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 Deconstructing Forbes' annual list of billionaires. - By Michael Kinsley - Slate Magazine
And fourth, the increase in billionaires is part of the larger trend of growing income inequality.
Among American billionaires, the top of the list is dominated by computers, Wal-Mart, and Mars bars: all mixed blessings, perhaps, but blessings nevertheless.
The notion that billionaires are inspired to accumulate more billions by the prospect of a third gigantic yacht is shared by vulgar capitalists and vulgar anti-capitalists, but as a theory of billionaire behavior it doesn't even describe reality.
www.slate.com /id/2138564   (1642 words)

  
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Leading the list of Israeli billionaires is Sheri Arison who owns, among other things, Bank Hapoalim and is placed on the 109th place with a fortune of 5.2 USD billion.
The youngest billionaire on the list is the 22 year-old Hind Hariri, the daughter of late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who with a fortune of USD 1.4 billion is placed in the 562nd place.
Again, the top of list is crowned by Bill Gates (Microsoft) for the 12th time with USD 50 billion, followed by investor Warren Buffet (USD 42 billion) and the Mexican communication tycoon, Carlos Salim, third on the list with USD 30 billion.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3226553,00.html   (308 words)

  
 New & more billionaires on Forbes list, Gates No.1, again : Business
The poll on the richest men and women on the planet was concluded and the results announced in the Forbes“Billionaire” issue.
This year’s list features billionaires from as many as 20 different industries.” she said.
The list also features chewing gum heir William Wrigley Jr., with $4.3 billion; real estate moguls Sam Zell, with $2.2 billion, and Neil Bluhm, with $1 billion, and CDW Corp. founder Michael Krasny, with $1.6 billion.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/1952.html   (672 words)

  
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  Russia’s Unpopular Billionaires on Forbes’s List
The list of the country’s billionaires burgeoned to 17 during the past year—10 more than in 2002—thanks to high oil prices, a growing stock market that was up 35 to 40 percent last year, and greater corporate transparency.
Worldwide the number of billionaires year-on-year fell from 497 to 476 and their combined wealth dropped from $1,540 billion to $1,400 billion.
The top newcomer to the list was major Tyumen Oil shareholder Viktor Vekselberg, who entered as Russia’s fourth richest man with $2.5 billion.
www.worldbank.org /html/prddr/trans/julaugsep03/pgs14-15.htm   (675 words)

  
  List of billionaires - The Encyclopedia
List of billionaires (2006) - World wide in U.S. dollars
List of countries by the number of billionaires
List of heads of government and state by net worth
www.the-encyclopedia.com /description/List_of_billionaires   (57 words)

  
 98.3.billionaires.html
Steve Forbes, proud publisher of the "Forbes 400" listing of the richest Americans, permitted his magazine to characterize the Hungarian-born magnate as a "megalomaniac" with "intellectual pretensions." Worse still, Forbes' journalistic lackeys noted, was the financier's tendency to support "left-of-center" political and social causes.
Also making the list of prominent billionaire givers last year was Joan Kroc, inheritor of the McDonald's fast-food fortune compiled by her late husband Ray.
Most noticeable on the list of leading non-givers last year were the number of nouveau riche high-tech entrepreneurs, whose ranks in 1997 included five of the six richest Americans.
www.populist.com /98.3.billionaires.html   (1098 words)

  
 Forbes List of Billionaires with Nine Swedes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Forbes list of billionaires, published by the American magazine of the same name, is a yearly list of the (now) 691 richest people on earth.
The richest man on the Forbes list of billionaires — and thus the earth - is still Microsoft-founder Bill Gates with 46.5 billion dollars.
With nine Swedes on the Forbes list of billionaires Sweden shows the strength of its economy.
www.stockholm-sweden-travel-guide.com /forbes-list-of-billionaires.html   (220 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Billionaires' fortunes dwindle, but Oprah joins the list   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of the 67 billionaires who left the list, there were 30 Americans, including media mogul Barry Diller, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and Sid Bass, a member of one of Texas's wealthiest families.
Germany's 43 billionaires are led by retailers Theo and Karl Albrecht, who remained comfortably in third place with a combined net worth of $25.6 billion, down from $26.8 billion last year.
The 37 women on the list were led by Alice Walton, whose $16.5 billion portion of the Wal-Mart fortune landed her in 7th place.
www.usatoday.com /life/2003-02-27-forbes-billionaires_x.htm   (869 words)

