The richest people in the world-2006-

The World
(men)

1. William Gates III (world’s richest person – for 12 years in a row!) $50.0 billion Microsoft  USA  50yo – Married, 3 children
  
2. Warren Buffett  $42.0 billion Berkshire Hathaway  USA  75yo – Widowed, 3 children
  
3. Carlos Slim Helu $30.0 billion Telecom Mexico 66yo – Widowed, 6 children
 
4. Ingvar Kamprad  $28.0 billion Ikea (retail)  Sweden 79yo – Married, 4 children
 
5. Lakshmi Mittal  $23.5 billion Mittal Steel (manufacturing steel) India 55yo – Married, 2 children

6. Paul Allen  $22.0 billion Microsoft, investments   USA 53yo – Single, 0 children
  
7. Bernard Arnault  $21.5 billion LVMH France 57yo – Married, 5 children
 
8. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $20.0 billion investments Saudi Arabia 49yo – Divorced, 2 children
 
9. Kenneth Thomson & family $19.6 billion publishing Canada 82yo – Married, 3 children
 
10. Li Ka-shing  $18.8 billion diversified Hong Kong 77yo – Widowed, 2 children
The World
(women)
1. Liliane Bettencourt  $16.0 billion L’Oreal France 83yo – Married, 1 child
 
2. Christy Walton  $15.9 billion Wal-Mart USA 51yo – Widowed, 1 child
 
3. Alice Walton  $15.7 billion (inheritance) Wal-Mart  USA 56yo – Divorced
 
4. Helen Walton  $15.6 billion Wal-Mart  USA 86yo – Widowed, 4 children
 
5. Abigail Johnson  $12.5 billion Fidelity investments  USA 44yo – Married, 2 children
 
6. Barbara Cox Anthony  $12.4 billion media/entertainment USA 82yo – Married, 2 children
 
7. Anne Cox Chambers  $12.4 billion media/entertainment USA  86yo – Divorced, 3 children
 
8. Jacqueline Mars  $10.0 billion candy (incl. Mars bar) USA 66yo – Divorced, 3 children
 
9. Birgit Rausing & family  $8.6 billion Tetra Laval (packaging manufacture) Sweden 82yo – Widowed, 3 children
 
10. Susanne Klatten  $8.1 billion BMW Germany 43yo – Married, 3 children

Australia

1. James Packer $5.0 billion inherited (media/Entertainment) (his father, Kerry, died Dec 26, 2005) NSW, Sydney 38yo -Divorced, 0 children

2. Frank Lowy $3.8 billion retail property (shopping centres) NSW, Sydney 75yo – Married, 3 children
 
3. Richard Pratt $2.3 billion paper (manufacturing, recycling) Vic, Melbourne 71yo – Married, 3 children
 
4. Zhengrong Shi  $2.2 billion solar energy Wuxi, China 43yo – Married, 2 children
 
5. John Gandel  $1.4 billion retail property (shopping centres) Vic, Melbourne 71yo – Married, 4 children
 
6. Kerry Stokes $1.1 billion media WA, Perth 65yo – Married, 4 children

7. Harry Triguboff $1.0 billion residential property development NSW, Sydney 73yo – Married, 2 children
 
8. Bob Oatley $900 million wine, property NSW, Denman 76yo – Married, 3 children
 
9. Bruce Gordon $895 million media (was a magician in WWII) Bermuda 76yo – Married, 2 children

10. Stanley Perron $880 million  property (high school drop out) (WA, Perth)? 82yo – Married, 3 children

Brazil
1. Joseph & Moise Safra (brothers could split soon) $7.4 billion banking Sao Paulo  — n/a, 0 children
 
2. Aloysio de Andrade Faria  $3.8 billion banking Sao Paulo 85yo – Married, 5 children
 
3. Jorge Paulo Lemann (onetime tennis champion – he played at Wimbledon) $3.4 billion banking Rio de Janeiro 66yo – Married, 5 children
 
4. Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family  $3.2 billion diversified Sao Paulo 77yo – n/a, 9 children
 
5. Julio Bozano  $1.6 billion banking Rio de Janeiro 70yo – n/a, 1 child
 
6. Abilio dos Santos Diniz & family  $1.6 billion supermarkets Sao Paulo 69yo – Married, 4 children
 
7. Marcel Herman Telles  $1.5 billion beer Sao Paulo 56yo – Married, 2 children

8. Guilherme Peirao Leal  $1.4 billion Natura Cosmetics Sao Paulo 55yo – n/a, 5 children

9. Antonio Luiz Seabra  $1.4 billion Natura Cosmetics (has 519,000 “consultants” peddling cosmetics door-to-door in South America.) London, UK; and Brazil 63yo – n/a, 0 children
 
10. Elie Horn (gives 20% of his earnings to charity) $1.3 billion real estate Sao Paulo 60yo – married, 2 children

Canada
1. Kenneth Thomson & family (has amassed an internationally famous art collection of some 3,000 pieces) $19.6 billion publishing Toronto 82yo – Married, 3 children
 
2. Galen Weston & family $8.4 billion retail Toronto 65yo – Married, 2 children
 
3. James, Arthur & John Irving  $5.5 billion oil (600 gas stations) Saint John n/a – 0 children
 
4. Jeffrey S Skoll  $5.0 billion Ebay USA, CA, Los Angeles 41yo – Single, 0 children

5. Paul Desmarais (bought his father’s one-route Ontario bus company for $1- in 1951) $3.8 billion finance Montreal 79yo – Married, 4 children

6. Bernard (Barry) Sherman  $3.7 billion Apotex pharmaceuticals (seeking over-the-counter-sales approval of its controversial “morning-after” pill ) Toronto 64yo – Married, 4 children
 
7. Jim Pattison  $3.5 billion diversified (incl. Ripley’s Believe It or Not)  Vancouver 77yo – Married, 3 children
 
8. Robert Miller  $3.0 billion Future Electronics (supports cryonics, the science of freezing bodies with the intent to restore life) Montreal 60yo – Married, 2 children
 
9. Edward Rogers $3.0 billion media Toronto 72yo – Married, 4 children
 
10. Charles R Bronfman  $2.7 billion liquor Montreal  74yo – Widowed, 2 children (his wife, Andrea, was tragically killed in January; a taxi hit her while she was walking the dog)
China

1. Larry Rong Zhijian  $1.64 billion  CITIC Pacific Group (steel, property, power) Hong Kong 63yo

2. Zhu Mengyi & family $1.43 billion  Hopson Development (real estate & investment) Guangdong 46yo

3. William Ding Lei  $1.27billion  Netease.com (internet portal & online games) Beijing 34yo

4. Wong Kwong Yu  $1.25 billion  Gome Appliances (& real estate) Beijing 36yo

5. Liu Yongxing $1.16 billion East Hope Group (animal feed, finance, aluminium) Shanghai 57yo

6. Liu Yonghao  $1.12 billion New Hope Group (animal feed, finance, real estate) Chengdu 54yo
 
7. Guo Guangchang $1.09 billion Fosun High-Tech Group (retail, media, real estate)
 Shanghai 38yo
 
8. Xu Ming $1.05 billion Shide Group (insurance & banking)
 Dalian
 34yo

9. Hui Wing Mau  $1.00 billion Shimao Group (real estate)
 Shanghai/H.K. 55yo
 
10. Chen Tianqiao  $1.00 billion Shanda Interactive Entertainment (online games)
 Shanghai 32yo
France

1. Bernard Arnault  $21.5 billion LVMH Paris 57yo – Married, 5 children
 
2. Liliane Bettencourt  $16.0 billion L’Oreal Paris 83yo – Married, 1 child
 
3. Serge Dassault & family  $8.5 billion aviation (manufacturing)  Paris 80yo – n/a
 
4. Alain & Gerard Wertheimer  $7.5 billion Chanel (apparel)  Paris n/a – n/a

5. Francois Pinault  $7.0 billion retail (incl. Gucci) Paris 69yo – Married, 3 children
 
6. Jean-Claude Decaux & family  $4.2 billion advertising Paris 68yo – Married, 3 children
 
7. Gerard Louis-Dreyfus & family  $3.4 billion commodities (inl. natural gas) USA, NY, New York 73yo – Married, 3 children
 
