Bloomberg News

The World’s 200 Richest People

November 08, 2012

They make flip-flops and pet food. They sell miniskirts and motorcars. They mine iron ore and distribute soda. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.

Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people, in the magazine’s December 2012 issue, showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. We took a snapshot of Bloomberg’s exclusive daily wealth ranking, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, to identify the megarich and quantify their fortunes this year through Oct. 5.

More from the December 2012 issue of Bloomberg Markets:

  • Slideshow: Top 20 Wealthiest Individuals
  • List: From Slim to Small, World's 200 Richest People
  • Profile: Ortega Tops Buffett With Zara Fortune of $53.6 Billion

The ranking shows who’s on top (America Movil SAB Chairman Emeritus Carlos Slim, with a net worth of $77.5 billion), who’s faltering (Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who's down $6.8 billion since Jan. 1) and who’s just wealthy enough to make our top 200 (SAS Institute Inc. co-founder John Sall, who's worth $5.8 billion).

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, both in the top five, are household names. Yet nobody racked up billions faster than relatively unknown No. 3, Amancio Ortega of Spain. The 76-year-old founded Inditex SA, the world’s largest clothing retailer, which is known for its more than 1,600 trendy Zara stores. He made more than $18 billion from the start of the year through Oct. 5 -- or about $66 million a day. That windfall was more than enough for the Spanish tycoon to eclipse Buffett -- who’s now No. 4, with $48.4 billion as of Oct. 5.

Ortega’s ascent coincides with an overall rise in retail stocks. Low cotton costs, cheap credit and demand for reasonably priced goods have driven shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Inditex to records. Nine of the world’s 25 wealthiest people are retail moguls. Among them are Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, four members of the Walton family that controls Wal-Mart and Stefan Persson, the largest shareholder in Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz AB.

Bloomberg News unmasked more than 30 hidden billionaires this year. Brazil’s Dirce Navarro de Camargo inherited her late husband’s industrial conglomerate, Camargo Correa SA, in 1994. Elaine Tettemer Marshall controls 15 percent of Koch Industries Inc., the second-largest closely held company in the U.S. With fortunes of about $12 billion each, both women remain billions shy of Gina Rinehart, the richest woman in the Asia-Pacific region. She's squabbling with her children over the family’s $19.1 billion minerals empire.

Bloomberg News also revealed Zong Qinghou as mainland China’s richest man, who had a net worth of $20.1 billion on Oct. 5. The once poor soda seller today commands the Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co. beverage empire. With soft drinks producing hard cash, wealth creation is booming in China -- and beyond.

Figures and percentages as of Oct. 5; ages as of Dec. 1. Learn about our methodology. 

1. Carlos Slim 

Net worth: $77.5 billion

YTD change: + $15.6 billion / + 25.3%

Source of wealth: America Movil

Industry: Telecommunications

Citizenship: Mexico

Age: 72

 

2. Bill Gates 

Net worth: $64.4 billion

YTD change: + $8.7 billion / + 15.7%

Source of wealth: Microsoft

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 57

 

3. Amancio Ortega 

Net worth: $53.6 billion

YTD change: + $18.4 billion / + 52.1%

Source of wealth: Inditex

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Spain

Age: 76 

 

4. Warren Buffett

Net worth: $48.4 billion

YTD change: + $5.7 billion / + 13.2%

Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 82

 

5. Ingvar Kamprad

Net worth: $41.8 billion

YTD change: + $5.0 billion / + 13.7% 

Source of wealth: IKEA

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 86

 

6. Charles Koch   

Net worth: $38.6 billion

YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 14.1%

Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 77

 

7. David Koch

Net worth: $38.6 billion

YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 14.1%

Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 72

 

8. Larry Ellison

Net worth: $37.2 billion

YTD change: $4.2 billion / + 12.8%

Source of wealth: Oracle

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 68

 

9. Christy Walton 

Net worth: $30.5 billion

YTD change: + $5.4 billion / + 21.4%

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 57

 

10. Jim Walton

Net worth: $29.3 billion

YTD change: + $5.8 billion / + 24.7%

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 64

 

11. Rob Walton

Net worth: $28.7 billion

YTD change: + $5.7 billion / + 24.7%

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 68

 

12. Alice Walton

Net worth: $28.2 billion

YTD change: + $5.6 billion / + 25.0%

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 63

 

13. Li Ka-shing   

Net worth: $27.0 billion

YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 21.8%

Source of wealth: Cheung Kong Holdings

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 84

 

14. Mukesh Ambani

Net worth: $26.0 billion

YTD change: + $4.7 billion / + 21.8%

Source of wealth: Reliance Industries

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: India

Age: 55

 

15. Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth: $24.7 billion

YTD change: + $4.5 billion / + 22.1%

Source of wealth: L’Oreal

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: France

Age: 90

 

16. Stefan Persson

Net worth: $24.7 billion

YTD change: + $2.9 billion / + 13.1% 

Source of wealth: Hennes & Mauritz

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 65

 

17. Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $24.2 billion

YTD change: + $7.6 / + 45.5%

Source of wealth: Amazon.com

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 48

 

18. Bernard Arnault

Net worth: $24.1 billion

YTD change: + $3.4 billion / + 16.4%

Source of wealth: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: France

Age: 63

 

19. Larry Page

Net worth: $23.0 billion

YTD change: + $3.1 billion / + 15.9%

Source of wealth: Google

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 39

 

20. Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud

Net worth: $22.9 billion

YTD change: + $5.6 billion / + 32.0%

Source of wealth: Kingdom Holding

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Saudi Arabia

Age: 57

 

21. David Thomson

Net worth: $22.9 billion

YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 5.8%

Source of wealth: Thomson Reuters

Industry: Media

Citizenship: Canada

Age: 55

 

22. Sergey Brin

Net worth: $22.8 billion

YTD change: + $3.1 / + 15.7%

Source of wealth: Google

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 39

 

23. Lee Shau Kee

Net worth: $22.7 billion

YTD change: + $6.1 billion / + 36.7%

Source of wealth: Henderson Land Development

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 84

 

24. Karl Albrecht

Net worth: $22.7 billion

YTD change: – $0.20 billion / – 0.9%

Source of wealth: Aldi

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 92

 

25. Michele Ferrero

Net worth: $22.5 billion

YTD change: + $1.4 billion / + 6.4%

Source of wealth: Ferrero

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 87

 

26. George Soros

Net worth: $21.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.64 billion / + 3.0%

Source of wealth: Soros Fund Management

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 82

 

27. Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: $21.3 billion

YTD change: + $1.4 billion / + 6.9%

Source of wealth: Las Vegas Sands

Industry: Service

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 79

 

28. Eike Batista

Net worth: $20.4 billion

YTD change: – $2.1 billion / – 9.3%

Source of wealth: OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 56

 

29. Iris Fontbona

Net worth: $20.2 billion

YTD change: + $2.7 billion / + 15.8%

Source of wealth: Antofagasta

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Chile

Age: n/a

 

30. Zong Qinghou

Net worth: $20.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.7%

Source of wealth: Hangzhou Wahaha Group

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: China

Age: 67

 

31. John Mars

Net worth: $19.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.8% 

Source of wealth: Mars

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 77

 

32. Forrest Mars Jr.

Net worth: $19.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.8%

Source of wealth: Mars

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 81

 

33. Jacqueline Mars

Net worth:    $19.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.90 billion / + 4.8%

Source of wealth: Mars

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 72

 

34. Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez

Net worth: $19.5 billion

YTD change: + $2.4 billion / + 14.0% 

Source of wealth: Industrias Peñoles

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Mexico

Age: 81

 

35. Dieter Schwarz

Net worth: $19.3 billion

YTD change: – $0.72 billion / –3.6%

Source of wealth: Lidl

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 73

 

36. Gina Rinehart

Net worth: $19.1 billion    

YTD change: – $1.1 billion / –5.4%

Source of wealth: Hancock Prospecting

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Australia

Age: 58

 

37. Jorge Paulo Lemann

Net worth: $19.1 billion

YTD change: + $6.8 billion / + 54.9%

Source of wealth: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 73

 

38. Rinat Akhmetov

Net worth: $18.9 billion    

YTD change: + $4.5 billion / + 31.5%

Source of wealth: Metinvest

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Ukraine

Age: 46

 

39. Cheng Yu-tung

Net worth: $18.7 billion

YTD change: – $1.5 billion / – 7.3%

Source of wealth: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 87

 

40. Alisher Usmanov

Net worth: $18.0 billion

YTD change: + $0.66 billion / + 3.8%

Source of wealth: Metalloinvest

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 59

 

41. Lakshmi Mittal

Net worth: $17.4 billion

YTD change: – $0.88 billion / – 4.8%

Source of wealth: ArcelorMittal

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: India

Age: 62

 

42. Leonid Mikhelson

Net worth: $16.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.11 billion / + 0.7% 

Source of wealth: Novatek

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 57

 

43. Viktor Vekselberg

Net worth: $16.8 billion

YTD change: + $2.8 billion / + 19.8%

Source of wealth: TNK-BP International

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 55

 

44. Vladimir Lisin

Net worth: $16.7 billion

YTD change: + $2.6 billion / + 18.5%

Source of wealth: Novolipetsk Steel

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 56

 

45. Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Net worth: $16.5 billion

YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 8.8%

Source of wealth: Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Colombia

Age: 79

 

46. Carl Icahn

Net worth: $15.8 billion

YTD change: – $0.36 billion / – 2.2%

Source of wealth: Icahn Enterprises

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S. 

