For argument's sake we will assume that Arafat has 300 Million. For logic's sake we will ask what he is doing with it, what help it is to him in his current state, where or who will it go to in the inevetible, and at his age with the health problems he has, imminent demise, who has paid it to him into what banks (presumably not the West one). We could also ask in whose interest it is to tell such tales and perhaps consider who publishes Forbes rich list, why, and from what sources. Most estimates of rich peoples wealth are little more than conjecture. You don't plaster posters on billboards and the backs of buses advertising how much you have. Some bugger might tax it.