Forbes announces 2015 list of world's richest people

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Monday, March 2, 2015
Bill Gates, Carlos Slim Helu and Warren Buffett top the 2015 Forbes list of the world's richest people.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has once again been named the wealthiest person in the world, a title he's held for 16 of the past 21 years.

Forbes says the 500 richest people in the world are worth a combined $4.7 trillion. But if you look at all 1,826 billionaires in the world, they are worth $7.05 trillion.

This was Gates' second year back at the top of the list. Last year he reclaimed the spot from Mexican telcom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who is No. 2 on this year's list.

The highest ranking woman on the list is Walmart heir Christy Walton, worth $41.7 billion. Liliane Bettencourt, the daughter of L'Oreal founder Eugene Schueller, holds the No. 10 spot with her family's $40.1 billion.

Check out the Top 20 wealthiest people in the world in the gallery above.