8. Martin Bouygues & family  $3.2 billion Telecom Paris 53yo – Married
 
9. Jean-Louis Dumas & family  $2.5 billion Hermes (luxury-goods/apparel ) Paris  67yo – Married, 2 children
 
10. Didier Primat  $2.4 billion Oil Paris 61yo – n/a, 0 children
Germany
1. Karl Albrecht  $17.0 billion supermarkets Muehlheim an der Ruhr 86yo – Married, 2 children
 
2. Theo Albrecht  $15.2 billion supermarkets Foehr  83yo – Married, 2 children
 
3. Adolf Merckle  $11.5 billion pharmaceuticals  Manheim  71yo – Married, 4 children

4. Michael Otto & family  $10.4 billion retail (mail order) Hamburg  62yo – Married, 2 children
 
5. Susanne Klatten  $8.1 billion BMW Bad Homburg 43yo – Married, 3 children
 
6. Rudolf August Oetker & family  $8.0 billion food Bielefeld  89yo – Married, 8 children
 
7. Reinhold Würth  $7.5 billion manufacturing (screws) Kuenzelsau  70yo – Married, 3 children
 
8. August von Finck  $7.0 billion investments Switzerland, Thurgau   76yo – Married, 4 children
 
9. Maria-Elisabeth & Georg Schaeffler  $6.8 billion Manufacturing (ball bearings)  Herzogenaurach  — n/a
 
10. Stefan Quandt (one of the world’s most eligible bachelors) $6.6 billion BMW Bad Homburg  40yo – Single, 0 children

Hong Kong

1. Li Ka-shing  $18.8 billion diversified Hong Kong 77yo – Widowed, 2 children
 
2. Raymond, Thomas & Walter Kwok  $11.6 billion real estate  Hong Kong n/a – n/a
 
3. Lee Shau Kee  $11.0 billion real estate  Hong Kong 78yo – Married, 5 children
 
4. Stanley Ho  $6.5 billion Macau Casino Hong Kong  84yo – Married, 17 children!!!
 
5. Cheng Yu-tung $5.1 billion New World Development (real estate) Hong Kong   80yo – Married, 2 children
 
6. Nina Wang (Notoriously frugal and paranoid, spends $650 a month and travels with a platoon of 50 bodyguards.) $4.2 billion real estate Hong Kong n/a – Widowed?, 0 children (husband kidnapped in 1990)
 
7. Michael Kadoorie & family  $3.8 billion diversified Hong Kong  65yo – married
 
8. Henry Fok  $3.7 billion Macao casino Hong Kong 82yo – Married

9. Michael Ying  $2.7 billion Esprit (apparel) Hong Kong  56yo – Married
 
10. Chen Din Hwa  $2.6 billion real estate  Hong Kong 83yo – n/a, 0 children
 

India
1. Lakshmi Mittal  $23.5 billion Mittal Steel (manufacturing steel) UK, London  55yo – Married, 2 children
 
