We Rate Billionaires

Billionaires already own much of our media. Now some seek to control and pressure journalists too.

This world may hold vast inequalities of wealth, but we can build voting sites too!

Pick your favourite billionaire - or vote down the ones you like least! ..or, more usefully, why not join a campaign that seeks to redress inequality, like Oxfam's?*

* note: this site is mine and has no connection to Oxfam. Data sourced from CORGIS Data Project and is a little out of date.. but that's not really the point, is it? Images from Bing images

Rate a Billionaire

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Age:
42
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
27
21
Net Worth$18.9bn
CompanyPaypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors
IndustryConsumer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1999
Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Age:
58
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
59
25
Net Worth$76bn
CompanyMicrosoft
IndustryTechnology-Computer
( Software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

Age:
74
Citizenship
Mexico
Region:
Latin America
4
33
Net Worth$72bn
CompanyTelmex
IndustryMedia
( Communications)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1990
Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

Age:
77
Citizenship
Spain
Region:
Europe
5
22
Net Worth$64bn
CompanyZara
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(Fashion)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Age:
83
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
41
14
Net Worth$58.2bn
CompanyBerkshire Hathaway
IndustryConsumer
( Finance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1839
Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Age:
69
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
3
45
Net Worth$48bn
CompanyOracle
IndustryTechnology-Computer
( software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1977
David Koch

David Koch

Age:
73
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
3
42
Net Worth$40bn
CompanyKoch industries
IndustryDiversified financial
( Oil refining)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1940
Charles Koch

Charles Koch

Age:
78
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
3
40
Net Worth$40bn
CompanyKoch industries
IndustryDiversified financial
( Oil refining)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1940
Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

Age:
80
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
2
27
Net Worth$38bn
CompanyLas Vegas Sands
IndustryReal Estate
( casinos)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1952
Christy Walton

Christy Walton

Age:
59
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
5
18
Net Worth$36.7bn
CompanyWalmart
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
( retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Jim Walton

Jim Walton

Age:
66
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
7
20
Net Worth$34.7bn
CompanyWalmart
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt

Age:
91
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
7
11
Net Worth$34.5bn
CompanyL'Oreal
IndustryConsumer
(cosmetics)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson

Age:
66
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
3
9
Net Worth$34.4bn
Company H&M
IndustryConsumer
( fashion)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1947
Alice Walton

Alice Walton

Age:
64
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
21
Net Worth$34.3bn
CompanyWalmart
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
S. Robson Walton

S. Robson Walton

Age:
70
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
13
Net Worth$34.2bn
CompanyWalmart
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

Age:
64
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
1
12
Net Worth$33.5bn
CompanyLVMH
IndustryConsumer
(luxury goods)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1987
Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Age:
72
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
11
12
Net Worth$33bn
CompanyBloomberg
IndustryMedia
( finance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1981
Larry Page

Larry Page

Age:
40
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
11
17
Net Worth$32.3bn
CompanyGoogle
IndustryTechnology-Computer
( technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1998
Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Age:
50
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
25
25
Net Worth$32bn
CompanyAmazon
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
( technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1995
Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

Age:
40
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
19
15
Net Worth$31.8bn
CompanyGoogle
IndustryTechnology-Computer
( technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1998
Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing

Age:
85
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
4
7
Net Worth$31bn
CompanyCheung Kong
IndustryDiversified financial
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1950
Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Age:
48
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
19
8
Net Worth$30.4bn
CompanyMicrosoft
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Age:
29
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
5
38
Net Worth$28.5bn
Company Facebook
IndustryTechnology-Computer
( technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company2004
Michele Ferrero

Michele Ferrero

Age:
88
Citizenship
Italy
Region:
Europe
3
4
Net Worth$26.5bn
CompanyFerrero spa
IndustryConsumer
(chocolates)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Age:
56
Citizenship
Nigeria
Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
2
6
Net Worth$25bn
CompanyDangote Group
IndustryConstrution
(commodities (sugar, cement flour))
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1981
Theo and Karl Albrecht