Age: 76

 

47. Azim Premji

Net worth: $15.5 billion

YTD change: – $0.52 billion / –3.2%

Source of wealth: Wipro

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: India

Age: 67

 

48. Alexey Mordashov

Net worth: $15.0 billion

YTD change: + $4.0 billion / 36.6%

Source of wealth: Severstal

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 47

 

49. Steve Ballmer

Net worth: $15.0 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / 11.6%

Source of wealth: Microsoft

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 56

 

50. Ernesto Bertarelli

Net worth: $14.8 billion

YTD change: + $2.5 billion / + 20.7%

Source of wealth: Serono

Industry: Medical

Citizenship: Switzerland

Age: 47

 

51. Roman Abramovich   

Net worth: $14.7 billion    

YTD change: + $0.43 billion / + 3.0%

Source of wealth: Sibneft

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 46

 

52. Paul Allen

Net worth: $14.6 billion

YTD change: + $0.40 billion / + 2.8%

Source of wealth: Microsoft

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 59

 

53. Mikhail Fridman

Net worth: $14.4 billion

YTD change: + $1.5 billion / + 11.7%

Source of wealth: TNK-BP International

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 48

 

54. Michael Otto

Net worth: $14.3 billion

YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 9.8%

Source of wealth: Otto Group

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 69

 

55. Mikhail Prokhorov

Net worth: $13.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.81 billion / + 6.2%

Source of wealth: MMC Norilsk Nickel

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 47

 

56. Ray Dalio

Net worth: $13.9 billion

YTD change: – $0.38 billion / – 2.7%

Source of wealth: Bridgewater Associates

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 63

 

57. Phil Knight

Net worth: $13.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.41 billion / + 3.0%

Source of wealth: Nike

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 74

 

58. Vladimir Potanin

Net worth: $13.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.67 billion / + 5.1%

Source of wealth: MMC Norilsk Nickel

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 51

 

59. Len Blavatnik

Net worth: $13.6 billion

YTD change: + $2.6 billion / + 23.8%

Source of wealth: Access Industries Holdings

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 55

 

60. Robert Kuok

Net worth: $13.5 billion

YTD change: + $1.5 billion / + 12.1%

Source of wealth: Kerry Properties

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Malaysia

Age: 89

 

61. Hans Rausing

Net worth: $13.5 billion

YTD change: + $0.24 billion / + 1.8%

Source of wealth: Tetra Laval

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 86

 

62. Aliko Dangote

Net worth: $13.5 billion

YTD change: + $3.5 billion / + 34.5%

Source of wealth: Dangote Cement

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Nigeria

Age: 55

 

63. Jack Taylor

Net worth: $13.4 billion

YTD change: + $4.0 billion / + 42.6%

Source of wealth: Enterprise Holdings

Industry: Service

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 90

 

64. Dirce Navarro de Camargo

Net worth: $13.4 billion

YTD change: + $1.8 billion / + 15.3%

Source of wealth: Camargo Correa

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: n/a

 

65. John Fredriksen

Net worth: $13.3 billion

YTD change: + $2.2 billion / + 19.7%

Source of wealth: Seadrill

Industry: Service

Citizenship: Cyprus

Age: 68

 

66. Elaine Marshall

Net worth: $13.2 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / + 14.1%

Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 70

 

67. George Kaiser

Net worth: $13.1 billion

YTD change: – $0.02 billion / – 0.1%

Source of wealth: Kaiser-Francis Oil

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 69

 

68. Ronald Perelman

Net worth: $13.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.57 billion / + 4.5%

Source of wealth: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 69

 

69. Leonardo Del Vecchio

Net worth: $13.1 billion

YTD change: + $3.5 billion / + 36.5%

Source of wealth: Luxottica Group

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 77

 

70. Michael Dell

Net worth: $12.9 billion

YTD change: – $0.38 billion / – 2.9%

Source of wealth: Dell

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 47

 

71. Donald Bren

Net worth: $12.8 billion

YTD change: – $0.19 billion / – 1.5%

Source of wealth: Irvine Co.

