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Forbes Removes 10 Saudis From "100 Richest" List After MbS's "Corruption Crackdow


After confining his countrymen to the Ritz Carlton Riyadh for months - even torturing some of those who initially refused to cooperate - the Prince won plaudits from the New York Times, but has been vilified elsewhere for his willingness to commit egregious human rights abuses - all to fill a hole in the Saudi budget.

Given the Saudi government's reticence about the crackdown, it's impossible to tell how much money was taken from each individual prisoner, making external evaluations of their post-crackdown wealth nearly impossible.

So perhaps it's unsurprising that Forbes Magazine has decided to exclude all Saudi Arabian businessmen from this year's list of the world's 100 richest people. Last year, 10 Saudi nationals made the cut.