According to the Forbes Rich List 2010, Mexio-based mobile phone mogul Carlos Slim and family is now the world’s richest, with a net worth of $53.5-billion. Coming in a very close second is Bill Gates at $53.0-billion. Continue reading to see Google’s Eric Schmidt interview Carlos Slim.

Bolstered by a surge in the share price of his America Movil empire, Slim’s wealth edged ahead of the $53bn fortune amassed by the Microsoft boss Bill Gates, making the portly cigar-smoking 70-year-old the first non-American to hold the top spot since 1994.

[via Guardian]