The World's Billionaires, According to Forbes

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The 2002 Forbes' 16th annual world's billionaire ranking is out. In 2001, there were 538 billionaires, and in 2002, that number dropped to just 497, what a shame.

No surprise, Bill Gates, Founder, Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft remains in the number one position where he has been for five years running.

Others to make the 2002 Billionaire list are:

Second Place: Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway.

Third Place: Karl and Theo Albrecht of Aldi Discount Stores.

Fourth Place: Paul Allen of Microsoft.

Fifth Place: Lawrence Ellison of Oracle.

Sixth through Tenth Place: Jim, John, Alice, Robson and Helen Walton, all of Wal-Mart.

See who else made this years' Forbes Billionaire List.


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