INTERNATIONAL. The combined wealth of the 40 richest individuals on Earth is US$1.1 trillion; Alwaleed ranks 24th on the index with a net worth of US$20.5 billion; Carlos Slim remains the richest person in the world, with a fortune of US$68.8 billion.
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.