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 80

 

72. Vagit Alekperov

Net worth: $12.4 billion

YTD change: + $1.7 billion / + 16.3%

Source of wealth: Lukoil

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 62

 

73. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor

Net worth: $12.3 billion

YTD change: – $1.3 billion / – 9.4%

Source of wealth: Grosvenor Group

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: U.K.

Age: 60

 

74. Jim Simons

Net worth: $12.0 billion

YTD change: + $0.50 billion / + 4.3%

Source of wealth: Renaissance Technologies

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 74  

 

75. Andrey Melnichenko

Net worth: $12.0 billion

YTD change: + $0.12 billion / + 1.0%

Source of wealth: SUEK

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 40

 

76. Susanne Klatten

Net worth: $11.9 billion

YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 12.1%

Source of wealth: Bayerische Motoren Werke

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 50

 

77. John Paulson

Net worth: $11.8 billion

YTD change: – $6.5 billion / – 35.5%

Source of wealth: Paulson & Co.

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 56

 

78. Tadashi Yanai

Net worth: $11.8 billion

YTD change: + $2.6 billion / + 28.4%

Source of wealth: Fast Retailing

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Japan

Age: 63

 

79. Alejandro Santo Domingo

Net worth: $11.7 billion

YTD change: + $2.3 billion / + 24.1%

Source of wealth: SABMiller

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Colombia

Age: 35

 

80. Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Net worth: $11.7 billion

YTD change: – $9.1 billion / – 43.7%

Source of wealth: Grupo Elektra

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Mexico

Age: 57

 

81. Jim Goodnight

Net worth: $11.6 billion

YTD change: + $2.3 billion / + 24.1%

Source of wealth: SAS Institute

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 69

 

82. Pallonji Mistry

Net worth: $11.5 billion

YTD change: + $2.0 billion / + 20.8%

Source of wealth: Tata Sons

Industry: Service

Citizenship: Ireland

Age: 83

 

83. Henry Sy

Net worth: $11.2 billion

YTD change: + $3.1 billion / + 37.6%

Source of wealth: SM Investments

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Philippines

Age: 88

 

84. Harold Hamm

Net worth: $11.2 billion

YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 12.8%

Source of wealth: Continental Resources

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 66

 

85. Laurene Powell Jobs

Net worth: $11.2 billion

YTD change: + $3.6 billion / + 47.2%

Source of wealth: Walt Disney

Industry: Media

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 49

 

86. Francois Pinault

Net worth: $11.0 billion

YTD change: + $0.28 billion / + 2.6%

Source of wealth: PPR

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: France

Age: 76

 

87. Sara Mota de Larrea

Net worth: $10.9 billion

YTD change: + $2.3 billion / + 27.5%

Source of wealth: Grupo Mexico

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Mexico

Age: n/a

 

88. Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $10.7 billion

YTD change: – $6.8 billion / – 39.0%

Source of wealth: Facebook

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 28

 

89. Serge Dassault

Net worth: $10.7 billion

YTD change: + $2.7 billion / + 33.1%

Source of wealth: Dassault Systemes

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: France

Age: 87

 

90. Oleg Deripaska

Net worth: $10.5 billion

YTD change: – $0.14 billion / – 1.3%

Source of wealth: United Co. Rusal

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 44

 

91. Joseph Safra

Net worth: $10.4 billion

YTD change: – $0.77 billion / – 6.9%

Source of wealth: Banco Safra

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 74

 

92. Rupert Murdoch

Net worth: $10.4 billion

YTD change: + $2.6 billion / + 33.6%

Source of wealth: News Corp.

Industry: Media

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 81

 

93. Lui Che Woo

Net worth: $10.3 billion

YTD change: + $4.5 billion / + 76.3%

Source of wealth: Galaxy Entertainment Group

Industry: Service

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 83

 

94. Hansjoerg Wyss

Net worth: $10.3 billion

YTD change: + $0.23 billion / + 2.2%

Source of wealth: Synthes

Industry: Medical

Citizenship: Switzerland

Age: 77

 

95. Lee Kun Hee

Net worth: $10.3 billion

YTD change: + $2.3 billion / + 29.1%

Source of wealth: Samsung Electronics

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: South Korea

Age: 70

 

96. Abigail Johnson

Net worth: $10.2 billion

YTD change: + $1.1 billion / + 11.8%

Source of wealth: Fidelity Investments

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 50

 

97. Paolo Rocca

Net worth: $10.2 billion

YTD change: + $0.94 billion / + 10.2%

Source of wealth: Tenaris

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 60

 

