Having donated most of his wealth in charity work, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates had long lost his place as richest man in the world since he retired from Microsoft. The, 57-year-old enterpreneur, is now valued at 72.7 billion dollars, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and is on top of the billionaires list since May, again!
Bill Gates surpassed Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim in May, placing Warren Buffet in third place. Bill Gates’ fortune went up 16 percent since last year, and although Carlos Slim’s fortune rose by the same percentage, he was severely hit by a new bill that was passed by the US Congress, making him have to pay 3 billion dollars in taxes.
Bill Gates actively continues working in his foundation, that focuses in providing health in developing countries.