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Bill Gates takes Carlos Slim's place as richest man

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim was knocked off the first spot as richest man in the world by Bill Gates.

Slim has lost some $2 billion this year due to a telecommunications reform in Mexico which aims to balance the market share for companies.

Bill Gates's fortune has increased by $10 billion this year, helped by a 28 percent increase in the value of Microsoft Corp's shares.

Full story (in Spanish)