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Gates: Richest In America And Once Again Richest In World

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Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is still America’s richest man, taking the top spot in the Forbes 400 list for the 20th-straight year with a net worth of $72 billion – and reclaiming the title of world’s richest person from Mexico’s Carlos Slim. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is still America’s richest man, taking the top spot in the Forbes 400 list for the 20th-straight year with a net worth of $72 billion – and reclaiming the title of world’s richest person from Mexico’s Carlos Slim. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft  co-founder Bill Gates is still America’s richest man, taking the top spot in the Forbes 400 list for the 20th-straight year with a net worth of $72 billion – and now, he has reclaimed the title of world’s richest person from Mexico’s Carlos Slim.

Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remains in second place with $58.5 billion, while Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison stays third with $41 billion.

Brothers Charles and David Koch, co-owners of Koch Industries Inc., stay tied for fourth with $36 billion each.

Read the rest of the story here from CBS Seattle

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