The World's Top 100 Billionaires

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Byline: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The ranking of the worlds richest people as estimated by Forbes magazine. Listings include rank, name, home country or state, age where known, wealth in billions of dollars and source of the money.

1. William Gates III, United States, 48, $46.6, Microsoft

2. Warren Buffett, United States, 73, $42.9, Berkshire Hathaway

3. Karl Albrecht, Germany, 84, $23, supermarkets

4. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, Saudi Arabia, 47, $21.5, investments

5. Paul Allen, United States, 51, $21, Microsoft, investments

6. Alice Walton, United States, 55, $20, Wal-Mart

6. Helen Walton, United States, 84, $20, Wal-Mart

6. Jim Walton, United States, 56, $20, Wal-Mart

6. John Walton, United States, 58, $20, Wal-Mart

6. S. Robson Walton, United States, 60, $20, Wal-Mart

11. Liliane Bettencourt, France, 81, $18.8, LOreal

12. Lawrence Ellison, United States, 59, $18.7, Oracle

13. Ingvar Kamprad, Sweden, 77, $18.5, Ikea

14. Theo Albrecht, Germany, 81, $18.1, supermarkets

15. Kenneth Thomson and family, Canada, 80, $17.2, publishing

16. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia, 40, $15, oil

17. Carlos Slim Helu, Mexico, 64, $13.9, telecom

18. Michael Dell, United States, 39, $13, Dell

19. Steven Ballmer, United States, 47, $12.4, Microsoft

19. Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong, 75, $12.4, diversified

21. Bernard Arnault, France, 55, $12.2, LVMH

22. Walter, Thomas and Raymond Kwok, Hong Kong, $11.4, real estate

23. Barbara Cox Anthony, Hawaii, 80, $11.2, Cox Communications

23. Anne Cox Chambers, Georgia, 84, $11.2, Cox Communications

25. Roman Abramovich, Russia, 37, $10.6, oil

26. John Kluge, United States, 89, $10.5, Metromedia

27. Forrest Mars Jr., United States, 72, $10.4, Mars Inc.

27. Jacqueline Mars, United States, 65, $10.4, Mars Inc.

27. John Mars, United States, 67, $10.4, Mars Inc.

30. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy, 67, $10, media

31. Abigail Johnson, United States, 42, $9.8, mutual funds

32. Birgit Rausing and family, Sweden, 80, $9.3, packaging

33. Amancio Ortega, Spain, 68, $9.2, Zara

34. Charles Ergen, United States, 51, $9.1, EchoStar

35. Sumner Redstone, United States, 80, $8.9, Viacom

36. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, Britain, 52, $8.7, real estate

37. Stefan Persson, Sweden, 56, $8.6, Hennes & Mauritz

38. Pierre Omidyar, United States, 36, $8.5, Ebay

39. Nasser Al-Kharafi and family, Kuwait, 60, $8.4, construction

40. Susanne Klatten, Germany, 42, $8.1, BMW

41. Michael Otto and family, Germany, 60, $8, retail

41. Hans Rausing, Sweden, 77, $8, packaging

43. Keith Murdoch, United States, 73, $7.8, News Corp.

44. Donald Newhouse, United States, 74, $7.7, publishing

44. Samuel Newhouse Jr., United States, 76, $7.7, publishing

44. Galen Weston and family, Canada, 63, $7.7, retail

47. Carl Icahn, United States, 68, $7.6, investments

47. Robert Pritzker, United States, 77, $7.6, hotels, investments

47. Thomas Pritzker, United States, 53, $7.6, hotels, investments

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