: Bill Gates, Spain’s Amancio Ortega battle for world’s richest title

The best fights have not just been reserved for the ring this week.

Take the current battle between Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +1.03% co-founder Bill Gates and Spanish textile giant Amancio Ortega, owner of Inditex ITX, -3.26% They’ve been duking it out, so to speak, this week over the title of the richest person on the planet.

According to Forbes, which ranks the worth of the world’s billionaires in real time, Gates was sitting at the top spot as of Thursday morning Eastern Time, with an estimated net worth of $85.1 billion, up $146 million on the day.

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