As a result, the total wealth of Arab billionaires
has fallen, and 11 have dropped off the charts.
It also analyses the wider societal impact of billionaires
in terms of improving living standards, job creation and providing access to cultural capital.
Only the Americas recorded an increase in billionaire
population and wealth, up 2% and 0.
Total US billionaire
wealth fell, but 'new money' fared better than old, falling by just four per cent, from an average of $4.
While bad news for Democrats and the investment portfolios of establishment billionaires
such as Steyer and mega-banks such as Goldman Sachs, that is all good news for Americans and humanity.
o 46 male billionaires
versus four female billionaires
are on the list.
From this group of billionaires
, only 126 remain today, while the others have dropped off the billionaire
list due to death, family dilution or business failures.
Now the billionaires
have taken the wheel, and the game, while still rigged, is different: More candidates will be in this for a longer time, and more voters will get to say which candidate they want.
class in show business lately has been bolstered by the likes of Megan Ellison, Gigi Pritzker, Teddy Schwarzman and Jeff Skoll, whose slates are as expansive as their fortunes.
Daughter of Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev, Dinara Kulibaeva jointly owns bank, gold, and oil service assets with her husband, billionaire
Timur Kulibaev, who sold his Altynalmas Gold to Polymetal, part-owned by Russian billionaire
Alexander Nesis, for cash and company shares in a deal that could be worth more than $1 billion in several years.
The number of Indian women in this year's list witnessed an increase over last year, when only two Indian women were included on the Forbes billionaire
THE University of Mumbai more number of undergraduate billionaire
alumni than the London School of Economics ( LSE) and is among the top 10 schools that produce the world's billionaires
, according to this year's Wealth- X and UBS Billionaire