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Forbes releases annual list of world's billionaires

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Aileen Graef
Bill Gates once again topped the list for Forbes annual list of billionaires in 2015. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Bill Gates once again topped the list for Forbes annual list of billionaires in 2015. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Forbes released its annual billionaire list with Bill Gates once again topping the world's richest with $79.2 billion.

The Microsoft founder was followed by Carlos Slim Helu, Warren Buffett, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison, Charles and David Koch, Christy Walton and Jim Walton.

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Mark Zuckerberg led the surge of young billionaires from Silicon Valley; there are now 46 billionaires under 40 on the list. The richest of these billionaires is Evan Spiegel, 24, co-founder of photo-messaging app Snapchat.

Michael Kors, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and Zulily's Mark Vadons dropped off of the ranks altogether.

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