Every February, Forbes comes out with its widely publicized Forbes Billionaires list.
It's designed to put concrete numbers on something subjective and fluid: people's net worth. And Forbes says its ace team of reporters, and long experience and data on billionaires make it the best list of its kind.
"We've been doing this for over three decades," said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine. "We have miles and miles of files, a lot expertise. We feel our numbers are as good as you're going to get."
As it happens, another billionaire list came out recently. It's produced by the Hurun Report, whose chairman, Rupert Hoogewerf, used to research rich lists for Forbes. The Hurun Global Rich List, like Forbes', gets broad publicity worldwide.