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Forbes' billionaires counted again

March 10 2006

Forbes magazine published its rating of the richest people in the world, whose number in 2005 reached a record high - 793 people.

Their average net worth of 3.3 billion and total capital: 2,6 trillion.

In 2005 the top ten richest people in the world included:

1 Bill Gates

2. Warren Baffitt

3. Carlos Slim Helu

4. Ingvar Kamprad

5. Lakshmi Mittal

6. Paul Allen

7. Bernard Arnolt

8. Prince Alwaleed

9. Kenneth Thomson

10. Li Ka-shin

State of 50-year-old Bill Gates is estimated at 50 billion dollars. Over the past year, the computer tycoon is richer in 3,5 billion. The title of the richest inhabitant of the Earth Gates receives already the 11th consecutive year.

The list of billionaires Forbes including 33 Russians, and the 39-year-old Roman Abramovich, with its 18.2 billion dollar takes 11 line in the world rankings, reports

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