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Ranking of the World's Wealthiest People (2008) »

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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 $)
1Warren BuffettWarren Buffett62,000
2Carlos Slim HeluCarlos Slim Helu60,000
3Bill GatesBill Gates58,000
4Lakshmi MittalLakshmi Mittal45,000
5Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani43,000
6Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani42,000
7Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad31,000
8KP SinghKP Singh30,000
9Oleg DeripaskaOleg Deripaska28,000
10Karl AlbrechtKarl Albrecht27,000
11Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing26,500
12Sheldon AdelsonSheldon Adelson26,000
13Bernard ArnaultBernard Arnault25,500
14Lawrence J. EllisonLawrence J. Ellison25,000
15Roman AbramovichRoman Abramovich23,500
16Theo AlbrechtTheo Albrecht23,000
17Liliane BettencourtLiliane Bettencourt22,900
18Alexei MordashovAlexei Mordashov21,200
19Príncipe Alwaleed Bin Talal AlsaudPríncipe Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud21,000
20Mikhail FridmanMikhail Fridman20,800
21Vladimir LisinVladimir Lisin20,300
22Amancio OrtegaAmancio Ortega20,200
23Raymond, Thomas & Walter KwokRaymond, Thomas & Walter Kwok19,900
24Mikhail ProkhorovMikhail Prokhorov19,500
25Vladimir PotaninVladimir Potanin19,300
26Christy WaltonChristy Walton19,200
27Samuel Robson WaltonSamuel Robson Walton19,200
28Jim WaltonJim Walton19,200
29Lee Shau KeeLee Shau Kee19,000
30Alice WaltonAlice Walton19,000
31David ThomsonDavid Thomson18,900
32Sergey BrinSergey Brin18,700
33Larry PageLarry Page18,600
34Michael OttoMichael Otto18,200
35Stefan PerssonStefan Persson17,700
36Suleiman KerimovSuleiman Kerimov17,500
37Charles KochCharles Koch17,000
38David KochDavid Koch17,000
39François-Henri PinaultFrançois-Henri Pinault16,900
40Michael DellMichael Dell16,400
41Paul AllenPaul Allen16,000
42Kirk KerkorianKirk Kerkorian16,000
43Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer15,000
44Shashi & Ravi RuiaShashi & Ravi Ruia15,000
45Abigail JohnsonAbigail Johnson15,000
46Nasser Al-KharafiNasser Al-Kharafi14,000
47Jacqueline MarsJacqueline Mars14,000
48Birgit RausingBirgit Rausing14,000
49Jack TaylorJack Taylor14,000
50John MarsJohn Mars14,000
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