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Many of the world's most influential business leaders, politicians and celebrities descend on the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos this week, where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum has been held for more than 40 years.

The forum has also drawn its fair share of showbiz celebrities and the glitz didn't stop last year, with Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron launching her Africa Outreach Project at the event. This year proves to be no different, with famous faces expected from the world of politics, sports, film and technology.

Click ahead for a who's who of the rich and famous expected to attend this year's meeting.

By CNBC.com

Posted by Matt Clinch on 17 January 2014

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