2010 Forbes 400 by ethnic origins

[Related: 2012 Forbes 400 by ethnic origins; more statistics on 2010 Forbes 400 by ancestry.]

[Correction: Moved Frost to Jewish section; updated statistics accordingly.]

Forbes has published its list of the 400 richest Americans for this year. My current estimate of the ethnic breakdown of the list is shown in the far right column below:

1987 (%)
2009 (%)
2010 (%)
Northwestern European
72
51.75
50.5
Jewish
23
35.5
35.5
Italian
2.25
3.5
4.25
East Asian
0.25
2.0
2.0
Middle Eastern
1.5
2.25
2.5
Greek
0.5
1.5
1.75
Eastern European
0.25
1.5
1.75
South Asian
0.0
1.25
1.0
Hispanic
0.25
0.5
0.5
Black
0.0
0.25
0.25
The 2009 estimate is also mine, and I have used the same methodology as before. The 1987 estimate is Nathaniel Weyl's. The first thing I notice is that the Northwestern European proportion of the list continues to decline.

Full list below. Feel free to post corrections.

Northwestern European (202/400)
1 Bill Gates 54 54 Medina, WA Microsoft
2 Warren Buffett 45 80 Omaha, NE Berkshire Hathaway
4 Christy Walton 24 55 Jackson, WY Walmart
5 Charles Koch 21.5 74 Wichita, KS manufacturing, energy
5 David Koch 21.5 70 New York, NY manufacturing, energy
7 Jim Walton 20.1 62 Bentonville, AR Walmart
8 Alice Walton 20 61 Fort Worth, TX Walmart
9 S. Robson Walton 19.7 66 Bentonville, AR Walmart
17 Paul Allen 12.7 57 Mercer Island, WA Microsoft, investments
18 Jeff Bezos 12.6 46 Seattle, WA Amazon [father's name: Jorgensen]
19 Anne Cox Chambers 12.5 90 Atlanta, GA Cox Enterprises
22 Abigail Johnson 11.3 48 Boston, MA Fidelity
23 Phil Knight 11.1 72 Beaverton, OR Nike
26 Forrest Mars 10 79 Big Horn, WY candy, pet food
26 John Mars 10 74 Jackson, WY candy, pet food
26 Jacqueline Mars 10 71 The Plains, VA candy, pet food
33 Edward Johnson 7.1 80 Boston, MA Fidelity
34 Philip Anschutz 7 70 Denver, CO Investments
35 James Goodnight 6.9 67 Cary, NC SAS Institute
37 Jack Taylor & family 6.5 88 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Rent-A-Car
38 Rupert Murdoch 6.2 79 New York, NY News Corp
38 Blair Parry-Okeden 6.2 59 Scone Cox Enterprises
38 Jim Kennedy 6.2 62 Atlanta, GA Cox Enterprises
43 Andrew Beal 6 57 Dallas, TX Beal Bank, real estate
44 Harold Hamm 5.8 64 Oklahoma City, OK Continental Resources
48 Eric Schmidt 5.45 55 Atherton, CA Google
50 Charles Butt 5.3 72 San Antonio, TX supermarkets
51 Richard Kinder 5.2 65 Houston, TX pipelines
51 John Menard 5.2 70 Eau Claire, WI Retail
55 Harold Simmons 5 79 Dallas, TX Investments
57 Frederik G.H. Meijer 4.9 90 Grand Rapids, MI supermarkets
58 Dennis Washington 4.5 76 Missoula, MT construction, mining
62 Ray Lee Hunt 4.3 67 Dallas, TX Oil, real estate
62 Richard DeVos 4.3 84 Ada, MI Alticor
69 Robert Rowling 4.1 57 Dallas, TX Investments
74 Robert Bass 4 62 Fort Worth, TX oil, investments
74 Charles Johnson 4 77 San Mateo, CA Franklin Resources
79 Pauline MacMillan Keinath 3.8 76 St. Louis, MO Cargill Inc.
79 Cargill MacMillan 3.8 83 Indian Springs, CA Cargill Inc.
79 Marion MacMillan Pictet 3.8 77 Hamilton Cargill Inc.
79 Whitney MacMillan 3.8 81 Minneapolis, MN Cargill Inc.
83 Charles Schwab 3.7 73 Atherton, CA discount stock brokerage
83 Rupert Johnson 3.7 69 San Mateo, CA Franklin Resources
85 Ray Dolby 3.6 77 San Francisco, CA Dolby Laboratories
85 Thomas Frist 3.6 72 Nashville, TN HCA Healthcare
88 Gordon Moore 3.5 81 Woodside, CA Intel
90 William Koch 3.4 70 Palm Beach, FL oil, investments
90 Henry Ross Perot Sr 3.4 80 Dallas, TX computer services, real estate
90 John Sall 3.4 62 Cary, NC SAS Institute
95 John Arnold 3.3 36 Houston, TX hedge funds
97 George Lucas 3.25 66 Marin County, CA Star Wars
98 Ann Walton Kroenke 3.2 61 Columbia, MO Walmart
98 Ron Burkle 3.2 57 London supermarkets, investments
101 Randa Williams 3.1 49 Houston, TX pipelines
101 Robert Holding 3.1 83 Sun Valley, ID oil, resorts
101 Scott Duncan 3.1 27 Houston, TX pipelines
101 Milane Frantz 3.1 41 Houston, TX pipelines
