Bill Gates topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, released on Monday, with Mexican telecommunications
tycoon Carlos Slim Helu in second place.
Here is Forbes' ranking of the top 10 wealthiest, with their net worth.
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1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates' net worth rose to $79.2 billion from $76 billion a year earlier, putting the Microsoft Corp co-founder at the top for the 16th year in the last 21, Forbes said on Monday.