The FORBES BILLIONAIRES LIST (1998)

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The 200 World Billionaires

Combined Net Worth = $1,032,045,000,000 = $ 1.03 trillion 

Ranking & Name Country Net Worth $million Activity
1 Gates, WilliamH. III United States (1) 51,000 Microsoft Corp.
2 Walton, Family United States (2) 48,000 Wal-Mart Stores
3 Bolkiah, Sultan Hassanal Brunei (1) 36,000 oil, gas
4 Buffett, Warren Edward United States (3) 33,000 Berkshire Hathaway
5 Alsaud, King Faud Bin Abdul Aziz Saudi Arabia (1) 25,000 oil, investments, real estate
6 Allen, Paul Gardner United States (4) 21,000 Microsoft Corp.
7 Al Nahyan, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan UAE (1) 15,000 oil, investments
8 Al-sabah, Sheikh Jaber Al-ahmed Al-jaber Kuwait (1) 15,000 oil, investments, real estate
9 Thomson, Kenneth Canada (1) 14,400 Thomson Corp
10 Pritzker, Jay A. And Robert A. United States (5) 13,500 Financier
11 Mars, Forrest Edward Sr. And Family United States (6) 13,500 Inheritance (candy)
12 Alsaud, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia (2) 13,300 investments, construction, banking
13 Lee Shau Kee Hong Kong (1) 12,700 real estate
14 Albrecht, Theo & Karl and family Germany (1) 11,700 retailing
15 Ballmer, Steven Anthony United States (7) 10,700 Microsoft Corp.
16 Mulliez, Gerard and family France (1) 10,300 retail
17 Dell, Michael United States (8) 10,000 Dell Computer Corp.
18 Al-Maktoum, Makhtoum bin Rashid Dubai (1) 10,000 oil, services
19 Li Ka-shing Hong Kong (2) 10,000 real estate, telecomm, diversified
20 Botin, Emilio and family Spain (1) 9,200 banking
21 Newhouse, Samuel I. Jr. And Donald E. United States (9) 9,000 Media
22 Cargill, Family United States (10) 8,800 Cargill
23 Anschutz, Philip F. United States (11) 8,800 Oil, railroads
24 Tsai Wan-lin and family Taiwan (1) 8,500 insurance, financial services
25 Haas, Family United States (12) 8,200 Levi Strauss & Co.
26 Fisher, Family United States (13) 8,000 The Gap
27 Hopp, Dietmar and sons Germany (2) 7,900 software
28 Kluge, John Werner United States (14) 7,800 Metromedia Co.
29 Moore, Gordon Earl United States (15) 7,500 Intel Corp.
30 Kwok, Walter, Thomas, and Raymond Hong Kong (3) 7,400 real estate
31 Slim Helu, Carlos Mexico (1) 7,200 diversified
32 Olayan, Suliman Saudi Arabia (3) 7,000 Olayan Investment Company
33 Berlusconi, Silvio Italy (1) 7,000 media
34 Plattner, Hasso Germany (3) 6,900 SAP
35 Pinault, Francois France (2) 6,600 retail
36 Bass, Lee, Sid And Perry United States (16) 6,600 oil, investments
37 Perelman, Ronald Owen United States (17) 6,600 Investments
38 Landolt, Pierre and family Switzerland (1) 6,500 Novartis
39 Lauder, Leonard A. And Ronald S. United States (18) 6,400 Cosmetics
40 McCaw, Family United States (19) 6,400 telecommunications
41 Marinho, Roberto Brazil (1) 6,300 media
42 Wang, Nina Hong Kong (4) 6,000 real estate
43 Cheng Yu-tung Hong Kong (5) 6,000 real estate
44 Redstone, Sumner M. United States (20) 5,800 Viacom, Inc.
45 Ellison, Lawrence Joseph United States (21) 5,800 Oracle Corp.
46 Hearst, Family United States (22) 5,700 Hearst Corp.
47 Kerkorian, Kirk United States (23) 5,700 Investments
48 Tsutsumi, Yoshiaki Japan (1) 5,700 real estate
49 Saji, Keizo Japan (2) 5,600 Suntory Ltd.
50 Woeste, Albrecht and Henkel family Germany (4) 5,600 chemicals
51 Ermirio de Moraes, Antonio and family Brazil (2) 5,500 mining
52 Haub, Erivan And Family Germany (5) 5,500 retailing
53 Piech, Ferdinand and family Germany (6) 5,400 Porsche
54 Koch, Charles De Ganahl And David H. United States (24) 5,400 Inheritance (oil services)
55 Murdoch, Keith Rupert United States (25) 5,300 Publishing
56 Beisheim, Otto Germany (7) 5,300 retailing
57 Langmann, Hans Joachim Germany (8) 5,200 chemicals
58 Takei, Yasuo Japan (3) 5,200 consumer finance
59 Johnson, Edward C. (ned) And Abigail United States .(26) 5,100 Fidelity Investments
60 Otto, Michael Germany (9) 5,100 retailing
61 Sabanci, Sakip and family Turkey (1) 5,000 Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Company
62 Hussein, Saddam Iraq (1) 5,000 oil, investments
63 Rausing, Gad and family Sweden (1) 5,000 packaging
64 Koc, Rahmi And Family Turkey (2) 5,000 Koc Holding
65 Ng, Teng Fong and Robert Singapore (1) 5,000 real estate
66 Al Thani, Hamad bin Khalifa Qatar (1) 5,000 oil, investments
67 Tisch, Laurence A. And Preston R. United States (27) 4,800 Loews Corp.
68 Turner, Robert E. (Ted) United States (28) 4,800 Turner Broadcasting
69 Knight, Philip H. United States (29) 4,700 Nike, Inc.
70 Kuok, Robert Malaysia (1) 4,700 diversified
71 Perez Companc, Gregorio Argentina (1) 4,700 Conglomerate
72 Benetton, Luciano and family Italy (2) 4,700 apparel
73 Johnson, Charles And Rupert United States (30) 4,600 Franklin Resources
74 von Finck, August & Wilhelm Germany (10) 4,500 insurance (Allianz AG)
