Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recaptured the title of world’s richest person with estimated fortune of $78.5 billion.
According to the report, The 58-year-old tycoon’s fortune increased by $15.8 billion last year, as shares of Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, rose 40 per cent.
Gates regained top spot from Mexican investor Carlos Slim, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 300 wealthiest individuals.
The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth, according to the index.
Contributed By Sonia Narula