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People: CPF boss Dhanin richest man in Thailand

Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of the Charoen Pokphand Group, is Thailand's richest person and 133rd richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest billionaires.

The CP chief and his family had a net worth of US$7 billion. Dhanin, head of the country's biggest agribusiness conglomerate, was ranked 153rd last year.

Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim Helu is the world's richest man for the third year in a row. His net worth is estimated at $69 billion by Forbes magazine.

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates is runner-up, with $61 billion, followed by billionaire investor Warren Buffet, with $44 billion.

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