2) Carlos Slim – Net Worth: $77.1 billion
Carlos Slim Helu is among a handful of Latin American visionaries, entrepreneurs and investors who made it to the list. Though his investments in Philip Morris, the New York Times Company, clothing store Saks and Spanish Caixabank suffered in 2013, bringing down the value of his assets by 2.5 per cent, this Mexican billionaire seems to be back on track.
1) Bill Gates – Net Worth: $79.2 billion
Bill Gates, the founder and chairman of Microsoft, was the year’s biggest gainer. Gates recaptured the title of world’s richest person on May 16, 2014 from Mexican investor Carlos Slim. Most of his assets are held in Cascade Investment, an entity through which he owns stakes in about three dozen publicly traded companies and several closely held businesses, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Corbis, a photo archive company.