NEW YORK, March 1. Co-founder of Microsoft bill gates with a fortune of $75 billion once again became the richest man of the world, leading the global ranking of billionaires under the version of American magazine Forbes. This is stated in the published jubilee 30th edition of the rating.
“During the year, the condition of 60-year-old gates was reduced by $4.2 billion that did not prevent him for the third time in a row to lead the global ranking of billionaires. Over the past 22 years gates became the richest man in the world 17 times,” said Forbes.
Second place in the world ranking took 79-year-old Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega, founder of Inditex (the brands Zara, Massimo Dutti). For the year its state grew by $0.5 billion and reached $64,5 billion.
The first three of the richest billionaires in the world once again has closed 85-year-old American investor Warren Buffett. “Last year was not so lucky for the head of investment Empire Berkshire Hathaway – his fortune fell by $11.9 billion and $60,8 billion,” – said the publication.
In the list of the richest people included 77 representatives of Russia, which is 11 fewer than a year earlier.