These are the 10 richest people in the world
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1. Bill Gates
Net worth- $89.8 billion
In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people.