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Who was the world's richest man in 2014?

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The world's richest man in 2014 was Bill Gates. Gates was worth $76 billion in 2014 and remains the richest man in the world as of July 2015.

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Bill Gates founded Microsoft and earned his fortune through his company's prominence and success in the computer software industry. In 2010, Carlos Slim Helu, a Mexican telecommunications mogul, surpassed Gates as the richest man in the world for a short time. As of the Forbes 2014 rankings, Carlos Silm Helu's assets totaled $72 billion. Some of the world's other richest men include Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison, Charles Koch, David Koch and Amancio Ortega.

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