World's Richest?

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World's Richest?

below is a list of the top 25 richest people in the world. it is from forbes magazine.

i now have to totally back off any conspiracy theories about the new world order, federal reserve etc being run by the rothschilds. not one rothschid is on the list. and not one rockefeller either. so the cfr i guess is really nothing more than a group of folks sitting around musing about foriegn policy not some cabal.

i got all the way to 125 and no sign of them. so i admit my mistake and apologize to one and all for thinking that the old money families are running things. why it seems they hardly have any money left at all. mea culpa for picking on them.

 

Special Report

The World's Billionaires 2009


03.11.09, 06:00 PM EDT

The World's Billionaires 2009


Rank 1 to 25 Rank 26 to 43 Rank 51 to 75 Rank 76 to 98Rank 98 to 124 Rank 124 to 149 Rank 151 to 164 Rank 164 to 196 Rank 196 to 224 Rank 224 to 246 Rank 246 to 261 Rank 261 to 296 Rank 296 to 318 Rank 318-334 Rank 334 (tie) Rank 376-397 Rank 397 (tie) Rank 397-450 Rank 450 to 468 Rank 468 (tie) Rank 468-522 Rank 522 (tie) Rank 522 to 559 Rank 559 (tie) Rank 601 (tie) Rank 601 to 647 Rank 647 (tie) Rank 647 (tie pg.2) Rank 701 (tie) Rank 701 (tie pg. 2) Rank 701 (tie pg. 3) Rank 701 (tie pg. 4)
Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence
1 William Gates III United States 53 40.0 United States
2 Warren Buffett United States 78 37.0 United States
3 Carlos Slim Helu & family Mexico 69 35.0 Mexico
4 Lawrence Ellison United States 64 22.5 United States
5 Ingvar Kamprad & family Sweden 83 22.0 Switzerland
6 Karl Albrecht Germany 89 21.5 Germany
7 Mukesh Ambani India 51 19.5 India
8 Lakshmi Mittal India 58 19.3 United Kingdom
9 Theo Albrecht Germany 87 18.8 Germany
10 Amancio Ortega Spain 73 18.3 Spain
11 Jim Walton United States 61 17.8 United States
12 Alice Walton United States 59 17.6 United States
12 Christy Walton & family United States 54 17.6 United States
12 S Robson Walton United States 65 17.6 United States
15 Bernard Arnault France 60 16.5 France
16 Li Ka-shing Hong Kong 80 16.2 Hong Kong
17 Michael Bloomberg United States 67 16.0 United States
18 Stefan Persson Sweden 61 14.5 Sweden
19 Charles Koch United States 73 14.0 United States
19 David Koch United States 68 14.0 United States
21 Liliane Bettencourt France 86 13.4 France
22 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Saudi Arabia 54 13.3 Saudi Arabia
23 Michael Otto & family Germany 65 13.2 Germany
24 David Thomson & family Canada 51 13.0 Canada
25 Michael Dell United States 44 12.3 United States
Rank 1 to 25 Rank 26 to 43 Rank 51 to 75 Rank 76 to 98Rank 98 to 124 Rank 124 to 149 Rank 151 to 164 Rank 164 to 196 Rank 196 to 224 Rank 224 to 246 Rank 246 to 261 Rank 261 to 296 Rank 296 to 318 Rank 318-334 Rank 334 (tie) Rank 376-397 Rank 397 (tie) Rank 397-450 Rank 450 to 468 Rank 468 (tie) Rank 468-522 Rank 522 (tie) Rank 522 to 559 Rank 559 (tie) Rank 601 (tie) Rank 601 to 647 Rank 647 (tie) Rank 647 (tie pg.2) Rank 701 (tie) Rank 701 (tie pg. 2) Rank 701 (tie pg. 3) Rank 701 (tie pg. 4)

 

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Re: World's Richest?

Why do you believe that the list is a representative assessment of the world's richest?

If I were worth say, 2-3 trillion, I'd sure as hell hide it from everyone. Like foundations, trust funds, ect. 

I have my doubts that Bill Gate's is the wealthiest person alive. 

I'd put the Royal Family, the Rothschilds, Du Ponts, Rockefellers and a few others way above them. 

THEY know how to hide money. 

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Re: World's Richest?

Oh hell, Bill gates runs the CFR?

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Re: World's Richest?

gandhi

i believe the list is representative because it was assembled by steve forbes and he would not lie to us.............would he?

oh excuse me a moment i am removing my tongue from my cheek.

joe

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@Jerry

 

No need for the smart aleck remark. I was just pointing out a possibility that is not unrealistic.

Fact is that I am a born skeptic. There is one person that I trust implicitly and one person only. 

Myself. 

That doesn't mean that I automatically reject anything, nor accept it. I continously observe claims for signs of discrediting or enhanced validity. 

 

It is the sign of an educated man to be able to entertain an idea without necessarily accepting it. ~ Aristotle. 

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I should have used the tongue in cheek emoticon with that remark. Wink

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Re: World's Richest?

Truth is, MGhandi is probably right on. Old money such as the Rothschilds, Morgans, Rockefellers...etc. is most likely buried in irrevocable asset protection trusts that are not in their names and therefore not traceable directly to them. So who really knows?

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