After 13 years as the world's richest person, Bill Gates appears to have been dethroned. But there will probably be no sobbing inside his Medina estate.
In fact, based on his past remarks, the Microsoft Corp. chairman might welcome the news.
through and doing a google new search its still very 'sketchy'....
I'd personally wait for Forbes more authoritative list.
Anyway...Bill's gonna give most of it away so he'll be dropping sooner or later.
He is going to go bankrupt now!!!11!!!11
Its been a long time. I feel kinda strange. Waiting for "Bill Gates" of the site to comment.
but knew if I posted it ~ it would've ["X" -- FAILED APPROVAL]
how the fuk is this gaming news?
Is this news.
Wow this is trippy. Anyone else find it strange that GReddy-racer and warfed both have cars for avaters, cars that are at almost the same exact angle, and making extremely similar comments right next to each other? That's weird!
i was watching c-span awhile back and heard about carlos slim ... it was thought he was to pass bill gated by 2008 i think ... looks like he got there early... that telecommunication business is thriving... move over electronics and software
and the fact that he's donated over a billion to charity has nothing to do with his fall from position 1
No one questions his generosity at all.
(Pass some my way Bill!) lol
Seriously though, he gives more than most (if not all) of us will see in our lifetime. Thats saying a lot.
Was the cause of this. I would live in monaco if I was a billionaire, don't have to pay income tax.
"charity" is a weird way to describe the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. Google around - they're doing some messed up stuff in Africa.
adam enlighten me what kinda nasty stuff they doing ?
I think that there was some guy in Switzerland that was richer than Bill Gates for a while but I don't remember when, it was a couple of years ago.
the owner of ikea but I think he was second.
Where's my gaming news ?
but i remember him saying that he wish he wasn't the richest man in the world, he said it drew to much attention, who is the richest man now? and does he donate
As a gamer, this news affects me in a large way.
GG N4G and the asshole that submitted it. This isn't Forbes.
What a shi**y submission.
i can hear a fanboy's comment now..."he's lost money because of the 360! buwahahahahahaha"
I remember seeing somewhere that there was an arabian guy whos assets were like 90 billion. It was some time ago maybe he isnt so rich anymore.
While I knew Bi8ll was richest, I always wondered how Arab oil sheikhs are not richer than him. Who knows really how much money either of them have?
He invested his last few dimes in GTA episodic content
This is funny, it's a sad day for MS fan b!tches.
Now your just a washed up has been. What a let down :(
Wow, this is just awful. From being the richest person in the world to number 2, what a darn shame. Bill Gates must be feeing just AWFUL about himself, what a letdown... i mean who the heck wants to be the 2nd richest man in the WORLD??? i guess this means he's going to have to start using his helicopter more often instead of that private jet and i guess he's going to have to wipe his @ss with $50 dollar bills instead of $100 just to save some money. Man, i just feel really really really sorry for him now......
Bill Gates the man behind DOS and Windows stepping down from his richness throne. How many years he was the richest man alive?
Considering that he's leaving Microsoft and donating a huge chunk of his money to charity.
That's where his money is going.
Bill Gates has not been the richest man in the world for several years now. So these guys are really late postin this story. While he hasn't had the title of richest in many years...I don't think he's hurtin for cash....not at all.
no he lost it for a couple of months to the ikea guy because of the exchange rate but he went back on top
Didnt know about that, thanks for the info. Do you know to whom he lost a while back? Was it the same person thats now at top or someone different?
He has been the richest man for a while but soon as xbox came out...they had been in touble...lol jk..who cares he can still pay for exclusives
Overall, the xbox brand has made money for microsoft.
curse that hell stricken fat cat
I'm the richest man in the world because obi-wan said so.
Yeah Windows vista is to blame its such a huge flop sale-wise nobody wants that.
HOW IS THIS GAMING NEWS?
Any official info from Forbes? I think its not yet fully official.
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