Bill Gates is Once Again The World’s Richest Man
Bill Gates hasn’t been richest man in the world for 6 years now, but he has recently climbed to the top again thanks to a substantial 28% increase in Microsoft’s shares. His net worth is now $72.7 billion, and he was officially acknowledged as the world’s richest man by Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
His ascension to the top of the list is also owed to the fact that Forbes Billionaire List 2013 topper Carlos Slim had a fortune setback of approximately $3 billion after the Mexico Congress passed a bill forcing him to cast a smaller shadow on America Movil SAB, which is Americas’ largest mobile operator.
On the other hand, Bill’s fortune increase Is quite surprising, really, since Microsoft’s most recent operating system, Windows 8, did not sell as well as predicted.