  
 Full Coverage: Gates, Buffett Top Billionaires ...
The tally of billionaires around the globe reached a high of 946, their combined wealth growing 35 percent to $3.5 trillion, according to Forbes magazine's 2007 rankings of the world's richest people.
The tally of billionaires around the globe reached a record 946 last year, with their combined wealth growing 35 percent, to $3.5 trillion, according to Forbes magazine's 2007 rankings of the world's richest...
The tally of billionaires around the world reached a record 946, with their combined wealth growing 35 percent to $3.5 trillion, according to Forbes magazine's 2007 rankings of the richest people.
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 CNN.com - Gates tops list of billionaires - Feb. 28, 2003
It was the third year of decline in the number of billionaires.
Bill Gates, Microsoft's co-founder and chairman, topped Forbes magazine's ranking as the world's richest billionaire for the ninth straight year, even as his net worth tumbled to $40.7 billion from $52.8 billion a year earlier.
Forbes claimed Winfrey has a net worth of $1 billion, making her the first fl woman on the magazine's list of billionaires.
cnn.com /2003/BUSINESS/02/28/gates/index.html   (506 words)

  
 Oligarchs, Russian Billionaires - Johnson's Russia List 1-20-03   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Russian team of billionaires is the youngest, and their fortunes are growing faster than any others on the continent, according to a survey which determined the the richest people in Europe, published by EuroBusiness magazine.
Almost all billionaire fortunes of Russia were gained due to closeness of their owners to the government.
Among the European billionaires it is hard to find any under 60, and many of them are over 70 and they made their fortunes during their long lives.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/7025-8.cfm   (593 words)

  
 Sun.Star Cebu - The Billionaires list
FORBES magazine has released its annual list of billionaires and while it confirms what most have long suspected—namely that Oprah Winfrey and George Lucas remain really, really rich—there were a few surprises.
According to Forbes, the number of billionaires in the world rose by 102 to a record 793 in the past year.
She was one of just 78 women to make the list and despite her ever-expanding empire and de facto rule of the U.S., the media high priestess ranked just 562nd overall.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/ceb/2006/03/13/life/the.billionaires.list.html   (262 words)

  
 ABC7Chicago.com: Wal-Mart heirs slip lower on new billionaires list
March 10, 2006 - A new list of the world's richest people reports that 2005 was a great year for billionaire software execs, Swedish furniture magnates, telecom heirs and publishing moguls -- and their yacht-makers.
Forbes magazine released its annual list of billionaires today -- a group populated by a smorgasbord of tech entrepreneurs, media tycoons, investment gurus and, of course, the Wal-Mart money-printing machine.
The list of billionaires increased by 102 this year to total 793 billionaires worldwide.
abclocal.go.com /wls/story?section=nation_world&id=3981051   (770 words)

  
 China's richest list: 15 billionaires
One quarter of those on this year's list are under age 40, reflecting the fact that most of China's fortunes have been made in the past decade as retail, Internet and real estate companies sprang up to serve a booming consumer market.
Forbes noted that the average of businesspeople on its China list was 46.5 years, compared with 65.7 years for the comparable US list.
The Chinese list includes six women, compared with seven on the US list, but China's includes self-made entrepreneurs such as Zhang, while the American women generally inherited their wealth, Forbes said.
en.ce.cn /Life/social/200611/02/t20061102_9253681.shtml   (655 words)

