Hamptonites Make Forbes Billionaires List

Michael Bloomberg at the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show.
Michael Bloomberg at the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show. Photo credit: Tom W. Ratcliffe III

Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s billionaires and, no surprise, a number of Hamptons residents have made the list.

The Hamptonite highest of the list is David Koch, who tied for #6 with his brother, Charles Koch, at estimated worths of $60 billion each. David Koch’s Southampton home on Meadow Lane was in the headlines in 2012 when he hosted a fundraiser there for presidential contender Mitt Romney.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ranked at #16 with $33 billion. In 2011, Bloomberg bought the Ballyshear estate in Tuckahoe. He is also a regular attendee of the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton.

George Soros is #26 with $23 billion. He got engaged to Tamiko Bolton at his Hamptons home in 2012.

Ronald Perelman, of East Hampton, is #73 at $14 billion.

Hedge fund manager David Tepper, who famously bought a Sagaponack estate for $43.5 million in 2011 and promptly tore in down to replace it, ranked at #122 at $10 billion.

Ralph Lauren, with $7 billion, ranks at #191.

David Geffen, who at the very least formerly owned a Hamptons homes, is #227 at $6.1 billion.

Ira Rennert, who owns Fairfield, a Sagaponack compound said to be the largest occupied single-family residence in the U.S., ranks at #234 with $6 billion.

Steven Spielberg
, of East Hampton, ranks #67 with $3.4 billion

Mort Zuckerman, of East Hampton, ranks #731 with $2.4 billion

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