Bill Gates Dominates As The World Richest Man Once Again.
Recently Forbes released its annual rankings for the worlds richest people Monday, with none other then Microsoft company chairman Bill Gates standing on top of the rank. Gates has over taken telecom mogul previous title holder Carlos Slim for the very first time in four years. Bill Gates net worth amount to $76 billion, an increase from his previous $67 billion last year. Slim’s fortune dropped from its previous $73 billion to $72 billion. Gates has held the number one spot for the last 15 of 20 years.
The List Victors.
According to Forbes list, the world contains over 1,645 billionaires, with 172 of them being women and 492 are located in the United States.Around 66% of the billionaires come from their own created fortunes, while 13% are related to inheritance while 21 percent have added upon previous amounts of fortune.
A large portion of the world’s billionaires are made up of tech executives. Some of those being, Google’s own Larry Page and Sergey Brin, WhatsApp founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and plenty of more that have been added to the list this year.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently one of the biggest cash gainer out of all the billionaires, his net worth increased from an amount of $15.2 billion to $28.5 billion during last year. This year has also added both Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Vice President Jeff Rothschild, have managed to make it up on the list this year, for the very first time.
Gates Current Fortune.
This wouldn’t be Bill Gates first time to hold the title for the richest man in America title, previously he has held it for 20 years during his early days with Microsoft. Gates current net worth doesn’t seem to have come from his Mircosoft stock, rather other financial holding sources and possible private investments.
Gates may currently has $76 billion in fortunes, he has used about $28 billions worth to donate towards the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations, which has been created to work on a cure for the destruction of many dangerous diseases such as malaria and polio.