Hurun Global Rich List 2017

来源:Hurun Research
时间:2017-03-07
(7 March 2017, Beijing, China) Hurun Report today released the Hurun Global Rich List 2017, a ranking of the US dollar billionaires currently found in the world. Wealth calculations are a snapshot of 15 January 2017. This is the sixth year that Hurun Report has released a ranking of the dollar billionaires in the world, the so-called ‘Nine-Zero Club’.

2,257 BILLIONAIRES IN WORLD, UP 69 TO ANOTHER NEW RECORD

TOTAL WEALTH UP 16% TO US$8 TRILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 10.7% OF GLOBAL GDP

BILL GATES AND WARREN BUFFETT ONE AND TWO IN WORLD, WEALTH UP 1% AND 15% TO US$81BN AND US78BN

JEFF BEZOS OF AMAZON ADDS US$20BN TO STORM INTO 3RD PLACE; MARK ZUCKERBURG BREAKS INTO TOP 5 FOR FIRST TIME

LOGISTICS AND RETAIL TOP PERFORMING SECTORS, LED BY WANG WEI, 46, OF SF EXPRESS; MANUFACTURING & REAL ESTATE WORST PERFORMING

CHINESE BILLIONAIRES PULL AWAY FROM USA, GERMANY OVERTAKES INDIA FOR THIRD PLACE

BEIJING BEATS NYC TO BE BILLIONAIRE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD FOR SECOND YEAR, FOLLOWED BY HK. SHENZHEN POWERS PAST LONDON TO GRAB FOURTH PLACE.

LEADING AUTHORITY ON GLOBAL WEALTH RELEASES HURUN GLOBAL RICH LIST 2017

 

Key Findings

  1. 2257 BILLIONAIRES IN WORLD, UP 69 ON LAST YEAR; UP 55% OR 804 OVER LAST 5 YEARS. RUPERT HOOGEWERF, HURUN REPORT CHAIRMAN & CHIEF RESEARCHER, SAID “BILLIONAIRES ARE CONCENTRATING WEALTH AT A SUPERCHARGED RATE.”
  2. GOING UP: 1,037 SAW WEALTH INCREASE + 343 NEW FACES. GOING DOWN: 740 SAW WEALTH DECREASE + 276 DROPPED OFF LAST YEAR’S LIST
  3. CHINESE BILLIONAIRES PULL AWAY FROM USA, 609 TO 552, UP 41 AND 17 RESPECTIVELY.
  4. GERMANY OVERTAKES INDIA FOR THIRD PLACE, RISING 27, WHILST INDIA DOWN 11,
  5. BILL GATES, 61, HOLDS ONTO TOP SPOT WITH US$81BN, JUST MANAGING TO HOLD OFF WARREN BUFFET’S 15% CHARGE TO US$78BN.
  6. FASTEST RISER. JEFF BEZOS OF AMAZON UP US$19BN TO US$72BN, AT ONE POINT IN LAST YEAR CHALLENGING BILL GATES FOR TOP SPOT.
  7. TECHNOLOGY KEY SOURCE OF WEALTH; REAL ESTATE DROPS TO FOURTH PLACE, BEHIND MANUFACTURING AND INVESTMENTS.
  8. 23 NEW ENTRANTS TO THE TOP 100, LED BY CHINESE EXPRESS DELIVERY KING WANG WEI, 46, OF SF EXPRESS, UP FIVE-FOLD TO 25th WITH US$27BN. ELON MUSK BREAKS INTO TOP 100 FOR FIRST TIME.
  9. LOGISTICS AND RETAIL FASTEST GROWING SECTORS FOR BILLIONAIRES THIS YEAR. HOOGEWERF SAID, “THE NEW ECONOMY IS DRIVING AN EXPLOSION IN PARCEL DELIVERIES, CREATING MORE NEW WEALTH THAN ANY OTHER SECTOR.”
  10. WOMEN MAKE UP 15% OF THE LIST. OF THE 152 SELF-MADE FEMALE BILLIONAIRES, CHINESE LED THE WAY WITH A STAGGERING 79.5%. THE RICHEST WOMAN IS LILIANE BETTENCOURT, 94, OF L’OREALWITH US$37BN. THE RICHEST SELF-MADE WOMAN IN THE WORLD IS BEIJING REAL ESTATE QUEEN CHEN LIHUA WITH US$7.2BN. HOOGEWERF SAID, “CHINA IS INDISPUTABLY NOW THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO BE A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR.”
  11. TWO THIRD SELF-MADE. ONE-THIRD INHERITED.  MOST CHINESE ON THE LIST ARE SELF-MADE.
  12. 9% FIRST GENERATION IMMIGRANT BILLIONAIRES, LED BY SERGEY BRIN OF GOOGLE, WHO WAS BORN IN RUSSIA AND EMIGRATED TO THE USA.
  13. 652 BILLIONAIRES OF CHINESE ORIGIN, OR 29% OF HURUN LIST. CHINESE MAKE UP 20% OF WORLD POPULATION.
  14. POLITICAL BILLIONAIRES. DONALD TRUMP LEADS A NUMBER OF BILLIONAIRES IN POLITICS. 115 CHINESE BILLIONAIRES ARE SITTING IN THE CHINESE PARLIAMMENT AS DELEGATES TO THE NPC OR CPPCC.
  15. OPRAH WINFREY, BILL GATES AND DONALD TRUMP HAVE BIGGEST SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWINGS FROM USA. IN CHINA, WANG SICONG, SON OF CHINA’S NUMBER ONE WANG JIANLIN, AND JACK MA OF ALIBABA HAVE BIGGEST SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWINGS.
  16. 78 FORTY OR UNDER, OF WHICH 46 SELF-MADE. YOUNGEST IS HUGH GROSVENOR, 26, WHO INHERITED US15BN FROM HIS FATHER GERALD. THE YOUNGEST SELF MADE BILLIONAIRE IS EVAN SPIEGEL, 26, OF SNAPCHAT, WORTH US$5BN
  17. 3% ARE FOURTH GENERATION OR MORE: 72 BILLIONAIRES COMING FROM 43 COMPANIES.
  18. 19 BILLIONAIRES DIED FROM LAST YEAR’S LIST. RICHEST WAS FORREST MARS JR WITH US$28BN. YOUNGEST WAS UK LANDLORD GERALD GROSVENOR AGED 63.
  19. ASIA PIPPED NORTH AMERICA AGAIN IN TERMS OF TOTAL WEALTH CREATED, US$2.98TN COMPARED WITH US$2.78TN.
  20. CHINESE STOCK EXCHANGES ATTRACTED DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF BILLIONAIRES THAN USA STOCK EXCHANGES, 433 COMPARED WITH 215.
  21. CHINESE STAR SIGNS.  BILLIONAIRES BORN IN THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE PULLED AWAY FROM SECOND-PLACED HORSES.  MONKEYS HAD THE BEST YEAR, SHOOTING UP 3 PLACES TO THIRD. PIGS AND ROOSTERS PROPPED UP THE BOTTOM.

