Bill Gates The Richest Person In The World Again

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has reclaimed the Forbes richest person in the world again.

Bill Gates at CES 2007
Bill Gates at CES 2007Domain Barnyard / Foter / CC BY

Gates has been number 1 in 15  of the last 20 years. His $76 billion knocks Carlos Slim Helu from top spot.

Here are the top 10:

  1. Bill Gates $76 B
  2. Carlos Slim Helu & family$72 B
  3. Amancio Ortega $64 B
  4. Warren Buffett $58.2 B
  5. Larry Ellison $48 B
  6. Charles Koch $40 B
  7. David Koch $40 B
  8. Sheldon Adelson $38 B
  9. Christy Walton & family $36.7 B
  10. Jim Walton $34.7 B

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote is 23rd with $25 billion.