Ethnic origins of Forbes world billionaires (2013)

The ethnic breakdown I come up with for the March 2013 update of Forbes' "The World's Billionaires" list:

No. %
Northwestern European 413 28.96
Asian or Pacific Islander 313 21.95
Jewish 252 17.67
Middle Eastern or Central Asian 120 8.42
Eastern European 95 6.66
Southern European 84 5.89
(New World) Hispanic or Brazilian 74 5.19
South Asian 69 4.84
Black 6 0.42
total 1426 100

Particularly for Eastern Europe, individual classifications may be less accurate than my classifications of US billionaires, but the overall breakdown should be reasonably close to reality. I may have incorrectly included a few people in the Jewish list, but if anything probably incorrectly left off a larger number -- my Jewish category should be more accurate/comprehensive than Forbes Israel's "Richest Jews" list in any case. Note that I've arbitrarily chosen to include Tatars in the Middle Eastern category, along with Armenians, Azerbaijanis, etc. Mongoloid-appearing Kazakhs were included in the Asian category. I generally put Latin Americans with Northern European or Italian names (who were not obviously mestizo) in the appropriate European category.

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[Rank Name Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship]

Northwestern European
2 Bill Gates $67 B 57 Microsoft United States
4 Warren Buffett $53.5 B 82 Berkshire Hathaway United States
6 David Koch $34 B 72 diversified United States
6 Charles Koch $34 B 77 diversified United States
9 Liliane Bettencourt & family $30 B 90 L'Oreal France
10 Bernard Arnault & family $29 B 64 LVMH France
11 Christy Walton & family $28.2 B 58 Wal-Mart United States
12 Stefan Persson $28 B 65 H&M Sweden
14 Jim Walton $26.7 B 65 Wal-Mart United States
16 Alice Walton $26.3 B 63 Wal-Mart United States
17 S. Robson Walton $26.1 B 69 Wal-Mart United States
18 Karl Albrecht $26 B 93 Aldi Germany
19 Jeff Bezos $25.2 B 49 Amazon.com United States
24 David Thomson & family $20.3 B 55 media Canada
29 Dieter Schwarz $19.5 B 73 retail Germany
31 Theo Albrecht, Jr. & family $18.9 B 62 Aldi, Trader Joe's Germany
33 Jorge Paulo Lemann $17.8 B 73 beer Brazil
36 Jacqueline Mars $17 B 73 candy United States
36 John Mars $17 B 76 candy United States
36 Georgina Rinehart $17 B 59 mining Australia
36 Forrest Mars, Jr. $17 B 81 candy United States
53 Francois Pinault & family $15 B 76 retail France
53 Paul Allen $15 B 60 Microsoft, investments United States
56 Phil Knight $14.4 B 75 Nike United States
58 Susanne Klatten $14.3 B 50 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
61 Michael Otto & family $14.2 B 70 retail, real estate Germany
74 Abigail Johnson $12.7 B 51 money management United States
80 Anne Cox Chambers $12 B 93 media United States
81 Stefan Quandt $11.9 B 46 BMW Germany
87 John Fredriksen $11.5 B 68 shipping Cyprus
89 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family $11.4 B 61 real estate United Kingdom
90 Harold Hamm $11.3 B 67 oil & gas United States
91 Rupert Murdoch $11.2 B 82 News Corp United States
94 Jack Taylor & family $11 B 90 Enterprise Rent-A-Car United States
94 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken $11 B 58 Heineken Netherlands
94 Hans Rausing $11 B 87 packaging Sweden
98 Laurene Powell Jobs & family $10.7 B 49 Apple, Disney United States
100 Johanna Quandt $10.6 B 86 BMW Germany
109 Philip Anschutz $10 B 73 investments United States
112 Richard Kinder $9.8 B 68 pipelines United States
114 Horst Paulmann & family $9.7 B 78 retail Chile
118 Antonia Johnson $9.2 B 69 diversified Sweden
121 Klaus-Michael Kuhne $9 B 75 shipping Germany
122 Hasso Plattner $8.9 B 69 software Germany
123 Hansjoerg Wyss $8.7 B 78 medical devices Switzerland
131 Andrew Beal $8.5 B 60 banks, real estate United States
136 Harold Simmons $8.3 B 81 investments United States
138 Eric Schmidt $8.2 B 57 Google United States
138 August von Finck $8.2 B 83 investments Germany
145 Galen Weston & family $8 B 72 retail Canada
145 Elaine Marshall & family $8 B 70 inherited United States
154 James Goodnight $7.7 B 70 software United States
156 Klaus Tschira $7.5 B 72 SAP Germany ?
157 Charles Butt $7.4 B 75 supermarkets United States
158 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen $7.3 B 65 Lego Denmark
161 Dieter Schnabel $7.2 B 67 chemicals Germany
162 Ludwig Merckle $7.1 B 48 pharmaceuticals Germany ?
166 John Menard, Jr. $7 B 73 retail United States
166 Edward Johnson, III. $7 B 82 Fidelity United States
179 Johann Rupert & family $6.6 B 62 luxury goods South Africa
182 Dietmar Hopp $6.5 B 72 SAP Germany
189 Heinz Hermann Thiele & family $6.4 B 72 brakes Germany
195 Eduardo Belmont Anderson $6.1 B - cosmetics Peru ?
198 James Packer $6 B 45 gaming Australia
198 John Malone $6 B 72 cable television United States
198 Jim Kennedy $6 B 65 media United States
198 Blair Parry-Okeden $6 B 62 media United States
198 Olav Thon $6 B 89 real estate Norway
198 Reinhold Wurth $6 B 78 fasteners Germany
211 Andrew Forrest $5.7 B 51 mining Australia
211 Charles Johnson $5.7 B 80 money management United States
215 Rupert Johnson, Jr. $5.6 B 72 money management United States
215 Ray Lee Hunt $5.6 B 70 oil, real estate United States
219 Jim Pattison $5.5 B 84 diversified Canada
219 Charles Cadogan & family $5.5 B 76 real estate United Kingdom
219 Thomas Schmidheiny $5.5 B 67 cement Switzerland
219 Jeffrey Hildebrand $5.5 B 54 Oil United States
225 Johann Graf $5.4 B 66 gambling machines Austria
229 Graeme Hart $5.3 B 57 investments New Zealand
233 Jean-Claude Decaux & family $5.2 B 75 advertising France
233 Jorn Rausing $5.2 B 53 inherited Sweden
233 Dennis Washington $5.2 B 78 construction, mining United States
233 Denis O'Brien $5.2 B 55 telecom Ireland
239 Kirsten Rausing $5.1 B 60 packaging Sweden
239 Randa Williams $5.1 B 51 pipelines United States
239 Richard DeVos $5.1 B 87 Amway United States
239 Milane Frantz $5.1 B 43 pipelines United States
239 Dannine Avara $5.1 B 49 pipelines United States
239 Scott Duncan $5.1 B 30 pipelines United States
239 Finn Rausing $5.1 B 58 inherited Sweden
239 Karl-Heinz Kipp $5.1 B 89 retail Germany
248 Hank & Doug Meijer $5 B - supermarkets United States
248 Stanley Kroenke $5 B 65 sports, real estate United States
258 Robert Rowling $4.9 B 59 investments United States
262 Thomas Frist, Jr. & family $4.8 B 74 health care United States
262 David Duffield $4.8 B 72 business software United States
262 Karl Wlaschek $4.8 B 95 retail Austria
267 Patrick McGovern $4.7 B 75 media United States
267 Wolfgang Herz $4.7 B 62 coffee Germany ?
267 Michael Herz $4.7 B 69 coffee Germany ?
272 Richard Branson $4.6 B 62 Virgin United Kingdom
276 Paul Desmarais $4.5 B 86 finance Canada
276 Trevor Rees-Jones $4.5 B 61 oil & gas United States
276 Ann Walton Kroenke $4.5 B 64 Wal-Mart United States
276 James & Arthur Irving $4.5 B - diversified Canada
276 David Green $4.5 B 71 retail United States
286 Heinz-Horst Deichmann & family $4.4 B 86 shoes Germany
286 James Dyson $4.4 B 65 vacuums United Kingdom
286 Erivan Haub & family $4.4 B 80 retail Germany
299 Emmanuel Besnier $4.3 B 42 Lactalis France
299 Charles Schwab $4.3 B 75 discount brokerage United States
299 Elizabeth Mohn & family $4.3 B 72 media Germany
308 Bruce Halle $4.2 B 82 Discount Tire United States
308 Anthony Bamford & family $4.2 B 67 construction equipment United Kingdom
308 S. Truett Cathy $4.2 B 92 Chick-fil-A United States
316 Ken Griffin $4.1 B 44 hedge funds United States
316 Barbara Carlson Gage $4.1 B 71 hotels, restaurants United States
316 Pierre Bellon & family $4.1 B 83 food services France
316 Marilyn Carlson Nelson $4.1 B 74 hotels, restaurants United States
316 Melker Schorling $4.1 B 65 investments Sweden
316 Bruno Schroder & family $4.1 B 80 banking United Kingdom
316 Bertil Hult $4.1 B 72 education Sweden
316 Gordon Moore $4.1 B 84 Intel United States
329 William Koch $4 B 72 oil, investments United States
329 Gayle Cook $4 B 79 medical devices United States
329 Vincent Bollore $4 B 61 investments France ?
329 Curt Engelhorn $4 B 86 pharmaceuticals Germany ?
329 Stein Erik Hagen & family $4 B 56 retail Norway
346 George Lucas $3.9 B 68 Star Wars United States
346 Nancy Walton Laurie $3.9 B 61 Wal-Mart United States
346 Liselott Persson $3.9 B 64 H&M Sweden
353 Diane Hendricks $3.8 B 66 roofing United States
353 John Sall $3.8 B 65 software United States
353 Bernard Ecclestone & family $3.8 B 82 Formula One United Kingdom
363 Albert Frere $3.7 B 87 investments Belgium
363 Lars Larsen $3.7 B 64 retail Denmark
376 Axel Oberwelland $3.6 B 46 candy Germany
376 Paul Tudor Jones, II. $3.6 B 58 hedge funds United States
384 Tom & Judy Love $3.5 B 75 retail & gas stations United States
384 Henry Ross Perot, Sr. $3.5 B 82 computer services, real estate United States
384 Michael Ashley $3.5 B 53 sports retailing United Kingdom
384 Christoffel Wiese $3.5 B 71 retailing South Africa
395 Heinz-Georg Baus $3.4 B 79 home improvement stores Germany
395 Ian & Richard Livingstone $3.4 B - real estate United Kingdom
395 Whitney MacMillan $3.4 B 84 Cargill Inc. United States
395 Pauline MacMillan Keinath $3.4 B 79 Cargill Inc. United States
395 Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer $3.4 B 51 Cargill Inc. United States
395 Thomas Strungmann $3.4 B 63 pharmaceuticals Germany
395 Andreas Strungmann $3.4 B 63 pharmaceuticals Germany
412 J. Christopher Reyes $3.3 B 59 food distribution United States
412 Ingvar Kamprad & family $3.3 B 87 Ikea Sweden
412 Jude Reyes $3.3 B 57 food distribution United States
422 Tamara Gustavson $3.25 B 51 self storage United States
423 Robert Holding $3.2 B - oil, resorts United States
423 David & Frederick Barclay $3.2 B 79 media, retail United Kingdom
423 Fredrik Lundberg $3.2 B 61 real estate, investments Sweden
423 Donald Trump $3.2 B 66 television, real estate United States
423 Frits Goldschmeding $3.2 B 79 temp agency Netherlands
423 Gustaf Douglas $3.2 B 75 security Sweden
437 Alain Merieux & family $3.1 B 75 pharmaceuticals France
437 Guenther Fielmann $3.1 B 73 optometry Germany
437 Charles Dolan & family $3.1 B 86 cable television United States
437 Ron Burkle $3.1 B 60 supermarkets, investments United States
437 Clayton Riddell $3.1 B 75 oil & gas Canada
458 Archie Aldis Emmerson $3 B 84 timberland, lumber mills United States
458 Stephan Schmidheiny $3 B 65 investments Switzerland
458 Friede Springer $3 B 70 publishing Germany
458 Aloys Wobben $3 B 61 wind turbines Germany
458 Riley Bechtel $3 B 61 engineering, construction United States
458 Otto Happel $3 B 65 engineering Germany
458 William Conway, Jr. $3 B 63 leveraged buyouts United States
458 Stephen Bechtel, Jr. $3 B 87 engineering, construction United States
458 Herbert Kohler, Jr. & family $3 B 74 plumbing fixtures United States
458 Kjell Inge Rokke $3 B 54 shipping, seafood Norway
490 Hans Riegel $2.9 B 90 candy Germany
490 Chip Wilson $2.9 B 56 Lululemon Canada
490 Martha Ingram & family $2.9 B 77 book distribution, transportation United States
502 Richard Chandler $2.85 B 54 investments New Zealand
503 Andreas von Bechtolsheim $2.8 B 57 Google Germany
503 Ronda Stryker $2.8 B 58 medical technology United States
503 John Arnold $2.8 B 39 hedge funds United States
503 Winnie Johnson-Marquart $2.8 B 54 SC Johnson & Sons United States
503 S. Curtis Johnson $2.8 B 57 SC Johnson & Sons United States
503 Imogene Powers Johnson $2.8 B 83 SC Johnson & Sons United States
503 Julian Robertson, Jr. $2.8 B 81 hedge funds United States
503 Helen Johnson-Leipold $2.8 B 56 SC Johnson & Sons United States
503 James Jannard $2.8 B 63 sunglasses United States
503 H. Fisk Johnson $2.8 B 54 SC Johnson & Sons United States
527 Amos Hostetter, Jr. $2.7 B 76 cable television United States
527 Robert Bass $2.7 B 65 oil, investments United States
527 John Doerr $2.7 B 61 venture capital United States
527 Gunter Herz $2.7 B 72 coffee Germany
527 Peter Kellogg $2.7 B 70 investments United States
527 Kelcy Warren $2.7 B 57 pipelines United States
527 Warren Stephens $2.7 B 56 investment banking United States