  
 Business: Billionaires' list goes through Gates
Those with Florida connections on the list include Carnival chairman Micky Arison ($4.1-billion) at 52nd; Tampa Bay Lightning owner William Davidson ($2.3-billion) at 198th; South Florida businessman H. Wayne Huizenga ($2.2-billion) at 209th; Amway chairman and Orlando Magic owner Richard DeVos ($1.6-billion) at 312th; and former Lightning owner and insurance magnate Arthur Williams Jr.
The billionaire club swelled to 538 members this year, up from 482 last year, because Forbes decided for the first time to include all billionaires.
For example, the overall number of billionaires would have dropped this year under the old parameters, and Forbes wasn't able to provide a comparable number.
www.sptimes.com /News/062201/news_pf/Business/Billionaires__list_go.shtml   (505 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Gates remains atop 'Forbes' billionaires list   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the United States, billionaires likely gained last year not only from a 20% rise in stock prices, but also from reductions in taxes on dividends, capital gains and estate taxes, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com.
The average billionaire's age is 64, and only 27 are under 40.
There were 56 billionaires who returned to the list after dropping off it in the previous few years, including Yahoo founders David Filo ($2.2 billion) and Jerry Yang ($1.9 billion).
www.usatoday.com /money/perfi/general/2004-02-26-forbes-billionaires_x.htm   (743 words)

  
 China's richest list: 15 billionaires   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One quarter of those on this year's list are under age 40, reflecting the fact that most of China's fortunes have been made in the past decade as retail, Internet and real estate companies sprang up to serve a booming consumer market.
Forbes noted that the average of businesspeople on its China list was 46.5 years, compared with 65.7 years for the comparable US list.
The Chinese list includes six women, compared with seven on the US list, but China's includes self-made entrepreneurs such as Zhang, while the American women generally inherited their wealth, Forbes said.
en-1.ce.cn /Life/social/200611/02/t20061102_9253681.shtml   (655 words)

  
 Tech billionaires a little less wealthy | CNET News.com
Though Bill Gates is still king of the hill, according to Forbes, many technology executives on the magazine's billionaires list lost some of their net worth.
In a further sign that tough economic times are taking their toll on the world's richest, the average net worth of the world's billionaires fell from $3.2 billion to $3.1 billion.
The only billionaires in the top five not affected by the fizzling of the tech bubble were German supermarket executives Karl and Theo Albrecht.
news.com.com /2100-1017-848818.html   (608 words)

  
 India beats Japan in billionaires list -DAWN - International; March 10, 2007
There were now a record 946 billionaires in the world, up more than 150 from last year, with then magazine attributing the increase to a commodities boom, the march of technology and the relative weakness of the US dollar.
The list’s net worth grew 35 per cent from last year to $3.5 trillion, with Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim Helu jumping into third place with a $19 billion increase in his net worth.
Howard Schultz of Starbucks was a new entrant to the list.
www.dawn.com /2007/03/10/int5.htm   (697 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Forbes list of billionaires grows by 102
The number of billionaires around the world rose by 102 to a record 793 over the past year, and their combined wealth grew 18 percent to $2.6 trillion, according to Forbes magazine's 2006 rankings of the world's richest people.
But Utah actually lost one of its three billionaires, as Forbes no longer considers Robert Earl Holding, known for his Sinclair Oil company, Little and Grand America hotels and resorts like Snowbasin, to be a resident of the state.
Jon Huntsman Sr., founder of Salt Lake-based chemical company Huntsman Corp., was the second-ranking Utahn on the list and came in 486th overall with $1.6 billion, down from a ranking of 321 with $2 billion in 2005.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635190602,00.html   (993 words)