75 Ingram, Martha Robinson Rivers United States (31) 4,500 Inheritance
76 Persson, Stefan Sweden (2) 4,400 retailing
77 Al-Kharafi, Nasser Kuwait (2) 4,400 M. A. Al Kharafi & Sons
78 Waitt, Theodore W. United States (32) 4,300 Gateway 2000
79 Arison, Micky United States (33) 4,300 Carnival Cruise Lines
80 Schmidheiny, Stephan Switzerland (2) 4,100 ABB
81 Widjaja, Eka Tjipta Indonesia (1) 4,000 pulp and paper, food
82 Irving, James, Arthur and John Canada (2) 4,000 diversified, including Irving Oil
83 Suharto family Indonesia (2) 4,000 investments
84 Del Vecchio, Leonardo Italy (3) 4,000 eyewear
85 Bertarelli, Ernesto Switzerland (3) 4,000 Ares-Serono
86 Schoerghuber, Stefan Germany (11) 4,000 services, breweries, construction, real estate
87 Arison, Theodore (Ted) Israel (1) 4,000 Norweigan Caribbean Cruise Line
88 Wang, Y.C. Taiwan (2) 3,900 Formosa Plastics
89 Brenninkmeyer family Netherlands (1) 3,800 retailing
90 Ito, Masatoshi Japan (4) 3,700 retail
91 Herz, Günter and family Germany (12) 3,700 consumer products
92 Al-hariri, Rafik Lebanon (1) 3,600 construction, banking
93 Ziff, Dirk, Robert And Daniel United States (34) 3,600 Ziff-Davis Publishing
94 Kinoshita, Kyosuke Japan (5) 3,600 Acom
95 Soros, George United States (35) 3,600 Money management
96 Arnault, Bernard France (3) 3,600 luxury goods
97 Al Rajhi, Abdullah Sulaiman Saudi Arabia (4) 3,500 banking
98 Azcarraga Jean, Emilio and family Mexico (2) 3,500 media
99 Mittal, Lakshmi India (1) 3,500 steel
100 Bronfman, Edgar M. Sr. United States (36) 3,400 Seagram Co.
101 Khoo Teck Puat Singapore (2) 3,400 investments
102 Bronfman, Charles R.. Canada (3) 3,300 Seagram Co
103 Mori, Minoru and Akira Japan (6) 3,300 real estate
104 Perot, Henry Ross United States (37) 3,300 Electronic data management
105 Safra, Edmond Lebanon (2) 3,300 Republic Bank Corp
106 Salinas Pliego, Ricardo and family Mexico (3) 3,200 media, retailing
107 Packer, Kerry Australia (1) 3,200 Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd.
108 Rocca, Roberto and family Argentina (2) 3,200 diversified
109 Mendoza, Leonor and family Venezuela (1) 3,100 beer, food
110 Wrigley, William United States (38) 3,100 Chewing gum
111 Latsis, Spiro Greece (1) 3,100 European Financial Group
112 Bechtel, Stephen D. Jr. And Riley P. United States (39) 3,000 Engineering, construction
113 Kirch, Leo and Thomas Germany (13) 3,000 media
114 Huntsman, Jon Meade United States (40) 3,000 Plastics, chemicals
115 Tan Yu Philippines (1) 3,000 real estate
116 Oetker, Rudolf and family Germany (14) 3,000 diversified
117 Mohn, Reinhard and family Germany (15) 3,000 media
118 Hillman, Henry Lea United States (41) 3,000 Industrialist
119 Iwasaki, Fukuzo Japan (7) 2,900 Iwasaki Sangyo
