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This is our 18th annual ranking of the world's richest people. We valued publicly traded shares using prices and exchange rates as of Feb. 6. Privately held companies are valued by coupling estimates of revenues or profits (or, in some cases, company-provided numbers) to prevailing price/revenue and price/earnings ratios for similar publicly traded companies. In recent cases where government or law enforcement has "frozen" someone's assets, we typically don't discount their value until items are seized. Generally we list individual fortunes only, rather than those shared among extended families, like the Rothschilds or the Du Ponts. When it isn't clear how a fortune is split among family members, we list the names of those who share the fortune, (as we do with Brazil's Joseph & Moise Safra); in other cases, we list the individual who created the fortune or who controls it, followed by "& family."
Originally posted by AlnilamOmega
rothschild has to be number one or number two on that list, there is no doubt about it. Anyone who can singlehandedly control the commodities markets, at least in terms of gold exchanges, has to be worth well into the trillion-dollar range.
Originally posted by Pisky
The Rothschilds and Rockefellers have their fingers in many different pies. It would take a financial genius with complete access to the whole world financial data to work out exactly which corporations and businesses were owned, run and manipulated by this two families.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS so they might have enough money to give every man woman child 63,000 dollars each in the whole world which would be enough to cure famin and poverty and some sufering int the world