Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corp. recaptured the title from Mexican investor Carlos Slim yesterday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as the software maker hit a five-year high. It is the first time Gates has held the mantle since 2007. His fortune is valued at US$72.7 billion, up 16% year-to-date.
America Movil SAB, the largest mobile-phone operator in America, has
dropped 14% this year after Mexico’s Congress passed a bill that could
quash the billionaire’s market dominance. That’s helped erase more than
US$3 billion from the 73-year-old tycoon’s net worth.
Source ; LADUN'S BLOG