The net worth of Thailand's 50 richest totals $84 billion - 2.52 trillion baht, equivalent to one fourth of the nation's GDP.
The country’s lucrative tourism-related businesses and the bull run at the Stock Exchange of Thailand in 2012 helped push up the wealth of several of Thailand's richest people, according to the latest issues of Forbes Asia and Forbes Thailand magazines.
Tourism is Thailand’s No.1 source of foreign exchange, and a growing part of the nation’s GDP, the article said. In 2012, more than 22 million tourists visited Thailand, up 16% from 2011, and an all-time high for the country.
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