120 Schroder, Bruno and family United Kingdom (1) 2,900 Schroders Plc
121 Zambrano, Lorenzo Mexico (4) 2,900 cement
122 Ebner, Martin Switzerland (4) 2,900 Investments
123 Louis-Dreyfus, Gerard and family France (4) 2,900 commodities trading
124 Crown, Lester United States (42) 2,800 Conglomerateur
125 Johnson, Samuel Curtis United States (43) 2,800 S.C. Johnson & Son
126 Kwek Leng Beng Singapore (3) 2,800 diversified
127 Ho, Stanley Hong Kong (6) 2,800 casinos, transport, hotels
128 von Holtzbrinck, Dieter and family Germany (16) 2,800 publishing
129 Agnelli, Gianni and family Italy (4) 2,700 autos
130 Garza Laguera, Eugenio and family Mexico (5) 2,700 beverages, banking
131 Goodnight, James United States (44) 2,600 Software
132 Bren, Donald L. United States (45) 2,600 Real estate
133 Marriott, John And Richard W. United States (46) 2,600 hotels
134 Hostetter, Amos Barr Jr. United States (47) 2,600 Continental Cablevision
135 Lerner, Alfred United States (48) 2,600 Banking
136 Kamprad, Ingvar Sweden (3) 2,600 Ikea
137 Davis, Marvin H. United States (49) 2,600 Oil, real estate
138 Matsuda, Kazuo Japan (8) 2,500 consumer finance
139 Bin Mahfouz, Khalid Saudi Arabia (5) 2,500 banking, investments
140 Nicholas, Peter M. United States (50) 2,500 Medical Devices
141 Schmidheiny, Thomas Switzerland (5) 2,500 Holderbank
142 Fok, Henry Hong Kong (7) 2,500 casinos, real estate, hotels
143 Sarmiento Angulo, Luis Carlos Colombia (1) 2,500 banking
144 Simplot, John R. United States (51) 2,500 Potatoes
145 Abele, John E. United States (52) 2,400 Medical devices
146 Greenberg, Maurice Raymond United States (53) 2,400 American International Group
147 Fribourg, Michel United States (54) 2,400 Grain trader
148 Moller, Maersk Mc-kinney Denmark (1) 2,400 shipping
149 Bass, Robert Muse United States (55) 2,400 Oil, investments
150 Oppenheimer, Nicky and family South Africa (1) 2,400 Anglo American Corp., DeBeers
151 Itoyama, Eitaro Japan (9) 2,400 Romo
152 Garza, Alfonso Mexico (6) 2,400 Empresas La Moderna
153 Kristiansen, Kjeld Kirk Denmark (2) 2,300 Lego
154 Wexner, Leslie Herbert United States (56) 2,300 The Limited
155 Goldschmeding, Frits Netherlands (2) 2,300 Temporary Staffing
156 Ty, George Philippines (2) 2,200 banking
157 Sorenson, James L. United States (57) 2,200 Medical devices
158 Dumas-Hermes, Jean-Louis and family France (5) 2,200 Hermes International
159 Son, Masayoshi Japan (10) 2,200 software
160 Sahenk, Ayhan and family Turkey (2) 2,200 Garanti Bank
161 Bozano, Julio Brazil (3) 2,200 financial services, diversified
162 Hunt, Ray Lee United States (58) 2,100 Oil and gas
163 Ardila Lulle, Carlos Colombia (2) 2,100 soft drinks, diversified
164 Sy, Henry Philippines (3) 2,100 shopping malls
