Bill Gates Takes Over as Richest Man in the World

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bill-gatesThe economy may be in a slow-motion recovery, but in terms of the richest person in the world, America is back on top. Bill Gates, with a net worth of $72 billion, has reclaimed the top spot globally from Mexico’s Carlos Slim. Warren Buffett also passed Slim, as 2012 was a banner year for the Oracle of Omaha-he added $12.5 billion.

The biggest loser? According to Forbes, that would be outspoken investor T. Boone Pickens who is no longer a billionaire after losing big time on wind energy bets.

The total net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans is $2.02 trillion, which is over twice what it was a decade ago. Most American families can’t say that. Read it at Forbes.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. “The total net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans is $2.02 trillion, which is over twice what it was a decade ago. Most American families can’t say that.” What is “…most American families can’t say that.” Talking about?

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