527 David Rockefeller, Sr. $2.7 B 97 Standard Oil, banking United States
527 Mary Alice Dorrance Malone $2.7 B 63 Campbell Soup United States
527 Elon Musk $2.7 B 41 Tesla Motors United States
527 Theo Mueller $2.7 B 73 dairies Germany
527 Jerry Jones $2.7 B 70 Dallas Cowboys United States
527 Kerr Neilson $2.7 B 63 finance Australia
554 Wilbur Ross, Jr. $2.6 B 75 investments United States
554 Jack Dangermond $2.6 B 67 mapping software United States
554 David Bonderman $2.6 B 70 leveraged buyouts United States
554 Martin & Olivier Bouygues $2.6 B - construction, media France
554 Rodney Lewis $2.6 B 59 natural gas United States
554 Thomas Bruch $2.6 B 63 food retailing Germany
554 Peter Buck $2.6 B 82 Subway Restaurants United States
554 John Caudwell $2.6 B 60 mobile phones United Kingdom
554 Friedhelm Loh $2.6 B 66 manufacturing Germany
554 Philippe Foriel-Destezet $2.6 B 77 temp agency France
589 Ty Warner $2.5 B 69 Beanie Babies United States
589 Phillip Ruffin $2.5 B 78 casinos, real estate United States
589 John Whittaker $2.5 B 71 real estate United Kingdom
589 Timothy Headington $2.5 B 63 oil & gas, investments United States
589 Daniela Herz $2.5 B 59 coffee Germany
589 Siegfried Meister $2.5 B 75 appliances Germany
589 Paul Ramsay $2.5 B 77 hospitals Australia
589 Anders Holch Povlsen $2.5 B 40 retail Denmark
612 H. Wayne Huizenga $2.45 B 75 investments United States
613 David Murdock $2.4 B 90 Dole, real estate United States
613 Randal Kirk $2.4 B 59 pharmaceuticals United States
613 Robert Rich, Jr. $2.4 B 72 frozen foods United States
613 Niels Peter Louis-Hansen $2.4 B 65 medical devices Denmark
613 Alexandra Schorghuber $2.4 B 54 real estate Germany
613 John Dorrance, III. $2.4 B 69 Campbell Soup Ireland
613 Yvonne Bauer & family $2.4 B 36 Bauer Media Group Germany
641 Hubert Burda $2.3 B 73 publishing Germany
641 Kerry Stokes $2.3 B 72 media Australia
641 Henry Hillman $2.3 B 94 investments United States
641 David Hains $2.3 B 82 finance Australia
641 Robert Miller $2.3 B 67 retail Canada
641 Marianne Liebmann $2.3 B 59 Cargill, Inc. United States
641 Bill Gross $2.3 B 69 investments United States
641 Ray Dolby $2.3 B 80 Dolby Laboratories United States
641 Jim Davis & family $2.3 B 69 New Balance United States
641 Ralph Dommermuth $2.3 B 49 internet service provider Germany
641 James Cargill, II. $2.3 B 64 Cargill Inc. United States
641 Austen Cargill, II. $2.3 B 62 Cargill Inc. United States
641 Peter Hargreaves $2.3 B 66 financial services United Kingdom
670 Juan Fernando Belmont Anderson $2.2 B 69 cosmetics Peru ?
670 John de Mol $2.2 B 58 TV Netherlands
670 Maria-Elisabeth & Georg Schaeffler $2.2 B - ball bearings Germany
670 Walter Scott, Jr. $2.2 B 81 construction, telecom United States
670 Michael & Rainer Schmidt-Ruthenbeck $2.2 B - retail Germany
670 Christian & Olivier Courtin-Clarins & family $2.2 B 59 Clarins France
670 Esther Grether & family $2.2 B 77 art collection, Swatch Switzerland
670 Clemmie Spangler, Jr. $2.2 B 81 investments United States
670 William Wrigley, Jr. $2.2 B 49 chewing gum United States
704 Sylvia Stroher $2.1 B 57 cosmetics Germany
704 Bernard Broermann $2.1 B 69 healthcare Germany
704 Alex Beard $2.1 B 45 Glencore International United Kingdom
704 Mark Coombs $2.1 B 52 finance United Kingdom
704 Nicolas Puech $2.1 B 70 Hermes France
704 Frederick Smith $2.1 B 68 FedEx United States
704 James Coulter $2.1 B 53 leveraged buyouts United States
704 Stanley Perron $2.1 B 90 real estate Australia
704 Jean Claude Gandur $2.1 B 64 oil trading, exploration Switzerland
704 Stanley Hubbard $2.1 B 79 DirecTV United States
736 Judy Faulkner $2 B 69 health IT United States
736 Martin Naughton $2 B 73 heating equipment Ireland
736 Ted Turner $2 B 74 cable television United States
736 Michael Pieper $2 B 67 kitchen appliances Switzerland
736 Sean Parker $2 B 33 Facebook United States
736 Richard Marriott $2 B 74 hotels United States
736 Gordon Getty $2 B 79 Getty Oil United States
736 Richard Peery $2 B 74 real estate United States
736 George Mitchell $2 B 93 oil & gas United States
736 Wolfgang Leitner $2 B 60 engineering Austria
736 Eva Maria Bucher-Haefner $2 B 56 Computer Associates Switzerland
736 Lee Bass $2 B 56 oil, investments United States
736 Martin Haefner $2 B 59 technology, investments Switzerland
736 Martin Viessmann $2 B 59 heating equipment Germany
736 Edward Bass $2 B 68 oil, investments United States
785 B. Wayne Hughes $1.95 B 79 self storage United States
785 Jean Coutu $1.95 B 85 pharmacies Canada
792 Brad Kelley $1.9 B 56 tobacco United States
792 Dirk Rossmann $1.9 B 66 drugstore chain Germany
792 Meg Whitman $1.9 B 56 Ebay United States
792 Georg von Opel $1.9 B 46 real estate/investments Germany
792 Clayton Mathile $1.9 B 72 pet food United States
792 Lindsay Fox $1.9 B 76 logistics Australia ?
792 Johnelle Hunt $1.9 B 81 trucking United States
831 Robert McNair $1.8 B 76 energy, sports United States
831 Gerald J. Ford $1.8 B 68 banking United States
831 Guy Laliberte $1.8 B 53 Cirque du Soleil Canada
831 Jimmy Haslam $1.8 B 59 retail United States
831 Hans-Werner Hector $1.8 B 73 SAP Germany ?
831 Drayton McLane, Jr. $1.8 B 76 Wal-Mart, logistics United States
831 Dean White $1.8 B 89 billboards, hotels United States
831 Peter Gilgan $1.8 B 62 homebuilding Canada
831 Dermot Desmond $1.8 B 62 finance Ireland
831 Sid Bass $1.8 B 70 oil, investments United States
831 Thomas Siebel $1.8 B 60 business software United States
831 Maja Oeri $1.8 B 58 Roche Holding Switzerland ?
868 Bill Marriott, Jr. $1.75 B 81 hotels United States
868 N. Murray Edwards $1.75 B 53 oil & gas Canada
868 Rolf Gerling $1.75 B 58 insurance Germany ?
882 Hans Melchers $1.7 B 74 chemicals, investments Netherlands ?
882 Glen Taylor $1.7 B 72 printing United States
882 Bennett Dorrance $1.7 B 67 Campbell Soup United States
882 Ronald Southern $1.7 B 82 structures, utilities Canada
882 Jim Justice, II. $1.7 B 61 coal United States
882 Carl Bennet $1.7 B 61 investments Sweden
882 David Cheriton $1.7 B 62 Google Canada ?
882 Reinold Geiger $1.7 B 65 beauty products Austria
882 David Filo $1.7 B 47 Yahoo United States
931 Peter Thiel $1.6 B 45 Paypal, Facebook United States
931 Joop van den Ende $1.6 B 71 TV Netherlands
931 Arne Wilhelmsen & family $1.6 B 82 Royal Caribbean Norway
931 James Dinan $1.6 B 53 hedge funds United States
931 Ray Davis $1.6 B 71 pipelines United States
931 Alfred James Clark $1.6 B 85 construction United States
931 Gary Magness $1.6 B 59 cable, investments United States
931 Craig McCaw $1.6 B 63 telecom United States
931 Richard Hayne $1.6 B 65 Urban Outfitters United States
931 Stephen Jarislowsky $1.6 B 87 money management Canada ?
931 Susan Hirt Hagen $1.6 B 76 Erie Indemnity United States
931 Pat Stryker $1.6 B 57 medical technology United States
974 William Erbey $1.5 B 63 Ocwen Financial Corp. United States ?
974 Marie Besnier Beauvalot $1.5 B 32 Lactalis France
974 Albert von Thurn und Taxis $1.5 B 29 diversified Germany
974 Scott Cook $1.5 B 60 Intuit United States
974 Stephen Lansdown $1.5 B 60 financial services Guernsey
974 Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak $1.5 B 55 shoes Denmark ?
974 Jonathan Nelson $1.5 B 56 leveraged buyouts United States
974 Robert Miller $1.5 B 75 retail United Kingdom ?
974 Thomas Lee $1.5 B 68 leveraged buyouts United States
974 John Henry $1.5 B 63 sports United States
974 Bob Parsons $1.5 B 62 web hosting United States
974 Phillip Ragon $1.5 B 63 health IT United States
974 Jean-Michel Besnier $1.5 B 45 Lactalis France
1024 Richard Schulze $1.45 B 72 Best Buy United States
1031 Chase Coleman, III. $1.4 B 37 hedge fund United States
1031 Peter Unger $1.4 B 68 auto repair Germany ?
1031 Steve Case $1.4 B 54 AOL United States
1031 Henry Ross Perot, Jr. $1.4 B 54 computer services, real estate United States
1031 Henry Nicholas, III. $1.4 B 53 semiconductors United States
1031 John Brown $1.4 B 78 Stryker Corp. United States
1031 Neal Patterson $1.4 B 63 health IT United States
1031 Farris Wilks $1.4 B 61 natural gas United States
1031 Richard Scaife $1.4 B 80 investments United States
1031 Leonard Buckeridge $1.4 B 77 construction Australia
1031 Dan Wilks $1.4 B 56 natural gas United States
1088 Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere $1.35 B 72 finance France
1088 Christopher Goldsbury $1.35 B 70 salsa United States
1088 Ingeburg Herz $1.35 B 91 coffee Germany
1107 Jon Stryker $1.3 B 54 medical technology United States
1107 Mark Stevens $1.3 B 53 venture capital United States
1107 Billy Joe (Red) McCombs $1.3 B 85 real estate, oil, cars United States
1107 Richard Yuengling, Jr. $1.3 B 70 beer United States
1107 Charlotte Colket Weber $1.3 B 70 Campbell Soup United States
1107 Helmut Sohmen $1.3 B 73 shipping Austria
1107 Gary Burrell $1.3 B 75 navigation equipment United States
1107 Louis Bacon $1.3 B 54 hedge funds United States
1107 Andreas Halvorsen $1.3 B 52 hedge funds Norway
1107 David Harding $1.3 B 51 finance United Kingdom
1161 Patrick Ryan $1.25 B 75 insurance United States
1161 Graham Weston $1.25 B 49 web hosting United States
1161 William Ford, Sr. $1.25 B 88 Ford Motor Co United States
1175 Ronald Joyce $1.2 B 82 restaurants Canada
1175 T. Boone Pickens $1.2 B 84 oil & gas, investments United States
1175 Anne Gittinger $1.2 B 77 retail United States
1175 Robert Duggan $1.2 B 68 pharmaceuticals United States
1175 Christopher Cline $1.2 B 55 coal United States
1175 Richard Chilton Jr $1.2 B 54 hedge funds United States
1175 Todd Wagner $1.2 B 52 online media United States
1175 Kenneth Adams, Jr. $1.2 B 90 oil United States
1175 Bruce Nordstrom $1.2 B 79 retail United States
1175 Tom Benson $1.2 B 85 New Orleans Saints United States
1175 Kenny Troutt $1.2 B 65 telecommunications United States
1175 Kevin Plank $1.2 B 40 Under Armour United States
1175 Langley Walker $1.2 B 67 real estate Australia
1175 Allan Slaight $1.2 B 80 broadcasting Canada
1175 Frank Stronach $1.2 B 80 auto parts Canada
1175 Petter Stordalen $1.2 B 50 hotels Norway
1175 Peter Lewis $1.2 B 79 insurance United States
1175 Roger Penske $1.2 B 76 cars United States
1175 Bernard Saul, II. $1.2 B 81 banking, real estate United States
1250 Alain Bouchard $1.15 B 63 Couche Tard Canada
1268 Edward Stack $1.1 B 58 Dick's Sporting Goods United States
1268 Daniel Harrison, III. $1.1 B 65 oil and gas United States
1268 Robert Ingham $1.1 B 81 agriculture Australia
1268 James Clark $1.1 B 69 Netscape United States
1268 Carl Berg $1.1 B 75 real estate United States
1268 John Edson $1.1 B 80 leisure craft United States
1268 Paul Foster $1.1 B 55 Western Refining United States
1268 Bent Jensen $1.1 B 61 Linak Denmark
1268 Charles Munger $1.1 B 89 Berkshire Hathaway United States
1268 Gabe Newell $1.1 B 50 videogames United States
1268 Jack Dorsey $1.1 B 36 technology startups United States
1268 William Macaulay $1.1 B 67 energy investments United States
1268 Len Ainsworth $1.1 B 89 gaming Australia ?
1268 Alberto Roemmers $1.1 B 55 pharmaceuticals Argentina
1268 James Ratcliffe $1.1 B 60 chemicals United Kingdom
1268 James Leininger $1.1 B 68 medical devices United States
1332 Monika Schoeller $1.05 B 74 publishing Germany
1332 Stefan von Holtzbrinck $1.05 B 49 publishing Germany
1342 Max Turnauer $1 B 77 manufacturing Austria ?
1342 Gary Fegel $1 B 39 Glencore International Switzerland ?
1342 Thomas Bailey $1 B 76 finance United States
1342 Claude Dauphin $1 B 62 Trafigura France
1342 Darwin Deason $1 B 72 Xerox United States
1342 Gerald Harvey $1 B 73 retail Australia
1342 Christopher Chandler $1 B 53 investments New Zealand
1342 Donald Hall $1 B 84 Hallmark United States
1342 William Moncrief, Jr. $1 B 93 oil United States
1342 David William Grainger $1 B 85 electrical and industrial equipment United States
1342 Jim Thompson $1 B 73 transport United States
1342 John Van Lieshout $1 B 67 real estate Australia
1342 Christopher Burch $1 B 60 Tory Burch LLC United States
1342 Michael Ashcroft $1 B 67 security United Kingdom
1342 Carol Jenkins Barnett $1 B 56 Publix supermarkets United States

