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.
UAE. "There is a substantial amount of debt that is coming due in the next few years, and it will be important to manage pro-actively that process. Information and communication with potential market participants will be a key part of this."