“股神”巴菲特挤掉盖茨 成全球首富
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Warren Buffett, the famed U.S. investor1 who heads Berkshire Hathaway Inc, replaced his friend and Microsoft Corp founder2 Bill Gates as the richest man in the world, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.
Warren Buffett, the famed US investor who heads Berkshire Hathaway Inc, replaced his friend and Microsoft Corp founder Bill Gates as the richest man in the world, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. The magazine estimated Buffett's worth at $62 billion in its annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people. Mexican telecoms tycoon3 Carlos Slim came in second with an estimated worth of $60 billion, pushing Gates to third place after 13 years of holding the No. 1 spot. The magazine estimated Gates' worth at $58 billion. Buffett's rise to No. 1 was particularly noteworthy, Forbes said, as it came at a time of great financial turmoil4 and as Buffett has begun to siphon off part of his fortune to charity. "Even though he is giving away a piece of his fortune each year, the stock of Berkshire Hathaway, the source of Warren Buffet's wealth, has been rising very rapidly," Chief Executive of Forbes Magazines Steve Forbes said, noting Buffett's fortune climbed $10 billion in the last calendar year. Buffett in June 2006 announced plans to give 85 percent of his fortune away, granting it to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities. Bill Gates serves on the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway and is a long-time bridge buddy5 of Buffett's. Gates has also given a substantial amount of his fortune to the foundation. Buffett, often called the Sage6 of Omaha, has been lauded7 among investors8 for his preference for investing in larger companies with easy-to-understand businesses, large or dominant9 market shares, consistent earnings10, and strong management. Gates has held the No. 1 spot since 1995, when he unseated Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, a Japanese real estate tycoon. Tsutsumi fell off the billionaire's list last year after receiving a suspended prison sentence for falsifying financial statements and insider trading in 2005. China's real estate billionaire Yang Huiyan ranked first among all the 42 Chinese richest people on the list.
《福布斯》杂志于本周三公布,美国著名投资大师、伯克郡-哈撒韦公司总裁沃伦•巴菲特取代其老友、微软集团创始人比尔•盖茨,问鼎全球首富。 根据《福布斯》发布的年度全球富豪榜,巴菲特的个人资产总值达到约620亿美元。 墨西哥通信业大亨卡洛斯•斯利姆以600亿美元的资产总值名列第二,而连续13年蝉联首富桂冠的盖茨则首次“让位”,屈居第三。 据《福布斯》估计,盖茨的资产总值约为580亿美元。 《福布斯》指出,巴菲特跃至世界首富尤其令人关注,因为目前正值金融市场大动荡,而且巴菲特开始将其部分财产捐作慈善用途。 《福布斯》执行总裁史蒂夫•福布斯说:“尽管巴菲特每年都捐出一部分财产,但他的‘摇钱树’伯克郡-哈撒韦公司的股票价格大幅飙升。”据他介绍,巴菲特的资产总值去年增加了100亿美元。 2006年6月,巴菲特宣布将其85%的资产捐给比尔/梅琳娜•盖茨基金会及四个家庭慈善机构的计划。比尔•盖茨是伯克郡-哈撒韦公司的董事,而且是巴菲特多年的桥牌牌友。盖茨也向基金会捐了一大笔财产。 有“股神”之称的巴菲特倍受投资者称赞,他倾向于投资自己熟悉的行业及市场份额大、连续盈利、管理水平高的大公司。 自从1995年将日本地产大亨堤义明“拉下马”后,盖茨一直稳坐世界首富宝座。堤义明于去年跌出富豪榜,2005年他因伪造财务报表、进行内幕交易而被判处缓刑。 中国共有42位富豪跻身排行榜,房地产女富豪杨惠妍排名最高。  
   
 
Vocabulary:  suspended prison sentence:缓刑 insider trading:内幕交易


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1 investor aq4zNm     
n.投资者,投资人
参考例句:
  1. My nephew is a cautious investor.我侄子是个小心谨慎的投资者。
  2. The investor believes that his investment will pay off handsomely soon.这个投资者相信他的投资不久会有相当大的收益。
2 Founder wigxF     
n.创始者,缔造者
参考例句:
  1. He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  2. According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
3 tycoon EKkze     
n.有钱有势的企业家,大亨
参考例句:
  1. The tycoon is on the verge of bankruptcy.那名大亨濒临破产的边缘。
  2. The tycoon has many servants to minister to his needs.那位大亨有很多人服侍他。
4 turmoil CKJzj     
n.骚乱,混乱,动乱
参考例句:
  1. His mind was in such a turmoil that he couldn't get to sleep.内心的纷扰使他无法入睡。
  2. The robbery put the village in a turmoil.抢劫使全村陷入混乱。
5 buddy 3xGz0E     
n.(美口)密友,伙伴
参考例句:
  1. Calm down,buddy.What's the trouble?压压气,老兄。有什么麻烦吗?
  2. Get out of my way,buddy!别挡道了,你这家伙!
6 sage sCUz2     
n.圣人,哲人;adj.贤明的,明智的
参考例句:
  1. I was grateful for the old man's sage advice.我很感激那位老人贤明的忠告。
  2. The sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.这位哲人是百代之师。
7 lauded b67508c0ca90664fe666700495cd0226     
v.称赞,赞美( laud的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  1. They lauded the former president as a hero. 他们颂扬前总统为英雄。 来自辞典例句
  2. The nervy feats of the mountaineers were lauded. 登山者有勇气的壮举受到赞美。 来自辞典例句
8 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  1. a con man who bilked investors out of millions of dollars 诈取投资者几百万元的骗子
  2. a cash bonanza for investors 投资者的赚钱机会
9 dominant usAxG     
adj.支配的,统治的;占优势的;显性的;n.主因,要素,主要的人(或物);显性基因
参考例句:
  1. The British were formerly dominant in India.英国人从前统治印度。
  2. She was a dominant figure in the French film industry.她在法国电影界是个举足轻重的人物。
10 earnings rrWxJ     
n.工资收人;利润,利益,所得
参考例句:
  1. That old man lives on the earnings of his daughter.那个老人靠他女儿的收入维持生活。
  2. Last year there was a 20% decrease in his earnings.去年他的收入减少了20%。
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