Asian or Pacific Islander
8 Li Ka-shing $31 B 84 diversified Hong Kong
24 Lee Shau Kee $20.3 B 85 diversified Hong Kong
26 Thomas & Raymond Kwok & family $20 B - real estate Hong Kong
44 Cheng Yu-tung $16 B 87 diversified Hong Kong
58 Dhanin Chearavanont & family $14.3 B 74 food Thailand
66 Tadashi Yanai & family $13.3 B 64 retail Japan
68 Henry Sy & family $13.2 B 88 diversified Philippines
69 Lee Kun-Hee $13 B 71 Samsung South Korea
76 Robert Kuok $12.5 B 89 diversified Malaysia
82 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi $11.7 B 68 drinks Thailand
86 Zong Qinghou $11.6 B 67 beverages China
98 Lui Che Woo $10.7 B 83 gaming Hong Kong
108 Ng Robert & Philip $10.1 B - real estate Singapore
112 Tsai Eng-Meng $9.8 B 56 food Taiwan
128 Wang Jianlin $8.6 B 58 real estate China
128 Masayoshi Son $8.6 B 55 Internet, telecom Japan
131 R. Budi Hartono $8.5 B 72 banking, tobacco Indonesia
138 Michael Hartono $8.2 B 73 tobacco, banking Indonesia
145 Patrick Soon-Shiong $8 B 61 pharmaceuticals United States
145 Peter Woo & family $8 B 67 real estate Hong Kong
153 Tsai Wan-Tsai & family $7.8 B 83 finance Taiwan
158 Liang Wengen $7.3 B 56 manufacturing China
166 Joseph Lau $7 B 61 real estate Hong Kong
172 Robin Li $6.9 B 44 technology China
173 Ma Huateng $6.8 B 41 internet China
191 Chung Mong-Koo $6.3 B 75 Hyundai motor South Korea
198 Liu Yongxing $6 B 64 agribusiness China
209 Hui Ka Yan $5.9 B 54 real estate China
211 Yang Huiyan $5.7 B 31 real estate China
215 Teh Hong Piow $5.6 B 83 banking Malaysia
215 Hiroshi Mikitani $5.6 B 48 online retailing Japan
229 Wei Jianjun & family $5.3 B 49 automobiles China
233 Tang Yiu & family $5.2 B 79 retail Hong Kong
239 Terry Gou $5.1 B 62 electronics Taiwan
248 Wee Cho Yaw $5 B 84 banking Singapore
248 Lucio Tan & family $5 B 78 diversified Philippines
248 Akira Mori & family $5 B 76 real estate Japan
258 Enrique Razon, Jr. $4.9 B 53 ports Philippines
258 Kunio Busujima & family $4.9 B 88 gaming Japan
262 Hui Wing Mau $4.8 B 62 real estate Hong Kong
262 Quek Leng Chan $4.8 B 69 diversified Malaysia
272 Kwee brothers $4.6 B 68 real estate Singapore
276 Jin Sook & Do Won Chang $4.5 B 58 Forever 21 United States
276 Lee Shin Cheng $4.5 B 74 palm oil Malaysia
286 Pansy Ho $4.4 B 50 gaming Hong Kong
299 Takemitsu Takizaki $4.3 B 67 sensors Japan
299 Wu Yajun & family $4.3 B 49 real estate China
316 Jay Y. Lee $4.1 B 44 Samsung South Korea
316 Chan Laiwa & family $4.1 B 72 real estate China
329 Sun Guangxin $4 B 50 diversified China
329 Lin Rong San $4 B 73 real estate Taiwan
329 Lu Zhiqiang $4 B 60 diversified China
345 Andrew Tan $3.95 B 60 diversified Philippines
346 Luo Jye & family $3.9 B 87 tires Taiwan
353 Liu Yonghao & family $3.8 B 61 agribusiness China
353 Roger Wang $3.8 B 64 retail United States
363 Barry Lam $3.7 B 64 computers Taiwan
363 Samuel Yin $3.7 B 62 diversified Taiwan
376 Zhang Xin & family $3.6 B 47 real estate China
395 Jack Ma $3.4 B 48 internet China
395 Lin Yu-lin $3.4 B 77 real estate Taiwan
395 Chairul Tanjung $3.4 B 50 diversified Indonesia
412 Keiichiro Takahara $3.3 B 82 diapers Japan
412 Zhang Jindong $3.3 B 50 retail China
437 Lu Guanqiu $3.1 B 68 diversified China
437 He Xiangjian $3.1 B 70 appliances China
437 Chung Eui-Sun $3.1 B 42 Hyundai motor South Korea
458 William Ding $3 B 41 online games China
458 Zhang Shiping & family $3 B 66 metals China
458 Wang Yung-Tsai $3 B 92 plastics Taiwan
490 Shi Yuzhu $2.9 B 50 diversified China
503 Patrick Lee $2.8 B 71 paper Hong Kong
503 Gong Hongjia & family $2.8 B 48 investments Hong Kong
503 David Consunji & family $2.8 B 91 construction Philippines
503 Yeoh Tiong Lay $2.8 B 83 diversified Malaysia
503 Francis Choi $2.8 B 65 real estate Hong Kong
526 Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary $2.75 B 61 diversified Malaysia
527 Michael Ying $2.7 B 63 retail Hong Kong
527 Vincent Lo $2.7 B 64 real estate Hong Kong
527 Zhang Li $2.7 B 60 real estate China
527 Huang Rulun $2.7 B 61 real estate China
527 Guo Guangchang $2.7 B 46 diversified China
527 Cai Kui $2.7 B 50 real estate China
527 Masatoshi Ito $2.7 B 88 retail Japan
554 Zhang Zhidong $2.6 B 41 Internet China
554 Chee Chen Tung & family $2.6 B 71 shipping Hong Kong
554 David Sun $2.6 B 61 computer hardware United States
554 John Tu $2.6 B 72 computer hardware United States
554 George Ty & family $2.6 B 80 banking Philippines
554 William Fung $2.6 B 65 sourcing Hong Kong
554 Kuok Khoon Hong $2.6 B 63 Palm Oil Singapore
554 Ye Chenghai & family $2.6 B 69 pharmaceuticals Hong Kong
554 Huang Wei $2.6 B 53 real estate China
554 Kar Po Law $2.6 B 65 hotels Hong Kong
588 Chen Fashu $2.55 B 52 diversified China
589 Peter Sondakh $2.5 B 61 investments Indonesia
589 Henry Fong Yun Wah $2.5 B 88 real estate Hong Kong
589 Sze Man Bok $2.5 B 63 consumer products China
589 Han Chang-Woo & family $2.5 B 82 gaming Japan
589 Victor Fung & family $2.5 B 67 trading company United States
589 Hui Lin Chit $2.5 B 60 consumer products China
589 Tong Jinquan $2.5 B 58 real estate China
613 Wang Yusuo & family $2.4 B 49 energy China
613 Cher Wang Wenchi Chen $2.4 B 55 HTC Taiwan
641 Wang Chuanfu $2.3 B 47 batteries, autos China
641 Angela Leong $2.3 B 52 gaming Hong Kong
641 Masahiro Miki $2.3 B 57 retail Japan
641 Pan Zhengmin & family $2.3 B 43 electronics China
641 Zhu Xingliang $2.3 B 53 interior decorating China
641 Vladimir Kim $2.3 B 52 mining Kazakhstan
670 Xu Jingren & family $2.2 B 68 pharmaceuticals China
670 Fu Liquan & family $2.2 B 45 electronics China
670 Li Sze Lim $2.2 B 56 real estate Hong Kong
670 Bulat Utemuratov $2.2 B 55 mining, banking, hotels Kazakhstan
670 Shen Guojun $2.2 B 50 retail China
670 Chu Mang Yee & family $2.2 B 53 real estate China
670 Li Shufu $2.2 B 49 automobiles China
670 Jiang Bin $2.2 B 46 electronics China
670 Suh Kyung-Bae $2.2 B 50 Amorepacific South Korea
704 Min Kao $2.1 B 64 navigation equipment United States
704 Qiu Guanghe & family $2.1 B 61 retail China
704 T.Y. Tsai $2.1 B - finance Taiwan
704 Zhou Chengjian $2.1 B 47 retail China
704 Silas Chou $2.1 B 66 apparel Hong Kong
704 Or Wai Sheun $2.1 B 61 real estate Hong Kong
704 Gao Dekang & family $2.1 B 61 apparel China
736 Peter Lim $2 B 59 investments Singapore
736 Lucio and Susan Co $2 B - retailing Philippines
736 Tahir $2 B 61 diversified Indonesia
736 He Qiaonv & family $2 B 47 landscape architecture China
736 Andrew & Peggy Cherng $2 B - Panda Restaurant Group United States
736 Zhang Zhirong $2 B 44 shipbuilding Hong Kong
736 Thongma Vijitpongpun $2 B 54 real estate Thailand
736 Shin Chang-Jae $2 B 59 Kyobo Life Insurance South Korea
736 Shin Dong-Bin $2 B 58 Lotte South Korea
736 Chey Tae-Won $2 B 52 SK South Korea
736 Martua Sitorus $2 B 53 Palm Oil Indonesia
736 Edwin Leong $2 B 62 real estate Hong Kong
785 Ma Jianrong & family $1.95 B 49 textile, apparel China
785 Krit Ratanarak $1.95 B 67 media, real estate Thailand
792 Chu Lam Yiu $1.9 B 43 flavorings Hong Kong
792 Richard Li $1.9 B 46 telecom Hong Kong
792 Chao Teng-Hsiung $1.9 B 69 real estate Taiwan
792 Shin Dong-Joo $1.9 B 59 Lotte South Korea
792 Chung Mong-Joon $1.9 B 61 HYUNDAI heavy indust South Korea
825 Liu Zhongtian $1.85 B 49 metal processors China
825 Zhang Hongwei $1.85 B 58 diversified China
825 Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth $1.85 B 80 hospitals Thailand
831 Zhu Gongshan $1.8 B 55 solar panel materials China
831 Tiong Hiew King $1.8 B 78 timber Malaysia
831 Hiroshi Yamauchi $1.8 B 85 Nintendo Japan
831 Wong Luen Hei $1.8 B 51 pipe manufacturing China
831 Yoshikazu Tanaka $1.8 B 36 social networking Japan
831 Chen Jianhua & family $1.8 B 42 chemicals China
868 Jason Chang $1.75 B 68 electronics Taiwan
868 Tseng Shin-Yi $1.75 B 85 petrochemicals Taiwan
868 Lei Jun $1.75 B 43 smartphones China
868 Wei Ing-Chou $1.75 B 60 food, beverages Taiwan
868 Liao Long-Shing $1.75 B - petrochemicals Taiwan
868 Suhon Lin $1.75 B 85 petrochemicals Taiwan
882 Thaksin Shinawatra & family $1.7 B 63 real estate, telecom Thailand
882 Hary Tanoesoedibjo $1.7 B 47 media Indonesia
882 Wei Yin-Heng $1.7 B 54 food, beverages Taiwan
882 Song Zuowen $1.7 B 66 diversified China
882 Kim Jung-Ju $1.7 B 45 Nexon South Korea
882 Wei Yin-Chun $1.7 B 56 food, beverages Taiwan
882 Zhong Sheng Jian $1.7 B 55 real estate Singapore
882 Sam Goi $1.7 B 64 frozen foods Singapore
882 Low Tuck Kwong $1.7 B 65 coal Indonesia
882 Theodore Rachmat $1.7 B 69 coal Indonesia
882 Wei Ying-Chiao $1.7 B 58 food, beverages Taiwan
922 Lu Xiangyang $1.65 B 50 automobile, investments China
931 Achmad Hamami & family $1.6 B 82 heavy equipment Indonesia
931 Koo Bon-Moo $1.6 B 68 LG South Korea
931 Djoko Susanto $1.6 B 63 retail Indonesia
931 Murdaya Poo $1.6 B 72 diversified Indonesia
931 Robert Coyiuto, Jr. $1.6 B 60 power Philippines
965 Michael Chiang $1.55 B 60 electronics Taiwan
965 Chen Jinxia $1.55 B 45 investments China
974 Xiu Li Hawken $1.5 B 50 real estate United Kingdom
974 Katsumi Tada $1.5 B 67 real estate Japan
974 Pham Nhat Vuong $1.5 B 44 real estate Vietnam
974 Zhu Yicai $1.5 B 49 diversified China
974 Jerry Yang $1.5 B 44 Yahoo United States
974 Jacky Xu $1.5 B - apparel St. Kitts and Nevis
974 Fang Wei $1.5 B 39 manufacturing China
974 Ciputra & family $1.5 B 81 real estate Indonesia
974 Lee Jay-Hyun $1.5 B 53 CJ South Korea
974 Lee Myung-Hee $1.5 B 69 Shinsegae South Korea
974 Ra-Hee Hong $1.5 B 67 Samsung South Korea
974 Yasumitsu Shigeta $1.5 B 48 mobile telecom Japan
974 Lim Oon Kuin $1.5 B 69 oil trading Singapore
974 Chang Yung Fa & family $1.5 B 85 transport Taiwan
974 Jiang Rensheng & family $1.5 B 59 pharmaceuticals China
1024 Lin Li $1.45 B 49 investments China
1024 Wei Shaojun $1.45 B 50 real estate China
1024 Xiong Xuqiang & family $1.45 B 56 real estate Hong Kong
1024 Huang Yi $1.45 B 51 auto distribution Hong Kong
1031 Shao Genhuo $1.4 B 47 agribusiness China
1031 Douglas Hsu & family $1.4 B 70 diversified Taiwan
1031 Zhang Zhixiang $1.4 B 46 steel China
1031 Chen Tianqiao $1.4 B 40 entertainment China
1031 Koh Wee Meng $1.4 B 49 real estate Singapore
1031 Tony Tan Caktiong & family $1.4 B 60 fast food Philippines
1031 Nobutada Saji $1.4 B 67 beverages Japan
1031 Chanchai Ruayrungruang $1.4 B 59 beverages China
1031 Wang Muqing & family $1.4 B 62 auto distribution China
1031 Chen Yung-Tai $1.4 B - real estate Taiwan
1031 Huang Shih Tsai $1.4 B 61 real estate Hong Kong
1031 Liu Gexin $1.4 B 61 pharmaceuticals China
1031 Liang Yunchao $1.4 B 44 vitamins & nutrition supplements China
1031 Huang Zelan $1.4 B 57 metals China
1031 Vanich Chaiyawan $1.4 B - insurance, drinks Thailand
1031 Sun Piaoyang $1.4 B 54 pharmaceuticals China
1031 Albert Yeung $1.4 B 69 diversified Hong Kong
1031 Gordon Wu $1.4 B 78 real estate Hong Kong
1031 Wang Wenxue $1.4 B 45 real estate China
1087 Wen Yibo & family $1.36 B 47 manufacturing China
1088 Sit Kwong Lam $1.35 B 45 oil, transportation Hong Kong
1088 Geng Jianming $1.35 B 50 real estate China
1088 Shen Wenrong $1.35 B 67 steel China
1107 Li Shuirong $1.3 B 56 petrochemicals China
1107 Che Jianxin $1.3 B 46 retail, real estate China
1107 Keeree Kanjanapas $1.3 B 63 real estate Thailand
1107 Timur Kulibaev $1.3 B 46 banking Kazakhstan
1107 Dinara Kulibaeva $1.3 B 45 banking Kazakhstan
1107 Kazuo Okada & family $1.3 B 70 casinos Japan
1107 Allan Wong & family $1.3 B 63 electronics Hong Kong
1107 Shigenobu Nagamori $1.3 B 68 motors Japan
1107 Yan Zhi $1.3 B 40 real estate China
1107 Koo Bon-Neung $1.3 B 64 LG South Korea
1107 Vincent Tan $1.3 B 61 diversified Malaysia
1107 Tsai Ming-Kai $1.3 B 63 semiconductors Taiwan
1107 Edwin Soeryadjaya $1.3 B 64 coal Indonesia
1107 Wang Yong & family $1.3 B 62 food sweeteners China
1107 Wu Yiling & family $1.3 B 63 pharmaceuticals China
1161 Lee Boo-Jin $1.25 B 42 Samsung South Korea
1161 Ni Zhaoxing $1.25 B 57 real estate China
1161 Sun Weijie $1.25 B 49 manufacturing China
1175 Tu Jianhua $1.2 B 50 motorcycle, real estate China
1175 Roberto Ongpin $1.2 B 76 diversified Philippines
1175 Sun Hongbin $1.2 B 50 real estate United States
1175 Andrew Gotianun & family $1.2 B 85 real estate Philippines
1175 Feng Hailiang $1.2 B 52 copper processing & real estate China
1175 Liu Zaiwang & family $1.2 B 41 decoration China
1175 Chung Yong-Jin $1.2 B 44 Shinsegae South Korea
1175 Hua Bangsong $1.2 B - construction China
1175 Kiki Barki $1.2 B 73 coal Indonesia
1175 Jiang Zhaobai $1.2 B 49 real estate China
1175 Sjamsul Nursalim $1.2 B 72 tires Indonesia
1175 Soichiro Fukutake $1.2 B 67 education Japan
1175 Huang Hongyun & family $1.2 B 46 real estate China
1175 Wang Wei $1.2 B - delivery service China
1175 Seo Jung-Jin $1.2 B 55 biotech South Korea
1250 Wong Kwong Yu & family $1.15 B 43 retail China
1250 Garibaldi Thohir $1.15 B 47 coal Indonesia
1250 Cho Tak Wong & family $1.15 B 66 auto parts Hong Kong
1250 Lam Kong $1.15 B 48 pharmaceuticals China
1250 Qi Jinxing $1.15 B 51 real estate China
1268 Sheng Baijiao $1.1 B 61 retail-apparel/shoe China
1268 Fu Guangming & family $1.1 B 59 poultry China
1268 Lee Man Tat $1.1 B 84 oyster sauce Hong Kong
1268 Ke Xiping & family $1.1 B 52 investments China
1268 Lim Hariyanto Wijaya Sarwono $1.1 B 84 Palm Oil Indonesia
1268 Liu Ming Chung $1.1 B 50 paper manufacturing Brazil
1268 Tang Xiuguo $1.1 B 49 manufacturing China
1268 Li Li & family $1.1 B 49 pharmaceuticals China
1268 Huang Zhenda & family $1.1 B 65 construction China
1268 Wichai Thongthan $1.1 B 66 real estate Thailand
1268 Kim Jun-Ki $1.1 B - conglomerate South Korea
1268 Ye Yuanxi & family $1.1 B 50 decorations China
1268 Huo Qinghua $1.1 B 51 coal China
1268 Ye Cheng $1.1 B 51 real estate, diversified China
1268 Ryoichi Jinnai $1.1 B 86 finance, agriculture Japan
1268 Zhang Guiping & family $1.1 B 61 real estate China
1268 Que Wenbin & family $1.1 B 49 pharmaceuticals China
1268 Benny Subianto $1.1 B 70 coal Indonesia
1268 Cheung Yan $1.1 B 56 paper China
1332 Wang Junmin $1.05 B 44 pharmaceuticals China
1332 Cui Zhixiang $1.05 B 50 copper processing China
1332 Wang Jinshu $1.05 B 56 chemical production China
1332 Liu Baolin $1.05 B 59 drug distribution China
1342 Xiang Wenbo $1 B 50 manufacturing China
1342 Zhang Keqiang $1 B 52 real estate China
1342 Takao Yasuda $1 B 63 retail Japan
1342 Wu Chung-Yi $1 B 54 manufacturing Taiwan
1342 Zan Shengda $1 B 50 diversified China
1342 Larry Yung $1 B 71 diversified China
1342 Wang Yiting $1 B 62 coal mining China
1342 Pollyanna Chu $1 B 55 financial services Hong Kong
1342 Harjo Sutanto $1 B 87 consumer products Indonesia
1342 Wen Jianping $1 B 51 sewage treatment China
1342 Wang Jianyi $1 B 50 fiber optic cables China
1342 Huang Bingwen & family $1 B 59 printing Australia
1342 Chen Lip Keong $1 B 65 gaming Malaysia
1342 Chen Jinshi & family $1 B 50 construction & real estate China
1342 Huang Maoru & family $1 B 47 retail Belize
1342 Chen Miaolin $1 B 61 hotels China
1342 Cao Kejian $1 B 51 manufacturing China
1342 Soegiarto Adikoesoemo $1 B 75 chemicals Indonesia
1342 Alexander Tedja $1 B 67 real estate Indonesia
1342 Liang Xinjun $1 B 45 diversified China
1342 Santosa Handojo $1 B 49 poultry Indonesia
1342 Koo Bon-Sik $1 B 54 LG South Korea
1342 Akio Nitori $1 B 69 retail Japan
1342 Li Zhenjiang $1 B 56 pharmaceuticals China
1342 Lee Seo-Hyun $1 B 39 Samsung South Korea
1342 Lee Joong-Keun $1 B 72 Booyoung South Korea
1342 Yoshiko Mori $1 B 72 inherited, Mori Building Japan
1342 Mao Zhongwu $1 B 50 manufacturing China
1342 Park Hyeon-Joo $1 B 54 Mirae South Korea
1342 Kong Jian Min $1 B 45 real estate China
1342 Liu Xuejing & family $1 B 62 copper, poultry China