101 Dannine Avara 3.1 46 Houston, TX pipelines
101 William Cook 3.1 79 Bloomington, IN medical devices
110 Bruce Halle 3 80 Paradise Valley, AZ Discount Tire
110 Trevor Rees-Jones 3 59 Dallas, TX oil & gas
110 Paul Tudor Jones 3 56 Greenwich, CT hedge funds
110 James Jannard 3 61 San Juan Islands, WA Oakley, Red Digital
110 John Malone 3 69 Parker, CO cable television
119 Stephen Bechtel 2.9 85 San Francisco, CA engineering, construction
119 Riley Bechtel 2.9 58 San Francisco, CA engineering, construction
124 Peter Kellogg 2.8 68 Short Hills, NJ Investments
130 Stanley Kroenke 2.7 63 Columbia, MO sports, real estate
130 David Murdock 2.7 87 Los Angeles, CA Dole, real estate
130 Patrick McGovern 2.7 73 Hollis, NH IDG
135 Timothy Headington 2.65 60 Dallas, TX oil & gas, investments
136 David Green 2.6 68 Oklahoma City, OK Hobby Lobby
136 Nancy Walton Laurie 2.6 59 Henderson, NV Walmart
144 Charles Dolan 2.5 83 Oyster Bay, NY Cablevision Systems
144 Archie Aldis Emmerson 2.5 81 Redding, CA timberland, lumber mills
144 Mary Alice Dorrance Malone 2.5 60 Coatesville, PA Campbell Soup
144 Donald Schneider 2.5 74 Green Bay, WI trucking
144 Warren Stephens 2.5 53 Little Rock, AR Stephens Inc.
144 William Hilton 2.5 82 Los Angeles, CA hotels, casinos
144 Richard Schulze 2.5 69 Edina, MN Best Buy
153 John Anderson 2.4 93 Bel Air, CA Investments
153 Ty Warner 2.4 66 Chicago, IL Beanie Babies
153 David Rockefeller 2.4 95 New York, NY Standard Oil, banking
153 Donald Trump 2.4 64 New York, NY real estate
153 Martha Ingram & family 2.4 75 Nashville, TN Ingram Industries
159 Ken Griffin 2.3 41 Chicago, IL hedge funds
163 Rodney Lewis 2.25 56 San Antonio, TX Natural gas
164 Jack Dangermond 2.2 65 Redlands, CA mapping software
164 Glen Taylor 2.2 69 Mankato, MN printing
164 Julian Robertson 2.2 78 New York, NY hedge funds
170 Henry Hillman 2.1 91 Pittsburgh, PA Investments
170 William Wrigley 2.1 46 Lake Forest, IL chewing gum
170 Bill Gross 2.1 66 Laguna Beach, CA Bonds
170 Ronda Stryker 2.1 56 Portage, MI Stryker Corp.
170 William Randolph Hearst III 2.1 61 San Francisco, CA Hearst Corp
170 H. Wayne Huizenga 2.1 72 Fort Lauderdale, FL Investments
170 Diane Hendricks 2.1 63 Afton, WI ABC Supply
182 Phillip Ruffin 2 75 Las Vegas, NV casinos, real estate
182 Herbert Kohler & family 2 71 Kohler, WI plumbing fixtures
182 Amos Hostetter 2 73 Boston, MA cable television
182 Sid Bass 2 67 Fort Worth, TX oil, investments
182 Gordon Getty 2 76 San Francisco, CA Getty Oil
182 Jerry Jones 2 67 Dallas, TX Dallas Cowboys
182 H. Fisk Johnson 2 52 Racine, WI SC Johnson & Sons
182 S. Curtis Johnson 2 55 Racine, WI SC Johnson & Sons
182 Imogene Powers Johnson 2 80 Racine, WI SC Johnson & Sons
182 William Conway 2 61 McLean, VA leveraged buyouts
182 Winnie Johnson-Marquart 2 51 Virginia Beach, VA SC Johnson & Sons
182 Lee Bass 2 54 Fort Worth, TX oil, investments
182 Robert Rich 2 69 Islamorada, FL Rich Products Corporation
182 Helen Johnson-Leipold 2 53 Racine, WI SC Johnson & Sons
182 Bennett Dorrance 2 64 Paradise Valley, AZ Campbell Soup
205 J. Christopher Reyes 1.9 56 Lake Forest, IL Reyes Holdings
205 Jude Reyes 1.9 55 Kenilworth, IL Reyes Holdings
205 Robert E Turner 1.9 71 Lamont, FL cable television
205 Wilbur Ross 1.9 72 Palm Beach, FL Investments
205 Walter Scott 1.9 79 Omaha, NE construction, telecom
205 Marianne Liebmann 1.9 57 Bozeman, MT Cargill, Inc.
205 James Cargill 1.9 61 Birchwood, WI Cargill Inc.
205 Jeffrey Hildebrand 1.9 51 Houston, TX oil
205 Austen Cargill 1.9 59 Livingston, MT Cargill Inc.
217 Jess Jackson 1.85 80 Geyserville, CA Jackson Family Wines
217 Frederick Smith 1.85 66 Memphis, TN FedEx
217 Albert Ueltschi 1.85 93 Vero Beach, FL FlightSafety
221 Jim Davis 1.8 67 Newton, MA New Balance
221 Dean White 1.8 87 Crown Point, IN billboards, hotels
221 Phoebe Hearst Cooke 1.8 83 San Francisco, CA Hearst Corp
221 James Coulter 1.8 50 San Francisco, CA leveraged buyouts
