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August 22, 1991|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Fortune Releases Billionaires List: The rich got a tad richer this year despite the global economic slowdown, Fortune magazine reports in its annual tally of billionaires. The list, which has 202 names this year compared to 182 last year, shows the average wealth of each entry rose to $2.7 billion from $2.6 billion in 1990. The oil-rich Sultan of Brunei remains the wealthiest man for the fifth straight year with a $31-billion hoard, the magazine estimates. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is the richest woman with $10.7 billion.

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