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Microsoft’s Bill Gates overtakes Mexico’s Carlos Slim as world’s richest person

The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes’s world’s billionaires list, with his $76 billion beating out Mexico’s Carlos Slim’s $72 billion. The annual list, released Monday, counted 1,645 men and women as billionaires, with an average wealth of $4.5…

Billionaire Carlos Slim to buy U.S. mobile phone company Start Wireless Group

Mexican phone giant America Movil, owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, announced Monday that its US unit reached a deal to acquire US mobile phone company Start Wireless Group. The price of the transaction was not revealed but a statement said Tracfone Wireless will acquire the assets of Start Wireless, an…

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