Microsoft’s co-founder leads the world’s billionaires top this year
Bill Gates is a busy man these days, not only because he’s the new technical advisor for Microsoft and the new CEO Satya Nadella, but he’s also trying to find ways to spend his $76 billion (€55 billion) net worth.This worth, Forbes writes, makes him the world’s richest man, which means that he again managed to overtake Mexican media mogul Carlos Slim Helu.
According to the same report, the world’s billionaires list now includes a total of 1,645 people, out of which 268 are newcomers.
“While wealth spreads to new corners of the world, including for the first time places like Tanzania and Lithuania, the U.S. still dominates with Bill Gates back on top after a four-year hiatus and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg the year’s biggest gainer,” Forbes writes.
Of course, Bill Gates is very likely to remain at the top of the list for many years from now, especially because his Microsoft stock continues to grow. Bill Gates has recently been rumored to be planning a complete retirement from the company, as shareholders are trying to oust him in order to bring in fresh ideas and make sure that the new CEO won’t be influenced in any way.
Gates, on the other hand, will work together with new CEO Satya Nadella on a number of projects, and promised to pay much more attention to new products coming out of Redmond.