 

(7 March 2017, Beijing, China) Hurun Report today released the Hurun Global Rich List 2017, a ranking of the US dollar billionaires currently found in the world. Wealth calculations are a snapshot of 15 January 2017. This is the sixth year that Hurun Report has released a ranking of the dollar billionaires in the world, the so-called ‘Nine-Zero Club’.

The List at a glance

The Hurun Global Rich List 2017 ranked 2,257 billionaires from 68 countries and from 1811 companies in another record-breaking year for the world’s billionaires.

Total wealth increased by 16% to US$8.0 trillion equivalent to 10.7% of global GDP, and up from 7% of global GDP five years ago.  Hoogewerf said, “Global wealth is being concentrated in the hands of the billionaires at a rate far exceeding global growth.”

It has been generally another good year for the billionaires of the world. 1,037 saw their wealth increase and there were 343 new faces.  740 individuals saw their wealth decrease and a further 276 dropped out of last year’s list.

Chinese billionaires led the USA for the second year running, with 609 compared with 552. Hoogewerf said “China and the USA have half the billionaires in the world.”

It has been a good year for Germany, which surged past India into third place. India lost 11 billionaires mainly on the back of demonetisation, and Russia lost a further 12 billionaires despite a 30% appreciation of Ruble to the Dollar.

The average age is 64, same as last 3 years.

Rupert Hoogewerf, Chairman and Chief Researcher of Hurun Report, said, “The world today has 5000 dollar billionaires, assuming that for every one we have found we have missed at least one. While some billionaires go to extraordinary lengths to conceal their wealth, for the most part it is that they are discreet and prefer operating under the radar.”

Hoogewerf continued, Billionaires are up again in the last year, on the back of a strong US dollar, which rose 14% on average against major currencies, coupled with strong stock market performances on Nasdaq and London, up 24% and 26% respectively.  The DAX was up 22% and the Shanghai Stock Exchange returned a growth of 7%. On top of that we have had Brexit, Donald Trump’s election, a surge in property values in China, demonetisation in India and a 67% boom in the Brazilian stock markets.”

 

Top Ten – Hurun Global Rich List 2017

8 of the Top 10 are from the US.  Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett led the charge, adding US$19bn, US$11bn and US$10bn respectively. The world’s Top 10 has no new faces this year.

 

Name

Wealth US$bn

Change YOY

Source of Wealth

Age

Country of residence

1-

Bill Gates

81

1%

Microsoft

61

USA

2-

Warren Buffett

78

15%

Berkshire Hathaway

86

USA

3↑

Jeff Bezos

72

37%

Amazon

53

USA

4↓

Amancio Ortega

69

8%

Zara

80

Spain

5↑

Mark Zuckerberg

58

23%

Facebook

32

USA

6↑

Larry Ellison

48

4%

Oracle

72

USA

7↓

Carlos Slim Helu & family

46

-8%

America Movil

76

Mexico

8-

David Koch

43

-2%

Koch Industries

76

USA

8-

Charles Koch

43

-2%

Koch Industries

81

USA

10-

Michael Bloomberg

42

13%

Bloomberg

74

USA

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

↑ Rank increase yoy ↓ Rank decrease yoy - No Rank change yoy

 

Bill Gates, 61, is still the richest man in the world, despite only growing 1% to US$81bn.  In December 2016, he launched a US$1 billion fund to invest in new forms of clean energy with aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero.

Warren Buffett, 86, held onto second place, increasing his wealth to US$78bn, up US$10bn after a surge in the Berkshire Hathaway share price. So far Buffett has donated US$17bn to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, making him one of the world’s top 3 most generous philanthropists, along with Bill Gates and George Soros.

Jeff Bezos, 53, of Amazon, has broken into the Top 3 for the first time, and at one point threatening even to take the Number One slot away from Bill Gates. His wealth surged to US$72bn, up 37%. Bezos cashed out US$671 million from selling 1% of his stake in Amazon.

Amancio Ortega, 80, of Zara, has dropped down one place to fourth with US$69bn. Ortega’s daughter Sandra Ortega Mera also makes the list with US$5.8bn.

Mark Zuckerberg, 32, the youngest of the Top 10, shot up to fifth, his highest ranking yet, after a US$11bn surge in his fortune to US$58bn. Zuckerberg, along with wife Priscilla Chan, announced he plans to give away 99% of his Facebook stock.

Larry Ellison, 72, of Oracle, was sixth with US$48bn, up 4%. Ellison invests into real estate around the world, including a Rhode Island estate and historic gardens in Kyoto.

Carlos Slim Helu, 76, the Mexican telecom tycoon, dropped out of the Top 5 after an 8% drop in wealth to US$46bn. He hit major headwinds this year mainly due to the weaker Mexican peso. Slim holds a 17% stake in The New York Times and announced the launch of a new television channel “made by Mexicans, for Mexicans” in the US this year.

The Koch brothers Charles and David held onto two slots in the Top 10 and are major supporters of the Republican Party.

With a net worth of US$42bn, Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, 74, saw his wealth increase by 13% to keep him in the Top 10.

 

 

Where they live

The ‘Big Two’ are Greater China and the USA with 609 and 552 billionaires respectively, amounting to half of the billionaires on the planet. It has been a good year for Germany, which surged past India into third place.  UAE and Indonesia broke into the Top 20 for the first time. Bangladesh contributed a billionaire for the first time, to take the countries that the billionaires reside in to 68 countries.

