Top 50 Richest Investors In The World

By Abhinandan Lawati and Stephen Loke

the 50 richest investors in the world

These investors have the ability to be clairvoyant and they can forecast better than anyone else in the world. Here are the Top 50 Richest Investors in the World. 

1. Warren Buffett Net Worth : $65.7 Billion

No one comes close to Warren Buffett’s investing prowess. He has a net worth of $65.7 billion and he is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Popularly known as the Oracle of Omaha, the man is a pillar of reason and strength when the stock market is in trouble. No bear market has affected him as he always emerges stronger than before. Some of his recent investments include partnering with 3G Capital to purchase ketchup maker H.J Heinze for $23.2 billion, investing $4 billion in ExxonMobil and $5.6 billion in Nevada’s NV Energy.

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2. Carl Icahn Net Worth : $23.7 Billion

Carl Icahn is one of the richest men in Wall Street with a net worth of $23.7 billion. His shrewd investments in several publicly traded companies have played a major factor in the increment of his net worth. He set the world of Twitter alight in August 2013, tweeting about his purchase of a large stake in Apple. Here’s a man who can’t seem to stop gloating. He seems to have made the right decision as Apple share price just can't seem to stop going up.

3. George Soros Net Worth : $23 Billion

George Soros is a legend in Wall Street. His net worth of $23 billion gives him that sort of credibility. He is famously known as the man who broke the Bank of England making $1 Billion in less than a few days. Very recently, the man became one of the largest shareholders of the company Herbalife.  

4. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Net Worth : $21.1 Billion

Prince Alwaleed has a net worth of $21.2 billion and makes his wise investments in several private and public companies of the world such as News Corp, Citigroup, Twitter and Chinese e-commerce company, JD.com

5. Ray Dalio Net Worth : $14.4 Billion

Ray Dalio has a net worth $14.4 billion and he is unofficially known as the King of the Hedge Fund Industry. He is the owner of the hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates

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6. Ronald Perelman Net Worth : $14.1 Billion

Ronald Perelman is a stock investor possessing a net worth of $14.2 billion. Ronald is known to hold humongous stakes in Revlon, Deluxe Entertainment, Scientific Games and AM General etc. 

7. John Paulson Net Worth :$13.5 Billion

John Paulson has a net worth of $13.5 billion and most of his revenues come from the hedge fund firm he founded in 1994, Paulson & Co.  The man went from obscurity to a legend in Wall Street when he bet against the US Subprime Mortgage market making $4 Billion personally in 2007.

8. James Simons Net Worth : $12.5 Billion

James Simons founded the $25 billion hedge fund firm, Renaissance Technologies. He retired from the company in 2010 with a net worth of $12.5 billion.

9. Andrew Beal Net Worth : $11.2 Billion

Andrew Beal has a net worth of $11.2 billion. His bold approach of purchasing distressed assets has turned out pretty well for him. The bonds he bought in the 2009 financial crisis have worked like a charm for him. 

10. Steve Cohen Net Worth : $11.1 Billion

Steve Cohen has his hedge fund firm SAC Capital Advisors to thank for his $11.1 billion net worth. 

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11. Mikhail Prokhorov Net Worth : $11 Billion

Mikhail Prokhorov has a net worth of $11 billion and is known to don the hat of a banker, an athlete, a media player, a politician, an NBA owner but most prominently that of a stock broker. He is the owner of NBA team Brooklyn Nets.

12. Stephen Schwarzman Net Worth : $10.6 Billion

The Private equity King, Stephen Schwarzman has a net worth of $10.6 billion and he serves as the Chairman and the CEO of the company Blackstone Group.

13. Philip Anschutz Net Worth : $10.4 Billion

The owner of Anshutz Entertainment Group has made most of his $10.4 billion fortune by making shrewd investments in oil, railroads and telecom.

14. David Tepper Net Worth : $10 Billion

His main source of wealth is hedge funds and his $10 billion fortune is the result of his successful company Appaloosa Management.

15. Edward Johnson III Net Worth : $9.6 Billion

He inherited the company, Fidelity Investments, where he currently serves as the Chairman and CEO. He has a net worth of $9.6 billion.

16. Ludwig Merckle Net Worth : $8.8 Billion

Ludwig Merckle, the German, has a net worth of $8.8 billion and his investments in pharmaceutical companies have helped Merckle Group rise from the ashes like a phoenix. 

