New information and legal investigations have led to some changes in Forbes’ list of world’s billionaires. Some of the modifications have been explained by the magazine, but others remain a mystery, especially in those cases where the fortunes of the persons concerned have actually grown in the last year.
Most of the drop-offs are Americans, but that is easy to explain why: approximately half of the world’s billionaires are from the United States. Here are the names of the 2010 billionaires that fell of the famous list, according to Forbes.
– Marc Rich: last year he had an estimated net worth of $1 billion, but Forbes sais the estimate was “likely low”
– Dorrance Hamilton: her $1 billion net worth actually grew last year. Still, Forbes decided it was time for her to leave the spot.
– Joyce Raley Teel: listed at $1 billion last year.
– Carl Lindner: listed at $1.7 billion last year.
– Jon Huntsman: listed at $1 billion last year.
– Edgar Bronfman Sr.: Forbes said that because of “new evidence”, the man had to be dropped off. His net worth was estimated at $2.6 billion last year.
– Robert Fisher: listed at $1.1 last year.
– Margaret Magerko: listed at $1 billion last year.
– Samuel Wyly: estimated to have a net worth of about $1 billion last year, the man became a drop-off after a SEC investigation into alleged tax shelters.
– Jess Jackson: listed at $1.9 billion.
– Tamir Sapir: listed at $1.9 billion.
– Hamilton “Tony” James: the president of Blackstone Group has had a really good year, with shares going up, so we can’t say why he is a drop-off. He was listed at $1.1 last year.
– Mario Gabelli: listed at $1 billion last year.
– Steven Schonfeld: all we know is that the man has recently bought a $90 million house and that last year he was listed at $1 billion.
– Dwight Schar: listed at $1 billion last year.
– Charles Zegar: Zegar had a good year last year, and he even signed the Giving Pledge. He had been estimated to have a $1 billion net value.
– Patrick Bowlen: listed at $1 billion last year.