Gates tops Forbes billionaires list

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Published: Monday 2nd March 2015 by The News Editor

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The world’s richest person got even richer this year.

Bill Gates’s net worth rose to 79.2 billion US dollars (£51.5 billion) in 2015 from 76 billion dollars (£49.4 billion) last year, Forbes said.

That puts him at the top of the magazine’s list of the world’s billionaires for the second consecutive year.

The co-founder of Microsoft has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years.

In second place is telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of 77.1 billion dollars (£50.1 billion). He had topped the list in 2013.

Next is investor Warren Buffett, who moved up one slot this year with a net worth of 72.7 billion dollars (£47.2 billion).

Forbes said there are 1,826 billionaires on its list this year, up from 1,645 in 2014. It is the 29th year for the Forbes billionaires list.

Published: Monday 2nd March 2015 by The News Editor

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