Bill Gates Tops Forbes Billionaire List, Becomes The Richest Tech Man In The World

Although, Forbes has already listed over 15 richest tech billionaries, altogether worth $426 billion and in that Bill Gates is a man holding the world with an estimated net worth of $79.2 billion, according to the Forbes ranking of the world’s billionaires list.

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Bill Gates stands at top Forbes Magazine annual list of the world’s richest people, followed by Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan ploughed new air by making the list for the first time.

When compared with the previous mark of $76 billion a year, Gates’ net worth rose to $79.2 billion, putting the Microsoft Corp’s co-founder at the top of the 16th year in the last 21, Forbes said on Monday.

Whereas the Mexican telecommunications  mogul Carlos Slim Helu ranked second, worth $77.1 billion, while Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) chief Warren Buffett was third, at $72.7 billion.

Of the record 197 women, the highest-ranked was Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) heiress Christy Walton, who was eighth at $41.7 billion. Zuckerberg, 30, rose to 16th place from 21st last year, as his net worth grew to $33.4 billion.

Notably, the youngest billionaires were Evan Spiegel, 24, and Bobby Murphy, 25, who co-founded mobile messaging app Snapchat, and are each worth $1.5 billion. Finally, the United States had the most billionaires, with 536, followed by China at 213, Germany at 103 and India at 90.

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