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World's Billionaires with Cruise Line Ownership
(Name / Rank on Forbes List / 2009 Worth in Billions)

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Carnival Corporation


Micky Arison #221 $2.9 billion


Shari Arison   
#234
$2.7 billion







Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited*


Sami and Yuli Ofer
#132 $4.0 billion


Thomas Pritzker #559 $1.3 billion


Penny Pritzker #647 $1.1 billion


Anthony Pritzker #601 $1.2 billion


Daniel Pritzker #701 $1.0 billion


James Pritzker #701 $1.0 billion


Jay Robert (JB) Pritzker #601
$1.2 billion


Jean (Gigi) Pritzker #701 $1.0 billion


Karen Pritzker #701 $1.0 billion


Linda Pritzker #701 $1.0 billion


John Pritzker #701 $1.0 billion


Nicholas Pritzker --


Arne W. Wilhelmsen & family #701 $1.0 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 --








Regent Seven Seas


Marilyn Carlson Nelson
#601
$1.2 billion







Apollo Management (Oceania, NCL, Regent Seven Seas)



Leon Black
#647
$1.1 billion


Marc Rowan
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* 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