Beijing is the ‘Billionaire Capital of the World’ for the second year running, ahead of New York.  Shenzhen surprised many adding 16 billionaires to propel it into fourth place, just behind HK. Seven of the Top 20 billionaire capitals are in Greater China. California is the USA state with the most billionaires, of which over half are from the Bay Area. Hoogewerf said, “Shenzhen and HK now have the highest concentration of wealth in the world, ahead even of California.”

Table: Where they live

 

Country

No of billionaires

Change in No. of billionaires

 

 

City

Number of billionaires

Change in No. of Billionaires

1-

Greater China

609

41

 

1-

Beijing

94

-6

2-

USA

552

17

 

2-

New York

86

-9

3↑

Germany

109

27

 

3↑

Hong Kong

72

7

4↓

India

100

-11

 

4↑

Shenzhen

62

16

5↓

UK

89

7

 

5↓

Moscow

59

-7

6↑

Switzerland

77

11

 

6↓

London

55

4

7↓

Russia

68

-12

 

6↓

Shanghai

53

3

8-

France

50

-1

 

8↓

Mumbai

42

-3

 9-

Brazil

43

-6

 

9↑

Paris

36

6

10-

Japan

42

0

 

9-

Hangzhou

36

4

11-

Italy

41

4

 

11↑

Seoul

30

3

12-

Canada

35

0

 

12↓

San Francisco

29

1

13↑

South Korea

34

3

 

13↑

Sao Paulo

25

1

14↓

Turkey

29

-5

 

13↓

Istanbul

25

-3

15↓

Singapore

28

-4

 

13↑

Taipei

25

2

16-

Australia

27

-3

 

13↑

Bangkok

25

1

17-

Thailand

26

0

 

17↓

Singapore

24

-3

18-

Spain

23

2

 

17↓

Tokyo

24

-2

19*

UAE

21

5

 

19-

Los Angeles

23

2

20*

Indonesia

17

3

 

20*

Guangzhou

22

3

20↓

Sweden

17

1

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

↑ Rank increase yoy ↓ Rank decrease yoy - No Rank change yoy * New to Top 20

 

Greater China: No 1 with 609 billionaires, 41 more than last year. The combined net worth of the Chinese billionaires is US$1.6 trillion, 2.1% of the global GDP. Real Estate has generated most number of billionaires (120), followed by Manufacturing and TMT with 115 and 78 respectively. Led by Beijing, 5 Chinese cities make the top 10 cities and 7 the Top 20. Average age is 58, six years younger than the average of the list. China is the number 1 in the world in terms of generating self-made billionaires akin to “rags to riches” and is home to two-thirds of the world’s self-made female billionaires.  A February IPO propelled Wang Wei, 46, of SF Express to third spot, with a five-fold growth in his wealth to US$27bn, just behind Wang Jianlin and Jack Ma. Corporate raider Yao Zhenhua of Baoneng saw the fastest growth on the list, rising almost eight-fold to US$15bn, but in February was barred from the insurance industry for ten years by the regulator.

USA: No 2 with 552 billionaires, up 17 on last year. Investments overtook tech to become the main source of wealth for American billionaires, with 121 and 112 billionaires respectively, followed by retail with 57. The combined wealth of the US billionaires was US$2.6 trillion, 3.4% of global GDP or just a bit more than the GDP of France. New York has the highest concentration of billionaires, with 86, followed by San Francisco and Los Angeles on 29 and 23 respectively. California is home to 133 billionaires, of which 74 live in the Bay Area. The USA is the world’s capital for immigrant billionaires. Two-thirds self-made, with one-third inherited. Average age of USA billionaires increased to 66, two higher than the average of the list.

Germany: shoots to the third spot with 109 billionaires, 27 more than last year. With a net worth of US$27bn, Dieter Schwarz, 77, of Schwarz Group retains the top spot, despite a 25% decrease on last year. F&B and Retail led the way, with 18 billionaires each, followed by Healthcare with 14. Hamburg and Bielefeld are the billionaire capitals of the country with 10 and 8. Average age was 62.  26 migrated out of Germany, of which Switzerland was the preferred destination for half of them.

India drops to 4th position with 100 billionaires, 11 down on last year. Pharmaceuticals is the preferred sector, for 20 billionaires, followed by Manufacturing and TMT each with 10. Combined wealth of the Indian billionaires declined by 1% to US$304bn. Average age is 64. Mumbai is headquarters to most of the Indian billionaires followed by New Delhi. Mukesh Ambani (US$26bn, rank 21) is the richest Indian. 32 migrated from India, of which UAE, UK and USA were the preferred destinations.

UK: drops to 5th spot with 89 billionaires, 7 more than last year. London is the overwhelming city of choice for 53 of them. Retail and Real estate led the way with 15 and 13 billionaires, followed by Manufacturing with 9. UK billionaires have a combined wealth of US$280bn, an increase of 5%. UK Landlord Gerald Grosvenor passed away aged 63, the youngest billionaire to die in the last year.  Leonard Blavatnik (US$15bn) is the richest person living in the UK.

Switzerland: secured 6th position with 77 billionaires, up 11. With 18 billionaires, Geneva and Zurich are the top two cities for billionaires, with 11 and 10 billionaires. Preferred sectors are Pharmaceuticals (with 15 billionaires) and manufacturing (with 10 billionaires). Combined wealth of the Swiss billionaires cumulates to US$240bn, up 7%.

Russia: Drops to 7th position with 68 billionaires, down 12. All are self-made. The most popular sectors are Energy and metals and mining with 16 and 15 billionaires respectively. Moscow is home to significantly all of them, with 59. Combined wealth of the Russian billionaires comes to US$261bn, down 12%.

France: The luxury capital of the world retains 8th position with 50 billionaires, down 1 on last year. Combined wealth of the French billionaires is US$307bn, 2% more than last year. The preferred sector is Food and Beverage and Luxury Goods with 9 and 7 billionaires respectively. Paris is the preferred city and is home to 30 billionaires.

