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Anyone can make it to elite pop culture status, but some take things to another (financial) level. Here are 12 super fun billionaires in 2015.

cathy suhocki
Billionaire, Michael Jordan
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1. Michael Jordan

There are quite a few interesting pop culture icons in the world's growing list of billionaires. Michael Jordan (valued at about $1 billion) finally made a list compiled by Forbes for the first time, coming in at No. 1741 (out of 1826 total). Between this and the return of the interspecies Space Jam team-up, he's having a great year so far, right?

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2. Richard Branson

Role model to entrepreneurs everywhere, Friends guest star and Rebel Billionaire Branson is worth about $4.8 billion thanks to his Virgin empire.

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3. Elon Musk

No wonder Kanye West compares himself to friend of The Simpsons, scientist and Tesla car honcho. West wishes he was valued at $11.7 billion.

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4. The SnapChat guys

Send Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy a snap to congratulate them on joining the billionaires' club, thanks to SnapChat. Maybe even hit them up on Snapcash? They are worth $1.5 billion, after all.

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5. Mark Zuckerburg

Facebook still reigns in social, and The Zuck is holding strong with a net worth of $35.1 billion.

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6. The guys who invented Uber

Remember life before Uber? Us, neither! For the first time, bigwigs Travis Kalanick (center), Garrett Camp (inset left) Ryan Graves (inset right) grabbed well-deserved spots on the Forbes list of billionaires.

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7. Markus “Notch” Persson

Invent super popular indie video game Minecraft, check. Sell it to Microsoft, check. Buy a house for $70 million, check.The to-do list is easy when you're worth $1.7 billion.

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8. George Lucas

The Star Wars director is a mainstay on the Forbes list. This year he's at No. 309 and valued at $5 billion.

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9. Steven Spielberg

The E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park director and producer has an estimated worth of $3.6 billion.

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10. The Airbnb founders

Who would have thought convincing homeowners to open their doors to strangers would be this profitable? Even celebs like Ashton Kutcher have Airbnb wishlists. Founders Brian Chesky (No. 1158) and Nathan Blecharczyk (No. 1006) are on this year's billionaire list.

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11. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is also a self-made billionaire and not a surprising entry on any list of the super rich.

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12. Donald Trump

No one can fire this guy. The Don takes a place of power on the Forbes Billionaire list at No. 405.