98. Theo Albrecht Jr.

Net worth: $10.2 billion

YTD change: – $0.20 billion / – 2.3%

Source of wealth: Aldi Einkauf/Essen

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Germany

Age: n/a

 

99. Berthold Albrecht

Net worth: $10.2 billion

YTD change: – $0.20 billion / – 2.3%

Source of wealth: Aldi Einkauf/Essen

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Germany

Age: n/a

 

100. Mohammed al-Amoudi

Net worth: $10.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.97 billion / + 10.7%

Source of wealth: Svenska Petroleum Exploration

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: Saudi Arabia

Age: 61 

 

101. Petr Kellner

Net worth: $10.0 billion

YTD change: + $1.4 billion / + 15.8%

Source of wealth: PPF Group

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Czech Republic

Age: 48

 

102. Charles Ergen

Net worth: $9.9 billion

YTD change: + $1.2 billion / + 14.0%

Source of wealth: DISH Network

Industry: Media

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 59

 

103. German Khan

Net worth: $9.8 billion

YTD change: $0.77 billion / 8.5

Source of wealth: TNK-BP International

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 51

 

104. Stefan Quandt

Net worth: $9.8 billion

YTD change: + $1.4 billion / + 16.4%

Source of wealth: Bayerische Motoren Werke

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 46

 

105. Philip Anschutz

Net worth: $9.8 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / + 19.5%

Source of wealth: Anschutz Corp.

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 72

 

106. Richard Kinder

Net worth: $9.7 billion

YTD change: + $1.4 billion / + 16.8%

Source of wealth: Kinder Morgan

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 68

 

107. Johanna Quandt

Net worth: $9.7 billion

YTD change: + $1.8 billion / + 22.3%

Source of wealth: Bayerische Motoren Werke

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 86

 

108. Gennady Timchenko

Net worth: $9.7 billion

YTD change: – $1.1 billion / – 10.0%

Source of wealth: Novatek

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: Finland

Age: 60

 

109. Hasso Plattner

Net worth: $9.6 billion

YTD change: + $2.0 billion / + 25.5%

Source of wealth: SAP

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 68

 

110. Masayoshi Son

Net worth: $9.6 billion

YTD change: + $2.2 billion / + 29.6%

Source of wealth: Softbank

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: Japan

Age: 55

 

111. Galen Weston

Net worth: $9.6 billion

YTD change: + $0.78 billion / + 8.9%

Source of wealth: George Weston

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Canada

Age: 72

 

112. Charlene De Carvalho-Heineken

Net worth: $9.5 billion

YTD change: + $2.5 billion / + 34.8%

Source of wealth: Heineken Holding

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Netherlands

Age: 58

 

113. Steven A. Cohen

Net worth: $9.5 billion

YTD change: + $0.50 billion / + 5.6%

Source of wealth: SAC Capital Advisors

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 56

 

114. Si Newhouse

Net worth: $9.5 billion

YTD change: + $2.0 billion / + 27.3%

Source of wealth: Advance Publications

Industry: Media

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 85

 

115. Dmitry Rybolovlev

Net worth: $9.3 billion

YTD change: + $0.46 billion / + 5.1%

Source of wealth: Uralkali

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 46

 

116. Klaus-Michael Kuehne

Net worth: $9.2 billion

YTD change: – $0.19 billion / – 2.0%

Source of wealth: Kuehne & Nagel International

Industry: Service

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 75

 

117. Wang Jianlin

Net worth: $9.1 billion

YTD change: + 0.81 billion / + 9.7%

Source of wealth: Dalian Wanda Group

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: China

Age: 58

 

118. Kumar Birla

Net worth: $9.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.85 billion / + 10.4%

Source of wealth: Essel Mining & Industries

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: India

Age: 45

 

119. Dilip Shanghvi

Net worth: $9.0 billion

YTD change: + $2.4 billion / + 35.8%

Source of wealth: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

Industry: Medical

Citizenship: India

Age: 57

 

120. August Von Finck

Net worth: $8.9 billion

YTD change: + $1.2 billion / + 15.0%

Source of wealth: Merck Finck

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 82

 

121. Anil Ambani

Net worth: $8.9 billion

YTD change: + $2.3 billion / + 35.8%

Source of wealth: Reliance Power

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: India

Age: 53

 

122. Savitri Jindal

Net worth: $8.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.70 billion / + 8.6%

Source of wealth: Jindal Steel & Power

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: India

Age: 62

 

123. Eka Tjipta Widjaja

Net worth: $8.7 billion

YTD change: + $3.5 billion / + 67.5%

Source of wealth: Golden Agri-Resources

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Indonesia

Age: 89

 

