According to Forbes’ latest ranking of world’s richest persons, the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates is again at the number one position. As per Forbes, the net worth of Bill Gates is $76 billion. He has replaced Carlos Slim of Mexico, who retained the number one position for four consecutive years.
Bill Gates has been the richest person in the world 15 out of 20 times during last 20 years. The recent rise to number one position for Bill Gates is because Microsoft’s stock has performed quite good recently which has added several billion dollars to his fortunes.
Bill Gates has stepped aside from his role as Chairman of Microsoft but he has recently become a technology adviser to current Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. Bill Gates has said that he will commit a third of his time to Microsoft.
Bill Gates has also a passion for philanthropy and has donated over $28 billion in charity through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The biggest jump in the list has been made by Mark Zuckerberg whose net worth is now $28 billion. He is now rubbing shoulders with longtime member of the list like Google’s Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Jeff Bezos from Amazon. Two new additions are also founders of WhatsApp Jan Koum and Brian Acton after their app was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion.