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The rich and famous visit Davos

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The rich and famous visit Davos

Many of the world's most influential business leaders, politicians and celebrities are set to descend on the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos next week, where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum has been held since 1971.

There will be over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 business leaders at this year's event, according to the official program.

The forum has also drawn its fair share of celebrities over recent years; in 2014, Oscar-winner Matt Damon and global rockstar Bono both made an appearance.

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 at 2015's Davos.

By CNBC's Matt Clinch on January 16, 2015

Justin Solomon | CNBC