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Bill Gates to Be World's First Trillionaire Soon?

Edited By: Krishna Sinha Chaudhury

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Last Updated: January 24, 2017, 11:44 IST

File Photo of Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates.

File Photo of Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates.

According to research firm Oxfam International, the world would get its first billionaire in the next 25 years, when Bill Gates becomes around 86 years old.

Microsoft founder and world's richest man - Bill Gates could become the world's first trillionaire soon. According to research firm Oxfam International, the world would get its first billionaire in the next 25 years, when Bill Gates becomes around 86 years old.

A report by Oxfam International said that considering that Bill Gates' fortune is growing at 11 per cent per year since 2009, he could become the world's first trillionaire soon.

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Another report by Oxfam had revealed that eight billionaires, including Bill Gates, from around the globe have as much money as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world's population.

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As per the Oxfam report, the eight billionaires, according to the Forbes billionaires list published in March 2016, include Warren Buffett, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Inditex founder Amancio Ortega, Carlos Slim, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Oracle's Larry Ellison.
first published:January 24, 2017, 11:40 IST
last updated:January 24, 2017, 11:44 IST