Top 100 Billionaires in the world in 2007

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This list of billionaires is based on an annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine in March 2007 including some revisions announced by Forbes later in 2007. There are altogether 946 billionaires on the original list with 178 newcomers and 17 returning.

The total net worth is an estimate measured in United States dollars, based on the closing stock prices and exchange rates on 9 February 2007, with the second and third place rankings updated in April, 2007.

Though Carlos Slim Hel? is now listed in second place, due to exchange rates, stock valuations, and the overall impossibility of selling all shares at an equal price, the top three placeholders are statistically indistinguishable.

The combined net worth of the list is US$3.5 trillion, a US$900 billion increase from 2006.  

# Name Net Worth Citizenship Source
1 Bill Gates US$56.0 billion  United States Microsoft
2 Carlos Slim Hel? US$53.1 billion  Mexico Telmex, Am?rica M?vil, Grupo Carso
3 Warren Buffett US$52.4 billion  United States Berkshire Hathaway, Investments
4 Ingvar Kamprad US$33.0 billion  Sweden IKEA, Real Estate
5 Lakshmi Mittal US$32.0 billion  India Arcelor Mittal
6 Sheldon Adelson US$26.5 billion  United States Las Vegas Sands
7 Bernard Arnault US$26.0 billion  France Louis Vuitton
8 Amancio Ortega US$24.0 billion  Spain Inditex Group
9 Li Ka-shing US$23.0 billion  Hong Kong Cheung Kong Holdings, Hutchison Whampoa
10 David Thomson and family US$22.0 billion  Canada Thomson Corporation
11 Lawrence Ellison US$21.5 billion  United States Oracle Corporation
12 Liliane Bettencourt US$20.7 billion  France L'Or?al
13 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud US$20.3 billion  Saudi Arabia Kingdom Holding Company
14 Mukesh Ambani US$20.1 billion  India Reliance Industries Ltd
15 Karl Albrecht US$20.0 billion  Germany ALDI
16 Roman Abramovich US$18.7 billion  Russia Millhouse Capital
17 Stefan Persson US$18.4 billion  Sweden Hennes & Mauritz
18 Anil Ambani US$18.2 billion  India Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
19 Paul Allen US$18.0 billion  United States Microsoft
20 Theo Albrecht US$17.5 billion  Germany ALDI
21 Azim Premji US$17.1 billion  India Wipro Technologies
22 Lee Shau Kee US$17.0 billion  Hong Kong Henderson Land Development
23 Jim Walton US$16.8 billion  United States Wal-Mart
24 Christy Walton and family US$16.7 billion  United States Wal-Mart
24 S. Robson Walton US$16.7 billion  United States Wal-Mart
26 Sergey Brin US$16.6 billion  United States Google
26 Larry Page US$16.6 billion  United States Google
26 Alice Walton US$16.6 billion  United States Wal-Mart
29 Helen Walton US$16.4 billion  United States Wal-Mart
30 Michael Dell US$15.8 billion  United States Dell
31 Steven Ballmer US$15.0 billion  United States Microsoft
31 Kirk Kerkorian US$15.0 billion  United States Tracinda Corporation
31 Raymond, Thomas and Walter Kwok US$15.0 billion  Hong Kong Sun Hung Kai & Company
34 Fran?ois Pinault US$14.5 billion  France PPR
35 Suleiman Kerimov US$14.4 billion  Russia Gazprom, Sberbank
36 Vladimir Lisin US$14.3 billion  Russia Novolipetsk Steel
37 Jack C. Taylor and family US$13.9 billion  United States Enterprise Rent-A-Car
38 Vladimir Potanin US$13.5 billion  Russia Interros
38 Mikhail Prokhorov US$13.5 billion  Russia Interros
40 Oleg Deripaska US$13.3 billion  Russia Rusal
40 Michael Otto and family US$13.3 billion  Germany Otto GmbH
42 Carl Icahn US$13.0 billion  United States TWA
42 Abigail Johnson US$13.0 billion  United States Fidelity Investments
44 Adolf Merckle US$12.8 billion  Germany Phoenix Pharmahandel
