Famed owner of “the House That Ate the Hamptons,” Ira Rennert and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg were among a plentitude of Hamptons residents on this year’s Forbes Billionaires list. The list, featuring the world’s richest and most powerful men and women, includes 1,426 names this year—all of them with a net worth of $1 billion or more.
Charles and David Koch topped the Hamptons heap and placed sixth overall with $34 billion, followed by Bloomberg at 13th overall with $27 billion.
Carl Icahn, the East Hampton part-timer who recently bought into Herbalife, tied two other billionaires at 26th with $20 billion, and Southampton‘s George Soros trailed just behind him at number 30 with $19.2 billion. Owner of The Creeks in Wainscott, Ronald Perelman fell in at 79th with $12.2 billion, earned from leveraged buyouts, and Southampton hedge-funder John Paulson dropped 30 spots from last year’s list, landing at 91 with a fortune of $11.2 billion.
Estee Lauder makeup magnate Leonard Lauder placed at 143 with $8.1 billion, while his brother Ronald Lauder finished at 376 with $3.6 billion. Local icon Ralph Lauren was listed at 166 for his $7 billion fashion fortune.
Despite owning a house that dwarfs any other Hamptons billionaire’s dwelling, Rennert appeared farther down the list at 182 for his $6.5 billion nut, while Richard LeFrak and his family came in at 225 with their $5.4 billion real estate fortune. Henry Kravis listed at 276 with $4.5 billion and East Hampton director Steven Spielberg placed at 423 with $3.2 billion in movie money.
Closer to the bottom of Forbes‘ list, Barry Diller placed at 792 with $1.9 billion from his IAC/InterActiveCorp, and controversial self-made East Hampton money manager Ron Baron, of Baron Capital, came in at 931 for his $1.6 billion net worth.
The Hamptons is literally swelling with billionaires. Are there any others among the 1,426 names who we missed? Check the list and let us know in the comments below!