221 David Bonderman 1.8 67 Fort Worth, TX leveraged buyouts
221 Peter Buck 1.8 79 Danbury, CT Subway
221 Kelcy Warren 1.8 54 Dallas, TX pipelines
221 George Hearst Jr 1.8 83 Los Angeles, CA Hearst Corp
221 Austin Hearst 1.8 58 New York, NY Hearst Corp
221 David Hearst Jr 1.8 65 Los Angeles, CA Hearst Corp
236 Stanley Hubbard 1.75 77 St. Paul, MN DirecTV
236 Charles Munger 1.75 86 Los Angeles, CA Berkshire Hathaway
238 Clayton Mathile 1.7 69 Dayton, OH Iams
238 Bradley Hughes 1.7 77 Lexington, KY Public Storage
238 Randal Kirk 1.7 56 Radford, VA pharmaceuticals
238 Clemmie Spangler 1.7 78 Charlotte, NC Investments
238 Thomas Siebel 1.7 57 Woodside, CA Siebel Systems
238 Louis Bacon 1.7 52 London hedge funds
250 Craig McCaw 1.65 61 Seattle, WA McCaw Cellular
252 S. Truett Cathy 1.6 89 Atlanta, GA Chick-fil-A
252 Michael Heisley 1.6 73 Jupiter Island, FL Manufacturing
252 William Connor 1.6 60 Hong Kong supply-chain services
252 Marilyn Carlson Nelson & family 1.6 71 Minneapolis, MN Carlson Cos
252 Barbara Carlson Gage & family 1.6 68 Minneapolis, MN Carlson Cos.
266 L. John Doerr 1.55 59 Woodside, CA venture capital
266 John Marriott 1.55 78 Potomac, MD hotels
269 Brad Kelley 1.5 53 Nashville, TN tobacco
269 Richard Peery 1.5 70 Palo Alto, CA real estate
269 Henry Nicholas 1.5 51 Newport Coast, CA Broadcom
269 Edward Bass 1.5 65 Fort Worth, TX oil, investments
269 Richard Marriott 1.5 71 Potomac, MD hotels
288 Drayton McLane 1.45 74 Temple, TX Wal-Mart, logistics
290 Henry Ross Perot Jr 1.4 51 Dallas, TX computer services, real estate
290 Roger Penske 1.4 73 Birmingham, MI cars
290 Gerald J. Ford 1.4 66 Dallas, TX banking
290 Robert McNair 1.4 73 Houston, TX energy, sports
290 Joseph Craft & family 1.4 59 Tulsa, OK Alliance Holdings
290 T. Boone Pickens 1.4 82 Dallas, TX oil & gas, investments
306 Jonathan Nelson 1.35 54 Providence, RI leveraged buyouts
308 James Dinan 1.3 51 New York, NY hedge funds
308 Pat Stryker 1.3 54 Fort Collins, CO Stryker Corp
308 Carl Berg 1.3 73 Atherton, CA real estate
308 Richard Hayne 1.3 63 Philadelphia, PA Urban Outfitters
308 Richard Chilton Jr 1.3 52 Darien, CT hedge funds
308 Christopher Goldsbury 1.3 67 San Antonio, TX salsa
308 Billy Joe McCombs 1.3 82 San Antonio, TX radio, oil, real estate
308 Ray Davis 1.3 67 Dallas, TX pipelines
332 Malone Mitchell 1.2 49 Oklahoma City, OK oil & gas
332 Richard Scaife 1.2 78 Pittsburgh, PA Investments
332 David Duffield 1.2 70 Blackhawk, CA PeopleSoft
332 Johnelle Hunt 1.2 78 Fayetteville, AR transportation
332 Gary Magness 1.2 56 Denver, CO cable, investments
332 Alfred James Clark 1.2 82 Vero Beach, FL construction
332 Jon Stryker 1.2 52 Kalamazoo, MI Stryker Corp.
332 Charlotte Colket Weber 1.2 67 Ocala, FL Campbell Soup
332 Scott Cook 1.2 58 Woodside, CA Intuit
332 Meg Whitman 1.2 54 Atherton, CA Ebay
332 Todd Wagner 1.2 50 Dallas, TX Broadcast.com
332 Aubrey McClendon 1.2 51 Oklahoma City, OK Natural gas
332 Bernard Saul 1.2 78 Chevy Chase, MD Banking, real estate
356 Kenneth Adams 1.15 87 Houston, TX oil
365 Hope Hill van Beuren & family 1.1 76 Middletown, RI Campbell Soup
365 Kenny Troutt 1.1 62 Dallas, TX Excel Communications
365 William Moncrief 1.1 90 Fort Worth, TX oil
365 Stephen Case 1.1 52 McLean, VA AOL
365 William Macaulay 1.1 65 Greenwich, CT energy investments
365 Peter Thiel 1.1 43 San Francisco, CA Paypal, Facebook
382 Tom Benson 1.05 83 New Orleans, LA NFL Team
385 Samuel Wyly 1 75 Dallas, TX Investments
385 William Ford Sr. 1 85 Grosse Pointe Shores, MI Ford Motor Co
385 Patrick Ryan 1 73 Winnetka, IL insurance
385 Tamara Gustavson 1 48 Malibu, CA Public Storage
385 John Brown 1 76 Kalamazoo, MI Stryker Corp.
385 John Edson 1 78 Seattle, WA leisure craft
385 Darwin Deason 1 70 Dallas, TX Xerox
385 Donald Hall & family 1 82 Mission Hills, KS Hallmark
252 Ted Forstmann 1.6 70 New York, NY leveraged buyouts
356 David Filo 1.15 44 Palo Alto, CA Yahoo

