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No. 1Bill Gates, 57Net worth $72 billionThe Microsoft
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Bill Gates, 57

Net worth $72 billion
The Microsoft founder lives in Medina, Wash., and remains chairman but now devotes his time to the philanthropy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He's also again the world's richest person, surpassing Mexico's Carlos Slim earlier this year.(Credit: Getty)

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