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Forbes billionaires counted again

March 9 2007

The authoritative magazine "Forbes" is not the first year of studying the contents of his pockets and accounts of the richest people in the world, however, the current rating was turned sensation.

According to the calculations of the American magazine, Russia on the number of the richest people in the world with confidence on third place - after the U.S. and Germany. In our country the entire 53 billionaires, and their general condition is estimated at 282 billion dollars.

The richest Russians was and still is governor of Chukotka Roman Abramovich - in the overall rankings of 946 businessmen of the world he is in the 16 line. Incidentally, the version of the Russian magazine "Finance", the state of the owner of Basic Element, Deripaska's more, even though the businessman denies it.

The average Russian billionaire quite young: he was just 46 years old, while the average age of all the 946 billionaires dropped by two years to 62 years.

According to tradition (13 consecutive years), ranking is headed by the owner of Microsoft, Bill Gates, whose fortune is estimated at 56 billion dollars. In the second place - an investment mogul and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Warren Buffett with 52 billion, and the third - Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim (Carlos Slim) from 49 billion. This conveys Reuters.

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