165 Wertheimer, Alain France (6) 2,100 luxury goods
166 Cisneros, Gustavo Venezuela (2) 2,100 Beverages, media
167 Azevedo, Belmiro Portugal (1) 2,100 retailing
168 Wonowidjojo family Indonesia (3) 2,100 tobacco
169 Branson, Richard United Kingdom (2) 1,900 diversified
170 Kamel, Saleh Saudi Arabia (6) 1,800 Dallah Albaraka
171 Rockefeller, David Sr. United States (59) 1,800 Inheritance (oil)
172 Rowling, Robert United States (60) 1,800 Oil and gas
173 Swire, Sir Adrian & Sir John United Kingdom (3) 1,800 aviation, real estate, diversified
174 Oshima, Kenshin Japan (11) 1,800 finance
175 Rothschild family France/UK (7) 1,800 Rothschilds Continuation Holdings
176 Din Hwa, Chen Hong Kong (8) 1,800 real estate
177 Asper, Israel Canada (4) 1,800 CanWest Global Communications
178 Zell, Samuel United States (61) 1,700 Real estate
179 Liem Sioe Liong Indonesia (4) 1,700 food, banking, diversified
180 Koo, Jeffrey and family Taiwan (3) 1,700 banking, diversified
181 Otsuka, Masahito Japan (12) 1,700 pharmaceuticals
182 Tan, Lucio Philippines (4) 1,600 tobacco, airlines, beer
183 Allen, Herbert A. Jr. United States (62) 1,600 Stock market
184 Schmid, Gerhard Germany (17) 1,600 MobilCom AG
185 Kuo, Terry Taiwan (4) 1,600 PC Components
186 Rothermere, Viscount United Kingdom (4) 1,600 Daily Mail & General Trust
187 David-Weill, Michel France (8) 1,600 finance
188 Potanin, Vladimir Russia (1) 1,600 banking, oil, metals, telecommunications
189 Weston, Garry and family United Kingdom (5) 1,600 Associated British Foods
190 Lowy, Frank Australia (2) 1,600 Westfield Holdings
191 O'Reilly, Anthony Ireland (1) 1,500 Heinz, Waterford
192 Santo Domingo, Julio Mario Colombia (3) 1,500 beer, diversified
193 Angelini, Anacleto Chile (1) 1,500 fishing
194 Ambani, Dhirubhai and family India (2) 1,500 diversified
195 Washington, Dennis United States (63) 1,500 Mining, railroads
196 Chung, Ju-yung And Family Korea (1) 1,500 automobiles, diversified
197 Frere, Baron Albert Belgium (1) 900 investments
198 Noboa, Alvaro Ecuador (1) 900 bananas
199 Eurnekian, Eduardo Argentina (3) 845 cable tv, agriculture
200 Steinbruch, Benjamin Brazil (4) 800 textiles, steel
201 Rokke, Kjell Inge Norway 775 cement, oil and gas, seafood
202 Macri, Francisco Argentina 730 Sevel, Sideco Americana
203 Bajaj, Rahul India 650 scooters
204 Claro, Ricardo Chile 568 CSAV
205 Stokes, Kerry Australia 500 Seven Network Ltd.
206 Al-Masri, Sabeih Saudi Arabia 450 Astra
207 Al Ghurair, Abdul Aziz UAE 450 MashreqBank
208 Queen Elizabeth II United Kingdom 420 investments, property
209 Gokongwei, John Philippines 340
210 Dommermuth, Ralph Germany 325 1&1 AG & Co. KGaA


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