Richest person (current)
Who
Bill Gates
What
79,200,000,000 US dollar(s)
Where
Not Applicable n/a
When

As of March 2015, the world's richest person is William H Gates III (aka Bill Gates, USA), with a fortune of $79.2 billion (£51.9 billion), according to the World's Billionaires 2015 list released by Forbes.

In second place was Carlos Slim Helú (Mexico) on $77.1 billion (£50.5 billion) and then Warren Buffett (USA) on $72.7 billion (£47.7 billion).