Forbesjust completed its exhaustive list of the world’s billionaires.There are 1,153 people on The World’s Billionaires list, and getting through them all is quite an undertaking (not to mention a little depressing).
So we’ve mined the list to find the people that matter to us, in this case it’s just people who made their money in the private equity business. Forbes has them classified under private equity or leveraged buyouts (or in one case, beer).
Net-worth: $1.4 billion
PE firm: Lee Equity Partners
Fun fact: He collects Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko, and sits on the board of the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art.
Net-worth: $1.9 billion
PE firm: TPG Capital
Fun fact: He (and his partner Robert Bonderman) apprenticed under Robert Bass of Oak Hill Capital.
Net-worth: $3.4 billion
PE firm: Apollo Global Management
Fun fact: He founded the stem cell research initiative at Mount Sanai Hospital in NYC.
Net-worth: $12 billion
PE firm: 3G Capital
Fun fact: Forbes has him classified under beer because a ton of his wealth has come from his company's interest in Anheuser-Busch.