Forbes magazine has named Bill Gates as the world’s richest man, knocking Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim into second place. The Microsoft founder has once again taken the top spot after his total net worth was estimated at $76bn/£45.5bn, an increase of $9bn since 2013. The biggest gainer in net worth, however, goes to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The software industry, it seems, is where the money is. (BBC, 03 March 2014)

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