Forbes World's Billionaires List: The San Francisco Stars (PHOTOS)

03/09/2012 03:56 pm ET | Updated Mar 12, 2012

On Wednesday, Forbes released its annual World's Billionaires list -- one of the most anticipated rankings of the year.

According to Forbes, there are currently 1,226 billionaires in the world: a staggering all-time high. The players come from 58 countries across the globe, but the San Francisco Bay Area (including Silicon Valley) makes up a rich slice of the pie.

Coming in at number six is our own Larry Ellison, the Oracle founder and man who brought America's Cup to San Francisco. Not far behind are Google titans Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Gordon Getty of San Francisco royalty, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg (though we're more excited to see where Zuck lands next year after Facebook goes public) and dozens more.

Check out a few of our favorite local faces who landed on the list this year in the slideshow below:

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