Bill Gates beats Jeff Bezos as world's richest man (again)
He's now worth $110 billion.
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stopped working full-time at
in 2008 and stepped down as chairman in 2014. Over the course of nearly two decades, Gates has shifted his focus from personal computers to philanthropy. Yet despite easing his workload at Microsoft and his dedication to giving away money, Bill Gates is once again the world's richest person.
As of Nov. 16, Gates has a net worth of $110 billion, according to Bloomberg. Gates narrowly unseated
, who's worth approx. $109 billion. Since 2008, Gates has at various times been out-earned by the likes of Bezos, investor Warren Buffett and Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim.
"I've paid over $10 billion in taxes, I've paid more than anyone in taxes. If I had to pay $20 billion, it's fine," Gates said, "but when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I'm starting to do a little math over what I have left over."
Gates also said he wasn't sure if Warren is open-minded or would "even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money."
"I'm always happy to meet with people, even if we have different views," Warren tweeted at Gates later that day. "If we get the chance, I'd love to explain exactly how much you'd pay under my wealth tax. (I promise it's not $100 billion.)"