Bill Gates Is The Richest Man in the World (Again)

The Microsoft founder reclaims his spot on top of Forbes' billionaires list

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has reclaimed his spot as the richest man in the world, according to Forbes’ annual list of┬ábillionaires.

Gates’ net worth is now $76 billion, according to Forbes, having risen $9 billion in the last year. Gates bumped Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim Helu off the top spot, which Gates has held for 15 of the last 20 years.

Forbes calculates that there are 1,645 billionaires in total around the world.