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03/05/2013 02:18 pm ET

Two Hispanic Billionaires Make Top Three On Forbes List

Two Hispanics are among the top three billionaires named in Forbes' annual list of the richest people.

The number of billionaires in the world, according to Forbes, has reached an all-time high with 1,426 names, up 210 from 2012, with a combined net worth of $5.4 trillion, over last year's $4.6 trillion.

The publication's annual list of the wealthiest people on the planet was lead for the fourth year in a row by Mexico's telecomm tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, who boasted a net worth of $73 billion in 2012 --- $1 billion less than his all-time record. His portfolio saw a boost from surging stock prices with Grupo Financiero Inbursa, his financial arm, and at his industrial and retail giant, Grupo Carso.

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