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The world's top 100 billionaires, according to Forbes magazine

The ranking of the world's top 100 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.

Forbes says the research that when into compiling the rankings began in early 2006 and ended on Feb. 9, 2007.

1. Bill Gates, Washington, 51, $56 billion, Microsoft

2. Warren Buffett, Nebraska, 76, $52, Berkshire Hathaway

3. Carlos Slim Helu, Mexico, 67, $49, telecom

4. Ingvar Kamprad and family, Sweden, 80, $33, Ikea

5. Lakshmi Mittal, India, 56, $32, steel

6. Sheldon Adelson, Nevada, 73, $26.5, casinos, hotels

7. Bernard Arnault, France, 58, $26, LVMH

8. Amancio Ortega, Spain, 71, $24, Zara

9. Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong, 78, $23, diversified

10. David Thomson and family, Canada, 49, $22, inheritance

11. Lawrence Ellison, California, 62, $21.5, Oracle

12. Liliane Bettencourt, France, 84, $20.7, L'Oreal

13. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, Saudi Arabia, 50, $20.3, investments

14. Mukesh Ambani, India, 49, $20.1, petrochemicals

15. Karl Albrecht, Germany, 87, $20, Aldi

16. Roman Abramovich, Russia, 40, $18.7, oil

17. Stefan Persson, Sweden, 59, $18.4, Hennes & Mauritz

18. Anil Ambani, India, 47, $18.2, diversified

19. Paul Allen, Washington, 54, $18, Microsoft, investments

20. Theo Albrecht, Germany, 84, $17.5, Aldi, Trader Joe's

21. Azim Premji, India, 61, $17.1, software

22. Lee Shau Kee, Hong Kong, 79, $17, real estate

23. Jim Walton, Arkansas, 59, $16.8, Wal-Mart

24. Christy Walton and family, Wyoming, 52, $16.7, Wal-Mart inheritance

24. S. Robson Walton, Arkansas, 63, $16.7, Wal-Mart

26. Sergey Brin, California, 33, $16.6, Google

26. Larry Page, California, 34, $16.6, Google

26. Alice Walton, Texas, 57, $16.6, Wal-Mart

29. Helen Walton, Arkansas, 87, $16.4, Wal-Mart

30. Michael Dell, Texas, 42, $15.8, Dell

31. Steven Ballmer, Washington, 51, $15, Microsoft

31. Kirk Kerkorian, California, 89, $15, investments, casinos

31. Raymond, Thomas and Walter Kwok, Hong Kong, ages unknown, $15, real estate

34. Francois Pinault, France, 70, $14.5, retail

35. Suleiman Kerimov, Russia, 41, $14.4, stocks

36. Vladimir Lisin, Russia, 50, $14.3, steel

37. Jack Taylor and family, Missouri, 84, $13.9, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

38. Vladimir Potanin, Russia, 46, $13.5, metals

38. Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia, 41, $13.5, metals

40. Oleg Deripaska, Russia, 39, $13.3, aluminum

40. Michael Otto and family, Germany, 63, $13.3, retail

42. Carl Icahn, New York, 71, $13, leveraged buyouts

42. Abigail Johnson, Massachusetts, 45, $13, Fidelity

44. Adolf Merckle, Germany, 72, $12.8, drugs

45. Barbara Cox Anthony, Hawaii, 83, $12.6, Cox Enterprises

45. Anne Cox Chambers, Georgia, 87, $12.6, Cox Enterprises

45. Mikhail Fridman, Russia, 42, $12.6, oil, banking

48. Vagit Alekperov, Russia, 56, $12.4, oil

49. Charles Koch, Kansas, 71, $12, oil, commodities

49. David Koch, New York, 66, $12, oil, commodities

51. Silvio Berlusconi and family, Italy, 70, $11.8, media

52. Nasser Al-Kharafi and family, Kuwait, 63, $11.5, construction

52. Leonardo Del Vecchio, Italy, 71, $11.5, eyewear

54. Alexei Mordashov, Russia, 41, $11.2, steel

55. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and family, Britain, 55, $11, real estate

55. Spiro Latsis and family, Greece, 60, $11, banking

55. Birgit Rausing and family, Sweden, 83, $11, packaging

58. Forrest Mars Jr., Virginia, 75, $10.5, candy

58. Jacqueline Mars, New Jersey, 67, $10.5, candy

58. John Mars, Virginia, 70, $10.5, candy

61. Viktor Vekselberg, Russia, 49, $10.4, oil, metals

62. Serge Dassault and family, France, 81, $10, aviation

62. Charles Ergen, Colorado, 54, $10, EchoStar

62. Michele Ferrero and family, Italy, 80, $10, chocolates

62. Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, 52, $10, telecom

62. Kushal Pal Singh, India, 75, $10, real estate

62. Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, France, ages unknown, $10, Chanel

68. Susanne Klatten, Germany, 44, $9.6, BMW, drugs

69. Philip Knight, Oregon, 69, $9.5, Nike

69. Sunil Mittal and family, India, 49, $9.5, telecom

71. John Kluge, Florida, 92, $9.1, Metromedia

71. Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Russia, 58, $9.1, telecom

73. Rupert Murdoch, New York, 76, $9, News Corp.

73. Hans Rausing, Sweden, 81, $9, packaging

73. Reinhold Wurth, Germany, 71, $9, manufacturing

76. Ernesto Bertarelli, Switzerland, 41, $8.8, biotech

76. Pierre Omidyar, Nevada, 39, $8.8, Ebay

78. Maria-Elisabeth and Georg Schaeffler, Germany, ages unknown, $8.7, ball bearings

79. Rafael del Pino and family, Spain, 86, $8.6, construction

80. Donald Bren, California, 74, $8.5, real estate

80. George Kaiser, Oklahoma, 64, $8.5, oil and gas, banking

80. George Soros, New York, 76, $8.5, hedge funds

83. Nikolai Tsvetkov, Russia, 46, $8.4, oil, banking

83. August von Finck, Germany, 77, $8.4, investments

85. Dan Duncan, Texas, 74, $8.2, energy

86. Mohammed Al Amoudi, Saudi Arabia, 61, $8, oil

86. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair and family, United Arab Emirates, 53, $8, banking

86. Kumar Birla, India, 39, $8, commodities

86. German Khan, Russia, 45, $8, oil, banking

86. Iskander Makhmudov, Russia, 43, $8, mining, metals

86. Sumner Redstone, California, 83, $8, Viacom

86. Shashi and Ravi Ruia, India, ages unknown, $8, diversified

93. Philip Anschutz, Colorado, 67, $7.9, investments

93. Galen Weston and family, Canada, 66, $7.9, retail

95. Enrique Banuelos, Spain, 41, $7.7, real estate

96. Stefan Quandt, Germany, 41, $7.6, BMW

97. Maan Al-Sanea, Saudi Arabia, 52, $7.5, construction, finance

97. Edward Johnson III, Massachusetts, 76, $7.5, Fidelity

99. Sulaiman Al Rajhi, Saudi Arabia, 87, $7.4, banking

100. Donald Newhouse, New Jersey, 77, $7.3, publishing

100. Samuel Newhouse Jr., New York, 79, $7.3, publishing, reports AP.

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