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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, has holdings in telecommunications, banking, construction, and mining.
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Bill Gates is the founder and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company.
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Amancio Ortega, Europe’s richest man, owns a 59 percent stake in Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer.
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Warren Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, which operates insurance, manufacturing and energy services.
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Gruender Ingvar Kamprad, Sweden’s richest man, controls IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer.
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