Bill Gates owns the major portion of Microsoft shares. Bloomberg reported, although he has been involved mostly in charity work since he left the job his shares at Microsoft helped him in regaining the spot he deserves. Bill Gates is again the world’s richest person. It happened as Microsoft shares moved to 5 year high.
There were a few factors which has made a major contribution in MSFT shares rise. The good show by Microsoft in the videogames area is expected to be a major factor. Apart from that, the new Windows update has also helped the MSFT.
The net worth of Gates as claimed by Bloomberg is $72.7 billion USD. Next to him is Carlos Slim, who was number one, but pushed down to number two. Mr. Slim net worth is estimated to be $72.1 billion.