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Bill Gates again tops Forbes billionaires list

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has again topped Forbes' list of the world's richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13 per cent to 2,043.
   
According to the magazine's annual rich list, Mr. Gates' fortune rose to $86 billion, from $75 billion, followed by investor Warren Buffet, up $14.8 billion to $75.6 billion.
   
It was bad news for US President Donald Trump, who slipped 220 spots to 544 and must now rub along on just $3.5 billion.
  
Forbes said the $1 billion fall in President Trump's wealth was due to the slow US property market.
  
There were 183 tech billionaires on the Forbes list, with a combined $1 trillion in wealth.



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