Top 5 on Forbes rich list? Bill, Warren ... and Carlos!

2. Bill Gates

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in this file photo taken March 10, 2010. Mr. Gates is the second richest person in the world and is valued at $56 billion.

Once the richest man on Earth, Bill Gates this year came in second for the second time in a row. Mr. Gates of Medina, Wash., is the co-founder and chair of Microsoft. He has a net worth of $56 billion and has given away $30 billion to his charity organization, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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