Are there now, or have there ever been, any trillionaires in the world??

None yet. But Kamal Ashnawi, a Dutch citizen born in Tanjung Malim, Perak claims that he is a trillionaire, having a five trillion euro bank account from HSBC.

Kamal claims he is a descendent of the Emperor of China and that his bloodline is linked to royal families in India, Java and Siam.

Claiming that he is the reincarnation of two emperors of China, he said that a few years ago, the royal family had decided he would be the sole administrator of the royal wealth kept in secret accounts in about 1,000 banks worldwide. He even said that he met "the keeper of the royal treasure" and was led to a three-metre high cave, which stocked gold bars that were stacked like a pagoda, US$15 million in jade and US$10 million in diamonds and stacks of US dollars.

Kamal’s story raises questions of credibility and both the local and London branches of HSBC bank refused to verify Kamal’s claims, mentioning confidentiality.

Let's hope he is not another Elie Youssef Najem, the so-called Lebanese billionaire who made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Read more from the Star Online.

Of interest, Forbes released The Forbes 400 Richest People in America. Bill Gates is the richest American for the 20th year in a row and has reclaimed the title of world’s richest person from Mexico’s Carlos Slim with a net worth of $72 billion. Check out more at Forbes.

Top 10 Richest People in the America:

    1. Bill Gates- $72 B
    1. Warren Buffett- $58.5 B
    1. Larry Ellison- $41 B
    1. Charles Koch- $36 B
    1. David Koch- $36 B
    1. Christy Walton & family- $35.4 B
    1. Jim Walton- $33.8 B
    1. Alice Walton- $33.5 B
    1. S. Robson Walton- $33.3 B
    1. Michael Bloomberg- $31 B

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