Bill Gates is richest person
Monday 22 June 1998
The Top 25
Bill Gates, US, $51bn
Walton family, US, $48bn
Warren Edward Buffett, US, $33bn
Paul Gardner Allen,US, $21 bn
Oeri, Hoffman & Sacher family, Switzerland, $17.8bn
Quandt family, Germany, $15.3bn
Kenneth Thomson, Canada, $14.4bn
Forrest Edward Mars Sr and family, US, $13.5bn
Jay A and Robert A Pritzker, US, $13.5bn
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, Saudi Arabia,$13.3bn
Lee Shau Kee, Hong Kong, $12.7bn
Theo & Karl Albrecht, and family, Germany, $11.7bn
Haniel family, Germany, $11.6bn
Curt Engelhorn,Germany, $11.5bn
Bettencourt family, France, $11.4bn
Steven Ballmer, $10.7bn
Gerard Mulliez and family, France, $10.3 bn
Michael Dell, US, $10bn
Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong, $10bn
Walter Haefner, Switzerland, $9.4bn
Emilio Botin and family, Spain, $9.2bn
Samuel I. Newhouse Jr. and Donald E. Newhouse, US, $9bn
Philip F Anschutz, US,$8.8bn
Cargill family,US, $8.8bn
Seydoux/Schlumberger family, France, $8.8bn
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