2012 Forbes 400 by ethnic origins

Summary: No dramatic departures from 2009/2010.

1987 (%) 2009 (%) 2010 (%)2012 (%)
Northwestern European 72 51.75 50.551
Jewish 23 35.5 35.535
Italian 2.25 3.5 4.254.25
East Asian 0.25 2.0 2.02.25
Middle Eastern 1.5 2.25 2.51.75
Greek 0.5 1.5 1.751.5
Eastern European 0.25 1.5 1.751.75
South Asian 0.0 1.25 1.01.5
Hispanic 0.25 0.5 0.50.75
Black 0.0 0.25 0.250.25

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Full list below. As always, I welcome any corrections.

[Rank Name Net Worth Age Residence Source]

Northwestern European (204/400)
1 Bill Gates 66 57 Medina, Washington Microsoft
2 Warren Buffett 46 82 Omaha, Nebraska Berkshire Hathaway
4 Charles Koch 31 77 Wichita, Kansas diversified
4 David Koch 31 72 New York, New York diversified
6 Christy Walton & family 27.9 58 Jackson, Wyoming Wal-Mart
7 Jim Walton 26.8 65 Bentonville, Arkansas Wal-Mart
8 Alice Walton 26.3 63 Fort Worth, Texas Wal-Mart
9 S. Robson Walton 26.1 69 Bentonville, Arkansas Wal-Mart
11 Jeff Bezos 23.2 49 Seattle, Washington Amazon.com
16 John Mars 17 76 Jackson, Wyoming candy
16 Jacqueline Mars 17 73 The Plains, Virginia candy
16 Forrest Mars, Jr. 17 81 Big Horn, Wyoming candy
20 Paul Allen 15 60 Mercer Island, Washington Microsoft, investments
23 Phil Knight 13.1 75 Hillsboro, Oregon Nike
27 Abigail Johnson 11.8 51 Milton, Massachusetts money management
28 Laurene Powell Jobs & family 11 49 Palo Alto, California Apple, Disney
28 Jack Taylor & family 11 90 St. Louis, Missouri Enterprise Rent-A-Car
32 Anne Cox Chambers 10.7 93 Atlanta, Georgia media
35 Harold Hamm 9.7 67 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma oil & gas
36 Rupert Murdoch 9.4 82 New York, New York News Corp
36 Richard Kinder 9.4 68 Houston, Texas pipelines
41 Andrew Beal 8.4 60 Dallas, Texas banks, real estate
44 Philip Anschutz 7.6 73 Denver, Colorado investments
45 Eric Schmidt 7.5 57 Atherton, California Google
47 James Goodnight 7.3 70 Cary, North Carolina Software
49 Harold Simmons 7.1 81 Dallas, Texas investments
50 Charles Butt 6.9 75 San Antonio, Texas supermarkets
52 Edward Johnson, III. 6.5 82 Boston, Massachusetts Fidelity
56 John Menard, Jr. 6 73 Eau Claire, Wisconsin Retail
57 John Malone 5.6 72 Elizabeth, Colorado cable television
59 Jeffrey Hildebrand 5.5 54 Houston, Texas Oil
61 Jim Kennedy 5.4 65 Atlanta, Georgia media
61 Blair Parry-Okeden 5.4 62 Scone media
63 Ray Lee Hunt 5.2 70 Dallas, Texas oil, real estate
63 Dennis Washington 5.2 78 Missoula, Montana construction, mining
67 Richard DeVos 5.1 87 Holland, Michigan Amway
69 Robert Rowling 4.9 59 Dallas, Texas investments
69 Hank & Doug Meijer 4.9 - Grand Rapids, Michigan supermarkets
71 Gordon Moore 4.8 84 Woodside, California Intel
72 Scott Duncan 4.7 30 Houston, Texas pipelines
72 Randa Williams 4.7 51 Houston, Texas pipelines
72 Milane Frantz 4.7 43 Houston, Texas pipelines
72 Dannine Avara 4.7 49 Houston, Texas pipelines
72 Charles Johnson 4.7 80 Hillsborough, California Money Management
77 Rupert Johnson, Jr. 4.6 72 Burlingame, California money management
79 Trevor Rees-Jones 4.5 61 Dallas, Texas Oil & Gas
79 Ann Walton Kroenke 4.5 64 Columbia, Missouri Wal-Mart
79 David Green 4.5 71 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma retail
89 S. Truett Cathy 4.2 92 Hampton, Georgia Chick-fil-A
92 Stanley Kroenke 4 65 Columbia, Missouri sports, real estate
92 Barbara Carlson Gage 4 71 Long Lake, Minnesota hotels, restaurants
92 Bruce Halle 4 82 Paradise Valley, Arizona Discount Tire
92 Thomas Frist, Jr. & family 4 74 Nashville, Tennessee health care
92 William Koch 4 72 Palm Beach, Florida oil, investments
92 Marilyn Carlson Nelson 4 74 Long Lake, Minnesota hotels, restaurants
100 Patrick McGovern 3.9 75 Hollis, New Hampshire media
100 Nancy Walton Laurie 3.9 61 Henderson, Nevada Wal-Mart
104 Gayle Cook 3.7 79 Bloomington, Indiana medical devices
104 Charles Schwab 3.7 75 Atherton, California discount brokerage
108 John Sall 3.6 65 Cary, North Carolina software
108 Paul Tudor Jones, II. 3.6 58 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
113 Henry Ross Perot, Sr. 3.5 82 Dallas, Texas computer services, real estate
113 Tom & Judy Love 3.5 75 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma retail & gas stations
120 George Lucas 3.3 68 San Anselmo, California Star Wars
128 Ron Burkle 3.1 60 London, United Kingdom supermarkets, investments
