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Forbes tracks top billionaires NYSE real-time losses and gains

By Lesley Lanir     Aug 21, 2012 in Business
New York - Forbes, famous for its 'lists' especially 'rich lists,' 'powerful people lists' and 'leading company lists,' now tracks in real-time the gains and losses of the world's top billionaires' investments during the New York Stock Exchange's hours of trading.
Forbes has been documenting lists of the rich, famous and powerful for over 25 years. Now as reported on their website digital technology allows Forbes magazine 'the capitalist tool' to track the value of up to 3 top public holdings of a select number of billionaires.
The 'leaders' are updated on a 15-minute delay every five minutes from the time the New York Stock Exchange opens at 9:30 a.m. until trading ends at 4 p.m.
Forbes top 5 billionaires for 2011 were:
June 6  2006  Bill & Melinda Gates enjoy a speaking engagement of Warren Buffett s in New York City
June 6, 2006, Bill & Melinda Gates enjoy a speaking engagement of Warren Buffett's in New York City
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1. Carlos Slim Helu $74 billion (Mexico)
2. Bill Gates $56 billion (United States)
3. Warren Buffett $50 billion (United States)
4. Bernard Arnault $41 billion (France)
5. Larry Ellison $39.5 billion (United States)
Forbes has installed a slideshow presenting the leaders and losers throughout the day. During down hours captured images are shown of the previous day's winners and losers with figures reflecting the changes in public holdings, not their total net worth.
Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu
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Monday's billionaire 'winners' were:
1.Carlos Slim Helu $1.05 B - Honorary Chairman, América Móvil
2. Sheldon Aldelson $616.84 M - Chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands
3. Mark Zuckerberg $466.66 M - Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook
4. Richard Kinder $153.03 M- Chairman and CEO, Kinder Morgan
5. Dustin Moskovitz $128.48 M - CEO, Asana
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