NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ever wanted to track the day-to-day ups and downs in the bank accounts of the world's filthiest rich billionaire capitalists? Well, look no further than Bloomberg.
The news service has created the
In the inaugural Billionaires Index published using data as of March 2, Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim was No. 1, with a net worth of $68.5 billion. Slim's net worth fell by $478.4 million on March 2 in hitting the $68.5 billion mark.Poor Carlos, what a rough 24 hours it was for him. On the other hand, for the average Mexican existing in a world where inflation in the price of a corn tortilla can wreak havoc on finances, if he had been able to monitor this index from March 1 to March 2, it may have been reason to high five his neighbor as Slim took it on the billionaire chin. Coming in at No. 2 and No. 3 on the billionaires index were Microsoft's (MSFT) Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaways's (BRK.B) Warren Buffett. No surprises here, as No. 1 through No. 3 are a repeat of the annual ranking of billionaires published by Forbes. It's hard to handicap who will hate or enjoy this billionaires index the most. Will the 1% that the billionaires represent be the most incensed that Bloomberg will be shining a light on their ridiculous wealth on a daily basis? Certainly that would not be the case with Buffett, who wants to shine a light on all that money and