128 Ken Griffin 3.1 44 Chicago, Illinois hedge funds
128 Donald Trump 3.1 66 New York, New York Television, Real Estate
132 Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer 3 51 Rancho Santa Fe, California Cargill Inc.
132 Tamara Gustavson 3 51 Malibu, California self storage
132 Pauline MacMillan Keinath 3 79 St. Louis, Missouri Cargill Inc.
132 John Arnold 3 39 Houston, Texas hedge funds
132 Whitney MacMillan 3 84 Minneapolis, Minnesota Cargill Inc.
132 Archie Aldis Emmerson 3 84 Redding, California timberland, lumber mills
132 Charles Dolan & family 3 86 Oyster Bay, New York cable television
142 Riley Bechtel 2.9 61 San Francisco, California engineering, construction
142 Diane Hendricks 2.9 66 Afton, Wisconsin roofing
142 Stephen Bechtel, Jr. 2.9 87 San Francisco, California engineering, construction
150 James Jannard 2.8 63 San Juan Islands, Washington sunglasses
151 Martha Ingram & family 2.7 77 Nashville, Tennessee book distribution, transportation
151 Imogene Powers Johnson 2.7 83 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson & Sons
151 S. Curtis Johnson 2.7 57 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson & Sons
151 David Rockefeller, Sr. 2.7 97 Sleepy Hollow, New York Standard Oil, banking
151 Jerry Jones 2.7 70 Dallas, Texas Dallas Cowboys
151 Helen Johnson-Leipold 2.7 56 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson & Sons
151 Warren Stephens 2.7 56 Little Rock, Arkansas investment banking
151 H. Fisk Johnson 2.7 54 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson & Sons
151 Winnie Johnson-Marquart 2.7 54 Virginia Beach, Virginia SC Johnson & Sons
151 Robert Bass 2.7 65 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
170 David Bonderman 2.6 70 Fort Worth, Texas leveraged buyouts
170 Julian Robertson, Jr. 2.6 81 New York, New York hedge funds
170 Herbert Kohler, Jr. & family 2.6 74 Kohler, Wisconsin plumbing fixtures
170 Amos Hostetter, Jr. 2.6 76 Boston, Massachusetts cable television
170 Rodney Lewis 2.6 59 San Antonio, Texas natural gas
170 Robert Holding 2.6 - N/A oil, resorts
179 Phillip Ruffin 2.5 78 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, real estate
179 Timothy Headington 2.5 63 Dallas, Texas oil & gas, investments
179 Ronda Stryker 2.5 58 Portage, Michigan medical technology
179 John Doerr 2.5 61 Woodside, California venture capital
179 Peter Buck 2.5 82 Danbury, Connecticut Subway Restaurants
190 Marianne Liebmann 2.4 59 Bozeman, Montana Cargill, Inc.
190 Randal Kirk 2.4 59 Belspring, Virginia pharmaceuticals
190 James Cargill, II. 2.4 64 Birchwood, Wisconsin Cargill Inc.
190 Mary Alice Dorrance Malone 2.4 63 Coatesville, Pennsylvania Campbell Soup
190 H. Wayne Huizenga 2.4 75 Fort Lauderdale, Florida investments
190 David Murdock 2.4 90 Los Angeles, California Dole, real estate
190 Austen Cargill, II. 2.4 62 Livingston, Montana Cargill Inc.
190 Jack Dangermond 2.4 67 Redlands, California mapping software
190 Robert Rich, Jr. 2.4 72 Islamorada, Florida frozen foods
190 Elon Musk 2.4 41 Los Angeles, California Tesla Motors
190 Ray Dolby 2.4 80 San Francisco, California Dolby Laboratories
190 Ty Warner 2.4 69 Oak Brook, Illinois Beanie Babies
206 William Randolph Hearst, III. 2.3 63 San Francisco, California Hearst Corp
206 Kelcy Warren 2.3 57 Dallas, Texas pipelines
206 Bill Gross 2.3 69 Newport Beach, California investments
206 Wilbur Ross, Jr. 2.3 75 Palm Beach, Florida investments
218 Henry Hillman 2.2 94 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania investments
218 William Wrigley, Jr. 2.2 49 North Palm Beach, Florida chewing gum
229 Peter Kellogg 2.1 70 Short Hills, New Jersey investments
229 Stanley Hubbard 2.1 79 St. Paul, Minnesota DirecTV
229 David Duffield 2.1 72 Blackhawk, California Business Software
229 James Coulter 2.1 53 San Francisco, California leveraged buyouts
229 Walter Scott, Jr. 2.1 81 Omaha, Nebraska construction, telecom
229 Jim Davis & family 2.1 69 Newton, Massachusetts New Balance
229 Albert Ueltschi 2.1 95 N/A FlightSafety
239 Gordon Getty 2 79 San Francisco, California Getty Oil
239 J. Christopher Reyes 2 59 Lake Forest, Illinois food distribution
239 Jude Reyes 2 57 Kenilworth, Illinois food distribution
239 Lee Bass 2 56 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
239 Edward Bass 2 68 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
239 Richard Peery 2 74 Palo Alto, California real estate
239 George Mitchell 2 93 The Woodlands, Texas oil & gas