Brazil: retains 9th spot with 43 billionaires, down 6, despite the currency rising 30% against the US dollar and the stock market up 67%. Combined wealth is US$161bn, up 10%. Financial services is preferred industry with 12 billionaires followed by Construction & Engineering (6) and Food & Beverage (5). Jorge Paulo Lemann is the richest man in Brazil with US$26bn. Sao Paulo is the preferred city in Brazil with 25 billionaires followed by Rio de Janeiro. 60% have inherited their wealth.

Japan: secures 10th spot with 42 billionaires, same as last year. Combined wealth is US$145bn, up 30%. The preferred sector is Retail with 10 billionaires followed by TMT with 9. Tokyo is the preferred city with 24 billionaires followed by Kyoto.

Source of Wealth by Industry – Hurun Global Rich List 2017

It has been a great year for Logistics and Retail, up 15% and 13% respectively in terms of the number of billionaires, and a bad year for Manufacturing and Real Estate, down 11% and 10%.  Real estate dropped down from second to fourth place. Manufacturing and investments both rose one place.

Tech, Manufacturing and Investments were the main source of wealth for one third of the list. USA and China accounted for 71% of TMT billionaires in the list.

Logistics. Wealth in logistics increased 25% yoy to become the top performing sector of the year. Chinese dominated this sector. Wang Wei, 46, of SF Express shot up five-fold to US$27bn, on the back of an IPO in February. Others that saw a fast increase in wealth included the founders of YTO, Yunda, ZTO, Fedex, Shentong Express and Changjiu.

TABLE: Source of Wealth – Hurun Global Rich List 2017

 

Industry

% of billionaires

% Change

Richest person

Company

1-

TMT

13.2%

-2.9%

Jeff Bezos

Amazon

2↑

Manufacturing

10.5%

-10.9%

Georg Schaeffler 

Schaeffler Group

3↑

Investments

9.5%

-1.4%

Bill Gates

Microsoft

4↓

Real Estate

9.4%

-10.4%

Wang Jianlin & family

Wanda

5-

Retail

8.8%

13.1%

Amancio Ortega

Inditex

6-

Food & Beverages

7.2%

1.9%

Tatiana Casiraghi

SABMiller

7-

Energy

5.0%

-2.6%

Charles & David Koch

Koch Industry

7↑

Financial Services

5.0%

1.8%

Thomas Peterffy

Interactive Brokers

9-

Pharmaceuticals

4.9%

3.8%

Dilip Shanghvi

Sun Pharma

10*

Construction & Engineering

2.9%

14.8%

Yan Hao & family

China Pacific Construction

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

New Entrants to Top 100.  There were 23 new entrants to the Top 100, led by Chinese Express Delivery King Wang Wei of SF Express, whose February IPO saw his wealth shoot up five-fold to US$27bn, straight into 25 in the world. Others of note include former China Number One Ding Lei, 46, of Netease, and Elon Musk, who broke into the Top 100 for the first time. Lakshmi Mittal, 64, won back most of his losses from last year, on the back of a recovery in the global steel market.

 

TABLE: New entrants to the Top 100

Rank

 Name

Net Worth  US$Bn

 % change

Main Company

Age

 Country of Residence

25

Wang Wei

27

487%

SF Express

46

China

34

James & Arthur Irving

24

118%

Irving Group

87

Canada

47

Ding Lei

18

88%

Netease

46

China

52

Dhanin Chearavanont & family

17

89%

Charoen Pokphand Foods

77

Thailand

52

Iris Fontbona & family

17

72%

Quinenco

74

Chile

62

Yao Zhenhua

15

782%

Baoneng

47

China

62

Harold Hamm

15

142%

Continental Resources

71

USA

62

Leonid Mikhelson

15

127%

Novatek

61

Russia

62

Henry Cheng & family

15

76%

New World

69

China

62

Francois Pinault & family

15

61%

Kering

80

France

75

Elon Musk

14

59%

Tesla Motors

45

USA

75

Alexey Mordashov

14

49%

Severstal

51

Russia

86

Majid Al Futtaim

13

Revalued

Majid Al Futtaim

-

UAE

86

Takemitsu Takizaki

13

97%

Keyence

71

Japan

86

Vladimir Lisin

13

60%

Novolipetsk Steel

60

Russia

86

Joseph Lau

13

31%

Chinese Estates

66

China

86

Alain Wertheimer

13

30%

Chanel

68

France

86

Gerard Wertheimer

13

30%

Chanel

66

France

98

Dietrich Mateschitz

12

85%

Red Bull

72

Austria

98

Lakshmi N Mittal

12

76%

ArcelorMittal

64

UK

98

Eric Schmidt

12

56%

Google

61

USA

98

Rupert Murdoch

12

16%

News Corp

85

USA

98

Lu Zhiqiang & family

12

20%

Oceanwide

65

China

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

Young & Rich. There were 78 billionaires aged 40 or under, down 1 from last year. 46 are self-made with 32 inherited. USA and China led the way with 25 and 23, making up half the young billionaires. Facebook contributed the most billionaires under 40, with 4. 16% are women. Pinterest founders Ben Silbermann, 34, at US$1.3bn and Evan Sharp, 34, at US$1.1bn, both make the list for the first time.

TABLE: Youngest Self-Made Billionaires

Age

Name

Wealth US$Bn

Main Company

Country

of Residence

26

Evan Spiegel

4.9

Snapchat

USA

27

John Collison

1.3

Stripes

USA

27

Bobby Murphy

4.9

Snapchat

USA

28

Patrick Collison

1.3

Stripes

USA

32

Mark Zuckerberg

58

Facebook

USA

32

Dustin Moskovitz

9.9

Facebook

USA

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

Alma Mater – Harvard produced more billionaires than any other school.

Women. 15% of the list are women. Of the 152 self-made women, Chinese led the way with 121 (a staggering 79.6%), followed by 14 from the USA and 8 from the UK. The richest women are Liliane Bettencourt, 94, of L'Oreal with US$28bn, followed by Alice Walton of Wal-mart, Jacqueline Mars of Mars and Maria Franca Fissolo of Ferrero Rocher. The richest self-made woman in the world is Beijing Real Estate Queen Chen Lihua of FuHua with US$7.2bn. Hoogewerf said, “China is indisputably now the best place in the world to be a female entrepreneur.”

