BRICs: Over Half of the Top 25 Billionaires

Forbes has released its 2008 ranking of the world’s billionaires; it now takes $19.3 billion to crack the top 25. What jumps out at me? Indians account for four of the top ten; Russians account for seven of the top 25. Between them, the BRICs account for over half of the top 25, and there aren’t even any Brazilians on the list.

Still, North America has a stranglehold on the top three, which is all of the individuals worth more than $50 billion.

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