239 Ted Turner 2 74 Atlanta, Georgia cable television
250 Austin Hearst 1.9 60 New York, New York Hearst Corp
250 Bennett Dorrance 1.9 67 Paradise Valley, Arizona Campbell Soup
250 David Hearst, Jr. 1.9 67 Los Angeles, California Hearst Corp
250 Richard Marriott 1.9 74 Potomac, Maryland hotels
250 Clayton Mathile 1.9 72 Brookville, Ohio pet food
250 Clemmie Spangler, Jr. 1.9 81 Charlotte, North Carolina investments
250 Brad Kelley 1.9 56 Franklin, Tennessee tobacco
250 B. Wayne Hughes 1.9 79 Lexington, Kentucky self storage
250 William Conway, Jr. 1.9 63 McLean, Virginia leveraged buyouts
250 Phoebe Hearst Cooke 1.9 86 San Francisco, California Hearst Corp
271 Robert McNair 1.8 76 Houston, Texas energy, sports
271 Thomas Siebel 1.8 60 Woodside, California business software
271 Drayton McLane, Jr. 1.8 76 Temple, Texas Wal-Mart, logistics
271 Dean White 1.8 89 Crown Point, Indiana billboards, hotels
271 Frederick Smith 1.8 68 Memphis, Tennessee FedEx
271 Sid Bass 1.8 70 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
284 Gerald J. Ford 1.75 68 Dallas, Texas banking
285 Jonathan Nelson 1.7 56 Providence, Rhode Island Leveraged buyouts
285 Judy Faulkner 1.7 69 Madison, Wisconsin health IT
285 Meg Whitman 1.7 56 Atherton, California Ebay
285 Steve Case 1.7 54 McLean, Virginia AOL
285 Glen Taylor 1.7 72 Mankato, Minnesota printing
298 Jim Justice, II. 1.6 61 Lewisburg, West Virginia coal
298 Johnelle Hunt 1.6 81 Fayetteville, Arkansas trucking
298 Bill Marriott, Jr. 1.6 81 Potomac, Maryland hotels
298 Gary Magness 1.6 59 Denver, Colorado cable, investments
311 John Henry 1.5 63 Boca Raton, Florida sports
311 Craig McCaw 1.5 63 Hunts Point, Washington telecom
311 Chase Coleman, III. 1.5 37 New York, New York hedge fund
311 Thomas Lee 1.5 68 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
311 Ray Davis 1.5 71 Dallas, Texas pipelines
311 Bob Parsons 1.5 62 Scottsdale, Arizona web hosting
311 Richard Schulze 1.5 72 Bonita Springs, Florida Best Buy
328 Alfred James Clark 1.4 85 Vero Beach, Florida construction
328 Pat Stryker 1.4 57 Fort Collins, Colorado medical technology
328 Farris Wilks 1.4 61 Cisco, Texas natural gas
328 Peter Thiel 1.4 45 San Francisco, California Paypal, Facebook
328 Henry Ross Perot, Jr. 1.4 54 Dallas, Texas computer services, real estate
328 Scott Cook 1.4 60 Woodside, California Intuit
328 Richard Hayne 1.4 65 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Urban Outfitters
328 Dan Wilks 1.4 56 Cisco, Texas natural gas
328 James Dinan 1.4 53 New York, New York hedge funds
345 Kevin Plank 1.35 40 Lutherville, Maryland Under Armour
345 Christopher Goldsbury 1.35 70 San Antonio, Texas salsa
347 Gary Burrell 1.3 75 Spring Hill, Kansas navigation equipment
347 Louis Bacon 1.3 54 Long Island, New York hedge funds
347 Richard Scaife 1.3 80 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania investments
347 Sean Parker 1.3 33 New York, New York Facebook
347 Billy Joe (Red) McCombs 1.3 85 San Antonio, Texas real estate, oil, cars
347 Henry Nicholas, III. 1.3 53 Newport Coast, California semiconductors
360 David Filo 1.2 47 Palo Alto, California Yahoo
360 Richard Chilton Jr 1.2 54 Darien, Connecticut hedge funds
360 T. Boone Pickens 1.2 84 Dallas, Texas oil & gas, investments
360 Tom Benson 1.2 85 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Saints
360 Todd Wagner 1.2 52 Dallas, Texas online media
360 Bruce Nordstrom 1.2 79 Seattle, Washington Retailing
360 Jimmy Haslam 1.2 59 Knoxville, Tennessee retail
360 Patrick Ryan 1.2 75 Winnetka, Illinois insurance
360 Graham Weston 1.2 49 New Braunfels, Texas web hosting
360 John Brown 1.2 78 Portage, Michigan Stryker Corp.
360 Charlotte Colket Weber 1.2 70 Hobe Sound, Florida Campbell Soup
360 Kenny Troutt 1.2 65 Dallas, Texas telecommunications
360 Jon Stryker 1.2 54 Kalamazoo, Michigan medical technology
360 Mark Stevens 1.2 53 Atherton, California venture capital
360 James Clark 1.2 69 Palm Beach, Florida Netscape
360 Christopher Cline 1.2 55 North Palm Beach, Florida coal
360 Bernard Saul, II. 1.2 81 Chevy Chase, Maryland banking, real estate
388 Kenneth Adams, Jr. 1.15 90 Houston, Texas Oil
391 Neal Patterson 1.12 63 Loch Lloyd, Missouri health IT
392 William Macaulay 1.1 67 Greenwich, Connecticut energy investments
392 Peter Lewis 1.1 79 Coconut Grove, Florida insurance
392 Jack Dorsey 1.1 36 San Francisco, California technology startups