Jewish / part-Jewish (144/400)
3 Larry Ellison 27 66 Woodside, CA Oracle
10 Michael Bloomberg 18 68 New York, NY Bloomberg
11 Larry Page 15 37 Palo Alto, CA Google
11 Sergey Brin 15 37 San Francisco, CA Google
13 Sheldon Adelson 14.7 77 Las Vegas, NV casinos, hotels
14 George Soros 14.2 80 Westchester, NY hedge funds
15 Michael Dell 14 45 Austin, TX Dell
16 Steve Ballmer 13.1 54 Seattle, WA Microsoft
20 John Paulson 12.4 54 New York, NY hedge funds
21 Donald Bren 12 78 Newport Beach, CA real estate
24 Ron Perelman 11 67 New York, NY leveraged buyouts
24 Carl Icahn 11 74 New York, NY leveraged buyouts
29 George Kaiser 9.4 68 Tulsa, OK oil & gas, banking
30 James Simons 8.7 72 East Setauket, NY hedge funds
31 Len Blavatnik 7.5 53 London Access Industries
32 Steve Cohen 7.3 54 Greenwich, CT hedge funds
35 Mark Zuckerberg 6.9 26 Palo Alto, CA Facebook
38 Samuel Newhouse 6.2 82 New York, NY publishing
44 Eli Broad 5.8 77 Los Angeles, CA Investments
49 Donald Newhouse 5.4 80 Somerset County, NJ publishing
51 Charles Ergen 5.2 57 Denver, CO EchoStar
54 David Geffen 5.1 67 Malibu, CA movies, music
58 Ira Rennert 4.5 76 New York, NY Investments
60 Ralph Lauren 4.4 70 New York, NY fashion and retail
60 Sam Zell 4.4 69 Chicago, IL real estate, private equity
62 David Tepper 4.3 53 Milburn, NJ hedge funds
62 Richard LeFrak & Family 4.3 65 New York, NY real estate
66 Leonard Lauder 4.2 77 New York, NY Estee Lauder
66 Lester Crown & family 4.2 85 Wilmette, IL Investments
69 Bruce Kovner 4.1 65 New York, NY hedge funds
69 Micky Arison 4.1 61 Bal Harbour, FL Carnival Cruises
69 Stephen Schwarzman 4.1 63 New York, NY Investments
74 Daniel Ziff 4 38 New York, NY hedge funds
74 Dirk Ziff 4 46 New York, NY hedge funds
74 Robert Ziff 4 44 New York, NY hedge funds
88 Leonard Stern 3.5 72 New York, NY real estate
90 Haim Saban 3.4 65 Beverly Hills, CA television
90 Henry Kravis 3.4 66 New York, NY leveraged buyouts
98 Daniel Och 3.2 49 New York, NY hedge funds
101 Edward Lampert 3.1 48 Greenwich, CT Investments
101 George Roberts 3.1 67 San Francisco, CA leveraged buyouts
101 Stephen Ross 3.1 70 New York, NY real estate
110 Ted Lerner 3 84 Washington, DC real estate
110 Steven Spielberg 3 63 Pacific Palisades, CA movies
110 Leon Black 3 59 New York, NY private equity
119 Stanley Druckenmiller 2.9 57 Pittsburgh, PA hedge funds
119 Leslie Wexner 2.9 73 New Albany, OH Limited Brands
124 Joan Tisch 2.8 84 New York, NY Loews
124 Ronald Lauder 2.8 66 New York, NY Estee Lauder
124 Sumner Redstone 2.8 87 Beverly Hills, CA Viacom
136 Malcolm Glazer & family 2.6 82 Palm Beach, FL sports teams, real estate
136 Edgar Bronfman Sr 2.6 81 New York, NY Seagram's liquor
136 Mitchell Rales 2.6 54 Washington, DC Danaher Corp
144 Mark Cuban 2.5 52 Dallas, TX Broadcast.com
159 Steven Rales 2.3 59 Washington, DC Danaher Corp
159 Doris Fisher 2.3 79 San Francisco, CA Gap
164 Nicolas Berggruen 2.2 49 New York, NY Investments
164 David Shaw 2.2 59 New York, NY hedge funds
170 Jeremy Jacobs 2.1 70 East Aurora, NY sports concessions
170 Robert Friedland 2.1 60 Singapore Mining
170 Michael Milken 2.1 64 Los Angeles, CA Investments
170 Stewart Rahr 2.1 64 New York, NY Kinray
182 Mortimer Zuckerman 2 73 New York, NY real estate, media
182 Lynn Schusterman 2 71 Tulsa, OK oil & gas, investments
182 Phillip Frost 2 73 Miami, FL pharmaceuticals
182 David Rubenstein 2 61 Bethesda, MD leveraged buyouts
182 Alfred Taubman 2 86 Bloomfield Hills, MI real estate
205 Alan Casden 1.9 64 Beverly Hills, CA real estate
205 Steve Wynn 1.9 68 Las Vegas, NV casinos, hotels
217 Israel Englander 1.85 62 New York, NY hedge funds
221 Marc Benioff 1.8 46 San Francisco, CA Salesforce.com
221 Jeffrey Greene 1.8 55 Palm Beach, FL real estate, investments
221 Neil Bluhm 1.8 72 Chicago, IL real estate
221 Jerry Speyer 1.8 70 New York, NY real estate
238 Thomas Kaplan 1.7 48 New York, NY
238 Henry Samueli 1.7 56 Newport Beach, CA Broadcom
238 Alexander Rovt 1.7 58 New York, NY fertilizer
250 Isaac Perlmutter 1.65 67 Palm Beach, FL Marvel
252 Glenn Dubin 1.6 53 New York, NY hedge funds
252 Ken Fisher 1.6 59 Woodside, CA money management
252 Stephen Mandel 1.6 54 Greenwich, CT hedge funds
252 Thomas Pritzker 1.6 60 Chicago, IL hotels, investments
266 Wilma Tisch 1.55 83 New York, NY Loews
269 David Gottesman 1.5 84 Rye, NY Investments
269 George Lindemann & family 1.5 74 Palm Beach, FL Investments
269 Bernard Marcus 1.5 81 Atlanta, GA Home Depot
269 Anita Zucker 1.5 58 Charleston, SC chemicals
269 Thomas Friedkin 1.5 75 Houston, TX Gulf States Toyota
269 Leon G. Cooperman 1.5 67 Short Hills, NJ hedge funds
269 Penny Pritzker 1.5 51 Chicago, IL hotels, investments
269 Robert Kraft 1.5 69 Brookline, MA New England Patriots
269 Norman Braman 1.5 78 Miami, FL art, car dealerships
269 Charles Brandes 1.5 67 San Diego, CA money management
269 S. Daniel Abraham 1.5 86 Palm Beach, FL Slim-Fast
290 Anthony Pritzker 1.4 49 Los Angeles, CA hotels, investments
290 Michael Price 1.4 58 Far Hills, NJ Investments
290 Gary Michelson 1.4 61 Los Angeles, CA medical patents
290 John Pritzker 1.4 57 San Francisco, CA hotels, investments
290 Dustin Moskovitz 1.4 26 San Francisco, CA Facebook
290 Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker 1.4 45 Evanston, IL hotels, investments
290 James Irsay 1.4 51 Carmel, IN Indianapolis Colts
306 Ron Baron 1.35 67 New York, NY money managment
308 Jean (Gigi) Pritzker 1.3 48 Chicago, IL hotels, investments
308 Thomas Lee 1.3 66 New York, NY leveraged buyouts
308 Leon Charney 1.3 69 New York, NY real estate
308 John Morgridge 1.3 77 Portola Valley, CA Cisco
308 Karen Pritzker 1.3 52 Brandford, CT hotels, investments
308 Marc Lasry 1.3 50 New York, NY hedge funds
308 Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler 1.3 46 London Millhouse LLC
308 Michael Moritz 1.3 56 San Francisco, CA venture capital
308 Linda Pritzker 1.3 56 St. Ignatius, MT hotels, investments
308 Daniel Pritzker 1.3 51 Marin County, CA hotels, investments
308 James Pritzker 1.3 59 Chicago, IL hotels, investments
330 John Fisher 1.25 49 San Francisco, CA Gap
330 Herbert Simon 1.25 75 Indianapolis, IN real estate
332 Marc Rowan 1.2 48 New York, NY leveraged buyouts
332 Barry Diller 1.2 68 New York, NY IAC/InterActiveCorp
332 Sheldon Solow 1.2 82 New York, NY real estate
332 Arthur Blank 1.2 68 Atlanta, GA Home Depot
332 Joshua Harris 1.2 45 New York, NY leveraged buyouts
332 Henry Swieca 1.2 53 New York, NY hedge funds
332 Alfred Mann 1.2 84 Las Vegas, NV medical devices
356 Eduardo Saverin 1.15 28 Miami, FL Facebook
356 Peter Sperling 1.15 50 Phoenix, AZ Apollo Group
356 Alan Gerry 1.15 81 Liberty, NY cable television
356 Alexander Knaster 1.15 51 London oil, telecom, banking
356 Howard Marks 1.15 64 Los Angeles, CA money management
356 Bruce Karsh 1.15 55 Los Angeles, CA money management
365 Irwin Jacobs 1.1 76 La Jolla, CA Qualcomm
365 Matthew Bucksbaum & Family 1.1 84 Chicago, IL real estate
365 Sidney Kimmel 1.1 82 New York, NY Jones Apparel
365 Nelson Peltz 1.1 68 Bedford, NY Investments
365 Peter Lewis 1.1 76 Coconut Grove, FL Progressive Corp
365 Edmund Ansin 1.1 74 Miami, FL Sunbeam Broadcasting
365 Dan Snyder 1.1 45 Potomac, MD Washington Redskins
365 Steven Roth 1.1 68 New York, NY real estate
382 John Sperling 1.05 89 Phoenix, AZ Apollo Group
382 Elaine Wynn 1.05 67 Las Vegas, NV hotels
385 Jeffrey Lurie 1 59 Haverford, PA Philadelphia Eagles
385 Nicholas Pritzker 1 66 Chicago, IL hotels, investments
385 Michael Krasny 1 57 Highland Park, IL CDW Corp
385 Herbert Allen & family 1 70 New York, NY investment banking

