Forbes Magazine has put 17 Russians on the list of 476 billionaires of the world.
According to Forbes, YUKOS CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky with a $8-bln fortune is at the 26th position in the rich league.
Chukotka's Governnor and Businessman Roman Abramovich with a $5.7-bln fortune ranks 49th on the list. They are followed by Mikhail Fridman /$4.3-bln/, Viktor Vekselberg /$2.5-bln/, Vladimir Potanin /$1.78-bln/, Mikhail Prokhorov /$1.6-bln/, Oleg Deripaska /$1.5-bln/, Vladimir Yevtushenkov /$1.5-bln/, Vagit Alekperov /$1.3-bln/ and others, Forbes said.
The magazine put Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates as the world richest man. He has a fortune of $40.7-bln, that is $10-bln less than last year.
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