SkillCarts

Leonid Mikhelson & family

Leonid Mikhelson is the founder and chairman of natural gas producer Novatek.

Networth

Country
Source

$21.6 B

Russia
Gas,Chamicals

Lukas Walton

Lukas Walton is a grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton; he’s an investor in businesses tackling environmental and social challenges.

Networth

Country
Source

$21.2 B

US
Walmart

Wang Wei

Wang Wei chairs S. F. Holding, also called SF Express. The package delivery service is known as China’s version of FedEx.

Networth

Country
Source

$21.2 B

China
Package Delivery

Jensen Huang

Jensen Huang cofounded graphics-chip maker Nvidia in 1993, and has served as its CEO and president since inception.

Networth

Country
Source

$21.1 B

us
Semiconductors

Leonard Lauder

Leonard Lauder spent three decades running his family’s publicly traded cosmetics giant, Estée Lauder.

Networth

Country
Source

$21 B

Us
Estee Lauder

Takemitsu Takizaki

Takemitsu Takizaki is the founder of Keyence, a supplier of sensors and electronic components for factory automation systems.

Networth

Country
Source

$21 B

Japan
Sensors

Alexey Mordashov & family

Alexey Mordashov is the majority shareholder in steel company Severstal, which he ran as CEO for 19 years before resigning in 2015.

Networth

Country
Source

$20.9 B

Russia
Steel, investments

Vagit Alekperov

A former Caspian Sea oil rig worker, Vagit Alekperov became a deputy minister overseeing the oil industry in the Soviet Union.

Networth

Country
Source

$20.5 B

Russia
oil

Thomas Frist, Jr. & family

Thomas Frist Jr., a former Air Force flight surgeon, founded Hospital Corp. of America with his father in 1968.

Networth

Country
Source

$20.2 B

US
Hospitals

Andrew Forrest

Forrest started his first mining company, Anaconda Nickel (now called Minara Resources), in 1994. Nine years later, he founded Fortescue Metals Group, an iron ore powerhouse.

Networth

Country
Source

$19.6 B

Australia
Mining

Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio is the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which manages $124 billion.

Networth

Country
Source

$19.1 B

US
Hedge funds

Li Shufu

Li Shufu is the chairman of Geely Automobile Holdings, one of China’s largest automakers and one of the few not controlled by the state.

Networth

Country
Source

$19 B

China
Automobiles

Wang Wenyin

Wang Wenyin is chairman of cable and copper supplier Amer International Group

Networth

Country
Source

$19 B

china
Mining, copper products

Eyal Ofer

Eyal Ofer is the chairman of the Monaco-based Ofer Global, active in shipping, real estate, technology, banking, energy and other investments.

Networth

Country
Source

$18.9 B

Israel
Real estate, shipping

Qin Yinglin

Qin Yinglin, chairman of China’s Muyuan Foodstuff, made his fortune as the country’s largest pig breeder in the world’s biggest pork market.

Networth

Country
Source

$18.9 B

China
Pig breeding

Wang Chuanfu

Wang Chuanfu’s BYD reigns as king of China’s nascent electric vehicle market, which is the largest EV market in the world.

Networth

Country
Source

$18.7 B

China
Batteries, automobiles

Harold Hamm & family

Fracking pioneer Harold Hamm founded and chairs Continental Resources, one of the nation’s biggest independent oil companies.

Networth

Country
Source

$18.5 B

us
Oil & gas

David Tepper

David Tepper, arguably the greatest hedge fund manager of his generation, has been steadily returning money to client investors in recent years.

Networth

Country
Source

$18.5 B

US
Hedge funds

Gennady Timchenko

Gennady Timchenko has stakes in various Russian businesses, including gas company Novatek and petrochemical producer Sibur Holding.

Networth

Country
Source

$18.5 B

RUSSIA
OIL,GAS

Daniel Gilbert

Dan Gilbert cofounded what would become Quicken Loans, the largest mortgage lender in the U.S., in 1985 at 22 years old.

Networth

Country
Source

$18 B

us
Quicken Loans

Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal serves as chairman of $80 billion (revenue) ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company by output.

Networth

Country
Source

$17.7 B

india
Steel

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen oversees Point72 Asset Management, a $27 billion hedge fund firm that started managing outside capital in 2018.

Networth

Country
Source

$17.5 B

US
Hedge funds

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn is one of Wall Street’s most successful investors and has been shaking up corporate America for decades.

