Forbes has an annual list of the worlds richest. It allows the user to look at individual states.
The richest people on earth are Rothschiilds and since they married into the Warburg family there are many rich descendants. They are worth tens of trillions if not hundreds of trillions. But you won't see them on any list.
Currently, the Sultan of Brunei is listed as the second richest person on the worlds list of richest people. He has a net worth of $20 billion dollars as of April 2011. His riches came from profits in the oil and gas industries.
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In 2004 Goodnight, with a fortune estimated at $2.9 billion, was ranked number 170 on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world.
There is a list produced every year by Forbes Magazine which gives the richest people in the world. There is also the annually produced 'Times rich list' which does much the same thing.
Mark Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. His net worth was $2. 3 billion dollars in 2011 and he made the Forbes list of worlds richest people.
The current number one on the Forbes' list of richest people is Carlos Slim Helu, who have a net worth of 73 Billion dollars. The next on the list is Bill Gates with 67 Billion.
Because their wealth is only existent due to the all the people that make up the 'richest family list', therefore they are on it.
Forbes magazine frequently does rankings of the wealthiest people in various occupations and locations. They have a yearly list of the richest people in the United States.
forbes.comThere are many rich people in the world. Some of the richest people in thee world are Bill Gates, Obama, Ortega and Jim Walton.