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    Top 10 Richest People In The World 2006

    Forbes has released their latest list of the richest people in the world. There are over 100 new billionaires (102) added to this year's list whose combined net worth reaches $2.6 trillion, up 18% since March 2005. The average net worth comes in at a cool $3.3 billion. Here are the top 10 billionaires in the world for 2006:

    1. William Gates III $50.0 Billion
    2. Warren Buffett $42.0 Billion
    3. Carlos Slim Helu $30.0 Billion
    4. Ingvar Kamprad $28.0 Billion
    5. Lakshmi Mittal $23.5 Billion
    6. Paul Allen $22.0 Billion
    7. Bernard Arnault $21.5 Billion
    8. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $20.0 Billion
    9. Kenneth Thomson & family $19.6 Billion
    10. Li Ka-shing $18.8 Billion

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    and the rest that round out the top 25 billionaires:

    11. Roman Abramovich $18.2 Billion
    12. Michael Dell $17.1 Billion
    13. Karl Albrecht $17.0 Billion
    14. Sheldon Adelson $16.1 Billion
    15. Liliane Bettencourt $16.0 Billion
    15. Lawrence Ellison $16.0 Billion
    17. Christy Walton $15.9 Billion
    17. Jim Walton $15.9 Billion
    19. S Robson Walton $15.8 Billion
    20. Alice Walton $15.7 Billion
    21. Helen Walton $15.6 Billion
    22. Theo Albrecht $15.2 Billion
    23. Amancio Ortega $14.8 Billion
    24. Steven Ballmer $13.6 Billion
    25. Azim Premji $13.3 Billion

    If you'd like to know if you have what it takes to be a billionaire, you can take this <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2006/03/08/billionaire-becoming-one_06billionaires_quiz.html">billionaire quiz</a> to see if your name may one day be among those above.
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