It looks like telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim has lost his grip on the title of world's richest person.
And who to fill his shoes? None other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
With a $72.7 billion fortune, Gates is now $550 million ahead of Slim (who has a net worth of $72.1 billion), according to Bloomberg. This is the first time Gates has earned the biggest billionaire status since 2007.
Gates has seen his fortune grow about $10 billion over the past few months, according to Bloomberg. The increase came not so much from Microsoft stock -- only … Read more