest Greek on the list is British-born Aristotelis Mistakidis, 51, of Glencore International with a fortune of $2.7 billion, while art collector Philippos Niarchos, 59, came in 554th place with assets worth $2.6 billion.

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