I quickly glanced at it to see where our PE rock stars had placed. Steve Schwarzman ranked 69th with $4.1 billion. Billionaires Carl Icahn and Ron Perelman, who were both listed under “leveraged buyout,” tied at 24th place with each having fortunes of about $11 billion. Leon Black came in at 110th with $3 billion while Tom Gores was 153rd with $2.4 billion. Wilbur Ross placed 205th with $1.9 billion.
I didn’t see any more PE execs in the top 100 but was surprised to see so many hedge fund execs on the list (OK, I normally don’t pay much attention to the list). George Soros came in 14th with $14.2 billion, John Paulson was 20th with $12.4 billion and Steve Cohen was 32nd with $7.3 billion, to name a few. Rupert Murdoch was 38th with $6.2 billion.
Oprah Winfrey ranked 130th with $2.7 billion.