NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg had demanded CityTime, which was in...

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg had demanded CityTime, which was in charge of managing the timekeeping of roughly 165,000 city employees since 1998, pay hundreds of millions of dollars in restitution after authorities investigated the agency for alleged conspiracy. Credit: Getty Images, 2012

Forbes magazine released its annual tally of billionaires, reporting that a record 1,226 people around the globe have a net worth in the ten digits. Here are some of the world's wealthiest billionaries: 

1. Carlos Slim Helu & family: $69B
2. Bill Gates: $61B
3. Warren Buffett: $44B
4. Bernard Arnault: $41B
5. Amancio Ortega: $37.5B
6. Larry Ellison: $36B
7. Eike Batista: $30B
8. Stefan Persson: $26B
9. Li Ka-shing: $25.5B
10. Karl Albrecht: $25.4B
11. Christy Walton & family: $25.3B
12. Charles Koch: $25B
12. David Koch: $25B
14. Sheldon Adelson: $24.9B
15. Liliane Bettencourt: $24B
16. Jim Walton: $23.7B
17. Alice Walton: $23.3B
18. S. Robson Walton: $23.1B
19. Mukesh Ambani: $22.3B
20. Michael Bloomberg: $22B
21. Lakshmi Mittal: $20.7B
22. George Soros: $20B
23. Michele Ferrero & family: $19B
24. Sergey Brin: $18.7B
24. Larry Page: $18.7B
26. Jeff Bezos: $18.4B

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