Italian (17/400)
55 Ray Dalio 5 61 Greenwich, CT hedge funds 4
66 John Paul DeJoria 4.2 66 Austin, TX hair products, tequila 4
95 John Sobrato & family 3.3 71 Atherton, CA real estate 3
124 Philip Falcone 2.8 47 New York, NY hedge funds 2
136 James Leprino 2.6 72 Denver, CO cheese 2
164 A. Jerrold Perenchio 2.2 79 Bel Air, CA Univision 3
182 Daniel D'Aniello 2 64 Vienna, VA leveraged buyouts 2
221 Fred DeLuca 1.8 63 Fort Lauderdale, FL Subway
252 Leandro Rizzuto 1.6 72 Sheridan, WY Conair
269 Edward DeBartolo 1.5 63 Tampa, FL shopping centers
308 Stephen Bisciotti 1.3 50 Millersville, MD outsourcing, football
332 Joseph Mansueto 1.2 54 Chicago, IL Morningstar
332 Tom Golisano 1.2 68 Naples, FL Paychex
365 Frank Fertitta 1.1 48 Las Vegas, NV casinos, Ultimate Fighting Championship
365 Kenneth Langone 1.1 75 Sands Point, NY Investments
385 Thomas Secunda 1 56 Croton-on-Hudson, NY Bloomberg
385 Lorenzo Fertitta 1 41 Las Vegas, NV casinos, Ultimate Fighting Championship