17. Thomas Peterffy Net Worth :$8.8 Billion

Thomas Peterffy has a net worth of $8.8 billion. The man has an enviable reputation on Wall Street. He is also the founder of the company, Interactive Brokers. Interactive Brokers provides one of the cheapest and most reliable transaction fees for stock traders.

18.  Vincent Bollore Net Worth : $8.5 Billion

The man pulling all the strings in the holding company Bollore Group is Vincent Bollore. His net worth of $8.5 billon makes him the 18th richest investor in the world.

19. August Von Finck Net Worth : $8.3 Billion

August Von Finch has a net worth of $8.3 billion and his investments are diversified. His stake in the company Sociente Generale de Surveillance alone is worth a cool $2.7 billion.

20. Charles Johnson Net Worth : $7.9 Billion

Charles Johnson has a net worth of $7.9 billion and he served as the chairman of Franklin Resources for several decades before retiring in 2013. 

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21. Graeme Hart Net Worth : $7 Billion

The richest man in New Zealand, Graeme Hart, has a net worth of $7 billion and most of his revenues come from his empire, Reynolds Group Holdings.

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22. Eli Broad Net Worth : $6.9 Billion

Eli Broad has a net worth of $6.9 billion and he sold his company Sun Life Insurance in 1998 for $18 billion in stocks and cash.

23. Suleiman Kerimov Net Worth : $6.8 Billion

Suleiman Kerimov is known to be the largest shareholder of the potassium fertilizers manufacturer, Urakali. The stock investor has a net worth of $6.8 billion and is known to hold sizeable stakes in gold mining outfit, Polyus Gold and telephone provider Rostelecom. 

24. Rupert Johnson Jr Net Worth : $6.5 Billion

Rupert Johnson Jr is the half brother of billionaire Charles Johnson. He has a net worth of $6.5 billion and currently serves as the vice chairman of Franklin Resources.

25. Ira Rennert Net Worth : $6 Billion

Ira Rennert has a net worth of $6 billion. He has taken huge strides in the investment business. He started off his career by making investments in junk bonds. 

26. Charles Schwab Net Worth : $5.8 Billion

Charles Schwab has a net worth of $5.8 billion. He owns around 13% stake in his company Charles Schwab and serves as the chairman of the brokerage firm. 

27. Melker Schorling Net Worth : $5.5 Billion

The Swedish billionaire has a net worth of $5.5 billion. He is the owner of the holding company Melker Schorling AB, a company he founded in 1999.

28. Leon Black Net Worth : $5.4 Billion

Leon Black is the founder of the private equity firm Apollo Global Management. The company was established in 1990 and has gone on to becoming one of the biggest private equity firms in the world. The billionaire has a net worth of $5.4 billion

29. Bidzina Ivanishvilli Net Worth : $5.2 Billion

The former Prime Minister of Georgia made most of his $5.2 billion fortune by making shrewd investments in gold, equities and art. 

30. Ken Griffin Net Worth : $5.2 Billion

The billionaire is the founder of Citadel LLC. Ken has a net worth of $5.2 billion. The man recently pledged to donate $150 million to the esteemed Harvard University.

31. Henry Kravis Net Worth : $5 Billion

Henry Kravis is known as the buyout king with a net worth of $5 billion. The man co-founded the company KKR in 1976 and hasn’t looked back since. Wherever there’s an opportunity, Henry is always lurking.

32. George Roberts Net Worth :$5 Billion

The man has made most of his money from private equity. George has a net worth of $5 billion and the leveraged buyout legend lends his expertise to the company Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts as co-chairman and co-CEO.

33. Albert Frere Net Worth :$4.9 Billion

The richest man in Belgium has a net worth of $4.9 billion. He made most of his wealth through investments in the steel industry and is credited to being the co-founder of holding company Pargesa. 

See : The Richest People In Belgium

34. Bruce Kovner Net Worth : $4.9 billion

The founder of Caxton Associates LP has a net worth of $4.9 billion. He is also known to be a Harvard dropout. Bruce Kovner first achieve fame when he was interviewed in the book “Market Wizards” by Jack Schwager. The trader has certainly achieve phenomenal success, achieving billionaire status for himself.

