Gates' managed to increase his wealth by $9 billion in the last 12 months and has pushed down Mexican Carlos Slim Helu to second place
The phenomenal mastermind behind Microsoft, Bill Gates, has once again become the world's richest man and has appeared with this title in the Forbes magazine’s billionaire list. This list which comprises of the riches men in the world is published on an annual basis by Forbes and constitutes of individials such as Warren Buffet, Charles Koch and Larry Ellison of Oracle fame. We know that Bill Gates had lost this title and had fallen down on the ranking but he has come up once again.
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While Gates has managed to secure the top position in this list, Mexican Carlos Slim Helu and his family has been pushed down and they now stand at the second place with a net worth of $72 billion. With the help of his family, Slim Helu has managed to create such a fortune and he has his extremely lucrative telecom industry to thank for this as well. He was at the top of the richest billionaires chart for the last four years. The list which was published last year had listed Gates' net worth of $67 billion with that total rising over the last 12 months to $76 billion. So the co founder of Microsoft has managed to increase his wealth $9 billion in the last 12 months.