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 Data sourced from CORGIS Data Project and is a little out of date..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

Samuel Newhouse, Jr.

Samuel Newhouse, Jr.

Age:
86
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$9.3bn
CompanyAdvance Publications
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Dietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz

Age:
69
Citizenship
Austria
Region:
Europe
1
1
Net Worth$9.2bn
CompanyRed Bull
IndustryConsumer
(beverages)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1984
Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Age:
61
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$9.2bn
CompanySeibu Corporation
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1894
Joao Roberto Marinho

Joao Roberto Marinho

Age:
60
Citizenship
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$9.1bn
CompanyGlobo Organizations
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1925
Roberto Marinho

Roberto Marinho

Age:
66
Citizenship
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$9.1bn
CompanyGlobo Organizations
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1925
Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich

Age:
47
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$9.1bn
CompanyMillhouse LLC
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(private investment company)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1988
Jose Roberto Marinho

Jose Roberto Marinho

Age:
58
Citizenship
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$9.1bn
CompanyGlobo Organizations
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1925
Forrest Mars Jr

Forrest Mars Jr

Age:
69
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyMars, Incorperated
IndustryConsumer
(candy)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1911
Hans and Gad Rausing

Hans and Gad Rausing

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyTetra Pak
IndustryConsumer
(food packaging)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1951
Kirsten Rausing

Kirsten Rausing

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyTetra Pak
IndustryConsumer
(food packaging)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1951
Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

Age:
69
Citizenship
Thailand
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyThaiBev
IndustryConsumer
(alcohol)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1941
Gerard Wertheimer

Gerard Wertheimer

Age:
63
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyChanel
IndustryConsumer
(luxury goods)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Vladimir Yevtushenkov

Vladimir Yevtushenkov

Age:
65
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$9bn
CompanySistema/Sitronics
IndustryMedia
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1993
Alain Wertheimer

Alain Wertheimer

Age:
65
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyChanel
IndustryConsumer
(luxury goods)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Carlos Alberto Sicupira

Carlos Alberto Sicupira

Age:
66
Citizenship
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$8.9bn
CompanyAmbev
IndustryConsumer
(investment banking/beer)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1999
Dmitry Rybolovlev

Dmitry Rybolovlev

Age:
47
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$8.8bn
CompanyUralkali
IndustryConsumer
(fertilizer)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1930
Elaine Marshall

Elaine Marshall

Age:
71
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$8.8bn
CompanyKoch industries
IndustryDiversified financial
( Oil refining)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1940
Thomas Peterffy

Thomas Peterffy

Age:
69
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$8.8bn
CompanyInteractive Brokers
IndustryMoney Management
(stock brokerage)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1977
Ted Turner

Ted Turner

Age:
62
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
1
0
Net Worth$8.8bn
CompanyCNN
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1970
Alexei Kuzmichev

Alexei Kuzmichev

Age:
51
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$8.8bn
CompanyAlfa Group
IndustryEnergy
(investment banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1989
Hasso Plattner

Hasso Plattner

Age:
70
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.8bn
CompanySAP AG
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1972
Ludwig Merckle

Ludwig Merckle

Age:
49
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.6bn
CompanyRatiopharm
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1881
Antonia Johnson

Antonia Johnson

Age:
70
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.5bn
CompanyAxel Johnson Group
IndustryDiversified financial
(trade investment)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1873
Donald Newhouse

Donald Newhouse

Age:
84
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$8.5bn
CompanyAdvance Publications
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Galen Weston

Galen Weston

Age:
73
Citizenship
Canada
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$8.5bn
CompanyGeorge Weston Limited
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(food distribution)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1882
Michael Kadoorie

Michael Kadoorie

Age:
72
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$8.5bn
CompanyCLP Holdings
IndustryDiversified financial
(utilities)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1901
Hank & Doug Meijer

Hank & Doug Meijer

Age:
-1
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$8.5bn
CompanyMeijer
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1934
Joseph Lau

Joseph Lau

Age:
62
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$8.4bn
CompanyChinese Estates Holdings
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1978
August von Finck

August von Finck

Age:
83
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.3bn
CompanyAllianz, Merk Finck & Co
IndustryDiversified financial
(banking/insurance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1890
Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Age:
58
Citizenship
Mexico
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$8.3bn
CompanyGrupo Salinas/Group Elektra
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(telecommunications)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1906
Yasuo Takei

Yasuo Takei

Age:
71
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$8.3bn
CompanyTakefuji
IndustryMoney Management
(finance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company0
Xavier Niel

Xavier Niel

Age:
46
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$8.2bn
CompanyIliad
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(internet service provider)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1999
Andrei Skoch

Andrei Skoch

Age:
48
Citizenship
Russia
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.2bn
CompanyMetallionvest
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(mining)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1999
Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar

Age:
46
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$8.2bn
CompanyEbay
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(e-commerce)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1995
Haniel family

Haniel family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.1bn
CompanyFranz Haniel & Cie
IndustryDiversified financial
()
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1756
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus

Age:
50
Citizenship
Switzerland
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.1bn
CompanyLouis-Dreyfus Goup
IndustryMining and metals
(commodities (wheat, oil, shipping))
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1851
Pierre Castel

Pierre Castel

Age:
87
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$8bn
CompanyGoupe Castel
IndustryConsumer
(beverages)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Suliman Olayan

Suliman Olayan

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Saudi Arabia
Region:
Middle East/North Africa
0
0
Net Worth$8bn
CompanyGeneral Contracting Company
IndustryDiversified financial
(oil infrastructure)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1947
Emmanuel Besnier

Emmanuel Besnier

Age:
43
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$7.9bn
CompanyLactalis
IndustryConsumer
(cheese)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1933
David Duffield

David Duffield

Age:
73
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanyPeopleSoft
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1987
Nobutada Saji

Nobutada Saji

Age:
55
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanySuntory
IndustryConsumer
(brewery)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1899
Jean-Claude Decaux

Jean-Claude Decaux

Age:
76
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanyJCDecaux
IndustryMedia
(advertising)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1964
Blair Parry-Okeden

Blair Parry-Okeden

Age:
63
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanyCox Enterprises
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1898
Jim Kennedy

Jim Kennedy

Age:
66
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanyCox Enterprises
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1898
Reinhold Wuerth

Reinhold Wuerth

Age:
78
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanyAdolf Wurth Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(screws)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1945
Jacques Servier

Jacques Servier

Age:
92
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$7.6bn
CompanyLaboratories Servier
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1954
R Budi Hartono

R Budi Hartono

Age:
73
Citizenship
Indonesia
Region:
East Asia
2
0
Net Worth$7.6bn
CompanyDjarum
IndustryMoney Management
(tobacco)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1951
Tsai Wan-Tsai

Tsai Wan-Tsai

Age:
84
Citizenship
Taiwan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$7.6bn
CompanyFubon Financial holding Company
IndustryMoney Management
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert

Age:
63
Citizenship
South Africa
Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
0
0
Net Worth$7.6bn
CompanyRembrandt Group
IndustryConsumer
(tobacco/luxury brands)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1940
Klaus Tschira

Klaus Tschira

Age:
73
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$7.5bn
CompanySAP AG
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1972

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