2. Azim Premji  $13.3 billion Wipro (software)   Bangalore  60yo – Married, 2 children
 
3. Mukesh Ambani $8.5 billion diversified (manufacturing)   Mumbai  48yo – Married, 3 children
 
4. Anil Ambani $5.7 billion diversified (manufacturing)   Mumbai  46yo – Married, 2 children
 
5. Kushal Pal Singh $5.0 billion real estate  Delhi 74yo – Married, 3 children
 
6. Sunil Mittal  $4.9 billion Telecom  Delhi  48yo – Married, 3 children
 
7. Kumar Birla  $4.4 billion commodities (copper & aluminium) Mumbai   38yo – Married, 2 children
 
8. Shiv Nadar  $4.0 billion technology New Delhi  60yo – Married, 1 child

9. Pallonji Mistry  $3.6 billion construction Mumbai  76yo – Married, 4 children
 
10. Anurag Dikshit (is this for real?)  $3.3 billion online gambling  Gibraltar 34yo – Married, 1 child

Israel
1. Shari Arison  $5.2 billion  inheritance, cruise ships Tel Aviv 48yo – Married, 4 children

2. Sammy Ofer & family  $3.0 billion  shipping Tel Aviv; Monaco 84yo – Married, 2 children
 
3. Arnon Milchan  $2.9 billion  media/entertainment Tel Aviv 61yo – Divorced, 4 children
 
4. Lev Leviev  $2.6 billion  diamonds (cuts and polishes more diamonds than anyone else in the world) B’nei Brak 50yo – Married, 9 children
 
5. Stef Wertheimer & family (grade school dropout) $2.4 billion  tools  Tefen 80yo – Married, 4 children
 
6. Alexander Machkevich  $2.0 billion  mining, metals

7. Almaty, Kazakhstan 52yo – Married, 2 children
8. Yitzhak Tshuva (his road-to-riches story began in Netanya in a single room where his penniless family of 11 lived briefly) $2.0 billion  real estate Netanya 57yo – Married, 5 children

8. Morris Kahn  $1.0 billion  software Israel 76yo – Married, 0 children
Italy

1. Silvio Berlusconi – Italy’s Prime Minister2001=2006 $11.0 billion media North of Milan 69yo – Married, 5 children

2. Leonardo Del Vecchio  $10.0 billion  eyewear (Ray-Ban) Milan 70yo – Married, 4 children
 
3. Michele Ferrero & family  $10.0 billion  chocolates Belgium, Brussels  79yo – Married, 2 children
 
4. Giorgio Armani  $4.1 billion  fashion / apparel Milan 71yo – n/a
 
5. Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone $2.7 billion  diversified Italy 63yo – Married
 
6. Carlo Benetton  $2.5 billion  Benneton (apparel)
 Treviso 62yo – Single, 4 children

7. Giuliana Benetton  $2.5 billion  Benneton (apparel)
 Treviso 68yo – Married, 4 children
 
8. Gilberto Benetton  $2.5 billion  Benneton
 Treviso 64yo – Married, 2 children

9. Luciano Benetton $2.5 billion  Benneton (apparel)  Treviso 70yo – Married, 4 children
 
10. Miuccia Prada & family  $2.5 billion  Prada (apparel)  Rome 56yo – Married
Japan

1. Yasuo Takei & family  $5.4 billion  Takefuji (consumer finance)  Tokyo 76yo – Married, 3 children

2. Kunio Busujima & family  $5.2 billion  pinball machines (manufacturing) Kiryu 80yo – Married, 4 children
 
3. Nobutada Saji & family  $4.7 billion  Suntory (beverages) – recently engineered the world’s first blue rose! Hyogo 60yo – Married

4. Akira Mori  $4.5 billion  Mori Trust (real estate)  Tokyo 68yo – Married, 3 children
 
5. Eitaro Itoyama  $4.2 billion  golf courses  Tokyo 63yo – Married, 2 children
 
6. Tadashi Yanai & family  $4.2 billion  retail Yamaguchi 57yo – Married, 2 children
 
7. Masatoshi Ito  $3.6 billion  retail Tokyo 81yo – Married, 3 children

8. Yoshitaka Fukuda & family  $3.2 billion  Aiful (consumer finance) Kyoto 58yo – Married, 3 children
 
9. Masayoshi Son  $3.1 billion  Softbank (software)  Tokyo 48yo – Married, 2 children

10. Hiroshi Mikitani  $3.0 billion  e-commerce (Rakuten Internet shopping mall) Japan 41yo – n/a, 0 children

Malaysia
1. Robert Kuok  $5.0 billion diversified (including Shangri-la hotels) Hong Kong 82yo – Married, 8 children
 