35. Joe Lewis Net Worth : $4.9 Billion

Joe Lewis holds an enviable position as the CEO of the company CISCO. He has a net worth of $4.9 billion. The man also has stakes in the Premiership team, Tottenham Hotspur

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36. Daniel Ziff Net Worth : $4.8 Billion

Daniel has his father William Ziff Jr to thank for his massive inheritance. He has a net worth of $4.8 billion. Along with his brothers, he ensures the smooth functioning of the company, Ziff Brothers Investments. The company has been established with a sole purpose of investing in equities, debt, commodities, hedge funds and private equities.

37. Dirk Ziff Net Worth : $4.8 Billion

Dirk is the son of William Ziff Jr and he has a net worth of $4.8 billion. Along with his brothers, Daniel and Robert, Dirk ensures the smooth functioning of the company, Ziff Brothers Investments. The company has been established with a sole purpose of investing in equities, debt, commodities, hedge funds and private equities.

38. Robert Ziff Net Worth : $4.8 Billion

Robert Ziff has a net worth of $4.8 billion and calls the big apple his home. He is the middle son of publishing magnate William Ziff Jr. Along with his brothers, he ensures the smooth functioning of the company, Ziff Brothers Investments. The company has been established with a sole purpose of investing in equities, debt, commodities, hedge funds and private equities.

39. Guenter Herz & Family Net Worth : $4.4 Billion

Guenter Herz has a net worth of $4.4 billion and he is the head of the command chain in Maxingvest AG. He has invested a lot of money into private equity firm Mayfair SE.

40. Paul Tudor Jones Net Worth : $4.3 Billion

Paul Tudor Jones has a net worth of $4.3 billion. He is also famously known for establishing the company Tudor Investment Corporation. One of the legends in Wall Street, he predicted the crash in October 1987. Paul was also featured in the Market Wizards book by Jack Schwager.

41. Isabel Dos Santos Net Worth : $4 Billion

With her $4 billion net worth, Isabel is one of the richest women investor. She has stakes in several companies such as Unitel, Zon Optimus and Galp Energia etc. 

42. Daniel Och Net Worth : $3.8 Billion

Daniel Och has an estimated fortune of $3.8 billion. He currently serves as the CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Management. The company is one of the few publicly-traded hedge fund firms.

43. David Shaw Net Worth : $3.6 Billion

David Shaw has a net worth of $3.6 billion and he holds a PhD from the prestigious Stanford University. He established his hedge fund firm D.E. Shaw & Company in 1988.

44. George Lindemann and family Net Worth : $3.6 Billion

George Lindemann has a net worth of $3.6 billion. Over the years, he has made some lucrative investments in natural gas, transport, cable, cell phones and energy. 

45. Leon G. Cooperman Net Worth : $3.5 Billion

Leon G. Cooperman has made his net worth of $3.5 billion as a reputed hedge fund manager. The company Omega Advisors Inc was founded by Leon G. Cooperman. Considered one of the legends in Wall Street, Leon regularly appears on CNBC. 

46. Daniela Herz Net Worth : $3.4 Billion

Daniela Herz has a net worth of $3.4 billion largely because of her inheritance. She has currently invested a lot of money into private equity firm Mayfair SE.

47. Mohammed Al Issa Net Worth : $3.4 Billion

The man has a net worth of $3.4 billion and is one of the big players in the Saudi Stock Market. He is known to hold huge stakes in Savola Group and Riyadh bank.

48. Israel Englander Net Worth : $3.3 Billion

When a person is named after two countries, he is certain to hold a commanding place in the world. Israel Englander is that man and he has a net worth of $3.3 billion. He is the founder of Millennium Management, L.L.C.

49. Stephan Schmidheiny Net Worth : $3.3 Billion

Stephan Schmidheiny has a net worth of $3.3 billion. He made headlines when he took over his father’s position as the President of Swiss Eternit Group at the age of 29.

50. Julian Robertson Net Worth : $3.2 Billion

Julian Robertson has a net worth of $3.2 billion and he has made profitable investments in golf resorts, vineyards and properties. He is also famous for turning an $8 Million start-up fund in 1980 to 22 Billion by the late 90s. Although there was a downward spiral as investors withdrew money, the man continues to invest directly into other hedge funds which are operated by employees of his former Tiger fund.

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