Talk:Forbes list of billionaires (2005)

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Article title[edit]

I suggest renaming this page to List of US-dollar billionaires. Comments? --Trainspotter 12:54, 27 Apr 2004 (UTC)

No response to the above. I'll move it, assuming that if there were objections somebody would have spoken. --Trainspotter 14:04, 6 May 2004 (UTC)

I have moved this article to list of billionaires because the phrasing list of US-dollar billionaires is very awkward. It took me a couple of seconds to figure out what was meant by that; even list of billionaires (in US dollars) would be a clearer phrasing. Anyway, the article already makes it clear in the introductory sentence that the billionaires are billionaires in US dollars, so I think the simple title list of billionaires can stand. --Lowellian 22:52, May 15, 2004 (UTC)

"Billion" - clarify this word's meaning[edit]

How come this word has no ambiguity in its meaning even though billion does?? 20:20, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I think that billion is taken as 1,000,000,000 in this article. The numbers given are very confusing without this. Tim Ivorson 11:54, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

My main problem with this page is that it should be List of U.S. dollar billionaires. Billionaire certainly doesn't mean "has more than one billion US dollars" in my country, and I doubt it has that meaning in many others. Proteus (Talk) 12:53, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I'd tend to agree, unless we doubt the accuracy of the net worths given, in which case the list should be at Forbes 400. Tim Ivorson 14:41, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
What are the alternate meanings of billion or billionaire? --Rj 17:22, Dec 18, 2004 (UTC)
Well, in the UK, "billionaire" means "person with more than one billion pounds". Presumably in most of Europe it means "person with more than one billion euros". Proteus (Talk) 12:45, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Right, sorry. But unless those articles exist, there is no need to change the name of this one as long as there is clarification in the article... unless it's changed to Forbes List... --Rj 00:41, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)

"Billionaire" other similar articles[edit]

It seems to me that Billionaire should have a disambiuation page rather than a mere redirect to this page. Billionaires Inc. and Billionaires For Bush and the term "Billionaire" itself would seem to be as worthy of redirects as a list of Billionaires.

Helping to Complete the Article[edit]

I have created articles for two of the people on this list recently (George Argyros and Arnon Milchan) and see that there is much work needed to be done in helping to complete this article. I think this is a very important list considering the role of money in society and I am hoping some other users would want to get organized to complete the article.

I propose the work of creating articles for the remaining people on the list be divided among interested users ranging from 5-20 pending on how many users are interested. I doubt alone I will have the time or patience to complete each person promptly.

Anyone interested? Arminius 09:08, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I'll definately help out during the holidays. - Jerryseinfeld 10:14, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Ok pick 5, mine are Adolf Merckle John Abele Jeffrey Skoll Reinhold Wurth Khoo Teck Puat

I'll have them done ASAP.

Please complete a different 5. thanksArminius 19:20, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Proposed changes[edit]

  • the list is made in to a html table
Name Country Estimated value US$ Estimated value in currency of country of origin
  • That for anyone listed that is not from the USA their estimated valus is shown in their native currency and in US$.

--Clawed 07:02, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

In list must be serbian and businessman and president of OKSCG Philip Zepter(Filip Cepter, Milan Jankovic)!!!!!!!!!????????? He is the former and president of Zepter International company(one of the Greatest company in the world!!!!!!!!!). He is the richest man in east Europe, and one of the 10 richest in all Europe!!!!!!!!! He is the one of the Greatest businessman in the world. He live in relation Belgrade-Paris-Monte Carlo.

Why not Philip Zepter!!!!!!!!!?????????


I don't understand this page. Why are there TWO lists??


This list bears no resemblance to the one currently on the Forbes website.

Second list[edit]

Under (Needs to be arranged according to new ranks for 2005), what is this list? Should it be merged with the first list and the numbering changed? --Fjmustak 22:53, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Agreed, since there has been no talk, discussion or explanation, I have removed this second list. If anyone knows the reason, explanation, etc for this second list, please revert and explain. Otherwise, it was simply confusing for everyone. Thanks. Tiggerjay (talk) 22:13, 24 November 2007 (UTC)


Almost any non-style change to this article will be vandalism (or it's reversion). Be vigilant! Rich Farmbrough, 09:41 15 March 2008 (GMT).

Copyright problem removed[edit]

The entire List of Billionaires as presented by Forbes magazine is considered to be copyrighted. The list has been removed and edited to only the Top 15 individuals. This is per the discussion result at Talk:List_of_billionaires#Fair_use_limitations. The small subset will comply with Wikipedia's fair use policy and does not infringe on the copyright of the original. The larger list should not be restored. CactusWriter | needles 16:11, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

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