  
 Oprah's $1bn in the black - smh.com.au
Germany's 43 billionaires are led by retailers Theo and Karl Albrecht, who remained comfortably in third place with a combined net worth of $US25.6 billion ($A42.38 billion), down from $US26.8 billion ($A44.36 billion) last year.
Russia has 10 new billionaires, thanks to higher oil prices, a 38 per cent rise in stocks and a trend toward corporate transparency that has made it easier to identify the wealthiest Russians.
The 37 women on the list were led by Alice Walton, whose $US16.5 billion ($A27.31 billion) portion of the Wal-Mart fortune landed her in seventh place.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/02/28/1046064208498.html   (803 words)

  
 ABC News: Wal-Mart Heirs Slip Lower on New Billionaires List
March 9, 2006 — A new list of the world's richest people reports that 2005 was a great year for billionaire software execs, Swedish furniture magnates, telecom heirs and publishing moguls — and their yacht-makers.
Forbes magazine released its annual list of billionaires today — a group populated by a smorgasbord of tech entrepreneurs, media tycoons, investment gurus and, of course, the Wal-Mart money-printing machine.
According to Forbes, Ellison (who ranked No. 15 on the Forbes list at $16 billion) actually ordered the Rising Sun be built a few feet longer than Allen's Octopus just to "stick it to his Microsoft rival." Poor Allen; no matter how hard he tries, it seems he's always second best.
abcnews.go.com /Business/story?id=1706429&page=1   (548 words)

  
 Premji 11th in FT list of 'billionaires with heart
Wipro chairman Azim Premji is the only Indian (ranked 11th) in the Financial Times list of the top 25 dollar billionaires who are doing the most to shape the world.
The FT's special report on the super-rich has listed nearly 600 dollar billionaires around the globe and has named the top 25 "who are changing the way people live".
The list is headed by Microsoft's Bill Gates, with an estimated net worth of $46.6 billion.
www.rediff.com /money/2004/nov/15premji.htm   (265 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Forbes' list bears billionaires only
Among the top three on the list, Adelson is now estimated to have $20.5 billion, Buffett $46 billion and Gates $53 billion.
The list was led off by technologists, such as Gates, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Dell Inc.'s Michael Dell and Ellison, and rounded out by five members of the Walton clan who have fortunes amassed from sales by the world's largest retailer.
The biggest number of people on the list live in California, which houses 90 of the 400, and another 44 live in New York City.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,650192626,00.html   (715 words)

  
 Oprah one in a billion - theage.com.au
While many of the world's richest people found their fortunes shrinking again in the past year, Oprah Winfrey's grew enough to put her on Forbes magazine's list of billionaires - the first fl woman to join the ranks.
Bill Gates leads the list for the ninth straight year, but the Microsoft co-founder's net worth fell 23 per cent from a year ago to $US40.7 billion ($A67.37 billion).
The 222 Americans on the list hold 47 per cent of the group's wealth.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/02/28/1046064207507.html   (330 words)

  
 CNN.com - 'Potter' author now a billionaire - Feb. 26, 2004
Rowling, once an unemployed single mother, saw her wealth rise to $1 billion after the publication of the latest "Harry Potter" novel and the success of the wizardly character as a movie franchise, the magazine said on Thursday.
The average billionaire's age is 64, and 27 are under 40.
The list saw the addition of 64 new billionaires this year and even included a wanted man, a suspected arms trader and three jailbirds.
edition.cnn.com /2004/US/02/26/life.billionaires.reut/index.html   (505 words)

  
 Nine Indians In Billionaires List
The Forbes list of the World’s Richest People in 2004 features Mr Premji at rank 58, with a networth of $6.7 billion followed by Mr Mittal at rank 62, worth $6.2 billion, and Mukesh D Ambani and Anil D Ambani at rank 65, with a networth of $6 billion.
As compared with the Forbes list of 2003, which comprises seven entries from India, this year the total number of entries have risen to nine.
The networth of Indians in the Forbes 2004 list amounts to $31.9 billion as compared to $17.4 billion in 2003, an increase of 83 per cent, or $14.5 billion.
www.financialexpress.com /fe_full_story.php?content_id=53631   (361 words)

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