Bill Gates has given it away. His position as richest man in the world, that is, on the Forbes billionaires list, which will be released Wednesday. Having given away more than a third of his wealth, some $28 billion, to charity, Gates took himself off that lofty pedestal last year and is now down to a paltry $49 billion.
While Gates is still in the top three, along with Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim, last year’s richest man, he would have topped the list if not for the money he channeled into his foundation.
According to a Reuters report, the Gates foundation is responsible for making the Microsoft founder finish second of the three. Slim comes in at around $60 billion, while Buffett is in third with $47 billion.