Bill Gates regains top spot as world's richest person

According to a Forbes magazine list released yesterday Monday March 3rd, Microsoft founder Bill has reclaimed his position as the richest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion.

Gates has topped the list in 15 of the last 20 years.

The United States had the most billionaires, followed by China and Russia. Algeria, Lithuania, Tanzania and Uganda joined the list with one each.

See top 20 after the cut

1. Bill Gates (Microsoft)
Net Worth: $76 B

2. Carlos Slim Helu & family (Telecom)
Net Worth: $72 B

3. Amancio Ortega (Retail)
Net Worth: $64 B

4. Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)
Net Worth: $58.2 B

5. Larry Ellison (Oracle)
Net Worth: $48 B

6. Charles Koch (Diversified)
Net Worth: $40 B

6. David Koch (Diversified)
Net Worth: $40 B

7. Sheldon Adelson (Casinos)
Net Worth: $38 B

8. Christy Walton & family (Wal-Mart)
Net Worth: $36.7 B

9. Jim Walton (Wal-Mart)
Net Worth: $34.7 B

10. Liliane Bettencourt & family (L’Oreal)
Net Worth: $34.5 B

11. Stefan Persson (H&M)
Net Worth: $34.4 B

12. Alice Walton (Wal-Mart)
Net Worth: $34.3 B

13. S. Robson Walton (Wal-Mart)
Net Worth: $34.2 B

14. Bernard Arnault & family (LVMH)
Net Worth: $33.5 B

15. Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg LP)
Net Worth: $33 B

16. Larry Page (Google)
Net Worth: $32.3 B

17. Jeff Bezos (
Net Worth: $32 B

18. Sergey Brin (Google)
Net Worth: $31.8 B

19. Li Ka-shing (Diversified)
Net Worth: $31 B

20. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Net Worth: $28.5 B

Ful list here


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