East Asian (8/400)
46 Patrick Soon-Shiong 5.6 58 Los Angeles, CA generic drugs
69 Roger Wang 4.1 61 Nanjing, Retail
87 Victor Fung & family 3.55 64 Hong Kong distribution
136 John Tu 2.6 68 Los Angeles, CA computer memory
136 David Sun 2.6 58 Orange County, CA computer memory
269 Min Kao 1.5 61 Mission Hills, KS navigation equipment
308 James Kim & Family 1.3 74 Bryn Mawr, PA microchips
356 Jerry Yang 1.15 41 Los Altos Hills, CA Yahoo

Middle Eastern (8/400)
42 Steve Jobs 6.1 55 Palo Alto, CA Apple, Pixar [half-Syrian]
47 Pierre Omidyar 5.5 43 Honolulu, HI Ebay [Iranian]
119 Kirk Kerkorian 2.9 93 Los Angeles, CA investments, casinos [Armenian]
153 Tom Gores 2.4 46 Beverly Hills, CA private equity
159 Richard Rainwater 2.3 66 Fort Worth, TX real estate, energy, insurance [half-Lebanese]
238 Alec Gores 1.7 57 Beverly Hills, CA private equity
252 Manuel Moroun 1.6 83 Grosse Pointe Shores, MI transportation
269 Joe Jamail 1.5 84 Houston, TX Lawsuits [Lebanese]
332 Thomas Barrack 1.2 63 Los Angeles, CA Colony Capital [Lebanese]
385 George Joseph 1 89 Los Angeles, CA insurance [Lebanese]

Eastern European (7/400)
110 Terrence Pegula 3 59 Boca Raton, FL East Resources [name appears to be Czech]
124 Barbara Piasecka Johnson 2.8 73 Monte Carlo Johnson & Johnson [Polish]
130 Steven Udvar-Hazy 2.7 64 Beverly Hills, CA International Lease Finance [Hungarian]
144 Igor Olenicoff 2.5 68 Lighthouse Point, FL real estate [Russian]
170 Edward Roski 2.1 71 Los Angeles, CA real estate [Polish]
238 Michael Ilitch & family 1.7 81 Detroit, MI pizza [Macedonian]
290 Thomas Peterffy 1.4 66 Greenwich, CT Interactive Brokers Group [Hungarian]

Greek (7/400)
182 Peter Peterson 2 84 New York, NY Blackstone Group
182 George Mitchell 2 91 The Woodlands, TX Mitchell Energy
205 Michael Jaharis 1.9 82 New York, NY pharmaceuticals
238 John Catsimatidis 1.7 62 New York, NY oil, real estate, supermarkets
252 George Argyros 1.6 73 Newport Beach, CA real estate, investments
332 C. Dean Metropoulos 1.2 64 Greenwich, CT Investments
365 Alexander Spanos 1.1 87 Stockton, CA real estate

South Asian (4/400)
252 Bharat Desai & family 1.6 57 Fisher Island, FL Syntel SA
288 Kavitark Ram Shriram 1.45 53 Mountain View, CA Venture capital, Google SA
290 Romesh T. Wadhwani 1.4 63 Palo Alto, CA Software SA
308 Vinod Khosla 1.3 55 Portola Valley, CA Sun Microsystems, venture capital SA

Hispanic (2/400)
290 John Arrillaga 1.4 73 Portola Valley, CA real estate [Basque]
385 Arturo Moreno 1 64 Phoenix, AZ billboards [Mexican]

Black (1/400)
130 Oprah Winfrey 2.7 56 Chicago, IL television

24 comments:

Wanderer said...

