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For a long time in the distant past, it was the Sultan of Brunei who was thought to be the richest man in the world.
You also wouldn't be wrong if you thought that the Saudi king was right up there too.
Then came the advent of the internet and before long you only heard the name of one Gates by the name of Bill.
This guy left oil wealth far behind in the wells and became the richest man in the world for decades. Right close behind was investment ace Warren Buffet.
These two I believe still lead the super duper rich.
But you would be in for the greatest shock of your life if what a wikipedia report on the list of the super duper rich people is true.
For a long time Li Ka-shing has been considered the richest Asian, now worth an estimated 25.5 billion US but you will have a hard time digesting that there may be one or two Asians richer than him!
And one of these may be non other than the man whom some Malaysians say can even walk on water!
Move aside Warren (currently worth an estimated 46 billion US), you may soon be displaced!
Wow, truly impressive!
Saddam, you poor sod, you were a pauper by comparison, worth only some 2 billion US. You died in vain!
I have never really believed in the 'Malaysia Boleh!' (Malaysia Can Do It!) battle-cry.
Now, I may have to eat humble pie.
Where does all this leave Bill Gates? Probably behind Hosni?
Click here for the wikipedia list of the super duper rich
UPDATE NOTE 19 Dec 2012: This post is subject to the necessary caveat where and when names are removed from the wikipedia list or juggled. As at date of original posting, the details mentioned were as per the list accessible then