Networth

Country
Source

$17.5 B

us
Investments

Savitri Jindal & family

Jindal Group, whose interests include steel, power, cement and infrastructure, is chaired by Savitri Jindal, widow of founder Om Prakash Jindal.

Networth

Country
Source

$17.5 B

India
Steel

Donald Bren

Donald Bren is America’s wealthiest real estate baron.

Networth

Country
Source

$17.4 B

Us
Real estate

John Menard, Jr.

John Menard’s home improvement retailer Menards brings in an estimated $13 billion in sales from more than 300 stores.

Networth

Country
Source

$17.4 B

US
Home improvement stores

Rupert Murdoch & family

Murdoch controls a media empire that includes cable channel Fox News, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal.

Networth

Country
Source

$17.1 B

us
Newspapers, TV network

Vicky Safra & family

Vicky Safra and her four adult children inherited their fortune from her late husband and their father, banker Joseph Safra, who died in December 2020.

Networth

Country
Source

$16.7 B

brazil
Banking

Theo Albrecht, Jr. & family

Theo Albrecht Jr. and the heirs of his brother, Berthold, inherited one of the world’s great retail fortunes.

Networth

Country
Source

$16.5 B

Germany
Aldi, Trader Joe's

Renata Kellnerova & family

Renata Kellnerova is the widow of Petr Kellner, the former richest person in the Czech Republic, who died in March 2021 at age 56.

Networth

Country
Source

$16.5 B

Czech
Republic
Finance, telecommunication

Li Xiting

Li is a cofounder and the chairman of Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, a supplier of medical devices.

Networth

Country
Source

$16.3 B

Singapore
medical devices

Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson is Sweden’s richest person by way of global cheap chic fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, of which he owns 36%.

Networth

Country
Source

$16.2 B

Sweden
H&M

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt left the board of Google parent company Alphabet in June 2019 after 18 years; he stayed on as a technical advisor until February 2020.

Networth

Country
Source

$16.2 B

US
Google

Michael Platt

Michael Platt is the cofounder and CEO of BlueCrest Capital Management, which he started in late 2000 after nearly a decade at JP Morgan.

Networth

Country
Source

$16 B

US
Hedge funds

Pang Kang

Pang Kang chairs Foshan Haitian Flavoring & Food, one of China’s biggest suppliers of soy sauce.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.9 B

China
Soy sauce

Karl Albrecht Jr. & family

Heir to the Aldi retail fortune, Karl Albrecht Jr. is the son of Karl Albrecht Sr., who died in 2014 at age 94. His sister, Beate Heister, is also a billionaire.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.8 B

Germany
Supermarkets

Beate Heister

Heir to the Aldi retail fortune, Beate Heister, is the daughter of Karl Albrecht Sr., who died in 2014 at age 94. Her brother, Karl Albrecht Jr., is also a billionaire.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.8 B

Germany
Supermarkets

Jorge Paulo Lemann & family

Jorge Paulo Lemann started in investment banking and later became a controlling shareholder of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer

Networth

Country
Source

$15.8 B

brazilbr>beer

Peter Woo

Peter Woo was chairman of property developer Wheelock & Co. and its main subsidiary, Wharf Holdings, before stepping down in 2015.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.8 B

Hong KOng
Real estate

Dilip Shanghvi

The son of a pharmaceuticals distributor, Dilip Shanghvi borrowed $200 from his father to start Sun Pharmaceutical Industries in 1983 to make psychiatric drugs.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.6 B

India
Pharmaceuticals

Robert Pera

Robert Pera is the founder and CEO of wireless equipment maker Ubiquiti Networks.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.5 B

US
Wireless networking

Radhakishan Damani

Veteran Mumbai investor Radhakishan Damani became India’s retail king after the March 2017 IPO of his supermarket chain Avenue Supermarts.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.3 B

india
Retail, investments

Huang Shilin

Huang Shilin is a former vice chairman of Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), one of China’s largest battery suppliers for the electric vehicle industry.

Networth

Country
Source

$15.2 B

China
Batteries

Dhanin Chearavanont

Dhanin Chearavanont is senior chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, one of the world’s largest producers of animal feed and livestock.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.9 B

Thailand
Diversified

David Green & family

A preacher’s son from a poor background, Hobby Lobby founder David Green opened his first crafts shop in 1970 with a $600 loan.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.9 B

us
retail

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

Son of a Bangkok street vendor, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi controls Thai Beverage, Thailand’s largest brewer, known for its Chang beer.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.8 B

Thailand
Alcohol, real estate

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken & family

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is one of the richest women in the world, thanks to her 23% stake in beer giant Heineken.
 