2. Ananda Krishnan  $4.3 billion diversified Kuala Lumpur 67yo – Married, 3 children
 
3. Lim Goh Tong (high school drop out) $2.8 billion gaming Kuala Lumpur 88yo – Married, 6 children

4. Teh Hong Piow  $2.1 billion banking (Public Bank’s Islamic banking is interest-free because Islam prohibits taking or giving interest) Kuala Lumpur 76yo – Married, 4 children
 
5. Quek Leng Chan  $2.0 billion banking Wee 65yo – Married, 3 children
 
6. Lee Shin Cheng  $1.6 billion agriculture Jeram 66yo – Married, 6 children
 
7. Yeoh Tiong Lay & family  $1.1 billion construction Malaysia 76yo – Married, 0 children
 
8. Tiong Hiew King  $1.0 billion timber Sibu 70yo – Married, 3 children

Mexico
. Carlos Slim Helu (just call him Midas) $30.0 billion Telecom Mexico City  66yo – Widowed, 6 children
 
2. Jeronimo Arango  $4.6 billion retail (was a Wal-Mart partner) Mexico 80yo – n/a

3. Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family  $3.1 billion retail/media (facing business scandal) Mexico City  50yo – Married, 3 children

4. Alberto Bailleres  $2.8 billion mining silver  Mexico City  73yo – n/a

5. Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala & family  $2.0 billion beer (Corona)  Mexico City  42yo – Married, 2 children

6. Roberto Hernandez Ramirez $2.0 billion Banamex (banking)  Mexico City  64yo – n/a

7. Lorenzo Zambrano & family  $1.8 billion cement Monterrey 62yo – Single
 
8. Emilio Azcárraga Jean  $1.7 billion media Mexico City  38yo – Married, 1 child

9. Alfredo Harp Helu  $1.4 billion Banamex (banking)  Mexico City 62yo – Married, 4 children

10. Isaac Saba Raffoul & family  $1.4 billion diversified (incl. Marriott hotels) Mexico City 82yo – n/a
Russia
1. Roman Abramovich  $18.2 billion oil (fled Russia in 2000 to escape fraud charges) UK, London 39yo – Married, 5 children
 
2. Vagit Alekperov  $11.0 billion Lukoil (oil)  Moscow 55yo – Married, 1 child

3. Vladimir Lisin  $10.7 billion Novolipetsk steel mill  Moscow 49yo – Married, 3 children

4. Viktor Vekselberg  $10.0 billion oil / metals (laying low to avoid Kremlin scrutiny) Moscow 48yo – Married, 2 children
 
5. Mikhail Fridman  $9.7 billion oil / banking Moscow 41yo – Married, 2 children 

6. Oleg Deripaska  $7.8 billion Russian Aluminum (Married into family of former President Yeltsin) Moscow 37yo – Married
 
7. Alexei Mordashov  $7.6 billion Severstal (steel) Moscow 40yo – Married, 3 children
 
8. Suleiman Kerimov  $7.1 billion stocks Moscow 40yo – Married, 3 children

9. Vladimir Potanin  $6.4 billion metals Moscow 45yo – Married, 3 children

10. Mikhail Prokhorov  $6.4 billion metals (often featured in gossip pages for his parties)  Moscow 40yo – Single
Saudi Arabia

1. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud (nephew of the Saudi king ) $20.0 billion investments Riyadh 49yo – Divorced, 2 children
 
