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 Data sourced from CORGIS Data Project and is a little out of date..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

Terry Gou

Terry Gou

Age:
63
Citizenship
Taiwan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.4bn
CompanyFoxconn
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1974
Melker Schorling

Melker Schorling

Age:
66
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.4bn
CompanyMelker Schorling AB (MSAB)
IndustryDiversified financial
(investment)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1987
Americo Amorim

Americo Amorim

Age:
79
Citizenship
Portugal
Region:
Europe
1
0
Net Worth$5.3bn
CompanyCorticeira Amorim
IndustryEnergy
(cork)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1870
Anders Holch Povlsen

Anders Holch Povlsen

Age:
41
Citizenship
Denmark
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.3bn
CompanyBestseller
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(fashion)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Philip Knight

Philip Knight

Age:
58
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5.3bn
CompanyNike
IndustryConsumer
(apparel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1964
Stef Wertheimer

Stef Wertheimer

Age:
87
Citizenship
Israel
Region:
Middle East/North Africa
0
0
Net Worth$5.3bn
CompanyISCAR
IndustryConsumer
(industrial tools)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1952
Friedrich Flick

Friedrich Flick

Age:
74
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.3bn
CompanyFriedrich Flick Industrial Holding
IndustryMoney Management
(coal)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1919
Gustavo Cisneros

Gustavo Cisneros

Age:
55
Citizenship
Venezuela
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$5.3bn
CompanyCisneros Group
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1929
Kwee brothers

Kwee brothers

Age:
69
Citizenship
Singapore
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyPontiac Land
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest

Age:
52
Citizenship
Australia
Region:
North America
1
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyFortescue Metals Group
IndustryMining and metals
(iron ore)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company2003
Robert and Ten Fong Ng

Robert and Ten Fong Ng

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanySino Group
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1970
Fong Teng

Fong Teng

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanySino Group
IndustryConsumer
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1970
Bidzina Ivanishvili

Bidzina Ivanishvili

Age:
58
Citizenship
Georgia
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyRossiysky Kredit
IndustryDiversified financial
(metals/banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1990
Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala

Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala

Age:
50
Citizenship
Mexico
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyGrupo Modelo
IndustryConsumer
(beer)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1925
Yoshitaka Fukuda

Yoshitaka Fukuda

Age:
53
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyAiful
IndustryMoney Management
(finance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1967
Wee Cho Yaw

Wee Cho Yaw

Age:
85
Citizenship
Singapore
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyUnited Overseas Bank
IndustryMoney Management
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1935
Karl-Heinz Kipp

Karl-Heinz Kipp

Age:
90
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyMassa
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1965
Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

Age:
45
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyCitadel LLC
IndustryHedge funds
(hedge funds)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1990
Antonio Ermirio de Moraes

Antonio Ermirio de Moraes

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Brazil
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$5.1bn
CompanyVotorantim Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(metals, paper, cement)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1919
Jacqueline Desmarais

Jacqueline Desmarais

Age:
85
Citizenship
Canada
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5.1bn
CompanyPower Corporation of Canada
IndustryMoney Management
(utilities/financial services)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1925
Eka Tjipta Widjaja

Eka Tjipta Widjaja

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Indonesia
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.1bn
CompanySinar Mas Group
IndustryDiversified financial
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Finn Rausing

Finn Rausing

Age:
59
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.1bn
CompanyTetra Pak
IndustryOther
(food packaging)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1951
Alfred Lerner

Alfred Lerner

Age:
-1
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5.1bn
CompanyMBNA
IndustryOther
(credit cards)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1982
Merck family

Merck family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyMerck
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1668
Henry Kravis

Henry Kravis

Age:
70
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyKohlberg Kravis Roberts
IndustryPrivate equity/leveraged buyout
(leveraged buyouts)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
David Green

David Green

Age:
72
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyHobby Lobby
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1970
Mohamed Salim Bin Mahfouz

Mohamed Salim Bin Mahfouz

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Saudi Arabia
Region:
Middle East/North Africa
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyNational Comercial bank of Saudi Arabia
IndustryMoney Management
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1953
Anil Ambani

Anil Ambani

Age:
54
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyReliance
IndustryDiversified financial
(textiles)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1980
Stein Erik Hagen

Stein Erik Hagen

Age:
57
Citizenship
Norway
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyRIMI
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1977
Antonio Del Valle Ruiz

Antonio Del Valle Ruiz

Age:
75
Citizenship
Mexico
Region:
Latin America
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyMexichem
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(chemicals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1998
Samuel Newhouse

Samuel Newhouse

Age:
73
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyAdvance Publications
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Bruce Halle

Bruce Halle

Age:
83
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyDiscount Tire
IndustryConsumer
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1960
Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis

Age:
77
Citizenship
United Kingdom
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyTavistock Group
IndustryDiversified financial
(currency trading)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Age:
63
Citizenship
United Kingdom
Region:
Europe
1
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyVirgin Group
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1972
Frederik Paulsen

Frederik Paulsen

Age:
63
Citizenship
Sweden
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyFerring Pharmaceuticals
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1950
George Roberts

George Roberts

Age:
70
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyKohlberg Kravis Roberts
IndustryPrivate equity/leveraged buyout
(leveraged buyouts)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
Walter Kwok

Walter Kwok

Age:
63
Citizenship
Hong Kong
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanySun Hung Kai Properties
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Micky Jagtiani

Micky Jagtiani

Age:
62
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyLandmark Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1973
Harry Triguboff

Harry Triguboff

Age:
81
Citizenship
Australia
Region:
North America
0
1
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyMeriton
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1968
Heinz-Horst Deichmann

Heinz-Horst Deichmann

Age:
87
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyHeinrich Deichmann-Schuhe
IndustryConsumer
(shoes)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1913
Shashi and Ravi Ruia

Shashi and Ravi Ruia

Age:
-1
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyEssar Group
IndustryDiversified financial
(steel/oil)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1969
Kunio Busujima

Kunio Busujima

Age:
88
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanySankyo
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(pachinko gaming machines)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1950
Erivan Haub

Erivan Haub

Age:
81
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyTenglemann Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1867
Frits Goldschmeding

Frits Goldschmeding

Age:
80
Citizenship
Netherlands
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyRandstad
IndustryOther
(staffing company)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1960
George Lucas

George Lucas

Age:
69
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyLucasfilm
IndustryMedia
(Star Wars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1971
Robert Rowling

Robert Rowling

Age:
60
Citizenship
United States
Region:
North America
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyTana Exploration Company
IndustryDiversified financial
(oil)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1980
Albert Frere

Albert Frere

Age:
88
Citizenship
Belgium
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyGroupe Bruxelles Lambert
IndustryDiversified financial
(steel/banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1956
Cyrus Poonawalla

Cyrus Poonawalla

Age:
72
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanySerum Institute of India
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(biotech)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1966
Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal

Age:
63
Citizenship
India
Region:
South Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyO.P. Jindal Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(steel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1969
Laurence Graff

Laurence Graff

Age:
75
Citizenship
United Kingdom
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.8bn
CompanyGraff Diamonds
IndustryConsumer
(diamonds)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1960

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