Jewish (140/400)
3 Larry Ellison 41 68 Woodside, California Oracle
10 Michael Bloomberg 25 71 New York, New York Bloomberg LP
12 Sheldon Adelson 20.5 79 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos
13 Larry Page 20.3 40 Palo Alto, California Google
13 Sergey Brin 20.3 39 Los Altos, California Google
15 George Soros 19 82 Katonah, New York hedge funds
19 Steve Ballmer 15.9 57 Hunts Point, Washington Microsoft
21 Carl Icahn 14.8 77 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
22 Michael Dell 14.6 48 Austin, Texas Dell
24 Donald Bren 13 80 Newport Beach, California real estate
25 Len Blavatnik 12.5 55 London diversified
26 Ronald Perelman 12 70 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
28 John Paulson 11 57 New York, New York hedge funds
28 James Simons 11 74 East Setauket, New York hedge funds
33 George Kaiser 10 70 Tulsa, Oklahoma oil & gas, banking
36 Mark Zuckerberg 9.4 28 Palo Alto, California Facebook
39 Charles Ergen 9 60 Denver, Colorado EchoStar
40 Steve Cohen 8.8 57 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
43 Leonard Lauder 7.7 80 New York, New York Estee Lauder
46 Samuel Newhouse, Jr. 7.4 85 New York, New York Conde Nast
51 Donald Newhouse 6.6 83 Somerset County, New Jersey Conde Nast
52 Ira Rennert 6.5 78 Sagaponack, New York investments
52 Ralph Lauren 6.5 73 New York, New York Ralph Lauren
55 Eli Broad 6.3 79 Los Angeles, California investments
57 David Geffen 5.6 70 Malibu, California movies, music
59 David Tepper 5.5 55 Livingston, New Jersey hedge funds
63 Stephen Schwarzman 5.2 66 New York, New York private equity
63 Richard LeFrak & family 5.2 67 New York, New York real estate
68 Micky Arison 5 63 Bal Harbour, Florida Carnival Cruises
83 Stephen Ross 4.4 72 New York, New York real estate
83 Leslie Wexner 4.4 75 New Albany, Ohio retail
85 Robert Ziff 4.3 46 New York, New York investments
85 Daniel Ziff 4.3 41 New York, New York investments
85 Bruce Kovner 4.3 68 New York, New York hedge funds
85 Dirk Ziff 4.3 49 North Palm Beach, Florida investments
89 Leonard Stern 4.2 75 New York, New York real estate
91 Sumner Redstone 4.1 89 Beverly Hills, California Viacom
92 Henry Kravis 4 69 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
100 Ted Lerner 3.9 87 Chevy Chase, Maryland real estate
103 Sam Zell 3.8 71 Chicago, Illinois real estate, private equity
104 George Roberts 3.7 69 Atherton, California leveraged buyouts
108 Malcolm Glazer & family 3.6 84 Palm Beach, Florida sports teams, real estate
113 Sheldon Solow 3.5 84 New York, New York real estate
113 Lynn Schusterman 3.5 74 Tulsa, Oklahoma oil & gas, investments
113 Leon Black 3.5 61 New York, New York private equity
118 Mitchell Rales 3.4 56 Potomac, Maryland manufacturing
118 Ronald Lauder 3.4 69 New York, New York Estee Lauder
120 Jeffrey Skoll 3.3 48 Woodside, California Ebay
120 Steven Rales 3.3 62 Washington, District of Columbia manufacturing
125 Karen Pritzker 3.2 55 Branford, Connecticut hotels, investments
125 Edward Lampert 3.2 50 Miami Beach, Florida hedge funds
125 Steven Spielberg 3.2 66 Pacific Palisades, California movies
128 Haim Saban 3.1 68 Beverly Hills, California television
132 Jerry Speyer 3 72 New York, New York real estate
142 Doris Fisher 2.9 81 San Francisco, California Gap
142 Alfred Taubman 2.9 89 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan real estate
142 David Shaw 2.9 62 New York, New York hedge funds
151 Bernard Marcus 2.7 83 Atlanta, Georgia Home Depot
151 Israel Englander 2.7 64 New York, New York hedge funds
151 Stanley Druckenmiller 2.7 59 New York, New York hedge funds
151 Dustin Moskovitz 2.7 28 San Francisco, California Facebook
151 Joan Tisch 2.7 87 New York, New York diversified
151 Jeremy Jacobs, Sr. 2.7 73 East Aurora, New York sports concessions
179 Anthony Pritzker 2.5 52 Los Angeles, California hotels, investments
179 Steve Wynn 2.5 71 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, hotels
179 Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker 2.5 48 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
190 Phillip Frost 2.4 76 Miami Beach, Florida pharmaceuticals
190 Mortimer Zuckerman 2.4 75 New York, New York real estate, media
206 Mark Cuban 2.3 54 Dallas, Texas online media
206 John Fisher 2.3 51 San Francisco, California Gap
206 Michael Milken 2.3 66 Los Angeles, California investments
