14 billionaires from Middle East in Forbes list

DUBAI - This year's Forbes list of billionaires include 14 people from the Middle East. There are 64 new billionaires on the list this year.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 28 Feb 2004, 11:59 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 11:56 PM

Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Bill Gates, founder and chairman of

Microsoft Corp., is the world's richest person for the seventh consecutive year with a net worth that has risen to $46.6 billion,

From the Middle East, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Shaud of Saudi Arabia comes fourth in the Forbes list with $21.5 billion.

The list also includes two names from the UAE -- Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & family at 128th position with $3.7 billion and Khalaf Al Habtoor ($1.0 billion).- BLOOMBERG

The following is the list of the Forbes billionaires from the Middle East:

4. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud Saudi Arabia $21.5b

39 Nasser Al-Kharafi & family Kuwait $8.4b

108 Rafik Al-Hariri & family Lebanon $4.3b

128 Abdulaziz Al Ghurair & family UAE $3.7b

153 Sulaiman bin Abdul Al Rajhi Saudi Arabia $3.1b

153 Saud Abdul Aziz Algosaibi Saudi Arabia $3.1b

159 Khalid bin Mahfouz & family Saudi Arabia $3.0b

159 Mohammed Jameel & family Saudi Arabia $3.0b

186 Ferit Sahenk & family Turkey $2.7b

356 Saleh bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi Saudi Arabia $1.6b

406 Mohammad Al Amoudi Saudi Arabia $1.4b

437 Saleh Kamel Saudi Arabia $1.3b

472 Mohammed A. Al Bahar Kuwait $1.2b

552 Khalaf Al Habtoor UAE $1.0b

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