Networth

Country
Source

$14.7 B

Netherlands
Heineken

Xu Hang

Xu Hang is cofounder and non-executive director of Mindray Medical International, a supplier of medical devices.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.6 B

Hong Kong
Medical devices

Wei Jianjun & family

Wei Jianjun leads China’s largest SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motor.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.5 B

China
Automobile

Alisher Usmanov

An early Facebook investor and metals magnate, Alisher Usmanov was hit with U.S., U.K. and EU sanctions in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.4 B

Russia
Steel, telecom, investments

Goh Cheng Liang

Goh Cheng Liang gets the bulk of his wealth from a majority stake in Japan’s Nippon Paint Holdings, the world’s fourth-largest paint manufacturer.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.3 B

Singapore
Paints

Kumar Birla

Commodities king Kumar Birla is the fourth generation head of the storied, $60 billion (revenue) Aditya Birla Group. More than half is generated outside India, where it has a presence in 36 countries.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.2 B

India
Commodities

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.2 B

NIgeria
Cement, sugar

Kwong Siu-hing

Kwong Siu-hing is the widow of Sun Hung Kai Properties co-founder Kwok Tak-seng, who died in 1990.

Networth

Country
Source

$14.2 B

Hog kong
Real estate

Idan Ofer

Idan Ofer is one of two sons of shipping magnate Sammy Ofer, who died in 2011 and was once Israel’s richest man.

Networth

Country
Source

$14 B

Israel
Shipping

Chen Bang

Chen Bang chairs Aier Eye Hospital Group, China’s largest ophthalmology chain.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.9 B

China
Hospitals

Lui Che Woo

Lui Che Woo chairs Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group and property developer K. Wah International Holdings, both listed in Hong Kong.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.9 B

Hong Kong
Casinos/hotels

John Fredriksen

Fredriksen’s empire includes oil tankers, dry bulkers, LNG carriers and deepwater drilling rigs.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.7 B

Cyprus
Shipping

Diane Hendricks

Diane Hendricks chairs ABC Supply, one of the largest wholesale distributors of roofing, siding and windows in America.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.7 B

Us
Building supplies

Jan Koum

Jan Koum cofounded WhatsApp, now the world’s biggest mobile messaging service, in 2009.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.7 B

us
Whatapp

Jerry Jones

Jones, co-captain of the University of Arkansas1964 national championship team, has long had football in his blood.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.3 B

Us
Dallas Cowboys

George Kaiser

George Kaiser took over his family’s Kaiser-Francis Oil Company in the 1960s.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.3 B

US
Oil & gas, banking

Joseph Lau

Joseph Lau is the former chairman of property developer Chinese Estates, most of which he acquired in 1986.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.3 B

HOng Kong
Real Estate

Lu Xiangyang

Lu Xiangyang was working at the People’s Bank of China in 1995 when he teamed up with his cousin Wang Chuanfu to launch battery and auto maker BYD.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.2 B

China
Automobiles, batteries

Harry Triguboff

Triguboff is one of Australia’s richest people. Born in China to Russian parents, he came to Australia as a teenager.

Networth

Country
Source

$13.1 B

Australia
Real Estate

Uday Kotak

Spurning his family’s trading business, Uday Kotak started a finance firm in 1985 then went on to convert it into a bank in 2003.

Networth

Country
Source

$12.9 B

india
Banking

Stanley Kroenke

Stan Kroenke is a real estate and sports mogul with an international portfolio.

Networth

Country
Source

$12.9 B

US
Sports, real estate

Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman, cofounder of Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest non-state bank, was hit with sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Networth

Country
Source

$12.6 B

Russia
Oil, banking, telecom

Sarath Ratanavadi

Sarath Ratanavadi is the CEO of Gulf Energy Development, one of Thailand’s largest power producers.

Networth

Country
Source

$12.3 B

Thailand
Energy

Dang Yanbao

Dang Yanbao chairs Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group, a supplier of coal chemical products.

Networth

Country
Source

$12.2 B

China
Coal

Stanley Kroenke

Stan Kroenke is a real estate and sports mogul with an international portfolio.

Networth

Country
Source

$12.9 B

US
Sports, real estate

Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman, cofounder of Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest non-state bank, was hit with sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Networth

Country
Source

$12.6 B

Russia
Oil, banking, telecom

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