206 Nicolas Berggruen 2.3 51 Beverly Hills, California investments
206 Isaac Perlmutter 2.3 70 Palm Beach, Florida Marvel
206 Robert Kraft 2.3 71 Brookline, Massachusetts New England Patriots
206 Daniel Och 2.3 52 Scarsdale, New York hedge funds
218 George Lindemann & family 2.2 77 Palm Beach, Florida investments
218 Jeff Greene 2.2 58 Palm Beach, Florida real estate, investments
218 Thomas Pritzker 2.2 62 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
218 Leon G. Cooperman 2.2 69 Short Hills, New Jersey hedge funds
218 Herbert Simon 2.2 78 Indianapolis, Indiana real estate
218 Marc Benioff 2.2 48 San Francisco, California business software
218 Stewart and Lynda Resnick 2.2 - Beverly Hills, California agriculture, water
229 Neil Bluhm 2.1 75 Chicago, Illinois real estate
229 Reid Hoffman 2.1 45 Palo Alto, California LinkedIn
229 Anita Zucker 2.1 61 Charleston, South Carolina chemicals
239 Herbert Allen, Jr. & family 2 73 New York, New York investment banking
250 Daniel Gilbert 1.9 51 Franklin, Michigan Quicken Loans
250 Donald Sterling 1.9 77 Beverly Hills, California Real Estate
250 Jean (Gigi) Pritzker 1.9 51 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
250 Michael Moritz 1.9 58 San Francisco, California venture capital
250 David Rubenstein 1.9 63 Bethesda, Maryland leveraged buyouts
271 S. Daniel Abraham 1.8 88 Palm Beach, Florida Slim-Fast
271 Penny Pritzker 1.8 53 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
271 John Pritzker 1.8 60 San Francisco, California hotels, investments
271 Henry Samueli 1.8 58 Newport Beach, California semiconductors
271 Ken Fisher 1.8 62 Woodside, California Money management
271 Barry Diller 1.8 71 New York, New York IAC/InterActiveCorp
285 Daniel Pritzker 1.7 54 Marin County, California hotels, investments
285 David Gottesman 1.7 86 Rye, New York investments
285 Glenn Dubin 1.7 56 New York, New York hedge funds
285 Thomas Friedkin 1.7 77 Houston, Texas Toyota distribution
285 Robert Fisher 1.7 59 San Francisco, California Gap
285 Noam Gottesman 1.7 51 New York, New York hedge funds
285 William Fisher 1.7 56 San Francisco, California Gap
298 Stewart Rahr 1.6 67 New York, New York drug distribution
298 Norman Braman 1.6 80 Miami, Florida art, car dealerships
298 Linda Pritzker 1.6 59 St. Ignatius, Montana hotels, investments
298 Joshua Harris 1.6 48 New York, New York private equity
311 James Irsay 1.5 53 Carmel, Indiana Indianapolis Colts
311 Marc Rowan 1.5 51 New York, New York private equity
311 James Pritzker 1.5 61 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
311 Thomas Kaplan 1.5 50 New York, New York Investments
311 Arthur Blank 1.5 70 Atlanta, Georgia Home Depot
311 Howard Schultz 1.5 59 Seattle, Washington Starbucks
311 Irwin Jacobs 1.5 79 La Jolla, California Qualcomm
311 Ron Baron 1.5 69 New York, New York money management
328 Bruce Karsh 1.4 57 Los Angeles, California private equity
328 Elaine Wynn 1.4 70 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, hotels
328 Michael Price 1.4 60 Far Hills, New Jersey investments
328 Gary Michelson 1.4 64 Los Angeles, California medical patents
328 Alexander Knaster 1.4 54 London, United Kingdom oil, telecom, banking
328 Wilma Tisch 1.4 85 New York, New York diversified
328 Howard Marks 1.4 67 Los Angeles, California money management
347 Robert Friedland 1.3 62 Singapore, Singapore mining
347 Daniel Loeb 1.3 51 New York, New York Hedge Funds
347 Alan Gerry 1.3 83 Liberty, New York cable television
347 Marc Lasry 1.3 52 New York, New York hedge funds
347 Thomas Steyer 1.3 55 San Francisco, California hedge funds
359 Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler 1.25 49 London, United Kingdom oil & gas, investments
360 Stephen Mandel, Jr. 1.2 57 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
360 David Einhorn 1.2 44 Westchester County, New York Hedge Fund
360 Leon Charney 1.2 71 New York, New York Real estate
360 Edmund Ansin 1.2 77 Miami Beach, Florida television
360 Nelson Peltz 1.2 70 Bedford, New York investments
360 Sidney Kimmel 1.2 85 New York, New York retail
360 Henry Swieca 1.2 55 New York, New York hedge funds
388 Peter Sperling 1.15 53 Phoenix, Arizona education
388 Alexander Rovt 1.15 60 New York, New York fertilizer, real estate
392 Paul Singer 1.1 68 New York, New York hedge funds
392 Dan Snyder 1.1 48 Potomac, Maryland Washington Redskins