Theo and Karl Albrecht

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
5
3
Net Worth$25bn
CompanyAldi
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1913
Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

Age:
94
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
3
3
Net Worth$25bn
CompanyAldi Sud
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1914
Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Age:
78
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
2
19
Net Worth$24.5bn
CompanyIcahn Enterprises
IndustryDiversified financial
(investment (via holding company))
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1968
George Soros

George Soros

Age:
83
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
10
10
Net Worth$23bn
CompanySoros Fund Management
IndustryHedge funds
(hedge funds)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1969
David Thomson

David Thomson

Age:
56
Citizenship
Canada
Region:
North America
2
4
Net Worth$22.6bn
CompanyThomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters)
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1934
Lui Che Woo

Lui Che Woo

Age:
84
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
1
6
Net Worth$22bn
CompanyK. Wah Group
IndustryReal Estate
(construction, hotels, gaming)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1955
Dieter Schwarz

Dieter Schwarz

Age:
74
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
2
4
Net Worth$21.1bn
CompanySchwarz Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1930
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

Age:
58
Citizenship
Saudi Arabia
Region:
Middle East/North Africa
2
13
Net Worth$20.4bn
CompanyKingdom Holding Company
IndustryDiversified financial
(construction/real estate/banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1980
Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars

Age:
74
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
2
2
Net Worth$20bn
CompanyMars, Incorperated
IndustryConsumer
(candy)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1911
Forrest Mars, Jr.

Forrest Mars, Jr.

Age:
82
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
2
2
Net Worth$20bn
CompanyMars, Incorperated
IndustryConsumer
(candy)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1911
John Mars

John Mars

Age:
77
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
2
2
Net Worth$20bn
CompanyMars, Incorperated
IndustryConsumer
(candy)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1911
Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Age:
74
Citizenship
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
0
2
Net Worth$19.7bn
CompanyAmbev
IndustryConsumer
(investment banking/beer)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1999
Lee Shau Kee

Lee Shau Kee

Age:
86
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
3
Net Worth$19.6bn
CompanyHenderson Land Development
IndustryDiversified financial
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Age:
57
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
10
9
Net Worth$19.3bn
CompanyMicrosoft
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Theo Albrecht, Jr.

Theo Albrecht, Jr.

Age:
63
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
3
2
Net Worth$19.3bn
CompanyAldi Nord
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1913
Leonardo Del Vecchio

Leonardo Del Vecchio

Age:
78
Citizenship
Italy
Region:
Europe
1
3
Net Worth$19.2bn
Company?Luxottica
IndustryConsumer
(glasses)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Len Blavatnik

Len Blavatnik

Age:
56
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
3
Net Worth$18.7bn
CompanyRenova Group
IndustryDiversified financial
(aluminum, oil)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1990
John Walton

John Walton

Age:
55
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
5
Net Worth$18.7bn
CompanyWalmart
IndustryConsumer
( retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

Age:
56
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
2
4
Net Worth$18.6bn
CompanyReliance
IndustryEnergy
(textiles)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1980
Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Usmanov

Age:
60
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
3
7
Net Worth$18.6bn
CompanyMetalloinvest
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(metals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1999
S Robson Walton

S Robson Walton

Age:
57
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
5
Net Worth$18.6bn
CompanyWalmart
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Helen Walton

Helen Walton

Age:
81
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
4
Net Worth$18.5bn
CompanyWalmart
IndustryConsumer
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Phil Knight

Phil Knight

Age:
76
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
2
2
Net Worth$18.4bn
CompanyNike
IndustryConsumer
(apparel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1964
Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son

Age:
56
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
2
1
Net Worth$18.4bn
CompanySoftbank
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1981
Michael Otto

Michael Otto

Age:
70
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
2
1
Net Worth$18.4bn
CompanyOtto Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(mail order retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949

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