Dinu Patriciu rubs shoulders with Oprah in Forbes ranking

Newsroom 10/03/2008 | 15:30

The Forbes ranking also includes another Romanian businessman, Ion Tiriac, who has an estimated fortune of USD 1.2 billion. Tiriac was placed 962nd.
Patriciu, 57, owes his wealth to his investment in the oil company Rompetrol, of which he sold 75 percent to state-owned oil group KazMunaiGas from Kazakhstan last year. Former tennis player Tiriac owns several companies in sectors such as banking, insurance, car leasing and retail. He fell 122 places from last year when he was ranked 840th.
The top three in the Forbes ranking brought a surprise: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. That honor goes to Warren Buffett, 77, who has a wealth of USD 62 billion, having increased it by USD 10 billion since last year.
Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim came second with USD 60 million. Bill Gates is now “only” third place with an estimated fortune of USD 58 billion.

Otilia Haraga

BR Magazine | Latest Issue

Download PDF: Business Review Magazine November 2023 Issue

The November 2023 issue of Business Review Magazine is now available in digital format, featuring the main cover story titled “Mastercard On a Mission to Build an Inclusive Digital Economy”. To
Newsroom | 27/11/2023 | 17:41
Advertisement Advertisement
Close ×

We use cookies for keeping our website reliable and secure, personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to analyse how our website is used.

Accept & continue