Italian (17/400)
33 Ray Dalio 10 63 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
92 John Paul DeJoria 4 69 Austin, Texas hair products, tequila
108 John A. Sobrato & family 3.6 73 Atherton, California real estate
151 Edward DeBartolo, Jr. 2.7 66 Tampa, Florida shopping centers
170 James Leprino 2.6 75 Indian Hills, Colorado cheese
179 Fred DeLuca 2.5 65 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Subway Restaurants
190 A. Jerrold Perenchio 2.4 82 Bel Air, California television
250 Daniel D'Aniello 1.9 66 Vienna, Virginia leveraged buyouts
271 Leandro Rizzuto 1.8 75 Sheridan, Wyoming consumer products
297 Joe Mansueto 1.65 56 Chicago, Illinois investment research
298 Stephen Bisciotti 1.6 53 Millersville, Maryland outsourcing, football
298 Kenneth Langone 1.6 77 Sands Point, New York investments
298 Tilman Fertitta 1.6 55 Houston, Texas restaurants, casinos
298 Tom Golisano 1.6 71 Naples, Florida Payroll Services
347 Thomas Secunda 1.3 58 Croton-on-Hudson, New York Bloomberg
392 Mario Gabelli 1.1 71 Greenwich, Connecticut money management
392 Denise York 1.1 62 Youngstown, Ohio real estate

