From Timeswatch. Go here for the full list, which is very amusing:
But for my money, here's the hands down winner(s). Some background - Carlos Slim is the richest man in Mexico (oil). He bailed out the NY Times this past year with a $250 million injection of capital.
Pre-bailout, back in 2007:
“Indeed, by this measure, [Carlos] Slim is richer even than the robber barons of the gilded age. John D. Rockefeller, America's richest man, was worth the equivalent of about 1.5 percent of the nation's G.D.P....But the momentous scale is not the most galling aspect of Mr. Slim's riches. There's the issue of theft. Like many a robber baron -- or Russian oligarch, or Enron executive -- Mr. Slim calls to mind the words of Honoré de Balzac: 'Behind every great fortune there is a crime.'” -- Eduardo Porter in an August 27, 2007 editorial on Mexican media mogul Carlos Slim.
vs. post bailout
“Carlos, a very shrewd businessman with an appreciation for great brands, showed a deep understanding of the role that news, information and education play in our interconnected global society....As he spoke at our meeting, he conveyed the quiet but fierce confidence that has enabled him to have a profound and lasting effect on millions of individuals in Mexico and neighboring countries. Carlos knows very well how much one person with courage, determination and vision can achieve.” -- Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. praising Slim for Time Magazine's 2009 “Time 100” list, soon after Slim had purchased 6% of NYT Co. shares and lent the company $250 million.