Instant Index: Bill Gates is Forbes' No. 1 Billionaire

Diane Sawyer reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
3:00 | 03/03/14

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Transcript for Instant Index: Bill Gates is Forbes' No. 1 Billionaire
Our "Instant index" begins with a kind of comeback for some Americans and for Microsoft co-founder bill Gates. Tonight, Gates is back on top of the annual "Forbes" list as the richest man in the world. Unseating Carlos slim, who held the spot for four years. Overall, the U.S. Has the most billionaires right now. 492, including Warren Buffett, number four, Google's co-founders, number 17 and 19, and Facebook's mark Zuckerberg coming in at 21. The nation with the second-highest number of billionaires, China, with just 152. And more women made the list this year, a full 10%. Also, two-thirds of the world's billionaires can say their fortunes were self-made. And we showed you that heartbreak in Kentucky. The eight priceless cars, vintage cars swallowed by the 40-foot sinkhole at the national corvette museum. It was four weeks ago. And today, progress. The first of the corvettes hoisted back up. A 2009 blue devil zr-1. And listen -- the engine roared right back to life. And then, this little gem, a 1993 ruby red corvette, back on solid ground again tonight. That's two down, six to go. And talk about the ultimate driving experience. Here's one. One driver catching 55 -- 55 green lights, one after the other after the other. And it happened here in New York. The driver said he calculated the precise speed limit that would let him ride the green lights like one giant wave.

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