With a projected $57 trillion in 2016, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) is expected to surpass North America (a projected $56 trillion) as the world's wealthiest
region, and is further projected to hold one-third of global wealth in 2019.
But the wealthiest
sports star of the lot is golfer Tiger Woods who has [euro]679million, according to the Sunday Times Sport Rich List.
Obama noted that the United States has "unlimited resources" and that hundreds of billions of dollars were spent in the last decade "on what was supposed to be a temporary tax cut for the wealthiest
two percent of Americans.
When the party leanings of independents are taken into account, 57% of the nation's wealthiest
adults associate themselves with the Republican Party, compared with 44% of the "99%.
Obama said he himself dislikes the agreement provisions for the "extension of the tax cuts for the wealthiest
Americans and the wealthiest
estates" but reiterated that the tax cuts would expire in two years.
Kirsty Bertarelli stuill remains Britain's wealthiest
Free Lunch: How The Wealthiest
Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (And Stick You With the Bill)" states how the common taxpayer doesn't gain any benefit through all of this and is simply paying for everything.
The Queen is down to 15th place in the top 100 of the UK's wealthiest
women, behind the likes of JK Rowling and Lady Tina Green, who with pounds 4.
Bill Gates, the world's wealthiest
person, and his wife, Melinda, established the Gates Foundation in 1994.
is ranked 125th on Forbes' list of the 400 wealthiest
Showing a preferential option for the Pentagon and the nation's wealthiest
, the 2006 budget calls for $132 billion of corporate welfare in federally funded "research and development" projects and a diminishing tax burden on the nation's wealthiest
, while massive defense outlays continue unabated, reaching $492 billion by 2010.
In Hawaii Business' third annual compilation of the Top 20 Wealthiest
Landowners by tax-assessed value, the wealthiest
landowners' holdings comprise just a little more than 11.