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World's Billionaires with Cruise Line Ownership
(Name / Rank on Forbes List / 2008 Worth in Billions)

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Carnival Corporation


Micky Arison #189 $5.4 billion


Shari Arison   
#256
$4.2 billion







Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited*


Sami and Yuli Ofer
#140 $6.7 billion


Thomas Pritzker #428 $2.7 billion


Penny Pritzker #462 $2.5 billion


Anthony Pritzker #503 $2.4 billion


Daniel Pritzker #503 $2.4 billion


James Pritzker #503 $2.4 billion


Jay Robert (JB) Pritzker #503
$2.4 billion


Jean (Gigi) Pritzker #503
$2.4 billion


Karen Pritzker #503
$2.4 billion


Linda Pritzker #503
$2.4 billion


John Pritzker #524
$2.3 billion


Nicholas Pritzker #573 $2.1 billion


Arne W. Wilhelmsen & family #643 $1.6 billion







Star Cruises / Norwegian Cruise Line


Lim Goh Tong
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Disney Cruise Line


Roy Disney
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Mediterranean Shipping Company


Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte #412
$4.8 billion







Regent Seven Seas


Marilyn Carlson Nelson
#552
$2.2 billion







Apollo Management (Oceania, NCL, Regent Seven Seas)


Leon Black
#260
$4.0 billion


Marc Rowan
#785
$1.5 billion

* Note: The Pritzker family and Ofer brothers hold approximately 25% of RCCL through Cruise Associates, a Bahamian registered holding company.  See Cruise Ship Squeeze: The New Pirates of the Seven Seas for a description of how this ownership came about.

Source: www.cruisereserach.org/billionaires08.html