The auto industry is used to having a number of its own included in Forbes' annual list of the world's top billionaires. It has a number of representatives this year, too - but there's a catch.
For 1997 Forbes honed its selection process: Candidates must have made their fortunes themselves - or at least must be actively managing them. The magazine's list of the top 200 'Global Superrich' includes:
Chung Ju-Yung and family of Korea (estimated worth: $5.2 billion). He is the founder and honorary chairman of Hyundai Group. His family owns the majority of the $75 billion (1995 sales) company.
Rahmi Koc and family of Turkey ($4.5 billion). The family coffers include Tofas, the carmaking joint venture with Fiat, and Otosan, a joint venture with Ford Motor Co.
Ferdinand Piech and family of Germany ($3.4 billion). Piech is chairman of Volkswagen AG and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche. The Porsche-Piech clan owns 76 percent of publicly traded Porsche AG and all of Austria's largest car dealer and importer, Porsche Holding.
Gianni Agnelli and family of Italy ($3.3 billion). Agnelli is no longer chairman of Fiat, but the 80-member family still controls 32 percent of the company.
Boris Berezovsky ($3 billion), called 'perhaps the most powerful man in Russia.' He owns Russia's largest auto distributor, LogoVAZ, and has the ear of Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
Kim Woo-Choong and family of Korea ($2 billion), the 'workaholic' chairman and founder of Daewoo Group. His family owns an estimated 35 percent of the $35 billion (1995 sales) company.
H. Wayne Huizenga ($1.7 billion), chairman of Republic Industries Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which operates AutoNation USA, the largest dealership group in the United States.
Shoichiro Toyoda of Japan ($1.2 billion), the 72-year-old grandson of Toyota Motor Co.'s founder. He is chairman of both Toyota and the Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations, Japan's top business association.
Not actively toiling in the industry but reaping its rewards through inheritances are:
Daimler-Benz heir Friedrich Karl Flick Jr. of Germany, who is worth an estimated $4.5 billion.
The Quandt family of Germany, which owns over 50 percent of BMW and is worth an estimated $11.7 billion.