10 Richest People In New York

Curious to know who are the top 10 richest people in New York? New York has proven to be a cosmopolitan city with all shades and kinds of people. The rich, the poor, the middle-income have all found a home in the empire state. When it comes to money, New York has several personalities who would never worry about going broke anytime soon.

the richest people in new york has more than $205 Billion

The collective wealth of the 10 richest people
in New York is more than $200 Billion

1. David Koch $40 Billion

Koch sits at the top New York’s wealthy club with a net worth of $40 billion. He is currently the richest man in New York. Besides being the vice-president and co-owner of Koch Industries, he is a political activist, philanthropist and engineer. He is also a consistent contributor towards libertarian and conservative political causes.

2. Michael Bloomberg $31.9 Billion

Bloomberg wears many professional hats, such as New York City mayor, philanthropist and business magnate. With a business empire, such as, Bloomberg LP, it is no surprise he is worth $31.9 billion. His company offers information media and financial news services.

michael bloomberg, the mayor of new york city is new york's second richest man

The former mayor of New York city, Michael Bloomberg
is the second richest man in New York

3. Carl Icahn $23.5 Billion

A net worth of $23.5 billion ensures that money is the least of Icahn’s worries. Besides being chairman of Vector Group and Adventrix, he owns numerous shares in several corporations. He has also earned his stripes as a financier of many projects across America.

4. George Soros $23 Billion

The Hungarian-American entrepreneur is worth $23 billion. He has established himself as a currency speculator, philanthropist and stock investor. He has worked as a stock analyst and arbitrage trader with Wertheim Co and F.M. Mayer. Soros also heads Soros Management Fund and the Open Society Institute.

5. Constantine Alexander-Goulandris $20.7 Billion

Alexander-Goulandris has a net worth of $20.7 billion thanks to his business interests in the petroleum industry, which is based in Monaco, as well as shares in several real estate businesses. He is also board chairman of Victory Carriers and Petromaritime.

6. Ronald Perelman $14.2 Billion

The North Carolina native has made good investments in grocery stores, comic books and camping equipment. He boasts a net worth of $14.2 billion sitting in his bank account. His wealth accumulation strategy has involved buying struggling firms and selling them for huge profits.

7. John Paulson $13.5 Billion

A decorated career with several firms including Boston Consulting Group, Bear Sterns and Odessey Partner has earned Paulson a net worth of $13.5 billion. He is also the manager of Paulson and Company hedge fund. Another source of wealth is shares owned in Gruss Partners LP.

8. Rupert Murdoch $13.4 Billion

The Australian-born media mogul is worth $13.4 billion largely thanks to being president of Fox Broadcasting Company. He was previously director of the UK- based News International. His other business interests lie in publishing and music acquisition.

rupert murdoch, richest people in new york

Media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch ranks number 8 on the list of the richest people in New York with a net worth of $13.4 Billion

9. Alejandro Santo Domingo $13.1 Billion

Domingo is undoubtedly one of New York’s wealthiest personalities by virtue of his $13.1 billion net worth. His wealth largely trickles from Santa Domingo Group, which he inherited from his grandfather. He is currently chairman of Grupo Empresarial Bavaria S.A.

10. James Simons $12.5 Billion

As the founder of Renaissance Technologies, Simons’ net worth peaks at $12.5 billion. He owes much of his wealth to being a hedge fund manager, trustee for Institute for Advanced Study, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Mathematical Research Institute in Berkley.

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