Billionaires 2008

March 2008
Forbes Asia;3/24/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p40
The article discusses the Billionaires 2008 list compiled by "Forbes Asia." After 13 years as number one Bill Gates ceded the title of richest man on the planet to his friend Warren Buffett. Almost all their wealth is going to the same charitable ends. For the first time the number of billionaires identified topped 1,000. On February 11, 2008, the combined net worth of all billionaires was $4.4 trillion, up $900 billion from 2007. A list of the number of billionaires in countries around the world is presented.


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