Immigrants: 9% of the billionaires are first generation immigrants, led by 57 to the USA, 30 to the UK and 19 to Switzerland. With US$36bn, Sergey Brin, 43, of Google is the wealthiest immigrant. Hoogewerf said, “Immigrants have played a significant part in wealth creation around the world.”

Politically Affiliated Billionaires

Donald Trump has a net worth of US$4.5bn, making him the richest person ever to assume the US Presidency. Three other billionaires make up Trump’s cabinet, including commerce secretary Wilbur Ross US$1.6bn, deputy commerce secretary Todd Ricketts and education secretary Betsy DeVos. Trump’s nominee for Army Secretary, Vincent Viola, has a net worth of US$1.2bn, but later withdrew from the nomination. Peter Thiel, the Paypal founder with a net worth US$2.8bn, donated US$1 million to Trump’s campaign.

Trump’s public meetings with billionaires include Masayoshi Son of Softbank and Jack Ma of Alibaba, who announced investments and job creations in the US.

Others include 115 Chinese billionaires with senior political appointments to the NPC and CPPCC; the monarchs of Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Dubai and Liechtenstein; Silvio Berlusconi, 80, former prime minister of Italy; Bidzina Ivanishvili, former prime minister of Georgia; Magdalena Blocher, an elected official in the National Council of the Swiss parliament; Russel Weiner, founder of Rockstar energy drink, ran as a Republican for a seat in the California State Assembly in 1998, losing to the incumbent Democrat; Andrej Babis is the minister of finance and deputy prime minister of Czech Republic.

Chinese diaspora. 29% of billionaires are of Chinese origin, up 22 to 652 this year, and 252 new Chinese billionaires five years ago. Outside of Greater China, the Chinese diaspora are based predominantly in South East Asia, led by Singapore and Thailand. Chinese make up 20% of the world’s population.

Greater China was made up of Mainland China with 501 (+31), Hong Kong 65 (+5) and Taiwan 35 (+1).

TABLE: Chinese billionaire diaspora around the world

 

 Residence

No. of Billionaires

1

Greater China

602 (+38)

2

Singapore

14 (-6)

3

Thailand

8 (0)

3

USA

8 (0)

5

Indonesia

7 (-3)

6

Philippines

6 (-2)

7

Malaysia

5 (-5)

8

UK

1 (+1)

8

Australia

1 (+1)

 

Canada

0 (-1)

 

France

0 (-1)

 

Total

652 (+22)

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

19 billionaires died, down 3 from last year. Between them, they passed down US$118bn. The youngest was UK real estate owner Gerald Grosvenor, aged 63. Average age of death was 82.  Forrest Mars Jr died the richest with US$28bn, inherited by children John and Jacqueline.

TABLE: The billionaire obituary – Hurun Global Rich List 2017

Name

Company

Country

Age

Net Worth 2016 (US$Bn)

Gerald Grosvenor

Grosvenor

UK

63

15.2

Carlos Bulgheroni

Bridas

Argentina

73

3

Leon Charney

Real Estate Investments

USA

73

1

Jean Claude Decaux

JC Decaux

France

76

6.2

Heinz- George Baus

Bauhaus

Germany

80

3.7

Francisco Ivens de Sa Dias Branco

M. Dias Branco

Brazil

80

2.1

Rosa Anna Magno Garavoglia

Gruppo Campari

Italy

82

3.2

Gerard Louis-Dreyfus

Louis-Dreyfus

USA

82

3

Tom Perkins

KPCB

USA

83

7.3

Forrest Mars Jr

Mars

USA

84

28

Herbert Louis

S.C Johnson & Son

USA

86

4

Michael Jaharis

Kos Pharmaceuticals

USA

86

3

Miloud Chaabi

Ynna Holdings

Morocco

86

2.7

Bhumibol Adulyadej

CPB Holdings

Thailand

87

12

Curt Engelhorn

Boehringer Manheim and Depuy

Switzerland

90

6.5

Dean White

Whiteco Advertising

USA

91

2

Jack Taylor

Enterprise Rent A Car

USA

92

11

Brahim Zniber

Belvedere

Morocco

94

2

Erika Pohl-Stroher

Wella

Switzerland

95

2.3

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

Oldest: The oldest billionaire on the list is David Rockefeller Sr, aged 101.

In trouble with the law. 1 is in jail: Huang Guangyu of GoMe (US$3.3bn) has served seven years to date.  1 from last year’s list is in jail, and now off the list: Chinese hedge fund manager Xu Xiang of Shanghai Zexi has been imprisoned for five and a half years and fined a record US$1.6bn for manipulation of the Shanghai stock market, and is now off this year’s list. 1 has been arrested: Jay Lee (US$6.5bn) of Samsung was formally arrested on allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement. 1 has gone missing: Financier Xiao Jianhua of Tomorrow Holdings (US$5.5bn) has gone missing, presumed to be assisting the Chinese authorities with their investigations.  1 has been banned from his industry: China corporate raider Yao Zhenyao of Baoneng was banned by regulators for 10 years from the insurance industry. 1 is pending trial: HK real estate tycoon Joseph Lau of Chinese Estates, US$13bn, still faces possible extradition to Macau, where he was sentenced in 2012 to five years in prison for bribery and money laundering. There were no bankruptcies in the last year.

Richest Families: The Walton and Koch families are the richest families with a cumulative net worth of US$115bn and US$104bn respectively, more than Bill Gates.

Divorce settlement. Oil tycoon Harold Hamm settled with ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm US$999 million.

Art and luxury. Chicago hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin, 48, paid a record-breaking US$500million for two Abstract Expressionist paintings: US$300million for Willem de Kooning's 1955 oil painting 'Interchanged' and about $200million for Jackson Pollock's 1948 piece 'Number 17A'. Russian fertiliser magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev has been unloading part of his US$2bn art collection, making losses of US$100mn to date. Yusaku Maezawa, 40, founder of Japanese fashion website “Start Today” purchased art worth US$89mn in Sotheby's contemporary art sale held New York in May 2016. Oprah Winfrey sold "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II" by Gustav Klimt for US$150mn, which she bought ten years previously at auction for US$88mn. China’s richest man Wang Jianlin of Wanda paid US$110m for one of London’s most expensive private houses. Chinese film tycoon Wang Zhongjun of Huayi Bros paid US$30 million for a traditional Chinese painting. Liu Yiqian, China’s first billion-dollar art collector, paid US$35 million for a Zhang Daqian piece. Yuan Yafei of Sunpower paid US$25m for a classical Chinese painting.

