Bill Gates Nudges Past Carlos Slim to Reclaim World’s Richest Crown

Maximum PC: "Despite having given away billions in charity in recent years, Microsoft founder and non-executive chairman Bill Gates is said to have dislodged Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim, also a noted philanthropist, from the top spot on the list of the world’s wealthiest people."

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Madusha1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

No matter what any list says, Gates will always be the richest man in the world in my eyes. He's given away so much of his wealth to charity with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- over $25 billion to charity!

steven83r1976d ago

I don't like to count Carlos Slim in these polls. He holds a monopoly in Mexico with the government. No one is allowed to own a cellular or cable company other than him. That's like saying this Prince just took everyones wealth in the country and all the oil profits for himself and claiming worlds richest....Well no shit. Bill is richest and still has to earn it in a free market with competitors. That is impressive.