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George Lucas, Spielberg make Forbes billionaires list

Tuesday 5 Mar 2013 11:56 a.m.

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (Reuters)

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (Reuters)

Filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have been named among the world's richest billionaires by bosses at Forbes magazine.

Editors at the business publication annually rank the globe's most wealthy people, and this year Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim has topped the list with a net worth of US$73 billion.

Businessman Bill Gates is the runner-up with US$67 billion and Spanish fashion executive Amancio Ortega is third with US$57 billion.

Also making the rich list are Facebook.com co-founder Mark Zuckerberg US$13.3 billion, Star Wars creator Lucas US$3.9 billion, Jaws director Spielberg US$3.2 billion and Oprah Winfrey US$2.8 billion.


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