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World's first trillionaire could be Bill Gates

Monday - 5/12/2014, 8:58am  ET

Bill Gates (Pierre Suu/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
Bill Gates is the world's richest man. (Pierre Suu/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON -- The world has a growing number of billionaires. Now financial forecasters say there could be a trillionaire within the next 25 years.

Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is widely expected to be that trillionaire, reports The Telegraph.

Analysts say Gates' fortune is only expected to grow in the coming years fueled by rapid weath creation in emerging markets like China and India.

Others who could hold that distinction include Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim and investor Warren Buffett.

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