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Forbes Magazine Names Two Utahns Among World's Richest People

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Utah men have earned a spot on Forbes Magazine's list of world's richest people.

Sixty-nine-year-old Jon Huntsman, Senior ranks 618th on this year's list. The founder of Huntsman Corporation is worth an estimated $1.6 billion. The company makes a range or products from polymers to base chemicals. The Utah philanthropist also founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

Meanwhile --- 85-year-old James Sorenson ranks 177th on the Forbes list. The prominent Utah entrepreneur is worth around $4.5 billion. He's the founder of Sorenson Communications --- Sorenson Media --- Sorenson Medical --- DataChem Labs and other leading companies. He originally made his fortune in local real estate before expanding in other directions.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is at the top of the list --- once again! He's worth an estimated $56 billion.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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