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Ranking of the World's Wealthiest People (1997) »

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This ranking lists the richest people on the planet, taking different sources as a reference: Forbes, Fortune, People, Internet etc. Currently, the list of the world's wealthiest people only includes those whose fortunes surpass a billion dollars. This limitation is imposed by the Forbes study as every year, due to inflation, the number of multimillionaires that reach this privileged sum of money increases. Just out of curiosity, we suggest that you compare the assets of the first names on this list with the Gross Domestic Product of some countries in the world. The result is surprising.

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Personcolumns columns Assets  (millions $)
1Sultan Hassanal BolkiahSultan Hassanal Bolkiah38,000
2William Gates IIIWilliam Gates III36,400
3Familia WaltonFamilia Walton27,600
4Warren BuffettWarren Buffett23,200
5King Faud Bin Abdul Aziz AlsaudKing Faud Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud20,000
6Familia SuhartoFamilia Suharto16,000
7Paul AllenPaul Allen15,314
8Sheikh Jaber Al-ahmed Al-jaber Al-sabahSheikh Jaber Al-ahmed Al-jaber Al-sabah15,000
9Lee Shau KeeLee Shau Kee14,700
10Familias Oeri, Hoffmann y SacherFamilias Oeri, Hoffmann y Sacher14,300
11Familia HaasFamilia Haas12,300
12Raymond, Thomas & Walter KwokRaymond, Thomas & Walter Kwok12,300
13Forrest Mars JrForrest Mars Jr12,000
14Johanna QuandtJohanna Quandt11,700
15Karl y Theo AlbrechtKarl y Theo Albrecht11,500
16Tsai Wan LinTsai Wan Lin11,300
17Príncipe Alwaleed Bin Talal AlsaudPríncipe Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud11,000
18Curt EngelhornCurt Engelhorn11,000
19Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing11,000
20Kenneth ThomsonKenneth Thomson11,000
21Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al NahyanSheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan10,000
22Familia HanielFamilia Haniel9,300
23Samuel Jr and Donald NewhouseSamuel Jr and Donald Newhouse9,000
24Hans y Gad RausingHans y Gad Rausing9,000
25Familia CargillFamilia Cargill8,800
26Liliane BettencourtLiliane Bettencourt8,400
27Yoshiaki TsutsumiYoshiaki Tsutsumi8,000
28Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer7,500
29Rachman HalimRachman Halim7,300
30John KlugeJohn Kluge7,200
31Tan YuTan Yu7,200
32Lawrence J. EllisonLawrence J. Ellison7,100
33Robert KuokRobert Kuok7,000
34Gerard Mulliez y familiaGerard Mulliez y familia7,000
35Ng Teng FongNg Teng Fong7,000
36Nina WangNina Wang7,000
37Gordon MooreGordon Moore6,700
38Carlos Slim HeluCarlos Slim Helu6,600
39Cheng Yu-tungCheng Yu-tung6,500
40Walter HaefnerWalter Haefner6,400
41Pierre LandoltPierre Landolt6,300
42Familia BassFamilia Bass6,000
43Jay y Robert PritzkerJay y Robert Pritzker6,000
44Philip KnightPhilip Knight5,800
45Kwek Leng BengKwek Leng Beng5,800
46Jose y Antonio Ermirio de MoraesJose y Antonio Ermirio de Moraes5,700
47Minoru and Akira MoriMinoru and Akira Mori5,700
48Hans Joachim LangmannHans Joachim Langmann5,600
49YC WangYC Wang5,500
50Eka Tjipta WidjajaEka Tjipta Widjaja5,400
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