The Richest 200

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The Richest 200


1, Gates, William H. III, US, $51,000million (31,000million), Microsoft Corp.

2, Walton family, US, $48,000million, Wal-Mart Stores.

3, Buffett, Warren Edward, US, $33,000million Berkshire Hathaway.

4, Allen, Paul Gardner, US, $21,000million, Microsoft Corp.

5, Thomson, Kenneth, Canada, $14,400million, Thomson Corp.

6(Tie), Mars, Forrest Edward Sr. and family, US, $13,500million, Inheritance(candy).

6(Tie), Pritzker, Jay A. and Robert A., US, $13,500million, Financier.

8, Alsaud, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Saudi Arabia, $13,300million, investments,construction, banking. 9, Lee Shau Kee, Hong Kong, $12,700million, real estate.

10, Albrecht, Theo and Karl and family, Germany, $11,700million, retailing.

11, Ballmer, Steven Anthony, US, $10,700million, Microsoft Corp.

12, Mulliez, Gerard and family, France, $10,300million, retail.

13(Tie), Dell, Michael, US, $10,000million, Dell Computer Corp.

13(Tie), Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong, $10,000million, real estate, telecomm, diversified.

15, Botin, Emilio and family, Spain, $9,200million, banking.

16, Newhouse, Samuel I. Jr. and Donald E., US, $9,000million, Media.

17(Tie), Anschutz, Philip F, US, $8,800million, Oil, railroads.

17(Tie), Cargill family, US, $8,800million, Cargill.

19, Tsai Wan-lin and family, Taiwan, $8,500 million, insurance, financial services.

20, Haas family, US, $8,200million, Levi Strauss and Co.

21, Fisher family, US, $8,000million, The Gap.

22, Hopp, Dietmar and sons, Germany, $7,900million, software.

23, Kluge, John Werner, US, $7,800million, Metromedia Co.

24, Moore, Gordon Earl, US, $7,500million, Intel Corp.

25, Kwok, Walter, Thomas, and Raymond, Hong Kong, $7,400million, real estate

26, Slim Helu, Carlos, Mexico, $7,200million, diversified.

27(Tie), Berlusconi, Silvio, Italy, $7,000million, media.

27(Tie), Olayan, Suliman, Saudi Arabia, $7,000million, Olayan Investment Company.

29, Plattner, Hasso, Germany, $6,900million, SAP.

30(Tie), Bass, Lee, Sid and Perry, US, $6,600million, oil, investments.

30(Tie), Perelman, Ronald Owen, US, $6,600million, Investments.

30(Tie), Pinault, Francois, France, $6,600million, retail

33, Landolt, Pierre and family, Switzerland, $6,500million, Novartis.

34(Tie), Lauder, Leonard A. and Ronald S., US, $6,400million, Cosmetics.

34(Tie), McCaw family, US, $6,400million, telecommunications.

36, Marinho, Roberto, Brazil, $6,300million, media

37(Tie), Cheng Yu-tung, Hong Kong, $6,000million, real estate.

37(Tie), Wang, Nina, Hong Kong, $6,000million, real estate.

39(Tie), Ellison, Lawrence Joseph, US, $5,800million, Oracle Corp.

39(Tie), Redstone, Sumner M., US, $5,800 million, Viacom, Inc.

41(Tie, Hearst family, US, $5,700million, Hearst Corp.

41(Tie, Kerkorian, Kirk, US, $5,700million, Investments

41(Tie, Tsutsumi, Yoshiaki, Japan, $5,700million, real estate. 44(Tie), Saji, Keizo, Japan, $5,600million, Suntory Ltd.

44(Tie), Woeste, Albrecht and Henkel family, Germany, $5,600million, chemicals.

46(Tie), Ermirio de Moraes, Antonio and family, Brazil, $5,500million, mining.

46(Tie), Haub, Erivan and family, Germany, $5,500million, retailing.

48(Tie), Koch, Charles De Ganahl and David H, US, $5,400million, Inheritance (oilservices).

48(Tie), Piech, Ferdinand and family, Germany, $5,400million, Porsche.

50(Tie), Beisheim, Otto, Germany, $5,300 million, retailing.

50(Tie), Murdoch, Keith Rupert, US, $5,300 million, Publishing.

52(Tie), Langmann, Hans Joachim, Germany, $5,200 million, chemicals.

52(Tie), Takei, Yasuo, Japan, $5,200 million, consumer finance.

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