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5 Larry Ellison $43 B 68 Oracle United States
13 Michael Bloomberg $27 B 71 Bloomberg LP United States
15 Sheldon Adelson $26.5 B 79 casinos United States
20 Larry Page $23 B 40 Google United States
21 Sergey Brin $22.8 B 39 Google United States
26 Carl Icahn $20 B 77 leveraged buyouts United States
30 George Soros $19.2 B 82 hedge funds United States
41 Mikhail Fridman $16.5 B 49 oil, banking, telecom Russia
44 Len Blavatnik $16 B 55 diversified United States
46 Joseph Safra $15.9 B 74 banking Brazil
47 Leonid Mikhelson $15.4 B 57 gas, chemicals Russia
49 Michael Dell $15.3 B 48 Dell United States
51 Steve Ballmer $15.2 B 57 Microsoft United States
52 Viktor Vekselberg $15.1 B 56 oil, metals Russia
62 Vladimir Lisin $14.1 B 56 steel, transport Russia
66 Mark Zuckerberg $13.3 B 28 Facebook United States
69 Mikhail Prokhorov $13 B 47 investments Russia
69 Serge Dassault & family $13 B 88 aviation France
69 Donald Bren $13 B 80 real estate United States
79 Ronald Perelman $12.2 B 70 leveraged buyouts United States
82 James Simons $11.7 B 74 hedge funds United States
91 John Paulson $11.2 B 57 hedge funds United States
100 Charles Ergen $10.6 B 60 EchoStar United States
103 David & Simon Reuben $10.5 B 70 investments, real estate United Kingdom
103 German Khan $10.5 B 51 oil, banking, telecom Russia
106 Petr Kellner $10.4 B 48 banking, insurance Czech Republic ?
107 Roman Abramovich $10.2 B 46 steel, investments Russia
109 George Kaiser $10 B 70 oil & gas, banking United States
115 Michael Kadoorie & family $9.5 B 72 diversified Hong Kong
117 Steve Cohen $9.3 B 57 hedge funds United States
131 Oleg Deripaska $8.5 B 45 aluminum, utilities Russia ?
138 Alexei Kuzmichev $8.2 B 50 oil, banking, telecom Russia ?
143 Samuel Newhouse, Jr. $8.1 B 85 Conde Nast United States
143 Leonard Lauder $8.1 B 80 Estee Lauder United States
145 Alain & Gerard Wertheimer $8 B - Chanel France
158 Donald Newhouse $7.3 B 83 Conde Nast United States
166 Ralph Lauren $7 B 73 Ralph Lauren United States
166 David Tepper $7 B 55 hedge funds United States
175 Ivan Glasenberg $6.7 B 56 commodities Australia
179 Xavier Niel $6.6 B 45 internet, telecom France
182 Stephen Schwarzman $6.5 B 66 private equity United States
182 Ira Rennert $6.5 B 78 investments United States
182 Idan Ofer $6.5 B 57 drilling, shipping Israel
182 Nicky Oppenheimer & family $6.5 B 67 diamonds South Africa
191 Eli Broad $6.3 B 79 investments United States
198 Eyal Ofer $6 B 62 real estate, shipping Israel
198 Margarita Louis-Dreyfus $6 B 50 commodities Switzerland
198 David Geffen $6 B 70 movies, music United States
211 Micky Arison $5.7 B 63 Carnival Cruises United States
225 Pyotr Aven $5.4 B 58 oil, banking, telecom Russia
225 Richard LeFrak & family $5.4 B 67 real estate United States
229 Frank Lowy $5.3 B 82 shopping malls Australia
248 Philip & Cristina Green $5 B 61 retail United Kingdom
248 Isak Andic & family $5 B 59 Mango Spain
258 Roberto Civita & family $4.9 B 76 publishing, TV Brazil
267 Sumner Redstone $4.7 B 89 Viacom United States
276 Henry Kravis $4.5 B 69 leveraged buyouts United States
276 Leslie Wexner $4.5 B 75 retail United States
276 Harry Triguboff $4.5 B 80 real estate Australia
286 Daniel Ziff $4.4 B 41 investments United States
286 Stephen Ross $4.4 B 72 real estate United States
286 Robert Ziff $4.4 B 46 investments United States
286 Malcolm Glazer & family $4.4 B 84 sports teams, real estate United States
286 Stef Wertheimer & family $4.4 B 86 tools Israel
286 Dirk Ziff $4.4 B 49 investments United States
299 Bruce Kovner $4.3 B 68 hedge funds United States
299 Laurence Graff $4.3 B 74 diamond jewelry United Kingdom
299 Leon Black $4.3 B 61 private equity United States
308 Shari Arison $4.2 B 55 Carnival Cruises Israel
308 Joe Lewis $4.2 B 76 investments United Kingdom
308 Arnon Milchan $4.2 B 68 movie making Israel
308 Leonard Stern $4.2 B 75 real estate United States
316 George Roberts $4.1 B 69 leveraged buyouts United States
316 Beny Steinmetz $4.1 B 57 mining, diamonds, real estate Israel
329 Sam Zell $4 B 71 real estate, private equity United States
329 Ted Lerner $4 B 87 real estate United States
346 Mitchell Rales $3.9 B 56 manufacturing United States
353 Steven Rales $3.8 B 62 manufacturing United States
353 Dustin Moskovitz $3.8 B 28 Facebook United States
353 Victor Pinchuk $3.8 B 52 steel pipes, diversified Ukraine
363 Sheldon Solow $3.7 B 84 real estate United States
363 Bernard (Barry) Sherman $3.7 B 71 pharmaceuticals Canada
363 Jeffrey Skoll $3.7 B 48 Ebay United States
376 Ronald Lauder $3.6 B 69 Estee Lauder United States
384 Daniel Gilbert $3.5 B 51 Quicken Loans United States
384 John Gandel $3.5 B 78 shopping malls Australia
384 Jan Kulczyk $3.5 B 63 telecom, oil, beer Poland
384 Lynn Schusterman $3.5 B 74 oil & gas, investments United States
395 David Shaw $3.4 B 62 hedge funds United States ?
412 Arkady Rotenberg $3.3 B 61 construction, pipes, banking Russia
423 Steven Spielberg $3.2 B 66 movies United States
423 Jerry Speyer $3.2 B 72 real estate United States
423 Karen Pritzker $3.2 B 55 hotels, investments United States
437 Bernard Marcus $3.1 B 83 Home Depot United States
437 Reid Hoffman $3.1 B 45 LinkedIn United States
437 Nathan Kirsh $3.1 B 81 real estate Swaziland
437 David Azrieli & family $3.1 B 90 shopping malls Canada
437 Edward Lampert $3.1 B 50 hedge funds United States
437 Haim Saban $3.1 B 68 television United States
458 Anthony Pritzker $3 B 52 hotels, investments United States
458 David Rubenstein $3 B 63 leveraged buyouts United States
458 Eddie & Sol Zakay $3 B 62 real estate United Kingdom
458 Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker $3 B 48 hotels, investments United States
458 Israel Englander $3 B 64 hedge funds United States
490 Joan Tisch $2.9 B 87 diversified United States
490 Alfred Taubman $2.9 B 89 real estate United States
490 Daniel Och $2.9 B 52 hedge funds United States
503 Stanley Druckenmiller $2.8 B 59 hedge funds United States
503 Doris Fisher $2.8 B 81 Gap United States
503 Steve Wynn $2.8 B 71 casinos, hotels United States
527 Jeremy Jacobs, Sr. $2.7 B 73 sports concessions United States
554 Anita Zucker $2.6 B 61 chemicals United States
554 Marc Benioff $2.6 B 48 business software United States
554 Daryl Katz $2.6 B 51 pharmacies Canada
554 Phillip Frost $2.6 B 76 pharmaceuticals United States
589 Leon G. Cooperman $2.5 B 70 hedge funds United States
589 Alicia Koplowitz $2.5 B 58 construction Spain
613 Mortimer Zuckerman $2.4 B 75 real estate, media United States
613 Isaac Perlmutter $2.4 B 70 Marvel United States
613 Ihor Kolomoyskyy $2.4 B 50 banking, investments Ukraine
613 Jaime Gilinski Bacal $2.4 B 55 banking Colombia
613 Moise Safra $2.4 B 78 banking Brazil
613 Clive Calder $2.4 B 66 record label United Kingdom
613 Mark Cuban $2.4 B 54 online media United States
613 Vyacheslav Kantor $2.4 B 59 fertilizer, real estate Russia
613 George Lindemann & family $2.4 B 77 investments United States
641 Thomas Pritzker $2.3 B 62 hotels, investments United States
641 Jeff Greene $2.3 B 58 real estate, investments United States
641 Michael Milken $2.3 B 66 investments United States
641 Robert Kraft $2.3 B 71 New England Patriots United States
641 Alexander Mamut $2.3 B 53 investments Russia ?
670 Yitzhak Tshuva $2.2 B 64 real estate Israel
670 Eduardo Saverin $2.2 B 31 Facebook Brazil
670 Neil Bluhm $2.2 B 75 real estate United States
670 Dan Gertler $2.2 B 39 mining Israel
670 John Fisher $2.2 B 51 Gap United States
670 Stewart and Lynda Resnick $2.2 B - agriculture, water United States
670 Dmitry Pumpyansky $2.2 B 49 steel pipes Russia ?
670 Michael Moritz $2.2 B 58 venture capital United States
670 Herbert Simon $2.2 B 78 real estate United States
670 Herbert Allen, Jr. & family $2.2 B 73 investment banking United States
704 Marc Rowan $2.1 B 51 private equity United States
704 Eduardo Hochschild $2.1 B 49 inherited, mining Peru
704 Joshua Harris $2.1 B 48 private equity United States
704 Lawrence Stroll $2.1 B 53 retail Canada
704 Alexander Machkevich $2.1 B 59 mining, metals Israel
704 Vadim Moshkovich $2.1 B 46 agriculture, development Russia
736 Nicolas Berggruen $2 B 51 investments United States
736 Charles Bronfman $2 B 81 liquor Canada
792 Elie Horn $1.9 B 69 real estate Brazil
792 Richard Desmond $1.9 B 61 publishing United Kingdom
792 Ken Fisher $1.9 B 62 Money management United States
792 Charles Dunstone $1.9 B 49 mobile phones United Kingdom ?
792 Barry Diller $1.9 B 71 IAC/InterActiveCorp United States
792 Jose Isaac Peres $1.9 B 72 shopping centers Brazil ?
792 Jean (Gigi) Pritzker $1.9 B 51 hotels, investments United States
792 Donald Sterling $1.9 B 77 real estate United States
825 Penny Pritzker $1.85 B 53 hotels, investments United States
825 John Pritzker $1.85 B 60 hotels, investments United States
831 Richard Elman & family $1.8 B 73 commodities United Kingdom ?
831 Teddy Sagi $1.8 B 41 Playtech Israel
831 Robert Friedland $1.8 B 62 mining United States
831 S. Daniel Abraham $1.8 B 88 Slim-Fast United States
868 Valery Kogan $1.75 B 62 airport Russia
868 David Nahmad $1.75 B 66 art Monaco
868 Jayme Garfinkel & family $1.75 B 66 insurance Brazil
868 Daniel Pritzker $1.75 B 54 hotels, investments United States
882 Michael Rubin $1.7 B 40 online retailing United States
882 Noam Gottesman $1.7 B 51 hedge funds United States
882 Elaine Wynn $1.7 B 70 casinos, hotels United States
882 Alexander Knaster $1.7 B 54 oil, telecom, banking United States
882 Glenn Dubin $1.7 B 56 hedge funds United States
882 Thomas Friedkin $1.7 B 77 Toyota distribution United States
882 Henadiy Boholyubov $1.7 B 51 banking, investments Ukraine
882 Henry Samueli $1.7 B 58 semiconductors United States
922 Linda Pritzker $1.65 B 59 hotels, investments United States
922 Howard Marks $1.65 B 67 money management United States
922 Bruce Karsh $1.65 B 57 private equity United States
922 Gil Shwed $1.65 B 45 software Israel
922 David Gottesman $1.65 B 86 investments United States
931 Ron Baron $1.6 B 69 money management United States
931 Howard Schultz $1.6 B 59 Starbucks United States
931 Robert Fisher $1.6 B 59 Gap United States
931 Stewart Rahr $1.6 B 67 drug distribution United States
931 Arthur Blank $1.6 B 70 Home Depot United States
931 Mitchell Goldhar $1.6 B 51 real estate Canada
931 Norman Braman $1.6 B 80 art, car dealerships United States
931 Stephen Mandel, Jr. $1.6 B 57 hedge funds United States
931 Alan Howard $1.6 B 49 hedge funds United Kingdom
965 Ralph Sonnenberg $1.55 B 78 blinds Netherlands
965 William Fisher $1.55 B 56 Gap United States
965 Irwin Jacobs $1.55 B 79 Qualcomm United States
974 Ezra Nahmad $1.5 B 67 art collection Monaco
974 James Irsay $1.5 B 53 Indianapolis Colts United States
974 James Pritzker $1.5 B 61 hotels, investments United States
974 Daniel Loeb $1.5 B 51 hedge funds United States
974 Lev Leviev $1.5 B 57 diamonds Israel
974 Wilma Tisch $1.5 B 85 diversified United States
1031 Elisabeth Badinter $1.4 B 69 advertising France
1031 Boris Rotenberg $1.4 B 56 construction, pipes, chemicals Russia
1031 Thomas Steyer $1.4 B 55 hedge funds United States
1031 Marc Lasry $1.4 B 52 hedge funds United States
1031 Gerald Schwartz $1.4 B 71 finance Canada
1031 Gary Michelson $1.4 B 64 medical patents United States
1088 Nikita Mishin $1.35 B 41 ports, railway transport Russia ?
1107 Thomas Kaplan $1.3 B 50 investments United States
1107 Shaul Shani $1.3 B 58 technology Israel
1107 Alan Gerry $1.3 B 83 cable television United States
1107 Paul Singer $1.3 B 68 hedge funds United States
1107 Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler $1.3 B 49 oil & gas, investments United States
1107 Nicholas Woodman $1.3 B 37 GoPro United States
1107 Michael Price $1.3 B 60 investments United States
1161 David Einhorn $1.25 B 44 hedge funds United States
1175 Lily Safra $1.2 B 75 inheritance Monaco
1175 Nelson Peltz $1.2 B 70 investments United States
1175 Sidney Kimmel $1.2 B 85 retail United States
1175 William Ackman $1.2 B 46 hedge funds United States
1175 Alexander Rovt $1.2 B 60 fertilizer, real estate United States
1175 Henry Swieca $1.2 B 55 hedge funds United States
1175 Gavril Yushvaev $1.2 B 55 food industry, real estate Russia ?
1175 Solomon Lew $1.2 B 68 retail Australia
1175 Edmund Ansin $1.2 B 77 television United States
1175 Jim Breyer $1.2 B 51 venture capital United States
1175 Leon Charney $1.2 B 71 real estate United States
1250 Peter Sperling $1.15 B 53 education United States
1250 Jeffrey Lorberbaum $1.15 B 58 Mohawk Industries United States
1268 David Sainsbury $1.1 B 72 retail United Kingdom
1268 Dorothea Steinbruch $1.1 B - steel Brazil
1268 Mitchell Jacobson $1.1 B 62 MSC Direct Industrial United States
1268 Daisy Igel $1.1 B 85 gas, petrochemicals Brazil ?
1268 Marcel Adams $1.1 B 92 real estate Canada
1268 Elena Baturina $1.1 B 50 construction Russia ?
1268 Eric Lefkofsky $1.1 B 43 Groupon United States
1268 Yuri Milner $1.1 B 51 social networking Russia
1268 Nicholas Pritzker, II. $1.1 B 69 hotels, investments United States
1268 Michael Krasny $1.1 B 59 retail United States
1332 Mori Arkin $1.05 B 60 pharmaceuticals Israel
1332 Zadik Bino $1.05 B 69 banking, oil Israel
1332 Seth Klarman $1.05 B 55 investments United States
1342 Ryan Kavanaugh $1 B 38 Movies United States
1342 Marius Nacht $1 B 47 software Israel
1342 Monique Louis-Dreyfus $1 B 73 commodities France
1342 Esther Koplowitz $1 B 59 construction Spain
1342 Charles Brandes $1 B 70 money management United States
1342 Dan Snyder $1 B 48 Washington Redskins United States
1342 Marie-Jeanne Meyer $1 B 71 commodities France
1342 John Morgridge $1 B 79 Cisco United States
1342 Tory Burch $1 B 46 Fashion United States
1342 Sara Blakely $1 B 42 Spanx United States
1342 Nasser Khalili $1 B 67 art, real estate United Kingdom
1342 Morris Kahn $1 B 83 software Israel
1342 Charles Zegar $1 B 65 Bloomberg LP United States

