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regained the title of the richest man in the world

May 19th 2014 at 9:57 PM

Bill Gates returned to the top of the annual Forbes magazine list of the richest people in the world, and the rise of financial markets has increased the number of billionaires which now includes a record number of women. fortune with the net value of which amounts to 76 billion, co-founder of Microsoft captured again the top of the list after an absence of four years passing in front of the Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim

Chelou, who is now in second place with $ 72 billion, Forbes said in announcing yesterday List. The Spanish founder and business owner Inditex, which is owned and chain stores ZARA, the Amanthio Ortega, is in third place with 64 billion dollars. A major investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of

"Berkshire Hathaway Inc» is in fourth place with a fortune of EUR 58.2 billion. fifth place with a fortune of 48 billion is the head of business software company Oracle, Larry Ellison. Gates has been topping the list of 15 of the last 20 years.

Overall, 1,645 billionaires - a record number - with total assets of 6.4 trillion. dollars, are this year's Forbes list compared with 1,426 that was last year. Slightly more than 10% of them are women compared to 138 last year. heiress of stores Wal-Mart Christy Walton is the richest woman in the list and is in ninth place with a fortune of 36.7 billion dollars.

The French Liliane Betancourt, acquired most of the assets of the cosmetics company L'Oreal, is the second woman to list 34.5 billion dollars and is in eleventh place. But the Internet worthily represented in the list wealthiest people in the world as Google founders

Larry Page and Sergey Brin occupy the 17th and 19 respectively with property 32.3 billion and 31.8 billion respectively, while Jeff Bezos of is in 18th with 32 billion in 21st place is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the 29-year old,

who more than doubled his fortune which now stands 28.5 billion Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who held the office until two months ago, is in 16th place with 33 billion dollars arising mainly from the eponymous media company.

According to Forbes, the biggest loser this year was the Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista, whose fortune of 10.6 billion fell to less 300 million as the empire collapsed, the group Grupo EBX - who were active in a variety of industries,

from oil and mining to recreation, the port management, management systems feed chain and boat building. Nearly two thirds of billionaires around the world - namely 1,080 - are self-made. Most - 492 - are in the U.S., followed by China with 152 and Russia 111. Algeria, Lithuania, Tanzania and Uganda have a millionaire each.

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