124. Marcel Herrmann Telles

Net worth: $8.7 billion

YTD change: + $2.5 billion / + 41.1%

Source of wealth: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 62

 

125. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

Net worth: $8.7 billion

YTD change: + $3.8 billion / + 76.3%

Source of wealth: Thai Beverage

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Thailand

Age: 68

 

126. Tsai Eng-Meng

Net worth: $8.7 billion

YTD change: + $2.3 billion / + 36.9%

Source of wealth: Want Want China Holdings

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Taiwan

Age: 55

 

127. Donald Newhouse

Net worth: $8.5 billion

YTD change: + $2.0 billion / + 31.5%

Source of wealth: Advance Publications

Industry: Media

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 83

 

128. Robin Li

Net worth: $8.4 billion

YTD change: – $0.16 billion / – 1.9%

Source of wealth: Baidu

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: China

Age: 44

 

129. Leonard Lauder

Net worth: $8.4 billion

YTD change: + $0.88 billion / + 11.7%

Source of wealth: Estee Lauder

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 79

 

130. Reinhold Wuerth

Net worth: $8.3 billion

YTD change: + $1.8 billion / + 27.7%

Source of wealth: Wuerth Group

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Austria

Age: 77

 

131. Eric Schmidt

Net worth: $8.3 billion

YTD change: + $1.1 billion / + 15.6%

Source of wealth: Google

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 57

 

132. Raymond Kwok

Net worth: $8.2 billion

YTD change: + $0.73 billion / + 9.8%

Source of wealth: Sun Hung Kai Properties

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 59

 

133. Thomas Kwok

Net worth: $8.2 billion

YTD change: + $0.72 billion / + 9.6%

Source of wealth: Sun Hung Kai Properties

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 61

 

134. Budi Hartono

Net worth: $8.2 billion

YTD change: – $1.6 billion / – 15.9%

Source of wealth: Bank Central Asia TBK

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Indonesia

Age: 71

 

135. Anne Cox Chambers

Net worth: $8.2 billion

YTD change: + $0.87 billion / + 11.8%

Source of wealth: Cox Enterprises

Industry: Media

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 93

 

136. Michael Hartono

Net worth: $8.2 billion

YTD change: – $1.6 billion / – 16.0%

Source of wealth: Bank Central Asia TBK

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Indonesia

Age: 73

 

137. Beny Steinmetz

Net worth: $8.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.22 billion / + 2.8%

Source of wealth: Steinmetz Diamond Group

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Israel

Age: 56

 

138. Pierre Omidyar

Net worth: $8.0 billion

YTD change: + $2.7 billion / + 51.9%

Source of wealth: eBay

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 45

 

139. John Menard Jr.

Net worth: $7.9 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / + 26.4%

Source of wealth: Menards

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 72

 

140. Sulaiman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi

Net worth: $7.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.39 billion / + 5.2%

Source of wealth: Al Rajhi Bank

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Saudi Arabia

Age: 92

 

141. Nassef Sawiris

Net worth: $7.8 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / + 24.7%

Source of wealth: Orascom Construction Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Egypt

Age: 51

 

142. Mohamed bin Issa Al Jaber

Net worth: $7.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.09 billion / + 1.1%

Source of wealth: MBI International

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: Saudi Arabia

Age: 53

 

143. Giorgio Armani

Net worth: $7.8 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / + 26.7%

Source of wealth: Giorgio Armani

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 78

 

144. Klaus Tschira

Net worth: $7.8 billion

YTD change: + $2.1 billion / + 36.3%

Source of wealth: SAP

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 71

 

145. Carlos Ardila Lulle

Net worth: $7.7 billion

YTD change: + $2.1 billion / + 36.1%

Source of wealth: Postobon

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Colombia

Age: 82

 

146. Thomas Peterffy

Net worth: $7.6 billion

YTD change: + $0.01 billion / + 0.1%

Source of wealth: Interactive Brokers Group

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 68

 

147. Nicky Oppenheimer

Net worth: $7.6 billion

YTD change: – $1.1 billion / – 13.1%

Source of wealth: De Beers

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: South Africa

Age: 67

 

148. Alexey Kuzmichev

Net worth: $7.6 billion

YTD change: + $0.71 billion / + 10.2%

Source of wealth: TNK-BP International

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 50

 

149. Charles Butt

Net worth: $7.5 billion

YTD change: + 0.64 billion / + 9.3%

Source of wealth: HEB Grocery

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 74

 

150. Sergey Galitskiy

Net worth: $7.5 billion

YTD change: + $2.9 billion / + 62.4%

Source of wealth: Magnit

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 45

 

