New Delhi: Microsoft supremo Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the wealth of this American billionaire. After a four-year hiatus, Gates reclaimed the title of world's richest person from telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, who was ranked No. 1 for the past four years.
The 58-year-old founder of Microsoft, who quit his chairmanship of the company in February and agreed to spend more time at Redmond overseeing the software's giant's freshly-installed management change, is now worth $76bn, according to Forbes' latest rich list.
Here is a list of richest Americans as per Forbes' listing: