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yup..its true...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/322239_richest04.html?source=mypiWorld's richest? Gates may have cashed it in
Second place would suit Microsoft chairman fineAfter 13 years as the world's richest person, Bill Gates appears to have been dethroned. But there will probably be no sobbing inside his Medina estate.
In fact, based on his past remarks, the Microsoft Corp. chairman might welcome the news.Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim has taken the crown with a net worth of $67.8 billion, according to estimates by a respected financial news site in Mexico, as reported by multiple news services.The main reason: a 27 percent surge in the stock price of Slim's wireless company, America Movil, in the second quarter.At a Microsoft conference in Redmond last year, advertising executive and TV host Donny Deutsch asked Gates if he would be upset if someday he were no longer the world's richest man."I wish I wasn't," Gates replied. "There's nothing good that comes out of that.""It's better than being second," Deutsch said."No," Gates replied. "You get more visibility as a result of it."Slim's new standing might not be considered official until the next publication of Forbes' ranking of the world's richest people.etc....
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