Thirty-five Turks got place in the list of world's billionaires -- made public by the U.S. finance magazine Forbes. According to the list, U.S. investor Warren Buffet is the richest person in the world. Bill Gates, who topped the list for the last 13 years, is now ranked the third.
The magazine predicted Buffet's wealth around 62 billion and that of Gates around 58 billion USD. Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu was ranked second richest in the world with 60 billion USD.
On the other hand, 13 new Turkish people joined the list this year, raising the number of Turks among the richest people in the world to 35. Turkish businessman Mehmet Emin Karamehmet topped the other Turkish businessmen in the list. He was ranked the 247th richest in the world. Below is the list of Turks who got into the Forbes list:
247-Mehmet Emin Karamehmet (4.3 billion USD)
256-Sarik Tara (4.1 billion USD)
260-Husnu Ozyegin (4 billion USD)
524-Semahat Arsel (2.3 billion USD)
524-Ahmet Nazif Zorlu (2.3 billion USD)
573-Rahmi Koc (2.1 billion USD)
573-Ferit Sahenk (2.1 billion USD)
605-Aydin Dogan (2 billion USD)
605-Suna Kirac (2 billion USD)
652-Tuncay Ozilhan (1.9 billion USD)
652-Mehmet Sinan Tara (1.9 billion USD)
677-Filiz Sahenk (1.8 billion USD)
677-Kamil Yazici (1.8 billion USD)
707-Erman Ilicak (1.7 billion USD)
707-Faruk Yalcin (1.7 billion USD)
The other Turks in the list are Murat Vargi, Ahmet Calik, Murat Ulker, Ali Ibrahim Agaoglu, Bulent Eczacibasi, Faruk Eczacibasi, Mubariz Gurbanoglu, Olgun Zorlu, Hasan Colakoglu, Ahsen Ozokur, Sevket Sabanci, Turgay Ciner, Serra Sabanci, Hanzade Dogan Boyner, Begumhan Dogan Faralyali, Vuslat Dogan Sabanci, Sema Isil Dogan, Arzuhan Dogan Yalcindag, Yalcin Sabanci ve Deniz Sahenk.
Meanwhile, Ali Ibrahim Agaoğlu, Ahmet Calik, Hanzade Dogan Boyner, Begumhan Dogan Faralyali, Vuslat Dogan Sabanci, Sema Isıl Dogan, Arzuhan Dogan Yalcindag, Faruk Eczacibasi, Mubariz Gurbanoglu, Erman Ilicak, Ahsen Ozokur, Serra Sabanci and Deniz Sahenk are the 13 Turks who joined the list this year.