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Bill Gates reclaims 'world's richest person' title with $76B

For the first time in four years, Microsoft's chairman beats out telecom mogul Carlos Slim. Other tech execs grace the list this year, including Ellison, Page, Bezos, Zuckerberg, and some newcomers.

By March 3, 2014


At $72B, Bill Gates is richest American for 20th straight year

And as usual, Forbes' latest list of the wealthiest 400 Americans includes a tech industry who's who, from Ellison to Zuckerberg to Musk.

By September 16, 2013


Bill Gates crowned world's richest person, once again

The Microsoft co-founder unseats telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim for the first time in four years.

By May 16, 2013


Bill Gates still world's second richest person

Microsoft's co-founder was once again topped by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu, according to Forbes' list of the world's billionaires.

By March 4, 2013


Techies on the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans (pictures)

Executives and founders from Microsoft, Dell, Facebook, and Twitter make the list of the top 400 richest Americans.

21 Images By September 19, 2012


Facebook stock drop: Zuckerberg no longer in world's richest 40

Despite drop, Facebook co-founder may well be the last person to be concerned about losing a few million dollars.

By July 19, 2012


Gates still richest but Zuckerberg climbs quickly

Once again the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist tops Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest people in America. And Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg continues his meteoric rise.

By September 21, 2011


How mining nearly killed the 'richest hill on Earth'

In Butte, Mont., $48 billion worth of copper, gold, and silver mining made a lot of people rich--and created America's largest Superfund site. CNET Road Trip 2009 investigates where things are today.

By July 18, 2009


Photos: Mining's domination of the 'richest hill on earth'

Once home to the world's most valuable mining property, Butte, Mont., now hosts America's biggest Superfund site. CNET Road Trip 2009 stopped in to see how mining can almost kill a boomtown.

19 Images By July 18, 2009


Gates still richest in U.S.; Zuckerberg tops Jobs

Forbes' list of the richest Americans has some familiar faces from the technology world but also some rather unexpected rankings.

By September 22, 2010