2. Sulaiman Bin Abdul Al Rajhi  $11.0 billion banking Jeddah 86yo – Married, 23 children
(yes … 23!!!!)
 
3. Mohammed Al Amoudi (Born in Ethiopia) $6.9 billion oil Jeddah 60yo – Married, 0 children
 
4. Saleh Bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi  $6.5 billion banking Jeddah 94yo – Married, 61 children (yes, 61!!!! – 22 sons, 39 daughters, from 7 wives)
 
5. Saleh Kamel (denies allegations of ties to Osama bin Laden brought in two Sept. 11th related lawsuits) $5.0 billion diversified (banking/media) Makkah Al-Minkarramah 64yo – Married, 0 children
 
6. Saad Hariri (second son of Rafik Hariri, slain prime minister of Lebanon ) $4.1 billion inherited, construction, investments Riyadh 35yo – Married, 2 children
 
7. Abdullah Al Rajhi  $3.8 billion banking Saudi Arabia n/a – Married, 0 children

8. Khalid Bin Mahfouz & family  $3.2 billion banking Jeddah 59yo – Married, 3 children
 
9. Ayman Hariri (One of five children of slain Lebanese prime minister Rafik ) $2.7 billion inheritance Riyadh 27yo – Married, 1 child
 
10. Mohammed Al Issa  $2.3 billion food Saudi Arabia
 n/a – 0 children

Spain
1. Amancio Ortega  $14.8 billion Zara (apparel) La Coruna 70yo – Married, 3 children
 
2. Rafael del Pino & family $6.50 billion Ferrovial (construction) Madrid 85yo – Married, 5 children
 
3. Esther Koplowitz  $3.4 billion construction Barcelona 55yo – Married, 3 children

4. Jesus de Polanco  $2.7 billion Grupo Prisa (media) Madrid 76yo – Married, 4 children

5. Manuel Jove  $2.7 billion FADESA Immobiliaria (real estate) La Coruna 64yo – Married, 2 children

6. Rosalia Mera  $2.2 billion Zara (apparel) La Coruna 62yo – Divorced, 2 children
 
7. Isak Andic  $1.8 billion Mango (apparel)  Barcelona 51yo – Married, 3 children
 
8. Emilio Botin  $1.7 billion banking Santander 71yo – Married, 6 children

9. Gabriel Escarrer  $1.7 billion Sol Melia (hotels) Palma de Majorca 71yo – Married, 6 children

10. Alicia Koplowitz  $1.5 billion investments Madrid 53yo – Divorced, 3 children

Sweden
1. Ingvar Kamprad  $28.0 billion Ikea (retail)  Switzerland, Lausanne  79yo – Married, 4 children
 
2. Stefan Persson  $12.3 billion Hennes & Mauritz (retail) Stockholm 58yo – Married, 3 children
 
3. Birgit Rausing & family  $8.6 billion Tetra Laval (packaging manufacture) Switzerland, Vaud  82yo – Widowed, 3 children
 
4. Hans Rausing  $8.5 billion Tetra Laval (packaging) – Moved to England in 1980 to avoid punitive Swedish taxes. UK, Wadhurst  80yo – Married, 3 children

5. Antonia Johnson  $4.1 billion A. Johnson & Co. (diversified) Stockholm 62yo – Married, 4 children

6. Fredrik Lundberg  $2.1 billion real estate / investments Stockholm 54yo – Married, 2 children

7. Gustaf Douglas  $1.7 billion Assa Abloy (locks) / security Stockholm 68yo – Married, 2 children

8. Liselott (Lottie) Persson $1.5 billion Hennes & Mauritz (clothing retail chain) Stockholm n/a – 0 children

Switzerland
1. Ernesto Bertarelli  $5.8 billion Sereno (biotech) – yachtsman who won the America’s Cup in 2003  Geneva 39yo – Married, 2 children

2. Thomas Schmidheiny  $3.8 billion Holcim (cement) Balgach 59yo – Married, 4 children

3. Walter Haefner  $4.3 billion Computer Associates (software) Zurich 94yo – Married, 2 children
 
4. Bahaa Hariri (Eldest son of slain Lebanese prime minister Rafik) $4.1 billion inheritance Geneva 39yo – Married, 0 children

