Forbes Business Magazine released their famous billionaires list  this week for 2014, featuring a total of 1,645 billionaires with a collective net worth of $6.4 trillion! Try to wrap your humble heads around that figure!
While the U.S. might have led the way with Gates’ fortune, MENA representation on the list was not so far behind. A total of 18 billionaires made the cash-cut, with 10 represented in the top 45 percent!
If that does not surprise you, perhaps this figure will: These Arab billionaires from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE have a combined net worth of...$72.3 billion! Enough to purchase What’s App a few times over, with change to spare for a peace-treaty or two for the war torn region?
Wondering how they have managed to make all their moola? Take a look at this Slideshow that features the top 10 Arab billionaires according to this year’s Forbes Billionaire’s list.