Ioan Niculae is the richest Romanian with a wealth of USD 1.2 billion, placing him on the 1,372nd place in the world, according to the latest edition of the billionaires’ rankings made by the US magazine Forbes, reports economica.net. On the first position is again, after a four-year break, Bill Gates, with a wealth of USD 76 billion, higher than the 2013 figure of USD 67 billion. Second comes the Mexican Carlos Slim, the leader of the past four years, with a wealth of USD 72 billion, a billion less than in 2013. Spaniard Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara, comes third but his wealth went up by seven billion up to USD 64 billion. 2014 is the first year when one needs USD 31 billion to get into the top 20, from only USD 23 billion last year.