5. Stephan Schmidheiny  $2.8 billion investments Zurich 57yo – Married, 2 children

6. Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte $2.5 billion Mediterranean Shipping Company Geneva n/a – Married, 2 children

7. Nicolas Hayek  $2.5 billion Swatch (world’s largest manufacturer of finished watches with 156 factories) Biel 77yo – Married, 2 children

8. Sergio Mantegazza  $3.0 billion Globus & Cosmos (travel) Lugano 77yo – Married, 1 child
Turkey

1. Rahmi Koc  $1.7 billion inherited (diversified) Istanbul 75yo – Divorced, 3 children
2. Omer Sabanci  $1.7 billion inherited (diversified) Istanbul 47yo – Married, 3 children
 
3. Sevket Sabanci  $1.7 billion diversified Istanbul 70yo – Married, 3 children

4. Aydin Dogan  $1.6 billion media Istanbul 70yo – Married, 4 children

5. Turgay Ciner (Personally pays for much school construction throughout Turkey) $1.5 billion diversified Istanbul 50yo – Married, 1 child

6. Hasan Colakoglu  $1.5 billion diversified Turkey
 50yo – Married, 2 children

7. Ferit Sahenk  $1.5 billion inherited (diversified) (bankrolled “Gallipoli” movie)  Istanbul 42yo – Married, 1 child

8. Husnu Ozyegin  $1.5 billion banking Izmir 61yo – Married, 2 children

9. Semahat Arsel  $1.3 billion inherited (diversified) Istanbul 78yo – Married, 0 children
 
10. Erol Sabanci  $1.3 billion inherited (diversified) (incl. Akbank, second largest bank in Turkey)
 Istanbul 68yo – Married, 2 children
United Kingdom
1. Philip & Cristina Green  $7.0 billion retail (Acadia Group) Monaco n/a – Married, 2 children

2. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family
(6th Duke of Westminister) $6.0 billion real estate (incl. Mayfair) Chester 54yo – Married, 4 children
 
3. David & Simon Reuben (two brothers born in Bombay ) $3.6 billion investments, real estate London n/a – 3 children

4. Bernard Ecclestone & family  $3.4 billion Formula One (car racing)
 London 75yo – Married, 2 children
 
5. David & Frederick Barclay (twins) $2.8 billion media, retail (manage their businesses from the island tax haven of Jersey) Island of Brecquou n/a – n/a

6. Richard Branson (high school dropout) $2.8 billion Virgin (airlines, etc) London 55yo – Married, 2 children
 
7. Charles Cadogan & family  $2.8 billion real estate  London 69yo – Married, 3 children

8. Bruno Schroder & family  $2.5 billion Schroders Plc. (banking) London 73yo – Separated, 1 child

9. Clive Calder  $2.4 billion Zomba Recordings (incl. Britney Spears, ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys ) Cayman Islands 59yo – Married, 2 children

10. Nadhmi Auchi  $2.0 billion diversified London 68yo – Married, 4 children 

United States
(men)

1. William Gates III $50.0 billion Microsoft  WA, Medina  50yo – Married, 3 children
 
2. Warren Buffett  $42.0 billion Berkshire Hathaway  NE, Omaha  75yo – Widowed, 3 children
 
3. Paul Allen  $22.0 billion Microsoft, investments   WA, Seattle  53yo – Single, 0 children
 
4. Michael Dell  $17.1 billion Dell (world’s biggest PC maker) TX, Austin  41yo – Married, 4 children
 
5. Sheldon Adelson  $16.1 billion casinos, hotels  NV, Las Vegas  72yo – Married, 5 children 

6. Lawrence Ellison  $16.0 billion Oracle (database s’ware)  CA, Silicon Valley  61yo – Married, 2 children
 
7. Jim Walton  $15.9 billion Wal-Mart  AR, Bentonville  58yo – Married, 4 children
 
8. S Robson Walton  $15.8 billion  Wal-Mart AR, Bentonville  62yo – Divorced, 3 children
 
9. Steven Ballmer  $13.6 billion Microsoft WA, Redmond  50yo – Married, 2 children
10. Sergey Brin  $12.9 billion Google
CA, San Francisco 32yo – Single, 0 children

