Bill Gates, even when the US stock market is struggling to make gains just simply keeps making money. According to Forbes Billionaires List, he is the richest guy on the planet and padded his net worth by about $3.5 billion this year. And he is actually a good guy – he does give away a lot of his money for worthy causes.
In comparison, Google boys are worth about $25.6 billion – Sergey and Larry are worth $12.8 billion each. Last year the duo were collectively worth $14.4 billion, so they outpaced Microsoft and Bill in this all important category as well and added $11.2 billion. Still a long way to go….