Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list

Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list

AAP The world's richest person got even richer this year. Forbes says that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $US79.2 billion ($A101.27 billion) in 2015 from $US76 billion last year. The co-founder of Microsoft Corp. has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years. In second place is telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $US77.1 billion.

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