Persons with over 130-IQ in the USA
1.1-million : Jews
3.4-million : NW-European-stock whites

[Assumed: 7-mlln Jews, 115 as Jewish mean-IQ (normal); Assumed: 145-mlln NW-Europeans, 100 as our mean-IQ (normal).]
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If the 130-IQ threshold is significant here, then we'd expect NW-European ("Nordish") whites to outnumber Jews on the list 3-to-1. That is: 30-to-10.

Nordish-whites actually outnumber Jews only 14-to-10, as per your findings. [50.75% to 35.75%].

Wanderer said...

Note: If the threshold were set at 145-IQ, statistically one would expect Nordish-whites to outnumber Jews only 12 to 10. [Using the above numbers].

AFAIK, though, it's been shown that IQ no longer correlates with success when it reaches that high.


I wonder if anyone's done an "IQs of the super-rich" study.

Wanderer said...

// We'd expect NW-European whites to outnumber Jews on the list 30-to-10. //

A generation ago, this held true almost exactly!

1987: List-making NW-Europeans outnumbered Jews 31 to 10. [72 / 23 = 3.13]

An IQ tunnel-visioner would interpret this to mean that Jews had risen to their natural potential within the wealth-elite by the 1980s, 100 years after they first began arriving. What happened in the 25 years after that (i.e. 1980s-2010) would cause Mr.IQ-Tunnel-Vision to scratch his head, puzzled, unable to explain how Jews have continued to advance "beyond their means" [IQ].

Wanderer said...

[Correction to comment-#1]
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Persons with over-130-IQ in the USA
1.11-million : Jews
3.31-million : NW-European-stock whites

[Assumed: 7-mlln Jews, 115 as Jewish mean-IQ (normal); Assumed: 145-mlln NW-Europeans, 100 as our mean-IQ (normal).]
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So, amongst the IQ-130-plus population,

Expected: NW-European whites should outnumber Jews 30-to-10.
but
Actual: NW-European whites actually outnumber Jews 14-to-10.

Put another way, if NW-European-stock whites are 50.75% of list, Jews should be 16.92%, based on population with IQ-over-130.

Actual Jewish representation: 35.75%, (211% their expected figure).

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For those who don't know how I did these calculations, read up on standard deviations [IQ has a 15-point standard-deviation], and use a z-score table. It's quite simple.

n/a said...

Wanderer,

Interesting comments. I don't have anything to add at the moment.

Wanderer said...

The topic of Jewish success came up on Sailer's recently. Someone said Jews' strong presence at the top is natural for their intelligence.

Among the IQ-over-130 cohort, this is demonstrably false.

I posted--
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Considering that almost none of those [Forbes-400] Jews' ancestors were here 130 years ago (and a large share weren't even born here themselves), [their over-representation after controlling for IQ] is really amazing.

Possible explanations for this phenomenon
Differential rates of: Ethnic-nepotism, ambition, business-savvy (Jews excelling in each); A possible white-American proneness to feelings of guilt about massive wealth accumulation, in the spirit of the Protestant-Work-Ethic (i.e., humble people -- no matter how productive -- rarely, if ever, become super-wealthy).
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Wanderer said...

N/a wrote:
Wanderer, Interesting comments. I don't have anything to add at the moment.

You have so many good sources: Keep your eyes peeled for an "IQ-of-the-Wealthy" study. So Jewish over-representation among the super-rich can be less-speculatively quantified when controlling for IQ.

Rassenhygieniker said...

Jews are not smart, the only smart "jews" are the ones who have been intermarrying with European Europids for the past 2,000 years. Look at the jews who remained in their deserts, they as dumber than their arab neighbours.

Tanstaafl said...

Robert Evans and Avrum Lapin identify David Koch as jewish in The Top Jewish Donors and Jewish Giving: Why the Disconnect?, at eJewish Philanthropy: The Jewish Philanthropy Blog. They leave themselves a little wiggle room in qualifying jewishness as "by birth or affiliation".

This is reminiscent of how Jacob Berkman put it in Baltimore Jewish Times - Cover Story | Jewish Philanthropy Navigates The Economy’s Rough Seas (now a dead link):

Those who we considered Jewish were of Jewish descent or openly identified as Jews, either personally or in their giving.

However disproportionate direct jewish representation is, it is compounded by the reality that there is little or no social or political stigma attached to pro-jewish "philanthropy", whereas specifically pro-WASP or pro-White sentiments, much less funding, are regularly pathologized as "hate", "racism", "supremacism", etc.

Wanderer said...

For reference on determining Jewishness:
JeworNotJew.com. Written by a Jew. Not a rigorous/scholarly site, but interesting to peruse. They seem to take the matter seriously despite the typical-Jewish snidely-jokey manner.