Big Deals. Some deals that have made the headlines recently.

  • Luxottica's 81-year old founder, Leonardo Del Vecchio (Rank: 46, US$18bn), plans to take a 31% stake in a US$49bn merger of the Luxottica and France's Essilor.
  • Rudolf Maag (Rank: 984, US$2.2bn), has announced he will sell Actelion, the Swiss biotech co, in a US$30bn deal to Johnson & Johnson.
  • Finland: Pony Ma of Tencent led a US$8.6 billion acquisition of Supercell, the maker of the ‘Clash of Clans’ mobile game, in the largest acquisition by a Chinese rich lister in the past year.
  • US: Wang Jianlin of Wanda bought Legendary Entertainment in probably the highest-profile takeover from China this past year, paying US$3.5bn and is in talks to buy Golden Globe Award owners Dick White for US$1bn, although that deal has stalled due to questions of currency control; Liu Zhongtian of aluminum maker Zhongwang acquired its US counterpart Aleris in a US$2.3 billion deal; Guo Guangchang of Fosun bought US provider of specialty property and casualty insurance Ironshore for US$2bn; Jack Ma’s Alibaba Pictures invested in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners; Jack Ma’s Alipay has invested into the China business of Pizza Hut and KFC; Cheng Wei of Didi took in a US$1bn investment from Apple; Zhao Weiguo of chip maker Tsinghua Unigroup, bought a US$2bn controlling stake in Hewlett-Packard's China data-networking operations.
  • Israel: In June, Shi Yuzhu and Jack Ma led a US$4.4bn acquisition of Israel-based online games company Playtika, best-known for Bingo Blitz and Slotomania.
  • Germany: He Xiangjian of Midea bought leading a German robotics business in a multi-billion dollar acquisition, the biggest European acquisition; Guo Guangchang of Fosun completed the purchase of German private bank H&A for US$230m.
  • India: Guo Guangchang of Fosun paid US$1.2bn for India pharmaceutical business Gland Pharm; Zhang Zhiyong of Miteno paid US$900m to Divyank Turakhia for advertising technology company Media.net.
  • UK: Chen Dongsheng of Taikang became the biggest shareholder of Sotheby’s, buying 13.5% for US$230m; Guo Guangchang of Fosun paid US$60m for UK soccer club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • Italy: Zhang Jindong of Suning paid US$310m for control of Italy soccer team Inter Milan in Italy.
  • Singapore: Jack Ma paid US$1bn for a controlling stake in Singapore-based e-commerce platform Lazada, active across SE Asia.
  • China: Wang Xing’s Meituan merged with Dianping to create a US$20bn behemoth. Liu Qiangdong of JD took control of online grocer platform Yihaodian from Walmart in exchange for a US$1.5bn investment in JD.

 

Largest Market Capitalizations. The largest companies set up by billionaires are led by Alphabet and Microsoft, both above US$500bn. Alibaba and Tencent are two Chinese companies that make the Top 10.

 

Company Name

Market Value US$Bn

1

Alphabet

585

2

Microsoft

500

3

Berkshire Hathaway

416

4

Amazon

403

5

Facebook

385

6

Samsung

270

7

Alibaba

260

8

Tencent

250

9

Walmart

220

10

AB Inbev

176

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

Fortune Global companies owned. 78 billionaires are major shareholders of Fortune Global 500 companies, led by 27 from the USA and 6 from China.  Examples include Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway, Samsung, Glencore, Rajesh Exports, Reliance and AB Inbev…

Self-made degrees 67% are self-made with 33% inherited.  Self-made but with help from parents through a private education was the most popular route to becoming a billionaire.  For self-made without parental financial support, the storybook ‘rags to riches’, China led the way.

Hurun Report’s bespoke measure of the degree to which billionaires are inherited or self-made. The scorecard is out of five, where 1 is inherited and not active in business, and 5 is self-made without help from parents.

TABLE: Hurun Self-Made Scorecard by Country

Self-Made  Scorecard

% of billionaires

TOP 3 Countries (with %. of billionaires)

Example

5

33%

1. Greater China (73%)

Self-made without parental financial support eg Warren Buffett

2. USA (10%)

3. UK (2%)

4

34%

1. USA (38%)

Self-made, but with a helping hand from parents such as through private education, eg Mark Zuckerberg

2. Russia (7%)

3. UK (6%)

3

23%

1. USA (23%)

Inherited a small business and grew it big time, eg Rupert Murdoch

2. Germany (11%)

3. India (9%)

2

6%

1. USA (26%)

Inherited, but active in the business eg Liliane Bettencourt of L’Oreal

2. Greater China (15%)

3. Switzerland (9%)

1

3%

1. USA (29%),

Inherited and not actively involved in the business, eg Laurene Powell Jobs of Apple

2. Brazil (14%)

3. UK (8%)

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

Stock Exchanges China has more billionaires listed on its stock exchanges than the USA, leading with 428 compared with 215 billionaires listed in the USA.

Companies that created most Billionaires. Hyatt, Cargill and Roche created more billionaires than any other company on the Hurun Global Rich List 2017, with 9 members of the extended Pritzker family (Hyatt), Cargill’s MacMillan and Cargill families, and Roche family making the list.

Rank

Company

No. Of Billionaires

1

Hyatt

9

1

Cargill

9

1

Roche

9

4

Dr Oetker

8

4

B Braun

8

4

Berkshire Hathaway

8

4

Walmart

8

8

Itau Unibanco

7

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Billionaires by Continent

By Continent. Asia overtook North America again with US$2.98tn compared with US$2.78tn. Africa has 28 billionaires, led by Aliko Dangote, 59, of Dangote Cements.  New billionaires came from Europe mainly.

