NBC also consulted CNBC for a quick debriefing on Forbes magazine's latest rankings of the globe's billionaires. Maria Bartiromo dished wealth trivia to Williams' co-anchor Campbell Brown: 946 on the list, combined net worth $3.5tr, average age 55, two-thirds are self-made, 83 women. Bartiromo cautioned that those numbers were compiled before "the hammering we all took on the stock market recently." Which we all is that, Maria?
ABC's substitute anchor Elizabeth Vargas had a glint in her eye as she introduced Bill Weir's angle on the Forbes list--those 83 women. Weir showed us Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling, Giuliana Benetton, Meg Whitman--and paper importer Yan Cheung "not only China's richest woman but China's richest person…It turns out the Chinese use a lot of paper."
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