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          I posted a request earlier about needing biography sources for 
a business class.  I did receive some responses but thought I post the 
request again after asking the
       instructor for specific names.  Again looking for biographical 
information about the following business people.

       Thank-you for the responses received thus far.   Comments follow:

 Current Biography in print or online
  Newspaper articles, magazine articles from any large national database
  Oliver Press has some collective biographies out that devote a chapter 
to each person. Business Builders in Oil, Business Builders in 
Computers, Business Builders in Fast Food, etc. all by Nathan Aaseng. 
Rosen Publishers has a set Internet Career Biographies.
I took a look at the electronic databases for Iowa to see if you have 
access to the Biography Resource Center, but couldn't tell for sure.  I 
use it for many, many things. It indexes several business biography 
texts.  (I was just on it with 7th graders yesterday at schools for 
scientists and inventors.)
Although the BRC isn't the flashiest, it's the most extensive biography 
source I use.  You can search by profession in addition to individuals, 
enthnicity, time period, etc.




 >>Hi Nancy

>>The kids will be working on gathering information on the following people
>>Bill Gates $53 billion USA Microsoft
>>2 Warren Buffett $46 billion USA Berkshire Hathaway
>>3 Carlos Slim Helú $37.6 billion Mexico Telmex
>>4 Ingvar Kamprad $28 billion Sweden IKEA
>>5 Lakshmi Mittal $23.5 billion India Mittal Steel Company
>>6 Paul Allen $22 billion USA Microsoft
>>7 Bernard Arnault $21.5 billion France LVMH & Christian Dior SA
>>8 Prince Al-Waleed $20 billion Saudi Arabia Kingdom Holding Company
>>9 David Thomson $19.6 billion Canada Thomson Corporation
>>10 Li Ka-shing $18.8 billion China (Hong Kong) 
>>Cheung Kong Group & Hutchison Whampoa
>>11 Roman Abramovich $18.2 billion Russia Sibneft, Rusal & Chelsea F.C.
>>12 Michael Dell $17.1 billion USA Dell Inc.
>>13 Karl Albrecht $17 billion Germany ALDI
>>14 Sheldon Adelson $16.1 billion USA Las Vegas Sands
>>15 Liliane Bettencourt $16 billion France L'Oréal
>>15 Larry Ellison $16 billion USA Oracle Corporation
>>17 Christy Walton $15.9 billion USA Wal-Mart
>>17 Jim Walton $15.9 billion USA Wal-Mart
>>19 S. Robson Walton $15.8 billion USA Wal-Mart
>>20 Alice Walton $15.7 billion USA Wal-Mart
>>21 Helen Walton $15.6 billion USA Wal-Mart
>>22 Theo Albrecht $15.2 billion Germany ALDI
>>23 Amancio Ortega $14.8 billion Spain Inditex
>>24 Steven Ballmer $13.6 billion USA Microsoft
>>25 Azim Premji $13.3 billion India Wipro
>>26 Sergey Brin $12.9 billion USA Google
>>27 Larry Page $12.8 billion USA Google
>>28 Abigail Johnson $12.5 billion USA Fidelity Investments
>>29 Nasser Al-Kharafi & family $12.4 billion Kuwait M. A. Kharafi & Sons
>>29 Barbara Cox Anthony $12.4 billion USA Cox Enterprises
>>29 Anne Cox Chambers $12.4 billion USA Cox Enterprises
>>32 Stefan Persson $12.3 billion Sweden H&M
>>33 Charles Koch $12 billion USA Koch Industries
>>33 David H. Koch $12 billion USA Koch Industries
>>35 Raymond, Thomas & Walter Kwok $11.6 billion 
>>China (Hong Kong) Sun Hung Kai Properties, 
>>SmarTone & Kowloon Motor Bus Company
>>36 Adolf Merckle $11.5 billion Germany Phoenix Pharmahandel
>>37 Sulaiman Bin Abdul Al Rajhi $11 billion Saudi Arabia Al Rajhi Bank
>>37 Vagit Alekperov $11 billion Russia/Azerbaijan Novolipetsk Steel
>>37 Silvio Berlusconi $11 billion Italy Fininvest, Mediaset, A.C. Milan
>>37 Lee Shau Kee $11 billion China (Hong Kong) 
>>Henderson Land, & Hong Kong and China Gas 
>>41 Vladimir Lisin $10.7 billion Russia 42 
>>Michael Otto & family $10.4 billion Germany 43 
>>Pierre Omidyar $10.1 billion Iran/France/USA
>>Wikipedia has biographies on some of these 
>>people but not all of them.  I just wanted a 
>>biography site to find information about these 
>>Thanks Camilla

Nancy Stiner
7-12 Media Specialist
Iowa Falls Community Schools
Iowa Falls, Iowa  50126
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