 

Continent

No. of billionaires

Change in No. of billionaires YoY

Combined wealth US$bn

 1

Asia

 1,038

 16

 2,982

 2

North America

 602

 18

 2,785

 3

Europe

 486

 45

 1,811

 4

South America

 75

-7

 256

 5

Oceania

 28

 -3

 81

 5

Africa

 28

 -1

 79

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

Stats

The cut-off required for the Top10, Top 100, Top 200, 500 and 1000 was up.

TABLE: Stats – Cut-off through the Years

 

Top 10 US$bn

Top 100 US$bn

Top 200 US$bn

Top 500 US$bn

Top 1000 US$bn

2012

25

NA

NA

NA

NA

2013

30

10.5

6.1

2.9

1.5

2014

36

11.5

6.9

3.4

2

2015

36

12

5.9

2.6

1.9

2016

37

11

6.6

3.5

2.1

2017

42

12

7

3.8

2.2

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

TABLE: Stats – Number of Billionaires through the Years

The number of billionaires has risen dramatically. In the five years since the 2013 list, there are 803 or 55% more ‘known’ billionaires in the world. Total wealth of this elite group has grown by 45% to US$8 trillion. The number of billionaires from Greater China has risen by 252 since 2013.

 

No. of People on List

No. from

Greater China

Av. Wealth

US$bn

Total Wealth

US$bn

Richest Person

US$bn

2012*

83

5

18.2

1,513

Carlos Slim Helu & family

55

2013

1453

357

3.7

5,500

Carlos Slim Helu & family

66

2014

1867

458

3.7

6,900

Bill Gates

68

2015

2089

478

3.2

6,700

Bill Gates

85

2016

2189

568

3

7,369

Bill Gates

80

2017

2257

609

3.5

8,017

Bill Gates

81

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017  *In 2012, Hurun Global Rich List only ranked those with US$10bn

Chinese Star Signs It has been a good year for those born in the year of the monkey, which shot up three places to overtake Oxen and Rabbits. Those born in the year of the Snake pulled away further from second place Horses  Pigs and Roosters continue to prop up the bottom, but never mind, Li Ka-shing is a pig. Mukesh Ambani of India is the richest Rooster, whilst Zong Qinghou is the richest Chinese Rooster! 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.

TABLE: Chinese Star Signs of the Hurun Global Rich List

Rank

Star Sign

%

Richest person

Wealth US$bn

Richest Chinese

Wealth US$bn

1-

Snake

9.1%

Charles Ergen

16

Lui Che Woo

10

2-

Horse

9.0%

Warren Buffett

78

Wang Jianlin

30

3↑

Monkey

8.9%

Larry Ellison

48

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

15

4↓

Ox

8.7%

Bernard Arnault

38

Jia Yueting

5.7

5↓

Rabbit

8.6%

Jeff Bezos

72

Joseph Lau

13

6↓

Ram

8.5%

Bill Gates

81

Miao Shouliang

3.4

7↓

Dragon

8.3%

David Koch

43

Jack Ma Yun

29

8↑

Tiger

8.1%

Ingvar Kamprad

34

Dhanin Chearavanont

17

8-

Dog

8.1%

Liliane Bettencourt

37

Yao Zhenhua

15

10↓

Rat

7.9%

Amancio Ortega

69

Henry Cheng

15

11-

Rooster

7.6%

Mukesh Ambani

26

Zong Qinghou

16

12-

Pig

7.3%↑

Charles Koch

43

Wang Wei

27

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

Currency fluctuations. Global currencies witnessed a highly volatile year with an average 14% drop against the US Dollar. Amongst the major currencies, the British Pound lost 17% post-Brexit and Chinese Yuan lost 6%.  The Euro, Indian Rupee and Swiss Franc hardly changed. The Russian Ruble and Brazilian Real gained 30% and 29%.

Country

Currency fluctuation

Egypt

-59%

Poland

-43%

Nigeria

-38%

Turkey

-21%

UK

-17%

CNY

-6%

Russian Ruble

+30%

Brazilian Real

+29%

South African Rand

+18%

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

 

TABLE: Top 100 - Hurun Global Rich List 2017

For the full list of 2257 billionaires in the world, see www.hurun.net

Rank

 Rank Change

 Name

Net Worth  (US$Bn)

