arafat a leader????

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    All you Pallie apologists and how you blame Israel for the plight and conditions of the people in the camps...what do you make of this!!!!?????

    Arafat, Castro among richest rulers
    March 05, 2003

    PALESTINIAN leader Yasser Arafat and Cuban President Fidel Castro have been listed among the world's richest rulers, although their estimated fortunes pale in comparison with those of established monarchs.

    Forbes magazine, which has compiled the list of the richest kings, queens and despots and published it in its latest issue, puts Arafat's holdings at $US300 million ($A489.32 million) and Castro's at $US110 million ($A179.42 million).

    It said it calculated Castro's wealth, for example, as a percentage of Cuba's gross domestic product.

    The list is led by Saudi ailing King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, who is said to be worth $US20 billion ($A32.62 billion).

    He is followed by the Sultan of Brunei, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, whose net worth is estimated at $US11 billion ($A17.94 billion).

    The Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans Adam II, was tied in third place with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

    The fortunes of each of them are estimated at $US2 billion ($A3.26 billion), according to Forbes.

    Agence France-Presse

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