His fortune now reaches $ 79.2 billion, the creator of Microsoft Bill Gates holds the title of the richest man on the planet according to the annual ranking of Forbes magazine published on Monday.
Bill Gates thus holds $ 3.2 billion more than last year and is still ahead of Mexican Carlis Slim, a telecommunications magna who has an estimated fortune of $ 77.1 billion.
Warren Buffett for his part occupies third place in the ranking with an estimated heritage of 72.7 billion dollars. Little change this year compared to the previous one, only third place in the ranking is disputed since it belonged so far to the Spaniard Amacio Ortega, founder of the brand Zara.
In the high-tech sector, Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle is fifth with $ 54.3 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook moved to 16th place with $ 33.4 billion (l last year, his fortune was estimated at $ 28.5 billion.)
In France, the wealthiest personality is a woman: Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress of l'Oreal whose fortune is estimated at 40.1 billion dollars.