Carlos Slim and Bill Gates, the two richest men on the planet, have inaugurated a new agricultural research center outside Mexico's capital.
Who is the richest person to have lived? Given the impossibility of comparing chariots with private jets, it is an absurd question.
Mexico telecoms czar Carlos Slim has topped the Forbes annual world's richest list, sporting a $69-billion fortune that outpaced Bill Gates.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim on Monday agreed to provide the cash-strapped New York Times Company a $250-million loan.
A computer developed for the world's poor children, dubbed "the $100 laptop", has reached a milestone: It is now selling for $200. The One Laptop per Child Foundation, founded by MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte, has started offering the lime-green-and-white machines in lots of 10 000 or more for $200 apiece on its website.
It must count among the world's most genial rivalries. Two of the planet's richest men regularly play epic games of online bridge and collaborate over handing out their billions. But Warren Buffett has unseated his friend, Bill Gates, to become the wealthiest individual on the globe.