Bill Gates has reclaimed the top spot as the world’s richest person on Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s billionaires after four years. Gates beats out Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu. Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega (best known for the Zara fashion chain) keeps the #3 spot from 2013. Warren Buffett comes in at #4. Rounding out the top 5 is Oracle honcho Larry Ellison.
The Golden State is well-represented on this year’s billionaires list. In total, 111 Californians have made the Forbes’ rankings this year. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and vice president Jeff Rothschild are both on the list for the first time this year, along with WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton.
The full Forbes list can be seen here.
Luisa Kroll, Assistant Managing Wealth Editor, Forbes Magazine