Middle Eastern or Central Asian
1 Carlos Slim Helu & family $73 B 73 telecom Mexico
26 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $20 B 58 investments Saudi Arabia
34 Alisher Usmanov $17.6 B 59 steel, telecom, investments Russia
47 Rinat Akhmetov $15.4 B 46 steel, coal Ukraine
55 Vagit Alekperov $14.8 B 62 Lukoil Russia
65 Mohammed Al Amoudi $13.5 B 68 oil, diversified Saudi Arabia
123 Iskander Makhmudov $8.7 B 49 mining, metals, machinery Russia
123 Pierre Omidyar $8.7 B 45 Ebay United States
138 Sergei Galitsky $8.2 B 45 retail Russia
162 Suleiman Kerimov $7.1 B 47 investments Russia
166 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber $7 B 54 real estate, hotels Saudi Arabia
182 Nassef Sawiris $6.5 B 52 construction Egypt
198 Sulaiman Al Rajhi & family $6 B 93 banking Saudi Arabia
229 Bidzina Ivanishvili $5.3 B 57 investments Georgia
353 Samvel Karapetyan $3.8 B 47 development Russia
376 Majid Al Futtaim $3.6 B - real estate, retail United Arab Emirates
384 Najib Mikati $3.5 B 57 telecom Lebanon
384 Taha Mikati $3.5 B 68 telecom Lebanon
395 Ferit Faik Sahenk $3.4 B 49 banking, media Turkey
412 Kirk Kerkorian $3.3 B 95 casinos, investments United States
423 Semahat Sevim Arsel $3.2 B 84 diversified Turkey
437 Murat Ulker $3.1 B 54 food manufacturing Turkey
437 Abdulla bin Ahmad Al Ghurair & family $3.1 B - diversified United Arab Emirates
437 Othman Benjelloun $3.1 B 80 banking, insurance Morocco
437 Husnu Ozyegin $3.1 B 68 finance, diversified Turkey
458 Filiz Sahenk $3 B 46 bank, media Turkey
458 Zarakh Iliev $3 B 46 real estate Russia
458 Alvaro Saieh Bendeck $3 B 63 banking Chile
458 God Nisanov $3 B 41 real estate Russia
490 Mustafa Rahmi Koc $2.9 B 82 diversified Turkey
503 Farhad Moshiri $2.8 B 57 iron ore, steel, telecoms United Kingdom
503 Sarik Tara $2.8 B 83 construction Turkey
527 Ali Ibrahim Agaoglu $2.7 B 59 construction Turkey
554 Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer $2.6 B 59 dairy farms Saudi Arabia
554 Tom Gores $2.6 B 48 private equity United States
554 Suna Kirac $2.6 B 71 diversified Turkey
589 Naguib Sawiris $2.5 B 58 telecom Egypt
589 Erman Ilicak $2.5 B 45 construction Turkey
589 Ziyad Manasir $2.5 B 47 construction Russia
613 Bahaa Hariri $2.4 B 46 real estate, investments, logistics Lebanon
613 Kamil Yazici $2.4 B 84 beverages, diversified Turkey
613 Mehmet Emin Karamehmet $2.4 B 69 telecom, diversified Turkey
613 Danil Khachaturov $2.4 B 41 insurance, banking, real estate Russia
641 Alexander Dzhaparidze $2.3 B 57 oil services Russia
641 Richard Rainwater $2.3 B 68 real estate, energy, insurance United States
641 Mohammed Al Issa $2.3 B 88 investments Saudi Arabia
670 Abdullah Al Rajhi $2.2 B - banking Saudi Arabia
670 Mohamed Mansour $2.2 B 65 diversified Egypt
670 Nadhmi Auchi $2.2 B 75 real estate United Kingdom
704 Alijan Ibragimov $2.1 B 59 mining, metals Kazakhstan
704 Miloud Chaabi $2.1 B 84 real estate Morocco
704 Patokh Chodiev $2.1 B 60 mining, metals Belgium
736 Yasseen Mansour $2 B 51 diversified Egypt
736 Onsi Sawiris $2 B 83 construction, telecom Egypt
785 Saleh Kamel $1.95 B 72 diversified Saudi Arabia
785 Youssef Mansour $1.95 B 67 diversified Egypt
792 Alec Gores $1.9 B 60 private equity United States
792 Ayman Asfari $1.9 B 54 oil services United Kingdom
792 Saad Hariri $1.9 B 43 construction, investments Lebanon
825 Luis Enrique Yarur Rey $1.85 B 62 Empresas Juan Yarur S.A.C. Chile
831 Eduardo Eurnekian $1.8 B 70 cable tv, agriculture Argentina
831 Aras Agalarov $1.8 B 57 real estate Russia
868 Roustam Tariko $1.75 B 51 banking Russia
882 Faruk Eczacibasi $1.7 B 58 pharmaceuticals, diversified Turkey
882 Mustafa Latif Topbas $1.7 B 69 food manufacturing, retail Turkey
882 Ahmet Calik $1.7 B 55 energy, media, banking Turkey
882 Deniz Sahenk $1.7 B 67 bank, media Turkey
882 Bulent Eczacibasi $1.7 B 63 pharmaceuticals, diversified Turkey
922 Abdulla Al Futtaim $1.65 B - auto dealers, investments United Arab Emirates
931 Tuncay Ozilhan $1.6 B 65 beverages, diversified Turkey
974 Alfredo Harp Helu & family $1.5 B 69 banking Mexico
974 Zelimkhan Mutsoev $1.5 B 53 fertilizers, real estate Russia
974 Joe Jamail, Jr. $1.5 B 87 lawsuits United States
1031 Megdet Rahimkulov $1.4 B 67 investments Russia
1031 Mehmet Sinan Tara $1.4 B 54 construction Turkey
1031 Mehmet Nazif Gunal $1.4 B 65 tourism, construction Turkey
1031 Mohamed Al Fayed $1.4 B 80 retailing Egypt
1031 Ahmet Nazif Zorlu $1.4 B 68 diversified Turkey
1031 Fayez Sarofim $1.4 B 84 money management United States
1031 Saif Al Ghurair & family $1.4 B - diversified United Arab Emirates
1031 Farkhad Akhmedov $1.4 B 57 natural gas Russia
1088 Ayman Hariri $1.35 B 34 construction, investments Lebanon
1088 Nikolai Sarkisov $1.35 B 44 insurance, real estate Russia
1088 Sergei Sarkisov $1.35 B 53 insurance & real estate Russia
1088 Fahd Hariri $1.35 B 32 construction, investments Lebanon
1107 Ali Metin Kazanci $1.3 B 78 energy Turkey
1107 Mehmet Rustu Basaran $1.3 B 66 bank, gas Turkey
1107 Turgay Ciner $1.3 B 57 diversified Turkey
1107 Aydin Dogan $1.3 B 77 media Turkey
1107 Sevket Sabanci $1.3 B 76 diversified Turkey
1107 Suzan Sabanci Dincer $1.3 B 48 diversified Turkey
1107 Serra Sabanci $1.3 B 37 diversified Turkey
1107 Anas Sefrioui $1.3 B 55 real estate Morocco
1161 Jassim Al-Kharafi $1.25 B - diversfied Kuwait
1161 Fawzi Al-Kharafi $1.25 B - diversified Kuwait
1161 Mohannad Al-Kharafi $1.25 B - diversified Kuwait
1175 Nihat Ozdemir $1.2 B 63 diversified Turkey
1175 Kutayba Alghanim $1.2 B 67 diversified Kuwait
1175 Ahsen Ozokur $1.2 B 62 food manufacturing Turkey
1175 Mehmet Hattat $1.2 B 67 diversified Turkey
1175 Bassam Alghanim $1.2 B 61 diversified Kuwait
1175 Mustafa Vehbi Koc $1.2 B 52 diversified Turkey
1175 Mubariz Gurbanoglu $1.2 B 45 shipping Turkey
1175 Cigdem Sabanci Bilen $1.2 B 44 diversified Turkey
1175 Bacaksiz Sezai $1.2 B 63 diversified Turkey
1250 George Joseph $1.15 B 91 insurance United States
1268 Mehmet Omer Koc $1.1 B 51 diversified Turkey
1268 Hamdi Ulukaya $1.1 B 41 Chobani Turkey
1268 Manuel Moroun & family $1.1 B 85 transportation United States
1268 Radik Shaimiev $1.1 B 48 refinery, chemical Russia ?
1268 Nezih Barut $1.1 B 60 pharmaceutical Turkey
1268 Airat Shaimiev $1.1 B 51 refinery, chemicals Russia ?
1268 Suat Gunsel $1.1 B 60 real estate, education Cyprus
1342 Stephen Saad $1 B 48 pharmaceuticals South Africa
1342 Saban Cemil Kazanci $1 B 52 energy Turkey
1342 Thomas Barrack $1 B 65 real estate investments United States
1342 Sevil Sabanci Sabanci $1 B 40 haci Omer sabanci Holding Turkey
1342 Dilek Sabanci $1 B 48 Haci Omer sabanci Holding Turkey
1342 Murat Vargi $1 B 65 telecom Turkey
1342 Yildirim Ali Koc $1 B 46 diversified Turkey

