Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Prince William"s family friend head Forbes rich list

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Prince William
Despite giving away billions to charity, Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest man, according to the Forbes Rich list.

His total worth was estimated at $76bn (£45.5bn) this year, up from $67bn in 2013.

Bill and Melinda Gates have given billions away and still have a few pennies left over

The Microsoft founder has knocked last year’s leader Carlos Slim of Mexico off the top spot. In all the software mogul has headed the list for 15 of the last 20 years.

In third spot is Zara boss Spain’s Amancio Ortega with $64bn.

Technology features heavily in the list, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, and WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton all making the cut.

Mark hit the headlines in 2012 when he married his university sweetheart, doctor Priscilla Chan in a modest ceremony in the back yard of their California home, with catering by their local restaurant. 

The Duke of Westminster with wife Natalia and one of their four children, Viola

Britain’s wealthiest man is the Gerald Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster. His 23-year-old heir Hugh, whose formal title is Earl Grosvenor, gained prominence last year when he was named as one of Prince George’s godfathers

Hugh’s mother Natalia was a close friend of Princess Diana and is one of Prince William’s godmothers. The late Princess was asked by Natalia to be godmother to her daughter Lady Edwina Grosvenor.