The World's Richest People (2007.03.08)

On 8 March 2007, Forbes Magazine published their list the world's richest people. The following is a list of U.S. citizens who made the top 31.

   Name                      Net Worth  
                               ($BIL)
   =========================================================
    1) William Gates III        $56.0   [Microsoft]
    2) Warren Buffet            $52.0   [Investor/Insurance]
   11) Lawrence Ellison         $21.5   [Oracle]
   19) Paul Allen               $18.0   [Microsoft]
   23) Jim Walton               $16.8   [Wal-Mart]
   24) Christy Walton           $16.7   [Wal-Mart]
   24) S Robson Walton          $16.7   [Wal-Mart]
   26) Sergey Brin              $16.6   [Google]
   26) Larry Page               $16.6   [Google]
   26) Alice Walton             $16.6   [Wal-Mart]
   29) Helen Walton             $16.4   [Wal-Mart]
   30) Michael Dell             $15.8   [Dell Computer]
   31) Steven Ballmer           $15.0   [Microsoft]
Exercises
  1. _______% of the top 31 richest people in the world are U.S citizens.

  2. No or Yes: The sum of the Walton's fortunes is greater than the net worth of Bill Gates.

  3. The 3rd richest person in the world is Carlos Slim Helu with a self-made net worth of $49 billion. Helu is a citizen of Mexico and he is into telephone. No or Yes: 49 billion = 7^2 x 10^9

  4. Larry Page's net worth is _______% less than Christy Walton's net worth. [record answer rounded to the nearest thousandth]

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Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 March 2007

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