Chinese Americans among the world's richest people

In its March 15, 2004 special issue, Forbes lists over 500 billionaires in the world. William H. Gates III of Microsoft is on the top worth $46.6 billion. Four Chinese Americans are among the richest. Jerry Yang, 35, of Yahoo ranked 293 has $1.9 billion. Patrick Soon-Shiong, 52, of American Pharmaceutical Partners, ranked 406 has $1.4 billion. Victor Fung, 59, of Li & Fung based in Hong Kong, ranked 437, has 1.3 billion. Min H, Kao, 46, of Garmin Ltd., ranked 437, has 1.3. billion.

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