151. Michael Kadoorie

Net worth: $7.4 billion

YTD change: + $0.28 billion / + 4.0%

Source of wealth: CLP Holdings

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Age: 71

 

152. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Net worth: $7.4 billion

YTD change: + $0.85 billion / + 13.0%

Source of wealth: Lego

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Denmark

Age: 64

 

153. Ray Lee Hunt

Net worth: $7.3 billion

YTD change: – $0.25 billion / –3.3

Source of wealth: Hunt Consolidated

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 69

 

154. Iskander Makhmudov

Net worth: $7.2 billion

YTD change: – $0.20 billion / – 2.6%

Source of wealth: Ural Mining & Metallurgical

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 48

 

155. Carlos Alberto Sicupira

Net worth: $7.2 billion

YTD change: + $2.1 billion / + 41.6%

Source of wealth: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 64

 

156. Ananda Krishnan

Net worth: $7.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.32 billion / + 4.7%

Source of wealth: Maxis

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Malaysia

Age: 74

 

157. Kushal Pal Singh

Net worth: $7.1 billion

YTD change: + $1.7 billion / + 31.7%

Source of wealth: DLF

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: India

Age: 81

 

158. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Net worth: $7.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.60 billion / + 9.3%

Source of wealth: APP Pharmaceuticals and Abraxis BioScience

Industry: Medical

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 60

 

159. Dietrich Mateschitz

Net worth: $7.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.98 billion / 16.0%

Source of wealth: Red Bull

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Austria

Age: 68

 

160. Antonia Johnson   

Net worth: $7.1 billion

YTD change: – $0.96 billion / – 11.9%

Source of wealth: Axel Johnson

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 69  

 

161. Ma Huateng

Net worth: $7.0 billion

YTD change: + $2.7 billion / + 61.6%

Source of wealth: Tencent Holdings

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: China

Age: 41

 

162. Ralph Lauren

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.78 billion / + 12.7%

Source of wealth: Ralph Lauren

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 73

 

163. Jorn Rausing

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.52 billion / + 8.2%

Source of wealth: Tetra Laval

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 52

 

164. Ned Johnson III

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.53 billion / + 8.3%

Source of wealth: Fidelity Investments

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 82

 

165. Kirsten Rausing

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.53 billion / + 8.4%

Source of wealth: Tetra Laval

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 60

 

166. Finn Rausing

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.53 billion / + 8.4%

Source of wealth: Tetra Laval

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 57

 

167. Roberto Irineu Marinho

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.06 billion / + 0.8%

Source of wealth: Globo Comunicacao & Participacoes

Industry: Media

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 65

 

168. Joao Roberto Marinho   

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: + $0.06 billion / + 0.8%

Source of wealth: Globo Comunicacao & Participacoes

Industry: Media

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 59

 

169. Harold Simmons

Net worth: $6.9 billion

YTD change: – $2.8 billion / – 29.0%

Source of wealth: Valhi

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 81

 

170. Jose Roberto Marinho

Net worth: $6.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.07 billion / + 1.0%

Source of wealth: Globo Comunicacao & Participacoes

Industry: Media

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 56

 

171. Graeme Hart

Net worth: $6.8 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / + 31.1%

Source of wealth: Reynolds Group Holdings

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: New Zealand

Age: 57

 

172. Chung Mong-Koo

Net worth: $6.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.86 billion / + 14.6%

Source of wealth: Hyundai Motor

Industry: Manufacturing

Citizenship: South Korea

Age: 74

 

173. Tsai Wan-Tsai

Net worth: $6.7 billion

YTD change: + $0.71 billion / + 11.9%

Source of wealth: Fubon Financial Holding

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Taiwan

Age: 83

 

174. Vladimir Evtushenkov   

Net worth: $6.7 billion

YTD change: + $1.5 billion / + 28.2%

Source of wealth: Sistema JSFC

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 64

 

175. Suleiman Kerimov

Net worth: $6.6 billion

YTD change: + $1.6 billion / + 32.8%

Source of wealth: Uralkali

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 46

 

176. Eli Broad

Net worth: $6.6 billion

YTD change: + $0.55 billion / + 9.1%

Source of wealth: Kaufman & Broad Home

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 79

 

177. Wee Cho Yaw

Net worth: $6.5 billion

YTD change: + $1.8 billion / + 39.1%

Source of wealth: United Overseas Bank

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: Singapore

Age: 83

 

178. Lim Kok Thay

Net worth: $6.4 billion

YTD change: – $0.62 billion / – 8.8%

Source of wealth: Genting

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Malaysia

Age: 61

 