They have a "Jew score" for each person:
I: Inner (Ancestry)
O: Outer (How Jewish they look/act)
K: "Jewish-Pride"

OT below, but:
I like the entry on Chomsky. There's a lot of other good ones. Interesting who the site creator chose as entry-#1! (Lenin was also part Tatar -- The perfect New-Soviet-Man, mongrelized "past ethnicity"!)

...and do you remember the 1919 World-Series fix? Read about a Mr.Rothstein's hand in it. Did you really think a couple of guys with nicknames like "Shoeless Joe" came up with the idea to fix the World Series? Hehe.

n/a said...

Tan,

The Koch brothers aren't Jewish and don't donate to Jewish organizations, as far as I know. They're known for supporting conservative and libertarian causes.

Some Jews are surprisingly bad at identifying other Jews. Possibly the authors you link to are confused by the fact that former NYC mayor Ed Koch is Jewish. The article complains the giving of major Jewish donors "has not been directed for Jewish priorities", though of course the reality is your last paragraph is correct and Jewish billionaires direct vastly more to Jewish causes than NW Euro billionaires do to NW Euro causes.

TGGP said...

"Look at the jews who remained in their deserts, they as dumber than their arab neighbours."
I remember when Charles Murray replied to Cochran & Harpending's paper on Ashkenazi IQ there was a discussion of Sephardic & Mizrahi IQ. Someone (I can't remember where) said that each group was about a standard deviation above its neighbors. But the Jews in Arab countries were deviating from a lower baseline. I'd like to see some actual numbers.

Rob S. said...

I don't think it is a full sigma, but yeah.

Rob S. said...

Not a full sigma in the case of the non-Ashkenazi groups, I mean.

I usually assume that the Ashkenazi number is whatever Cochran says, 112-5, though I know n/a thinks it is lower. I know 112-5 isn't technically 'a full sigma', but I'm rounding off here.

Wanderer said...

And what mechanism do they suppose allowed non-European Jews to select for such higher-IQs than everybody else?

J said...

Easy. Per definition, Jews live in hostile enviroments. Only successful Jews are in a strong position to resist the pressure to assimilate. For example, if you were a slave or a peasant, you had to adopt your king's religion. All the English became Anglicans when the King quarreled with the Pope. Only rich traders and professionals could resist and buy the privilege of being different. In each generation, some 10 to 50% of the Jews fall out and disappear in the surrounding mass. Those continuing the line are self-selected for success and robustness.

Anonymous said...

Those continuing the line are self-selected for success and robustness.

"Success" and "robustness" are vague terms that can mean anything. For example, dung beetles that are selected for "success" and "robustness" are those that are exceptionally good at feeding on feces.

In the case of Jews, being selected for "success" and "robustness" meant specifically being selected for virulence:

http://wiki.majorityrights.com/evolution/jewish_virulence

"A theory of Jewish virulence put forth by James Bowery is that it evolves from horizontal transmission of Jews between nations, in the form of repeated migration, since at least Babylonian times. Moreover, since diaspora Jews have become dependent on virulence for survival they promote immigration and naturalization laws that are friendly to horizontal transmission more generally [http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/ABERNET3.PDF] – resulting in virulence evolving in other populations. This makes Jewish virulence more analogous to immunosuppression virulence, such as HIV creates. This theory of Jewish virulence is complementary to both Kevin MacDonald's thesis documented in The Culture of Critique and to Richard Faussette's Niche Theory.

Under Bowery's hypothesis, Jewish virulence evolved from the following horizontal transmission cycle (see Richard Faussette's Niche Theory for a possible starting point):

1.Hyper centralization of net assets (communist, capitalist, monarchy—doesn’t matter)
2.Social breakdown as middle class (Yeomen) are unable to afford subsistence
3.Grab and convert wealth in easily transported forms (gold historically, diamonds more recently, etc.)
4.“virulent antisemitism” breaks out
5.Emigrate leaving behind less “savvy” Jews to take the heat
6.Cry out for help to elites at destination nation while offering concentrated wealth to enter new cycle (see step 1)."

M Wright said...

You lot have too much time on your hands.

Anonymous said...

HUNGARY IS IN THE CENTRAL OF EUROPE. THE CENTRE OF EUROPE IS IN HUNGARY. SO IN FORBES THE EDITORS ARE SO UNEDUCATED THAT THEY DON'T KNOW IT?
From the 400 are 5 Hungarians. Hungary population is 9 million. So you can do the math in %. The Hungarians outnumbers by % every race in the world with their outstanding knowledge and education. They are not Eastern Europeans! Their name is MAGYAR what means: the people of the knowledge. The Hungarian language more than six thousand years old and their education is one of the best in the world!!!

ben tillman said...

Frost is usually a Jewish name, and Phillip Frost is indeed Jewish:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/phillip-frost-the-right-man-for-teva-1.264717

Anonymous said...

Frost is usually a Jewish name, and Phillip Frost is indeed Jewish

I don't think that's true:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frost_%28surname%29

It seems like a generic English/British surname.

I can see why some Jews might adopt it when Anglicizing their names since it seems pretty generic.

Anonymous said...

To clarify, I don't think that "Frost" is usually a Jewish surname, not that Philip Frost isn't Jewish.

n/a said...

ben,

Thanks.

Andrea Ostrov Letania said...

Frosty the Snowman is Jewish?