45 Barbara Cox Anthony US$12.6 billion  United States Cox Enterprises
45 Anne Cox Chambers US$12.6 billion  United States Cox Enterprises
45 Mikhail Fridman US$12.6 billion  Russia Alfa Group
48 Vagit Alekperov US$12.4 billion  Russia LUKoil
49 Charles Koch US$12.0 billion  United States Koch Industries
49 David Koch US$12.0 billion  United States Koch Industries
51 Silvio Berlusconi and family US$11.8 billion  Italy Fininvest
52 Nasser Al-Kharafi and family US$11.5 billion  Kuwait M. A. Kharafi & Sons
52 Leonardo Del Vecchio US$11.5 billion  Italy Luxottica
54 Alexei Mordashov US$11.2 billion  Russia Severstal
55 Duke of Westminster and family US$11.0 billion  United Kingdom Grosvenor Group
55 Spiro Latsis and family US$11.0 billion  Greece EFG Bank Group
55 Birgit Rausing and family US$11.0 billion  Switzerland Tetra Laval
58 Forrest Edward Mars, Jr. US$10.5 billion  United States Mars, Incorporated
58 Jacqueline Mars US$10.5 billion  United States Mars, Incorporated
58 John Mars US$10.5 billion  United States Mars, Incorporated
61 Viktor Vekselberg US$10.4 billion  Russia Renova Group
62 Serge Dassault and family US$10.0 billion  France Dassault Group
62 Charles Ergen US$10.0 billion United States EchoStar Communications Corporation
62 Michele Ferrero and family US$10.0 billion Italy Ferrero SpA
62 Naguib Sawiris US$10.0 billion Egypt Orascom Telecom Holding
62 Kushal Pal Singh US$10.0 billion India DLF Group
62 Alain and Gerard Wertheimer US$10.0 billion France Chanel
68 Susanne Klatten US$9.6 billion  Germany Altana
69 Philip Knight US$9.5 billion  United States Nike Inc.
69 Sunil Mittal and family US$9.5 billion  India Bharti Telecom
71 John Kluge US$9.1 billion  United States Metromedia
71 Vladimir Yevtushenkov US$9.1 billion  Russia Sistema
73 Rupert Murdoch US$9.0 billion  United States News Corporation
73 Hans Rausing US$9.0 billion  Sweden Tetra Laval
73 Reinhold W?rth US$9.0 billion  Germany W?rth
76 Ernesto Bertarelli US$8.8 billion  Switzerland Serono
76 Pierre Omidyar US$8.8 billion  United States eBay
78 Maria-Elisabeth and Georg Schaeffler US$8.7 billion  Germany Schaeffler Group
79 Rafael del Pino and family US$8.6 billion  Spain Ferrovial
80 Donald Bren US$8.5 billion  United States Irvine Company
80 George Kaiser US$8.5 billion  United States BOK Financial Corporation
80 George Soros US$8.5 billion  United States Soros Fund Management
83 Nikolai Tsvetkov US$8.4 billion  Russia Nikoil Financial
83 August von Finck US$8.4 billion  Germany Allianz
85 Dan Duncan US$8.2 billion  United States Enterprise Products
86 Mohammed Al Amoudi US$8.0 billion  Saudi Arabia
Corral Petroleum Holdings
86 Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair and family US$8.0 billion  United Arab Emirates MashreqBank
86 Kumar Birla US$8.0 billion  India Aditya Birla Group
86 German Khan US$8.0 billion  Russia Alfa-Eco
86 Iskander Makhmudov US$8.0 billion  Russia Uralskaya Gorno-Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya
86 Sumner Redstone US$8.0 billion  United States National Amusements
86 Shashi and Ravi Ruia US$8.0 billion  India Essar
93 Philip Anschutz US$7.9 billion  United States The Anschutz Corporation
93 Galen Weston and family US$7.9 billion  Canada Associated British Foods
95 Enrique Ba?uelos US$7.7 billion  Spain Astroc
96 Stefan Quandt US$7.6 billion Germany BMW
97 Maan Al-Sanea US$7.5 billion Saudi Arabia Saad Group
97 Edward Johnson III US$7.5 billion United States Fidelity Investments
99 Sulaiman Al Rajhi US$7.4 billion  Saudi Arabia Al-Rajhi Bank
100 Donald Newhouse US$7.3 billion  United States Cond? Nast Publications
100 Samuel Newhouse Jr US$7.3 billion  United States Cond? Nast Publications

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