179. Wu Yajun

Net worth: $6.4 billion

YTD change: + $1.9 billion / + 42.3%

Source of wealth: Longfor Properties

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: China

Age: 48

 

180. Bidzina Ivanishvili

Net worth: $6.3 billion

YTD change: + $1.5 billion / + 31.8%

Source of wealth: Investments

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Georgia

Age: 56

 

181. Micky Arison

Net worth: $6.2 billion

YTD change: + $0.56 billion / + 9.9%

Source of wealth: Carnival

Industry: Service

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 63

 

182. Sunil Mittal

Net worth: $6.2 billion

YTD change: – $1.4 billion / – 18.1%

Source of wealth: Bharti Airtel

Industry: Telecommunications

Citizenship: India

Age: 55

 

183. Antonio Ermirio de Moraes

Net worth: $6.2 billion

YTD change: – $0.47 billion / – 7.1%

Source of wealth: Votorantim Participacoes

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 84

 

184. Ermirio Pereira de Moraes

Net worth: $6.2 billion

YTD change: – $0.47 billion / – 7.1%

Source of wealth: Votorantim Participacoes

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 80

 

185. Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti

Net worth: $6.2 billion

YTD change: – $0.47 billion / – 7.1%

Source of wealth: Votorantim Participacoes

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 82

 

186. Dhanin Chearavanont

Net worth: $6.2 billion

YTD change: + $0.56 billion / + 10.0%

Source of wealth: Investments

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: Thailand

Age: 73

 

187. Johann Rupert

Net worth: $6.2 billion

YTD change: + $1.2 billion / + 24.1%

Source of wealth: Cie. Financiere Richemont

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: South Africa

Age: 62

 

188. Curt Engelhorn

Net worth: $6.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.50 billion / + 8.8%

Source of wealth: Boehringer Mannheim Group and DePuy

Industry: Medical

Citizenship: Germany

Age: 86

 

189. Patrizio Bertelli

Net worth: $6.1 billion

YTD change: + $2.4 billion / + 64.1%

Source of wealth: Prada

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 66

 

190. Walter Faria

Net worth: $6.1 billion

YTD change: + $0.89 billion / + 17.4%

Source of wealth: Cervejaria Petropolis

Industry: Food and Beverage

Citizenship: Brazil

Age: 57

 

191. Leonid Fedun

Net worth: $6.0 billion

YTD change: + $0.88 billion / + 17.2%

Source of wealth: Lukoil

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: Russia

Age: 56

 

192. Terry Gou

Net worth: $6.0 billion

YTD change: + $1.3 billion / + 27.5%

Source of wealth: Hon Hai Precision Industry

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: Taiwan

Age: 62

 

193. Richard LeFrak

Net worth: $6.0 billion

YTD change: + $0.40 billion / + 7.1%

Source of wealth: LeFrak Organization

Industry: Real Estate

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 67

 

194. Miuccia Prada Bianchi

Net worth: $6.0 billion

YTD change: + $2.3 billion / + 61.4%

Source of wealth: Prada

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 64

 

195. Ivan Glasenberg

Net worth: $6.0 billion

YTD change: – $0.63 billion / – 9.6%

Source of wealth: Glencore International

Industry: Metals and Mining

Citizenship: Australia

Age: 55

 

196. Silvio Berlusconi

Net worth: $6.0 billion

YTD change: + $0.18 billion / + 3.1%

Source of wealth: Fininvest

Industry: Media

Citizenship: Italy

Age: 76

 

197. Jeffery Hildebrand

Net worth: $6.0 billion

YTD change: + $1.0 billion / + 21.2%

Source of wealth: Hilcorp Energy

Industry: Energy

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 53

 

198. Shiv Nadar

Net worth: $5.9 billion

YTD change: + $1.8 billion / + 43.0%

Source of wealth: HCL Technologies

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: India

Age: 67

 

199. Steve Schwarzman

Net worth: $5.8 billion

YTD change: + $0.02 billion / + 0.2%

Source of wealth: Blackstone Group

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 65

 

200. John Sall

Net worth: $5.8 billion

YTD change: + $1.1 billion / + 24.1%

Source of wealth: SAS Institute

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 64

Additional reporting and research by Patrick Chu, Brendan Coffey, Alex Cuadros, David de Jong, Netty Ismail, Robert LaFranco, Devon Pendleton, Pamela Roux, Alex Sazonov, Michael Wei and Jack Witzig.

To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew G. Miller in New York at mmiller144@bloomberg.net

  • To contact the editor responsible for this story: Matthew G. Miller in New York at mmiller144@bloomberg.net

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