Wow. I just found out about this: Money Complex » Bill Gates Bumped to #2 Richest Man Bill Gates is now #2. The first is now Carlos Slim who owns a cell phone service provider in Mexico that is obviously doing quite well... Very interesting day indeed. Gates was #1 for 13 years and then got a stroke of bad luck. At least he had a good run. He's giving a lot of money to charity lately too though so I wonder just how much he would have if he kept it all for himself?