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Ranking of the World's Wealthiest People (1998) »

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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 $)
1William Gates IIIWilliam Gates III51,000
2Familia WaltonFamilia Walton48,000
3Sultan Hassanal BolkiahSultan Hassanal Bolkiah36,000
4Warren BuffettWarren Buffett33,000
5King Faud Bin Abdul Aziz AlsaudKing Faud Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud25,000
6Paul AllenPaul Allen21,000
7Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al NahyanSheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan15,000
8Sheikh Jaber Al-ahmed Al-jaber Al-sabahSheikh Jaber Al-ahmed Al-jaber Al-sabah15,000
9Kenneth ThomsonKenneth Thomson14,400
10Forrest Mars JrForrest Mars Jr13,500
11Jay y Robert PritzkerJay y Robert Pritzker13,500
12Príncipe Alwaleed Bin Talal AlsaudPríncipe Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud13,300
13Lee Shau KeeLee Shau Kee12,700
14Karl y Theo AlbrechtKarl y Theo Albrecht11,700
15Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer10,700
16Gerard Mulliez y familiaGerard Mulliez y familia10,300
17Makhtoum bin Rashid Al-MaktoumMakhtoum bin Rashid Al-Maktoum10,000
18Michael DellMichael Dell10,000
19Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing10,000
20Emilio BotinEmilio Botin9,200
21Samuel Jr and Donald NewhouseSamuel Jr and Donald Newhouse9,000
22Philip AnschutzPhilip Anschutz8,800
23Familia CargillFamilia Cargill8,800
24Tsai Wan LinTsai Wan Lin8,500
25Familia HaasFamilia Haas8,200
26Familia FisherFamilia Fisher8,000
27Dietmar HoppDietmar Hopp7,900
28John KlugeJohn Kluge7,800
29Gordon MooreGordon Moore7,500
30Raymond, Thomas & Walter KwokRaymond, Thomas & Walter Kwok7,400
31Carlos Slim HeluCarlos Slim Helu7,200
32Silvio BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi7,000
33Suliman OlayanSuliman Olayan7,000
34Hasso PlattnerHasso Plattner6,900
35Familia BassFamilia Bass6,600
36Ronald PerelmanRonald Perelman6,600
37François-Henri PinaultFrançois-Henri Pinault6,600
38Hafez Al-AssadHafez Al-Assad6,600
39Pierre LandoltPierre Landolt6,500
40Leonard and Ronald LauderLeonard and Ronald Lauder6,400
41Familia McCawFamilia McCaw6,400
42Roberto MarinhoRoberto Marinho6,300
43Cheng Yu-tungCheng Yu-tung6,000
44Nina WangNina Wang6,000
45Lawrence J. EllisonLawrence J. Ellison5,800
46Sumner RedstoneSumner Redstone5,800
47Familia HearstFamilia Hearst5,700
48Kirk KerkorianKirk Kerkorian5,700
49Yoshiaki TsutsumiYoshiaki Tsutsumi5,700
50albrecht woeste and henkel familyalbrecht woeste and henkel family5,600
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