Eastern European
56 Andrey Melnichenko $14.4 B 41 coal, fertilizers Russia
58 Vladimir Potanin $14.3 B 52 metals Russia
62 Gennady Timchenko $14.1 B 60 oil & gas Russia
73 Alexey Mordashov $12.8 B 47 steel, investments Russia
119 Dmitry Rybolovlev $9.1 B 46 fertilizer Russia
150 Andrei Skoch $7.9 B 47 steel Russia ?
162 Leonid Fedun $7.1 B 57 Lukoil Russia ?
162 Dietrich Mateschitz $7.1 B 68 Red Bull Austria
175 Filaret Galchev $6.7 B 49 construction materials Russia ?
175 Vladimir Yevtushenkov $6.7 B 64 telecom Russia ?
210 Sergei Popov $5.8 B 41 banking Russia ?
248 Thomas Peterffy $5 B 68 discount brokerage United States
272 Alexander Abramov $4.6 B 54 steel, mining Russia ?
308 Viktor Rashnikov $4.2 B 64 steel Russia ?
329 Andrei Guriev $4 B 53 fertilizers Russia ?
363 Edward Roski, Jr. $3.7 B 74 real estate United States
376 Barbara Piasecka Johnson $3.6 B 76 Johnson & Johnson United States
384 Steven Udvar-Hazy $3.5 B 67 aircraft leasing United States
412 Alexander Nesis $3.3 B 50 metals, banking, fertilizers Russia ?
423 Vladimir Bogdanov $3.2 B 61 oil Russia
423 Heidi Horten $3.2 B 72 retail Austria ? [Jelinek]
423 Dmitry Mazepin $3.2 B 45 chemicals Russia
437 Antti Herlin $3.1 B 56 elevators, escalators Finland
458 Mikhail Gutseriev $3 B 55 oil, real estate Russia ?
458 Terrence Pegula $3 B 62 natural gas United States
458 Lev Kvetnoi $3 B 47 cement, airport Russia
490 Vasily Anisimov $2.9 B 61 metals, real estate Russia ?
490 Zygmunt Solorz-Zak $2.9 B 56 TV broadcasting Poland ?
503 Alexander Svetakov $2.8 B 45 banking, real estate Russia
503 Sukanto Tanoto $2.8 B 63 diversified Indonesia
527 Michael & Marian Ilitch & family $2.7 B 83 pizza United States
554 Nikolai Tsvetkov $2.6 B 52 banking Russia
613 Igor Olenicoff $2.4 B 70 real estate United States
670 Viktor Nusenkis $2.2 B 59 coal, metallurgy Russia ?
704 Alexander Skorobogatko $2.1 B 45 port Russia
704 Alexander Ponomarenko $2.1 B 48 port Russia
736 Alexander Frolov $2 B 48 mining, steel Russia
736 Michal Solowow $2 B 50 investments Poland ?
736 Andrej Babis $2 B 58 agriculture Czech Republic
736 Igor Kesaev $2 B 46 tobacco distribution, retail Russia ?
792 Gleb Fetisov $1.9 B 46 telecom, finance Russia
792 Andrei Klyamko $1.9 B 51 steel Russia
792 Igor Makarov $1.9 B 51 gas Russia
792 Vadim Novinsky $1.9 B 49 steel Ukraine
831 Mikhail Balakin $1.8 B 52 construction Russia ?
831 Igor Zyuzin $1.8 B 52 steel Russia
882 Alexei Ananyev $1.7 B 48 banking, IT, real estate Russia ?
882 Anatoly Sedykh $1.7 B 48 steel pipes Russia
882 Anatoly Skurov $1.7 B 60 coal, fertilisers Russia
882 Dmitry Ananyev $1.7 B 44 banking, IT, real estate Russia ?
922 Andrei Molchanov $1.65 B 41 construction materials Russia
931 Yuriy Kosiuk $1.6 B 44 agriculture Ukraine ?
931 Michael Hintze $1.6 B 59 finance Australia
931 Petro Poroshenko $1.6 B 47 confectionery Ukraine ?
965 Vladimir Iorich $1.55 B 54 mining, steel Germany ?
974 Andrei Kosogov $1.5 B 52 oil, telecom, banking Russia
974 Zdenek Bakala $1.5 B 52 coal Czech Republic
974 Kostyantin Zhevago $1.5 B 39 mining Ukraine
974 Vladimir Gridin & family $1.5 B 57 coal, railway transport Russia ?
1031 Oleg Boyko $1.4 B 48 entertaiment, retail, real estate Russia
1031 Roman Avdeev $1.4 B 45 banking, development Russia ?
1031 Leszek Czarnecki $1.4 B 51 finance Poland
1088 Konstantin Nikolaev $1.35 B 42 ports, railway transport Russia ?
1088 Alexander Putilov $1.35 B 61 oil Russia
1088 Andrei Bokarev $1.35 B 46 coal mining, machine building Russia
1088 Andrei Filatov $1.35 B 41 ports, railway transport Russia ?
1107 Valentin Gapontsev & family $1.3 B 74 lasers Russia
1107 Maxim Nogotkov $1.3 B 36 retail, banking Russia ?
1161 Mikhail Abyzov $1.25 B 40 power, power engineering Russia
1161 Sergei Kislov $1.25 B 52 agriculture, refinery Russia ?
1175 Pyotr Kondrashev $1.2 B 63 fertilizers Russia ?
1175 Serhiy Tihipko $1.2 B 53 banking, agriculture Ukraine
1175 Igor Altushkin $1.2 B 42 metals Russia ?
1175 Anatoly Lomakin $1.2 B 60 fertilizers Russia
1175 Konstantin Grigorishin $1.2 B 47 power engineering Russia ?
1175 Yuri Gushchin $1.2 B 68 candy, real estate Russia ?
1175 Nikolai Maximov & family $1.2 B 55 investments Russia ?
1175 Mikhail Fedyaev $1.2 B 50 coal, railway transport, machinery Russia
1175 Andrei Kozitsyn $1.2 B 52 metals Russia ?
1250 Arkady Volozh $1.15 B 49 Internet Russia ?
1250 Leonid Simanovsky $1.15 B 63 investments Russia ?
1250 Albert Shigaboutdinov $1.15 B 58 refinery, chemicals Russia
1250 Rustem Sulteev $1.15 B 59 refinery, chemicals Russia
1268 Vladimir Scherbakov $1.1 B 63 autos Russia ?
1268 Alexander Lutsenko & family $1.1 B 51 agrobusiness Russia
1268 Yuri Kovalchuk $1.1 B 61 banking, insurance, media Russia ?
1268 Ioan Niculae $1.1 B 58 agriculture Romania
1268 Dmitry Troitsky $1.1 B 48 retail Russia ?
1268 Dmitry Korzhev $1.1 B 49 retail Russia
1342 Karel Komarek $1 B 44 oil and gas Czech Republic
1342 Dmitry Kamenshchik $1 B 44 airport Russia ?
1342 Sergei Tsikalyuk $1 B 54 insurance Russia ?
1342 Andrey Verevskiy $1 B 38 agriculture Ukraine ?
1342 Vladimir Gruzdev $1 B 46 investments Russia
1342 Viktor Kharitonin $1 B 40 pharmaceuticals Russia ?

