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Forbes Magazine “Richest People”

Posted on: March 10, 2010

Bill Gates

Forbes Magazine released its annual list of the world’s richest people on Wednesday. Only for the second time sence 1995, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, was not at the top.  This year, the title of “World’s Richest” went to Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim, with a net worth of $53.5 billion.  But Slim’s lead in the “World’s Richest” list is not that significant, or at least to their standards.  A simple 500 million is what separates the two from the number one and number two spot on Forbes’s list.  If Microsoft were to have a one dollar increase in their stock sometime in the near future, it would put Gates back up to the top.  Also, if Gates had not given so much of his money away to charity, he would be an estimated net worth of 80 billion dollars.  Gates is the world’s second richest person, with a net worth of $53 billion. Warren Buffett came in third this year, with a net worth of $47 billion.

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