Forbes' rich list: U.S. still has most billionaires

Bill Gates addresses the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Bill Gates addresses the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2011.
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(CBS) Bill Gates may be second, not first, on Forbes' list of  the world's richest people because he give so much away, but giving back apparently hasn't put much of a dent in the earnings of the richest Americans.

The United States has the most most billionaires on the list, with 413.

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Carlos Slim was again at the top of the list. That's not a surprise. He was at the top last year. The Mexican business tycoon is worth $74 billion.

Gates takes the second spot. Forbes lists his net worth at $56 billion.

Reuters reports that Gates would have $88 billion if he weren't so philanthropic. Forbes backs that up, noting that Gates has given $30 billion to his foundation.

Warren Buffett is third on the billionaires' list. He, too, is giving away billions of dollars to charity. Reuters reports that he's given $6 billion to Bill Gates' foundation since 2006.

  • David Riedel

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