East Asian (9/400)
47 Patrick Soon-Shiong 7.3 61 Los Angeles, California pharmaceuticals
79 Jin Sook & Do Won Chang 4.5 58 Beverly Hills, California Forever 21
108 Roger Wang 3.6 64 Nanjing, China retail
142 Victor Fung & family 2.9 67 Hong Kong trading company
170 John Tu 2.6 72 Rolling Hills, California computer hardware
170 David Sun 2.6 61 Irvine, California computer hardware
218 Min Kao 2.2 64 Leawood, Kansas navigation equipment
239 Andrew & Peggy Cherng 2 - Los Angeles, California Panda Restaurant Group
360 Jerry Yang 1.2 44 Los Altos Hills, California Yahoo

Eastern European (7/400)
77 Thomas Peterffy 4.6 68 Greenwich, Connecticut discount brokerage
104 Edward Roski, Jr. 3.7 74 Los Angeles, California real estate
120 Barbara Piasecka Johnson 3.3 76 N/A Johnson & Johnson
120 Steven Udvar-Hazy 3.3 67 Beverly Hills, California aircraft leasing
132 Terrence Pegula 3 62 Boca Raton, Florida natural gas
151 Michael & Marian Ilitch & family 2.7 83 Bingham Farms, Michigan pizza
190 Igor Olenicoff 2.4 70 Lighthouse Point, Florida real estate

