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Investor Warren Buffett ranks second with a fortune of $39 billion, though Forbes says the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chief executive’s wealth shrank by $6 billion from a year ago.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison rounds out the top three with a net worth of $33 billion, a $6 billion increase from last year.

George Soros entered the top 10 list for the first time at seventh. Forbes estimates his wealth at $22 billion.

From wire dispatches and staff reports