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Bill & Melinda Gates 2009

The 300 richest people on the planet are $524bn (£319bn) better off than this time last year, with the world's richest man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, increasing his fortune by $15.8bn to $78.5bn over 2013.

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The claims of JP Morgan hiring scores of children of powerful government officials throughout Asia have put the bank squarely in the sights of the United States government for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Bill Gates world's richest person again

The 300 richest people on the planet are $524bn (£319bn) better off than this time last year, with the world's richest man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, increasing his fortune by $15.8bn to $78.5bn over 2013.