Richest person (current)
Who
William H Gates III
What
75900000000 US dollar(s)
Where
Not Applicable
When
As of May 2014, the world's richest person is William H Gates III (USA), with a fortune of $75.9 billion (£45 billion). He regained the title from self-made telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim Helú (Mexico), who had held it for four years running.