Cuban President Fidel Castro has
criticized Forbes magazine for the "infamy" of listing him among the
world’s richest people, with a net worth of $550 million.
again, they have committed the infamy of speaking about Castro’s
fortune, placing me almost above the queen of England," Castro said in
a speech to top officials of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party, military
"Do they think I am (former Zairian President) Mobutu
(Sese Seko) or one of the many millionaires, those thieves and
plunderers, that the empire has suckled and protected?" he said in
reference to his capitalist archenemy, the United States…
The magazine said Castro derived his fortune from a web of state-owned
companies that include retail conglomerate CIMEX, pharmaceutical
company Medicuba and a convention center near Havana.
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