Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
Billionaire Ira Rennert countersued Ronald Perelman and his MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. after being accused of wrongly enriching himself when a company he controls took $109 million in loans from a joint venture he co- owned with Perelman.
Ronald Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. was ordered by a jury to pay $16 million to Perelman’s ex-lieutenant, Donald Drapkin, after jurors found the billionaire’s firm breached a separation agreement.
Donald Drapkin, the longtime associate of billionaire Ronald Perelman, told a jury that he never thought his colleagues at Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. would try to cheat him out of $16 million.