 % change

Main Company

Age

 Country of Residence

1

0

Bill Gates

81

1%

Microsoft

61

USA

2

0

Warren Buffett

78

15%

Berkshire Hathaway

86

USA

3

1

Jeff Bezos

72

37%

Amazon

53

USA

4

-1

Amancio Ortega

69

8%

Inditex

80

Spain

5

1

Mark Zuckerberg

58

23%

Facebook

32

USA

6

1

Larry Ellison

48

4%

Oracle

72

USA

7

-2

Carlos Slim Helu & family

46

-8%

America Movil

76

Mexico

8

0

Charles Koch

43

-2%

Koch Industries

81

USA

8

0

David Koch

43

-2%

Koch Industries

76

USA

10

0

Michael Bloomberg

42

13%

Bloomberg

74

USA

11

-1

Bernard Arnault

38

3%

LVMH

67

France

12

2

Liliane Bettencourt

37

12%

L'Oreal

94

France

12

1

Larry Page

37

8%

Google

43

USA

14

0

Sergey Brin

36

9%

Google

43

USA

15

4

Ingvar Kamprad & family

34

21%

Ikea

90

Sweden

16

2

Robson Walton

31

8%

Walmart

70

USA

16

1

Alice Walton

31

4%

Walmart

67

USA

16

0

Jim Walton

31

0%

Walmart

68

USA

19

2

Wang Jianlin & family

30

15%

Wanda

63

China

20

16

Jack Ma Yun & family

29

38%

Alibaba, Ant Financial

53

China

20

13

Phil Knight

29

26%

Nike

72

USA

20

3

Bertrand Puech & family

29

16%

Hermes

80

France

23

4

Jacqueline Mars

28

15%

Mars

77

USA

23

4

John Mars

28

15%

Mars

81

USA

25

305

Wang Wei

27

487%

SF Express

46

China

25

2

Steve Ballmer

27

12%

Microsoft

60

USA

25

-2

George Soros

27

7%

Soros Fund Management

86

USA

25

-13

Dieter Schwarz

27

-25%

Schwarz Group

77

Germany

29

-13

Karl Albrecht Jr & family

26

44%

Aldi Sud

68

Germany

29

-8

Mukesh Ambani

26

0%

Reliance

59

India

29

-9

Jorge Paulo Lemann

26

-3%

AB Inbev

77

Brazil

32

47

Masayoshi Son

25

108%

Softbank

59

Japan

32

-9

Li Ka-shing

25

0%

Cheung Kong

89

China

34

70

James & Arthur Irving

24

118%

Irving Group

87

Canada

34

2

Sheldon Adelson

24

14%

Las Vegas Sands

83

USA

34

-7

Lee Shau Kee

24

0%

Henderson Land

89

China

37

-10

Gérard Mulliez & family

23

-4%

Auchan

85

France

38

3

Pony Ma

22

16%

Tencent

46

China

38

0

Maria Franca Fissolo

22

10%

Ferrero Rocher

75

Monaco

40

1

Paul Allen

21

12%

Vulcan

64

USA

41

38

Susanne Klatten

20

67%

BMW

54

Germany

41

0

Stefan Persson

20

5%

Hennes & Mauritz

69

Sweden

41

-3

Carl Icahn

20

1%

Icahn Enterprises

80

USA

44

10

Galen Weston & family

19

27%

George Weston 

76

Canada

44

10

Leonard Blavatnik

19

27%

Lyondellbasell

59

UK

44

-11

David Thomson & family

19

-18%

Thomson Reuters

59

Canada

47

44

Stefan Quandt

18

64%

BMW

50

Germany

47

1

Donald Bren

18

13%

Irvine Company

84

USA

47

1

Elaine Marshall & family

18

13%

Koch Industries

71

USA

47

-14

Leonardo Del Vecchio

18

-22%

Luxottica

81

Italy

47

55

Ding Lei

18

88%

Netease

46

China

52

80

Dhanin Chearavanont & family

17

89%

Charoen Pokphand Foods

77

Thailand

52

60

Iris Fontbona & family

17

72%

Quinenco

74

Chile

52

-14

Georg Schaeffler 

17

-15%

Schaeffler Group

52

Germany

52

39

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan & family

17

55%

SBK Holdings

68

UAE

56

14

Charles Ergen

16

20%

Dish Networks

63

USA

56

-2

Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

16

7%

Kingdom Holding

61

Saudi Arabia

56

-2

Serge Dassault & family

16

7%

Dassault System

91

France

56

-8

Ray Dalio

16

2%

Bridgewater Associates

67

USA

56

-8

Michael Dell

16

0%

Dell

51

USA

56

-15

Zong Qinghou & family

16

-16%

Wahaha

72

China

62

1178

Yao Zhenhua

15

782%

Baoneng

47

China

62

158

Harold Hamm

15

142%

Continental Resources

71

USA

62

134

Leonid Mikhelson

15

127%

Novatek

61

Russia

62

81

Henry Cheng & family

15

76%

New World, Chow Tai Fook

69

China

62

63

Francois Pinault & family

15

61%

Kering

80

France

62

29

Vladimir Potanin

15

36%

Interros

56

Russia

62

8

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

15

15%

Thai Beverage

72

Thailand

62

8

Hassanal Bolkiah & family

15

15%

Brunei Investment Agency

70

Brunei

62

1

Ronald Perelman

15

7%

Scientific Game

74

USA

62

1

Laurene Powell Jobs & family

15

7%

Walt Disney

53

USA

62

1

James Simons

15

5%

Renaissance Technologies

78

USA

62

1

Thomas Peterffy

15

5%

Interactive Brokers

72

USA

62

New

Hugh Grosvenor

15

New

Grosvenor

26

UK

75

60

Elon Musk

14

59%

Tesla Motors

45

USA

75

48

Alexey Mordashov

14

49%

Severstal

51

Russia

75

16

Steve Cohen

14

30%

Sac Capital

60

USA

75

16

Lee Kun Hee

14

27%

Samsung

75

South Korea

75

4

Emilio Alves Odebrecht & family

14

17%

Odebrecht

-

Brazil

75

4

Viktor Vekselberg

14

17%

Renova

59

Russia

75

-5

Stephen Schwarzman

14

9%

Blackstone

69

USA

75

-6

Robin Li Yanhong & Melissa Ma Dongmin

14

8%

Baidu

49, 47

China

75

-13

Yan Hao & family

14

0%

China Pacific Construction

31

China

75

-27

SP Hinduja & family

14

-13%

Hinduja Group

-

UK

75

-29

Dilip Shanghvi

14

-22%

Sun Pharma

60

India

86

1734

Majid Al Futtaim

13

Revalued

Majid Al Futtaim

-

UAE

86

110

Takemitsu Takizaki

13

97%

Keyence

71

Japan

86

64

Vladimir Lisin

13

60%

Novolipetsk Steel

60

Russia

86

26

Joseph Lau

13

31%

Chinese Estates

66

China

86

16

Alain Wertheimer

13

30%

Chanel

68

France

86

16

Gerard Wertheimer

13

30%

Chanel

66

France

86

-7

Gennady Timchenko

13

8%

Gunvor

64

Switzerland

86

-16

Joseph Safra

13

0%

Safra

78

Brazil

86

-16

Stefano Pessina

13

0%

Walgreen

75

Monaco

86

-23

Abigail Johnson

13

-5%

Fidelity

55

USA

86

-32

Robert Kuok

13

-13%

Kuok Group

93

China

86

-32

Tadashi Yanai

13

-13%

Fast Retailing

67

Japan

98

105

Dietrich Mateschitz

12

85%

Red Bull

72

Austria

98

90

Lakshmi N Mittal

12

76%

ArcelorMittal

64

UK

98

58

Eric Schmidt

12

56%

Google

61

USA

98

3

Lu Zhiqiang & family

12

20%

Oceanwide

65

China

98

4

Rupert Murdoch

12

16%

News Corp

85

USA

98

-7

Hans Rausing

12

9%

Tetra Pak

90

UK

98

-7

Xu Jiayin

12

9%

Evergrande

59

China

98

-19

Shiv Nadar

12

0%

HCL

71

India

98

-28

Pallonji Mistry

12

-8%

Shapoorji Pallonji

86

India

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

 

 

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