Southern European
3 Amancio Ortega $57 B 77 Zara Spain
23 Michele Ferrero & family $20.4 B 87 chocolates Italy
49 Leonardo Del Vecchio $15.3 B 77 eyeglasses Italy
76 Ray Dalio $12.5 B 63 hedge funds United States
78 Miuccia Prada $12.4 B 63 Prada Italy
94 Ernesto Bertarelli & family $11 B 47 biotech, investments Switzerland
131 Giorgio Armani $8.5 B 78 fashion Italy
175 Patrizio Bertelli $6.7 B 67 luxury goods Italy ?
189 Stefano Pessina $6.4 B 71 drugstores Italy
194 Silvio Berlusconi & family $6.2 B 76 media Italy
195 Rosalia Mera $6.1 B 69 Zara Spain
195 Paolo & Gianfelice Mario Rocca $6.1 B - pipes Italy
219 Juan Roig $5.5 B 63 supermarkets Spain
219 Carlos and Alejandro Bulgheroni $5.5 B - oil and gas Argentina
248 Augusto & Giorgio Perfetti $5 B - candy Italy
299 Emanuele (Lino) Saputo $4.3 B 76 cheese Canada
316 Americo Amorim $4.1 B 78 energy, investments Portugal
329 John Paul DeJoria $4 B 69 hair products, tequila United States
346 John A. Sobrato & family $3.9 B 73 real estate United States
412 Spiro Latsis & family $3.3 B 66 banking, shipping Greece
458 Renzo Rosso $3 B 57 Diesel Jeans Italy
458 Daniel D'Aniello $3 B 66 leveraged buyouts United States
458 Sergio Mantegazza $3 B 85 travel Switzerland
458 James Leprino $3 B 75 cheese United States
458 John Catsimatidis $3 B 64 oil, real estate, supermarkets United States
458 Elisio Alexandre Soares dos Santos & family $3 B 78 retail Portugal
527 Edward DeBartolo, Jr. $2.7 B 66 shopping centers United States
527 Daniel Mate $2.7 B 49 Glencore International Spain
527 Manuel Jove $2.7 B 71 real estate Spain
527 Aristotelis Mistakidis $2.7 B 51 Glencore International Greece
554 Philip Niarchos $2.6 B 59 art collection Greece
554 Fred DeLuca $2.6 B 65 Subway Restaurants United States
589 A. Jerrold Perenchio $2.5 B 82 television United States
613 Rafael Del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo $2.4 B 54 construction Spain
641 Tor Peterson $2.3 B 48 Glencore International United States
704 Juan Abello $2.1 B 71 investments Spain
736 George Argyros $2 B 76 real estate, investments United States
736 Domenico Dolce $2 B 54 Dolce & Gabbana Italy
736 Luciano Benetton $2 B 77 Benetton Italy
736 Carlo Benetton $2 B 69 Benetton Italy
736 Giuliana Benetton $2 B 75 Benetton Italy
736 Carlo Fidani $2 B 58 real estate Canada
736 Gilberto Benetton $2 B 71 Benetton Italy
736 Stefano Gabbana $2 B 50 Dolce & Gabbana Italy
792 Michael Jaharis $1.9 B 84 pharmaceuticals United States
792 Joe Mansueto $1.9 B 56 investment research United States
792 Kenneth Langone $1.9 B 77 investments United States
831 Stephen Bisciotti $1.8 B 53 outsourcing, football United States
831 Mario Brescia Cafferata & family $1.8 B 84 mining Peru
831 Mario Moretti Polegato $1.8 B 60 shoes Italy
831 Helena Revoredo $1.8 B 66 Prosegur Cia de Seguridad SA Spain
831 Juan-Miguel Villar Mir $1.8 B 81 construction Spain
831 Leandro Rizzuto $1.8 B 75 consumer products United States
831 Sandro Veronesi $1.8 B 53 Calzedonia Italy
882 Ennio Doris & family $1.7 B 72 insurance Italy
882 Tilman Fertitta $1.7 B 55 restaurants, casinos United States
931 Tom Golisano $1.6 B 71 payroll services United States
965 Diego Della Valle $1.55 B 59 retail Italy
974 Desmond Sacco $1.5 B 70 mining South Africa
1024 Belmiro de Azevedo $1.45 B 75 retail Portugal
1031 Paolo Bulgari $1.4 B 75 Bulgari Italy
1031 Thomas Secunda $1.4 B 58 Bloomberg United States
1088 Rosa Brescia Cafferata $1.35 B 86 mining, fisheries Peru ?
1088 Ana Maria Brescia Cafferata $1.35 B 89 mining, banking Peru ?
1088 Andrea Della Valle $1.35 B 47 shoes Italy
1107 D. Leopoldo Del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo $1.3 B 51 construction Spain
1107 Jose Llado Fernandez-Urrutia $1.3 B 79 construction Spain
1107 Nicola Bulgari $1.3 B 72 Bulgari Italy
1107 Hubert D'Ornano $1.3 B 87 cosmetics France
1107 Peter Peterson $1.3 B 86 Blackstone Group United States
1175 Mario Gabelli $1.2 B 71 money management United States
1175 Philip Falcone $1.2 B 50 hedge funds United States
1175 Maria Del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo $1.2 B 57 construction Spain
1175 Roberto Angelini Rossi $1.2 B 64 forestry, mining Chile ?
1175 C. Dean Metropoulos $1.2 B 66 investments United States
1250 Gabriel Escarrer $1.15 B 78 hotels Spain
1268 Denise York $1.1 B 62 real estate United States
1332 Stelios Haji-Ioannou $1.05 B 46 EasyJet Cyprus
1342 Alberto Cortina $1 B 67 investments Spain
1342 Enrique Banuelos $1 B 47 real estate Spain
1342 Alain Taravella $1 B 65 real estate France
1342 Alexander Spanos & family $1 B 89 real estate United States
1342 Patricia Angelini Rossi $1 B 59 forestry, mining Chile ?
1342 Jose Maria Aristrain $1 B 50 steel Spain

(New World) Hispanic or Brazilian
32 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family $18.2 B 81 mining Mexico
35 Iris Fontbona & family $17.4 B 70 mining Chile
40 German Larrea Mota Velasco & family $16.7 B 59 mining Mexico
64 Luis Carlos Sarmiento $13.9 B 80 banking Colombia
74 Antonio Ermirio de Moraes & family $12.7 B 84 diversified Brazil
82 Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila $11.7 B 36 beer Colombia
87 Dirce Navarro De Camargo & family $11.5 B - construction Brazil
100 Eike Batista $10.6 B 56 mining, oil Brazil
111 Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family $9.9 B 57 retail, media Mexico
119 Marcel Herrmann Telles $9.1 B 63 beer Brazil
123 Joao Roberto Marinho $8.7 B 59 media Brazil
123 Roberto Irineu Marinho $8.7 B 65 media Brazil
128 Jose Roberto Marinho $8.6 B 57 media Brazil
150 Carlos Alberto Sicupira $7.9 B 65 beer Brazil
179 Eva Gonda Rivera and family $6.6 B - beverages Mexico
225 Carlos Ardila Lulle $5.4 B 82 soft drinks, diversified Colombia
248 Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala & family $5 B 49 beer Mexico
272 Walter Faria $4.6 B 58 beer Brazil
286 Gustavo Cisneros & family $4.4 B 67 media Venezuela
286 Francisco Ivens de Sa Dias Branco $4.4 B 78 food production Brazil
329 Jeronimo Arango & family $4 B 87 retail Mexico
329 Lorenzo Mendoza & family $4 B 47 beverages Venezuela
329 Andre Esteves $4 B 44 banking Brazil
353 Aloysio de Andrade Faria $3.8 B 92 banking Brazil
363 Bernardo Matte $3.7 B - paper Chile
363 Eliodoro Matte $3.7 B - paper Chile
363 Patricia Matte $3.7 B - paper Chile
363 Abilio dos Santos Diniz $3.7 B 76 retail Brazil
363 Maria Luisa Solari Falabella & family $3.7 B - retail Chile
395 Teresa Matilde Solari Falabella & family $3.4 B - retail Chile
395 Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor $3.4 B 54 finance Peru
395 Juan Cuneo Solari & family $3.4 B - retail Chile
423 Antonio Luiz Seabra $3.2 B 70 cosmetics Brazil
437 Piero Solari Donaggio & family $3.1 B - retail Chile
458 Nevaldo Rocha & family $3 B 84 retail Brazil
554 Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello $2.6 B 63 sugar, ethanol Brazil
554 Edson de Godoy Bueno $2.6 B 69 hospitals, health care Brazil
554 Ana Maria Marcondes Penido Sant'Anna $2.6 B 57 toll roads Brazil
589 Emilio Azcarraga Jean $2.5 B 45 media Mexico
589 Sebastian Pinera $2.5 B 63 investments Chile
613 Dulce Pugliese de Godoy Bueno $2.4 B 65 hospitals, health care Brazil
613 Rufino Vigil Gonzalez $2.4 B 64 steel Mexico
641 Jose and Francisco Jose Calderon Rojas $2.3 B 58 beverages Mexico
704 Joao Alves de Queiroz Filho $2.1 B 60 consumer goods Brazil
736 Lirio Parisotto $2 B 59 investments Brazil
736 Alberto Benavides & family $2 B 92 mining Peru
792 John Arrillaga $1.9 B 75 real estate United States
792 Carlos Hank Rhon & family $1.9 B 65 banking Mexico ?
831 Roberto Hernandez Ramirez $1.8 B 71 banking Mexico
831 Guilherme Peirao Leal $1.8 B 63 cosmetics Brazil
882 Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza $1.7 B 57 homebuilding Brazil
931 Lina Maria Aguiar $1.6 B 75 banking inheritance Brazil
931 Vito Rodriguez Rodriguez $1.6 B 74 processed milk Peru
974 Victor Gradin & family $1.5 B 80 construction Brazil
974 Gregorio Perez Companc $1.5 B 77 oil and gas Argentina ?
1031 Florentino Perez $1.4 B 66 construction Spain
1031 Max Michel Suberville $1.4 B 80 retail Mexico ?
1031 Julio Bozano $1.4 B 77 banking Brazil
1031 Juan Carlos Escotet $1.4 B 53 banking Venezuela
1031 Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez $1.4 B 67 processed milk Peru
1107 Silvio Santos $1.3 B 82 television Brazil
1107 Juan Gallardo Thurlow $1.3 B 65 beverages Mexico
1107 Lia Maria Aguiar $1.3 B 75 banking inheritance Brazil
1175 Antonio Jose Carneiro $1.2 B 70 electricity distribution Brazil
1175 Jorge Perez $1.2 B 64 condos United States
1175 Maria Ines de Lafuente Lacroze $1.2 B 68 inheritance Argentina
1250 Arturo Moreno $1.15 B 66 billboards United States
1250 Alfredo Egydio Arruda Villela Filho $1.15 B 43 banking Brazil
1250 Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela $1.15 B 39 banking Brazil
1250 Rosa Evangelina Marcondes Penido Dalla Vecchia $1.15 B 63 toll roads Brazil
1268 Guilherme Paulus $1.1 B 63 tourism Brazil ?
1268 Woods Staton $1.1 B 63 McDonald's restaurants Colombia ?
1268 Edir Macedo $1.1 B 68 broadcasting Brazil
1342 Marcos Antonio Molina dos Santos $1 B 43 food processing Brazil

