The richest Greeks in the world for 2016

Forbes presents for another year its list with the richest people in the world. This years list features 1,810 billionaires, down from a record 1,826 a year ago. Their aggregate net worth was $6.48 trillion, $570 billion less than last year. It was also the first time since 2010 that the average net worth of a billionaire dropped – it is now $3.6 billion, $300 million less than last year. 10 Greeks are featured in the list.

See the Greeks in the Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires:

1.Jim Davis

This year Jim Davis is on 286th place with 4.9 billion dollars while last year he was on 481 place (446 in 2014’s list). His fortune is estimated at $ 3,7 billion, while last year he had 3,4 billion. His parents moved to USA when his was a little boy. He is the owner of «New Balance».

2.John Catsimatidis

On this year’s list he is on 477 place with a fortune of 3,4 billion. Last year he was on 557 place (551 in 2014’s list).

3.John Paul DeJoria

On 559 place we find John Paul DeJoria. His fortune is estimated at $2,9 billion (551 place at 2014’s list with $3 billion). He was born to immigrant parents, a Greek mother and an Italian father. His main income source is John Paul Mitchell Systems, his hair products company. Actually, before building his business empire, he used to be a homeless guy living in his car.

4.Philip Niarchos

On place 688 we find Philip Niarchos with an estimated fortune of $2,5 billion (737 place at 2015’s list). He has in his art collection some of the most valuable paintings in the world.

5.Dean Metropoulos

Dean Metropoulos is 722 place with a fortune of $2,4 billion (he was on 1284 place at 2014’s list with $1,3 billion). He is the owner of Pabst Brewing, which produces more than 24 brands of beer and drinks. His family moved to USA when he was 9 years old. Read more about Dean Metropoulos here.

6.Spiros Latsis

This year he is on 906 place with a fortune of 2 billion. Last year he was on 782 place with $2,4 billion (506 place at 2014’s list with $3.2 billion). He was born in Athens and he is the son of Giannis Latsis.

7.George Argyros

He is on 1011 plce with a fortune estimated at 1,8 billion dollars. Last year he was on 979 place with a fortune estimated at $2 billion (731 place at 2014’s list with $2,4 billion). He deals with real estate and investments and had served as U.S. ambassador to Spain.

8.Alexander Spanos

He is on 1067 place with 1,7 billion dollars. Last year he was on place 1500 with 1.3 billion dollars (place 1465 at 2014’s list with $1,1 billion). He is the owner of San Diego Chargers.

9.Peter Peterson

Peter Peterson is on place 1121 with a fortune of 1,6 billion dollars. Last year he was on place 1054 with a fortune of $1,8 billion (796 place at 2014’s list with 2,2 billion dollars). He’s a businessman, banker, author and politician and has prominently served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973 under President Nixon. Currently he’s considered to be the most influential persona in the country.

10. Filaretos Kaltsidis

Until 2015 he was the richest Greek in the world and the 369 richest person in the world with a fortune of 4,4 billion dollars. This year he is on 1198 place with a dramatic fortune lose, as he now has 1,5 billion dollars. In 2014 list he was on 234 with total fortune of $6 billion. He holds both Greek and Russian citizenships. Kaltsidis’s Eurocement Holding AG is Russia’s largest producer of cement, with annual production capacity of 38 MT, expected to raise up to 50 MT in the near future according to corporate plan.

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