Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? By Stephen M. Silverman Published on September 4, 1998 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Fortune hunters, start reading. Forbes magazine has published its 14th annual list of global billionaires, and the list keeps expanding. Here is the Top 10: 1. Bill Gates (Microsoft co-founder), $60 billion.2. Larry Ellison (Oracle Corp. founder), $47 billion.3. (tie) Paul Allen, (Microsoft co-founder, $28 billion.3. (tie) Warren Buffett, $28 billion.5. (tie) Theo and Karl Albrecht (German retailers), $20 billion.5. (tie) S, Robson Walton (of Wal-Mart), $20 billion.8. Masayoshi Son (Japanese software magnate), $19.4 billion.9. Michael Dell (Dell Computer founder), $17.8 billion.10. Kenneth Thomson (Canadian media magnate), $16.1 billion.