South Asian
22 Mukesh Ambani $21.5 B 56 petrochemicals, oil & gas India
41 Lakshmi Mittal $16.5 B 62 steel India
82 Ananda Krishnan $11.7 B 75 telecoms Malaysia
91 Azim Premji $11.2 B 67 software India
103 Pallonji Mistry $10.5 B 83 construction Ireland
116 Dilip Shanghvi $9.4 B 57 pharmaceuticals India
131 Shashi & Ravi Ruia $8.5 B - diversified India
136 Srichand & Gopichand Hinduja $8.3 B 77 diversified United Kingdom
150 Kumar Birla $7.9 B 45 commodities India
155 Savitri Jindal & family $7.6 B 63 steel India
173 Sunil Mittal & family $6.8 B 55 telecom India
182 Shiv Nadar $6.5 B 67 information technology India
191 Kushal Pal Singh $6.3 B 81 real estate India
233 Anil Ambani $5.2 B 53 diversified India
286 Uday Kotak $4.4 B 54 banking India
329 Micky Jagtiani $4 B 61 retail India
346 Cyrus Poonawalla $3.9 B 71 biotech India
376 Adi Godrej & family $3.6 B 71 Consumer goods India
376 Jamshyd Godrej & family $3.6 B 64 Consumer Goods India
395 Sri Prakash Lohia $3.4 B 60 Polyester Indonesia
395 Anil Agarwal $3.4 B 59 mining, metals India
412 Kalanithi Maran $3.3 B 47 media India
437 Gautam Adani $3.1 B 50 commodities, infrastructure India
490 Shahid Khan $2.9 B 62 auto parts United States
554 Malvinder & Shivinder Singh $2.6 B 40 healthcare India
613 Subhash Chandra $2.4 B 62 media India
613 Desh Bandhu Gupta $2.4 B 75 pharmaceuticals India
670 Brijmohan Lall Munjal $2.2 B 89 motorcycles India
670 Indu Jain $2.2 B 76 media India
704 Ajay Kalsi $2.1 B - oil India
704 Pankaj Patel $2.1 B 60 pharmaceuticals India
736 Rahul Bajaj $2 B 74 motorcycles India
736 Rajan Raheja & family $2 B 58 diversified India
736 Bharat Desai & family $2 B 60 outsourcing United States
785 Romesh T. Wadhwani $1.95 B 65 Software United States
792 Benu Gopal Bangur $1.9 B 81 cement India
831 Chandru Raheja $1.8 B 72 real estate India
831 Rishad Naoroji $1.8 B 61 Consumer goods India
922 Kavitark Ram Shriram $1.65 B 56 venture capital, Google United States
931 Ajay Piramal $1.6 B 57 pharmaceuticals India
965 N.R. Narayana Murthy & family $1.55 B 66 software India
965 Habil Khorakiwala $1.55 B 70 pharmaceuticals India
974 Brij Bhushan Singal $1.5 B 76 steel India
974 M.A. Yusuff Ali $1.5 B 57 retail India
974 K. Anji Reddy & family $1.5 B 71 pharmaceuticals India
974 Vinod Khosla $1.5 B 58 venture capital United States
974 Ashwin Dani $1.5 B 70 paints India
974 Manoj Bhargava $1.5 B 60 5-Hour Energy United States
1024 Vikas Oberoi $1.45 B 42 real estate India
1031 Mangal Prabhat Lodha $1.4 B 57 real estate India
1031 Ravi Jaipuria $1.4 B 58 soft drinks India
1088 Senapathy Gopalakrishnan & family $1.35 B 58 software India
1107 Ranjan Pai $1.3 B 40 education India
1107 Murali Divi & family $1.3 B 62 pharmaceuticals India
1107 Nandan Nilekani & family $1.3 B 57 software India
1107 Aloke Lohia $1.3 B 54 Polyester Thailand
1161 Venugopal Dhoot $1.25 B 61 electronics India
1161 Rakesh Jhunjhunwala $1.25 B 52 investments India
1175 Baba Kalyani $1.2 B 64 engineering India
1175 Thomas Sandell $1.2 B 52 hedge funds Sweden ?
1175 Mofatraj Munot $1.2 B 68 real estate India
1175 Yusuf Hamied $1.2 B 76 pharmceuticals India [half-Jewish]
1268 G. M. Rao $1.1 B 62 infrastructure India
1342 Jitendra Virwani $1 B 47 real estate India
1342 Nirav Modi $1 B 42 Diamond jewelry India
1342 Asok Kumar Hiranandani $1 B 58 real estate Singapore
1342 Joy Alukkas $1 B 56 Jewelry India
1342 T.S. Kalyanaraman $1 B 65 Jewelry India
1342 Binod Chaudhary & family $1 B 58 diversified Nepal

Black
43 Aliko Dangote $16.1 B 56 cement, sugar, flour Nigeria
267 Mike Adenuga $4.7 B 59 telcom, oil Nigeria
490 Patrice Motsepe $2.9 B 51 mining South Africa
503 Oprah Winfrey $2.8 B 59 television United States
736 Isabel dos Santos $2 B 40 investments Angola
1268 Mohammed Ibrahim $1.1 B 66 communications United Kingdom

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Đ¢here is zero evidence that Vadim Novinsky is Jewish. Almost certainly he is Russian. Common Russian surname, father's name is stereotypically Russian, wife is Russian, and Jews making lists of rich Jews don't include him in the lists: http://base.ijc.ru/new/site.aspx?STID=245090&SECTIONID=244675&IID=462050

Anonymous said...

Lindsay Fox be Jewish

Steve Sailer said...

"Rinat Akhmetov $15.4 B 46 steel, coal Ukraine"

Wikipedia says his father was a Tatar, who are Muslims. He's a Slavic looking blond. He doesn't sound, however, like somebody whose business you'd want to poke into!

Alexander M. Kim said...

Akhmetov is half-Tatar (a descendant of the Volga Tatars who migrated to the Donbas region in Russian imperial times). Blondism is common among them anyways, but I believe his mother is Ukrainian. The Jewish claim is not substantiated by Russian and Ukrainian sources, including Russian-language Israeli media (e.g., http://izrus.co.il/oligarhi/article/2013-04-18/20980.html). How he's classified now I'll leave up to you.

I assume the source of that mis-ID was the Hebrew international edition of Forbes that purported to rank the 165 richest Jews in the world. The list is evidently peppered with anomalies, of which Akhmetov is only one of the most glaring. Jewishness doubtful for Mikhail Prokhorov ($13 B, Russian) and Alexander Abramov ($4.6 B, Russian), Orthodox philanthropist and Knight of the Order of St. Sergius. Seemingly wrongly overlooked as a Slav: Vadim Moshkovich ($2.1 B, Russia), a member of the Presidium of Russian Jewish Congress.

At any rate, I think it's rather arbitrary to put Kazakhs (roughly 70% East Eurasian) in the "Asian" category while Uzbeks (roughly 40-50% East Eurasian) get called "Middle Eastern". Maybe there should be a separate Turkic category – aside from Kazakhs and Turkey-Turks, that's where many of the "Middle Eastern" Russian/CIS records would more properly belong (e.g., Alisher Usmanov $17.6 B: Uzbek; Vagit Alekperov $14.8 B: Azeri; Iskander Makhmudov $8.7 B: Uzbek; Alijan Ibragimov $2.1 B: Kyrgyzstan-born Uyghur).

Alexander M. Kim said...

I was misinformed; Akhemetov appears to be fully Tatar (his mother was born Nyakiya Nasredinovna).

n/a said...

Thanks for the comments. I moved Vadim Novinsky and Rinat Akhmetov.


Alexander Abramov: Tentatively moved. How common or uncommon is it for Russians without Jewish ancestry to be named Abramov?

Lindsay Fox: His father is said to have been a truck driver. I'm not saying there are no diasporic Jewish truck drivers, but this is one of the things that for me tilts the odds against. He received some award from B'nai B'rith, but so did John Howard. If there's direct evidence he's Jewish, please let me know. In terms of appearance, he could be taken for Jewish at a glance, but I think it's likely he just has a depressed-tip / projecting-columella Irish nose expanded by age.

Mikhail Prokhorov: According to the New York Times, "Prokhorov’s maternal grandmother, Anna Belkina, was a prominent microbiologist who during the war stayed in Moscow to make vaccines while Tamara was moved east to safety. Belkina was Jewish but avoided the fate of many of her colleagues who were fined, exiled or killed during the tide of anti-Semitism that swept through Soviet society after World War II."


"I assume the source of that mis-ID was the Hebrew international edition of Forbes that purported to rank the 165 richest Jews in the world."

Multiple other Jewish publications have also listed Rinat Akhmetov as Jewish. It may (or may not) have started with a 2009 JTA article pointing out "Three of Ukraine’s four billionaires are Jewish". Rinat Akhmetov was the 1 out of 4, but this may not have been obvious to people rapidly skimming the article.


'I think it's rather arbitrary to put Kazakhs (roughly 70% East Eurasian) in the "Asian" category while Uzbeks (roughly 40-50% East Eurasian) get called "Middle Eastern".'

Yes, it's arbitrary, but that's where I chose to draw the line.

I agree a separate Turkic or Central Asian category would make sense, but I kept the number of categories restricted for reasons of convenience and practicality. I will however add Central Asian to the name of the "Middle Eastern" category to make this more clear.

n/a said...

Forgot to mention I moved Vadim Moshkovich. I've also now moved David Shaw and Michael Kadoorie to the Jewish section.

Steve Sailer said...

Here's a methodological idea. This would be a lot of work, so it would be better for the smaller, better-documented American Forbes 400 list.

Say, you added two columns. One would be fraction of ancestry documented not Jewish (e.g., Steve Ballmer would be 0.5). The other column would be fraction of ancestry documented Jewish (e.g., Steve Ballmer would be 0.5, while, judging from the quote above, Mikhail Prokhorov would be 0.25 with the rest unknown.)

n/a said...

Steve,

I think that would be too far past the point of diminishing returns for me.

If I do this again, I'll try to point out people whose Jewish ancestry is know to be fractional; but for most of the people with both parents Jewish or all four grandparents Jewish (which would be the vast majority of people listed in the Jewish category on these lists), to actually confirm this would take probably at least 10-20 times the amount of time/work as just establishing a preponderance of evidence that they're Jewish or have recent Jewish ancestry.

Steve Sailer said...

I looked up 20 people on your Forbes 400 list but not on Forbes Israels. For the majority of the 20, Wikipedia says "born to Jewish parents" or "his parents were Jewish immigrants" or the like, making it explicit that they were fully Jewish. For others, But it would be nice to have denoted individuals who are known to be not fully Jewish like Ballmer, Bren, and Irsay. (The 1986 Sports Illustrated story about Irsay's dad, the most hated NFL owner ever, is hilarious.)

n/a said...

I think "born to Jewish parents" is just the preferred Wikipedia euphemism for "ethnically Jewish" (not necessarily an indication anyone has actually confirmed both parents are Jewish). I had in mind actually looking up parents/grandparents, and tracing farther back if necessary, which would be time prohibitive.

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realist said...

There are actually only four black billionaires, and three Afro-multiracial billionaires. See wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_billionaires

James T. Laffrey said...

I commend you on producing such lists, as I know the time and work involved in doing so.

I have done a lot of investigating into famous people, financiers, politicians, lawyers, professors, and more.

It seems to me that you are strict -- in a good way -- about who you identify as jews.

But since I have done much research into secret jews, termed "crypto-jews," I know that the lists such as on this page are woefully misleading. Actually, the percent of jews is far higher.

As easy examples: Bill Gates and David Rockefeller are jews, but you don't have sources that convince you, so you have them as "Europeans." (I do not fault you for that.) That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Of course, you don't have Pres. Barack Obama in a list of billionaires, but his mother was not White; she was a jew. That makes Barack Obama a jew. Most people scoff at that fact. But that fact is an indication of how big the iceberg really is.

Regards,
James T. Laffrey
(real name -- I stand by what I say)

John Sparacio said...

Interesting demographics:

Jews are .2 % of the world population and 17% of world billionaires.
Blacks are 25% of the world population and .42% of world billionaires.
Whites are 51% of the world population and 51% of the world billionaires.

These statistics speak to something greater than simply the "notion" that the Jewish people are Gods chosen people, which I do not believe - but that Jews have done something very important amongst themselves over the centuries. They have used psychological priming to achieve success by telling generation after generation that they are special in turn creating within their minds and ethnic group a sense of great worth which transpired into phenomenal success.

Anonymous said...

"These statistics speak to something greater than simply the "notion" that the Jewish people are Gods chosen people, which I do not believe - but that Jews have done something very important amongst themselves over the centuries. They have used psychological priming to achieve success by telling generation after generation that they are special" - That doesn't mean anything. Psychosis and real action are two separate things. You can tell someone they're special all you want, and whether or not they achieve something is in their capacity to do it.

"...in turn creating within their minds and ethnic group a sense of great worth which transpired into phenomenal success." - Again, we're provoking psychology here. Blacks have more narcissism and confidence than Jews do, yet don't accomplish half as much. All I'm getting here is "Jews are successful because they're successful" which is a circular argument. Most of these Jews also have significant white ancestry.

Plus, the source on Prokhorov on whether he is Jewish is hardly a credible source. Most times you have to seek their actual family trees.

The myth that Lenin was a Jew is such an example. I'm not sure why people obsess over who is or who isn't a Jew, but I assume it's for a Who's Who list.

@James - ouu, crypto Jews. I'm scared.

The Rockefellers have German and English ancestry. Hardly any Jewish blood. But it is likely a family member or some cousin mingled with one; can't help the lads. So they are European. Even the Rothschilds have significant European ancestry. They have aquiline noses.

As for your "much research" - that is woefully misleading.

@n/a here is more info on the name "Abramov":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abramov

Semitic, maybe, but not explicitly Jewish.

@Sailer some Tatars are directly from the Caucasus and do not have Islam as their religion. It's few and far in between but they exist.

As for the "3 out of 4 Ukrainian billionaires are Jewish" I also am skeptical, but you have to consider that usually anybody that looks like a Jew is called one, even if they're not.

Lindsay Fox - no evidence there. Wikipedia is usually the first to say who is Jewish or not.

Anonymous said...

Double-checked some of the "Jewish" names, and the actual people aren't even Jews.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Lisin - says he is Russian.

He is also listed under "Russian billionaires."

He is also a metallurgical expert, so not a waste there.

Oleg Deripaska is not listed as Jewish.

John Paulson's background is from Ecuador, Norway, and French. His mother was from Ecuadorian. No Jewish ancestry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paulson

Alexey Kuzmichev is not listed as Jewish, but he was born on the Soviet/Chinese border.

Ronald Perelman is an Orthodox Jew, which is more of the traditional side of Judaism. It has experience a rise in converts along with secular Jews.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Aven - Not fully Jewish; half Russian and Latvian. So he is considered Russian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyacheslav_Kantor - Not listed as Jewish, probably called a Jew because of his support of Jewish affairs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Jacobs - Not fully a Jew, regularly donates to charities.

John Fisher - Doesn't sound Jewish, and the Gap is losing money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Mashkevitch - His parents are from Belarus and Lithuania, and he has mostly Kazakh ancestry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Safra - Brazilian and British. Not wholly Jewish.

It is understandable or easier to label them as Jewish because it is a minority, but it's not so easy as it seems.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Badinter - French.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Koplowitz - Cuban, father was a German Jew. Not wholly Jewish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Blakely - No mention. Is likely not Jewish.

Daisy Igel - Brazilian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Brandes - American.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Berggruen - Not fully Jewish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tory_Burch - No mention of Jewish ancestry.

There's more, but it's likely that most of the names under the Jewish section either aren't Jews at all or are not fully Jews. Plus, it is worth mentioning that most of them started out in working-class or poor families. So it's not entirely a scam, there.