Taken from Joy of Tech
On a personal note, you did change the world Billy Boy. Hope you do the same again. 🙂
p.s. BTW, Joy Of Tech guys are good. Subscribe to them if you like a laugh once in a while.
Slashdot updated today that Billy Boy is no more the Richest man in the world. The position is, however, not official. The standard is Forbes list.
Billy Boy has been surpassed by Carlos Slim, the Mexican Telecom tycoon. Bill’s current estimated wealth is $ 59.2 billion, while slims estimated wealth is $67.8 billion.
Two of the most obvious reasons are:
Nothing really. To a question asked to him at the Microsoft conference last year, whether he’d be upset if someday he wasn’t the richest creature ;), he responded, “”I wish I wasn’t. “There’s nothing good that comes out of that.”
Moreover, he’d be retiring in a year’s time and would be dedicating he’s time, energy, and money to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I wish him luck. 🙂