NEW YORK (AP) - The members of the 2007 Forbes (b) Billionaires List are worth more than they were last year.
The record 946 people making the list this year are worth three and a-half (t) trillion dollars -- 900 (b) billion more than in 2006. The list includes 178 new (b) billionaires.
Leading the parade of the rich for a 13th straight year is Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. He's followed by friend and fellow philanthropist Warren Buffett.
Two-thirds of last year's billionaires are richer this year, with net worths up for nearly every member of the top 50. There are 415 billionaires from the U-S, representing 44 percent of the entire list.