Middle Eastern (7/400)
42 Pierre Omidyar 8.2 45 Honolulu, Hawaii Ebay
142 Kirk Kerkorian 2.9 95 Beverly Hills, California casinos, investments
179 Tom Gores 2.5 48 Beverly Hills, California private equity
206 Richard Rainwater 2.3 68 Fort Worth, Texas real estate, energy, insurance
250 Alec Gores 1.9 60 Beverly Hills, California private equity
311 Joe Jamail, Jr. 1.5 87 Houston, Texas lawsuits
392 George Joseph 1.1 91 Los Angeles, California insurance

Greek (6/400)
132 John Catsimatidis 3 64 New York, New York oil, real estate, supermarkets
218 Tor Peterson 2.2 48 Zug, Switzerland Glencore International
250 Michael Jaharis 1.9 84 New York, New York pharmaceuticals
250 George Argyros 1.9 76 Newport Beach, California real estate, investments
360 C. Dean Metropoulos 1.2 66 Greenwich, Connecticut investments
360 Peter Peterson 1.2 86 New York, New York Blackstone Group

South Asian (6/400)
179 Shahid Khan 2.5 62 Naples, Florida auto parts
239 Bharat Desai & family 2 60 Fisher Island, Florida outsourcing
250 Romesh T. Wadhwani 1.9 65 Palo Alto, California Software
298 Kavitark Ram Shriram 1.6 56 Menlo Park, California Venture capital, Google
311 Manoj Bhargava 1.5 60 Farmington Hills, Michigan 5-Hour Energy
328 Vinod Khosla 1.4 58 Portola Valley, California venture capital

Hispanic (3/400)
250 John Arrillaga [Basque] 1.9 75 Portola Valley, California real estate
360 Jorge Perez [Cuban] 1.2 64 Miami, Florida condos
392 Arturo Moreno [Mexican] 1.1 66 Phoenix, Arizona billboards

Black (1/400)
151 Oprah Winfrey 2.7 59 N/A television

8 comments:

The Legendary Linda said...

The extreme underrepresentation of blacks is strong evidence that blacks do NOT benefit from affirmative action

Anonymous said...

Of course blacks benefit from affirmative action, it's just that it is impossible to be an affirmative action billionaire. To get to that level you have to be able to competently provide some form of service. You can elevate plenty of blacks up the corporate or governmental bureaucracy, but you can't make black people successful entrepreneurs, that is for the markets to decide.

realist said...

You can elevate plenty of blacks up the corporate or governmental bureaucracy, but you can't make black people successful entrepreneurs, that is for the markets to decide.

Blacks are not sufficiently incompetent to explain a fifty fold under-representation among billionaires.

I'm not sure what year this was, but there are/were at least seven high school dropouts on the Forbes 400:

http://www.504experts.com/news/mercantile-news/inspiration-from-the-400-wealthiest-americans-part-1-of-2

High school dropouts are probably very similar to blacks in IQ, yet the former are far more represented on the Forbes 400, despite the fact that they lack the most basic job credential. This suggests that whatever advantage blacks get from affirmative action is dwarfed by the advantage whites get from white privilege.

I also think the wealth of a race is a function of IQ + ethnocentrism. Unlike other races, blacks don't help each-other, but rather jealousy try to tear each-other down, and thus have less stable families and more black on black crime. Jews are the opposite and thus are dramatically overrepresented in wealth.

realist said...

There's an old saying: "Behind every great fortune is a great crime"

And yet if this were the case one would expect blacks (with their higher crime rate) to be overrepresented on the Forbes 400 or at least not so severely underrepresented. Conclusion: The rich are not only cognitively superior, but morally superior too. Making money requires good ethics.

Anonymous said...

http://neuropolitics.org/defaultjan13.asp

This site will clarify what makes billionaires.
Hint: It is not "white privilege".

Anonymous said...

Someone tell Kevin Macdonald this. He thinks Jews are collectively running America and the world's billionaires.

Jay Vera said...

Dropping out of HS or college is no indication of lack of IQ.
Also, what you call "white privilege" is actually {Genetic Privilege}. Its the same genetic privilege that gives us other successful minority groups like
Jews, Asians & East Indians.







Dave said...

"Blacks are not sufficiently incompetent to explain a fifty fold under-representation among billionaires."

Blacks aren't that incompetent but African institutions are that dysfunctional. For whatever reason they've had the hardest time imitating Western institutions.

Jewish institutions are freakishly successful, which was noticed even 200 years ago by the Founders.