Bill Gates leads Forbes’ richest people list


REUTERS: The Microsoft co-founder has topped the list 16 of the last 21 years.

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REUTERS: The Microsoft co-founder has topped the list 16 of the last 21 years.

Mexico telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu ranked second, worth $77.1 billion, while Berkshire Hathaway Inc chief Warren Buffett was third, at $72.7 billion.

[Facebook “founder”] Mark Zuckerberg, 30, rose to 16th place from 21st last year, as his net worth grew to $33.4 billion. … Meanwhile, Jordan ranked 1,741st with a $1 billion net worth. The 52-year-old is majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team, but is better known for his Hall of Fame playing days with the Chicago Bulls and endorsement contract with Nike Inc, which makes Air Jordan shoes.

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