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Bill Gates Is Once Again the Richest Man in the World

Bill Gates Is Once Again the Richest Man in the World

On Friday, Bill Gates was once again named the richest man in the world according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. It’s the first time in over two years that he’s held the spot, overtaking Amazon head Jeff Bezos. Some reasons for that change might include the surge in Microsoft share stock prices, which went up some 48% this year., in part because of a Pentagon contract. Bezos’ own net worth might have dipped in part because of his recent divorce. Gates claims he has already paid some $10 billion dollars in taxes and isn’t quite sure how he feels about proposals by those like Elizabeth Warren to tax the wealthy even more. “If I’d had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” he says. “[But] when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-15/gates-tops-bezos-as-world-s-richest-person-with-amazon-slide?utm_medium=social