We Rate Billionaires

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

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* 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 Data sourced from CORGIS Data Project and is a little out of date..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

Tadashi Yanai

Tadashi Yanai

Age:
65
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$17.9bn
CompanyFast Retailing/Uniqlo
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(apparel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Johanna Quandt

Johanna Quandt

Age:
73
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$17.8bn
CompanyBMW
IndustryConsumer
(cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1916
Gina Rinehart

Gina Rinehart

Age:
60
Citizenship
Australia
Region:
North America
0
1
Net Worth$17.7bn
CompanyHancock Prospecting
IndustryMining and metals
(mining)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1955
Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman

Age:
49
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$17.6bn
CompanyAlfa Group
IndustryEnergy
(investment banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1989
Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Age:
49
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
1
Net Worth$17.5bn
CompanyDell
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1984
Susanne Klatten

Susanne Klatten

Age:
51
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$17.4bn
CompanyBMW
IndustryConsumer
(cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1916
Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson

Age:
52
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$17.3bn
CompanyFidelity Investments
IndustryMoney Management
(investment banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Viktor Vekselberg

Viktor Vekselberg

Age:
56
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$17.2bn
CompanyRenova Group
IndustryMining and metals
(aluminum, oil)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1990
Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal

Age:
63
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$16.7bn
CompanyArcelorMittal
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(steel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1989
Steven Ballmer

Steven Ballmer

Age:
44
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$16.6bn
CompanyMicrosoft
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Vladimir Lisin

Vladimir Lisin

Age:
57
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$16.6bn
CompanyNLMK
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(steel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1992
Kenneth Thomson

Kenneth Thomson

Age:
77
Citizenship
Canada
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$16.4bn
CompanyThomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters)
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1934
Cheng Yu-tung

Cheng Yu-tung

Age:
88
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$16.2bn
CompanyChow Tai Fook Enterprises
IndustryDiversified financial
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1929
Joseph Safra

Joseph Safra

Age:
75
Citizenship
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$16bn
CompanyBanco Safra (now Saftra Group)
IndustryMoney Management
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1955
Leonid Mikhelson

Leonid Mikhelson

Age:
58
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$15.6bn
CompanyNovatek
IndustryEnergy
(gas)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1994
Anne Cox Chambers

Anne Cox Chambers

Age:
94
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$15.5bn
CompanyCox Enterprises
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1898
Iris Fontbona

Iris Fontbona

Age:
71
Citizenship
Chile
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$15.5bn
CompanyAntofagasta PLC
IndustryMining and metals
(mining)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1888
Francois Pinault

Francois Pinault

Age:
77
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$15.5bn
CompanyPinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), now known as Kering
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(apparel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Philip Anschutz

Philip Anschutz

Age:
61
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$15.3bn
CompanyCircle A Drilling
IndustryMoney Management
(oil, railroad, investments)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Azim Premji

Azim Premji

Age:
68
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$15.3bn
CompanyWipro Limited
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1945
Gennady Timchenko

Gennady Timchenko

Age:
61
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$15.3bn
CompanyGunvor Group
IndustryEnergy
(oil trading)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company2000
Mohammad Al Amoudi

Mohammad Al Amoudi

Age:
67
Citizenship
Saudi Arabia
Region:
Middle East/North Africa
0
0
Net Worth$15.3bn
CompanyMIDROC
IndustryEnergy
(construction/real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1970
Wang Jianlin

Wang Jianlin

Age:
59
Citizenship
China
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$15.1bn
CompanyDalian Wanda Group
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1988
Charles Ergen

Charles Ergen

Age:
61
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$15bn
Companydish networtk
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1980
Stefan Quandt

Stefan Quandt

Age:
47
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$14.9bn
CompanyBMW
IndustryConsumer
(cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1916
German Larrea Mota Velasco

German Larrea Mota Velasco

Age:
60
Citizenship
Mexico
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$14.7bn
CompanyGrupo Mexio
IndustryMining and metals
(copper)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1978
Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm

Age:
68
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$14.6bn
CompanyContinental Resources
IndustryEnergy
(oil)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1967
Donald Bren

Donald Bren

Age:
81
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$14.4bn
CompanyIrvine Company
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1864
Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio

Age:
64
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$14.4bn
CompanyBridgewater Associates
IndustryHedge funds
(hedge funds)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Georg Schaeffler

Georg Schaeffler

Age:
49
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$14.3bn
CompanySchaeffler Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(roller bearings)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Age:
81
Citizenship
Colombia
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$14.2bn
CompanyGrupo Aval Acciones y Valores, SA
IndustryMoney Management
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1971
Serge Dassault

Serge Dassault

Age:
88
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$14bn
CompanyDassault Group
IndustryOther
(aviation)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1914
Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs

Age:
50
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
0
Net Worth$14bn
CompanyApple
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
Ronald Perelman

Ronald Perelman

Age:
71
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$14bn
CompanyMacAnderws and Forbes Holdings
IndustryPrivate equity/leveraged buyout
(holding company)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1980
Vagit Alekperov

Vagit Alekperov

Age:
63
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$13.6bn
CompanyLukoil
IndustryEnergy
(oil)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1990
John Fredriksen

John Fredriksen

Age:
69
Citizenship
Cyprus
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$13.6bn
CompanyFrontline Ltd.
IndustryOther
(oil tankers)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1985
John Paulson

John Paulson

Age:
58
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$13.5bn
CompanyPaulson & Co.
IndustryHedge funds
(hedge funds)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1994
Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch

Age:
82
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
2
Net Worth$13.5bn
CompanyNews Limited
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1923
Ma Huateng

Ma Huateng

Age:
42
Citizenship
China
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$13.4bn
CompanyTencent
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(internet)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1998
Oeri Hoffman and Sacher

Oeri Hoffman and Sacher

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Switzerland
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$13.1bn
CompanyF. Hoffmann-La Roche
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1896
Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad

Age:
74
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$13bn
CompanyIKEA
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(furniture)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1943
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor

Age:
62
Citizenship
United Kingdom
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$13bn
CompanyGrosvenor Group
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1677
Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi

Age:
58
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$12.8bn
CompanySun Pharmaceutical Industries
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1983
Pallonji Mistry

Pallonji Mistry

Age:
84
Citizenship
Ireland
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$12.8bn
Company?Shapoorji Pallonji Group
IndustryConstrution
(construction)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1865
Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

Age:
91
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$12.8bn
CompanyEnterprise
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(rental cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1957
Thomas and Raymond Kwok

Thomas and Raymond Kwok

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$12.6bn
CompanySun Hung Kai Properties
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone

Age:
77
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$12.6bn
CompanyNational Amusements
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1936
Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin

Age:
53
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$12.6bn
CompanyInterros
IndustryMining and metals
(private investment company)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1991
James Simons

James Simons

Age:
75
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
0
Net Worth$12.5bn
CompanyRenaissance Technologies
IndustryHedge funds
(hedge funds)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1982
Rinat Akhmetov

Rinat Akhmetov

Age:
47
Citizenship
Ukraine
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$12.5bn
CompanySystem Capital Management Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(industrial manufacturing and banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company2000

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