Forbes Counts 332 fewer Billionaires

In 2009, the world’s billionaires have an average net worth of $3 billion, down 23% in 12 months. The world now has 793 billionaires, down from 1,125 a year ago.

After slipping in recent years, the U.S. is regaining its dominance as a repository of wealth. Americans account for 44% of the money and 45% of the list’s slots, up seven and three percentage points from last year, respectively.

New York despite being at the center of the financial crisis reclaims the top spot for having the most billionaires in the world despite the chaos on Wall Street and turmoil in real estate. Its wealthiest resident: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is worth $16 billion. They have 55 billionaires with an average net worth of $2.9 billion.

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3 to 13 years is significant from the perspective of a person who is about to die. I am already taking resveratrol in my 30's - hedging my bets. I want every single breath.

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I think it could be on the higher end for the average american, because the 13 years is for fatter people, which is the average american.

Aubrey thinks it would be in the 3-5 year or less range. Less because you are not starting it as a child or teenager. Maybe you are starting it and already have arterial damage, high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc...

It is definitely better to get SENS funded and working. Still every bit of real benefit helps.

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so how much life extension would this offer to the average american?

what's aubrey's view? I'll google it later if you don't know, but I bet you do!