- List of the 100 wealthiest people
This list of the 100 wealthiest people is a list of the world's 100 wealthiest people as of
February 11 2008, based on each person's total net worth. The total net worth is an estimate measured in United States dollars, based on the closing stock prices of the stock exchanges on which each person's company is listed, and exchange rates on February 11, 2008. Stock prices are defined as shares of ownership in a corporation, and exchange rates are defined as how much one currency is worth in terms of another. This list only represents each person's valuation on a single day due to daily fluctuations among exchange rates and stock valuations. The list does not include heads of state whose wealth is tied to their position (see list of heads of government and state by net worth).
The following list is the ranking of the world's richest
billionaires on February 11 2008, and does not reflect changes since that date. The top three countries with the most billionaires are: United States with over 400, Russia with 87, and India and Germany with 56 each.
* [http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/09/19/richest-americans-forbes-lists-richlist07-cx_mm_0920rich_land.html The 400 Richest Americans (2007)]
* [http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/specials/rich_list/rich_list_search/ Sunday Times Rich List 2007 - 1000 Britain's richest 1,000]
* [http://www.forbes.com/2007/11/13/india-billionaires-richest-biz-07india-cx_nk_1114india_land.html India's 40 Richest (2007)]
* [http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/82/biz_06taiwan_Greater-Chinas-Rich-List_land.html Greater China's 40 Richest (2007)]
* [http://www.forbes.com/2004/07/14/04russialand.html The 100 Richest Russians (2004)]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqGwUVCjb-g youtube 5min video on the world's richest 10 people - wealth, residence, number of children]
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