United States
(women)

1. Christy Walton  $15.9 billion Wal-Mart (husband, John Walton, died in an ultra-light aircraft crash 5th June 2005) WY, Jackson 51yo – Widowed, 1 child

2. Alice Walton  $15.7 billion (inheritance) Wal-Mart  TX , Fort Worth  56yo – Divorced
 
3. Helen Walton  $15.6 billion Wal-Mart  AR, Bentonville 86yo – Widowed, 4 children
 
4. Abigail Johnson  $12.5 billion Fidelity investments  MA, Boston 44yo – Married, 2 children
 
5. Barbara Cox Anthony  $12.4 billion media/entertainment HI, Honolulu  82yo – Married, 2 children

6. Anne Cox Chambers  $12.4 billion media/entertainment GA, Atlanta  86yo – Divorced, 3 children
 
7. Jacqueline Mars  $10.0 billion candy (incl. Mars bar) NJ, Bedminster  66yo – Divorced, 3 children
 
8. Martha Ingram & family  $2.7 billion Ingram Industries  TN, Nashville 70yo – Widowed, 4 children

9. Barbara Piasecka Johnson  $2.6 billion Johnson & Johnson Monaco, Monte Carlo 69yo – Widowed

10. Barbara Davis & family  $2.5 billion inheritance (oil) CA, Beverly Hills 76yo – Widowed, 5 children
  
Under 35

1. Sergey Brin  $12.9 billion Google (internet gateway)
 USA 32yo – Single, 0 children 
 
2. Larry Page  $12.8 billion Google (internet gateway) USA 33yo – Single, 0 children
 
3. Anurag Dikshit  $3.3 billion online gambling  India 34yo – Married, 1 child

4. Fahd Hariri (youngest son of Rafik Hariri) $2.7 billion inheritance Lebanon 25yo – Single, 0 children
 
9. Ayman Hariri (one of five children of slain Lebanese prime minister Rafik ) $2.7 billion inheritance Riyadh 27yo – Married, 1 child
 
6. Andrei Melnichenko (uni dropout) $2.7 billion banking, energy Russia 34yo – Married, 0 children
 
7. Sergei Popov  $2.7 billion banking, energy Russia 34yo – Married, 0 children

8. Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis (lives in one of the family castles)  $1.9 billion inherited, diversified Germany 22yo – Single, 0 children 

9. Daniel Ziff  $1.5 billion inheritance, hedge funds

 USA 34yo – Single, 0 children 

10. Hind Hariri (Youngest child of Rafik Hariri and YOUNGEST BILLIONAIRE) $1.4 billion inheritance Lebanon 22yo – Single, 0 children
 
11. Henrique Constantino  $1.1 billion GOL airlines Brazil 34yo – n/a, 0 children 

Celebrity Billionaires

1. George Lucas  $3.5 billion Star Wars (director/producer) USA 61yo – Divorced, 3 children
 
2. Steven Spielberg  $2.8 billion movies (director/producer) – incl. War of the Worlds, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Men in Black, etc USA 59yo – Married, 7 children
 
3. Oprah Winfrey  $1.4 billion The Oprah Winfrey Show (Miss Black Tennessee age 19) USA 52yo – Single
 
4. Joanne (JK) Rowling  $1.0 billion Harry Potter (6 Harry Potter books have sold 310 million copies; grossed over $3 billion in movie/DVD sales) UK/Scotland 40yo – Married, 2 children
Sources, Forbes, Fortune, BBC, entrepreneur.com and numerous news articles.

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