These Are The Richest Private Equity Moguls In The World

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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).

Be jealous.

Alec Gores

Rank: #683

Net-worth: $1.9 billion

Age: 59

PE firm: Gores Group

Fun fact: His name has been floated around as a buyer the LA Dodgers.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Thomas Lee

Rank: #854

Net-worth: $1.4 billion

Age: 67

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.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Marc Rowan

Rank: #854

Net-worth: $1.5 billion

Age: 50

PE firm: Apollo Global Management

Fun fact: He's a Drexel Burnham alum

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Jonathan Nelson

Rank: #854

Net-worth: $1.5 billion

Age: 55

PE firm: Providence Equity Partners

Fun fact: His dad was an orthodontist.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Joshua Harris

Rank: #804

Net-worth: $1.6 billion

Age: 47

PE firm: Apollo Global Management

Fun fact: He owns part of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

James Coulter

Rank: #683

Net-worth: $1.9 billion

Age: 52

PE firm: TPG Capital

Fun fact: He (and his partner Robert Bonderman) apprenticed under Robert Bass of Oak Hill Capital.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

David Bonderman

Rank: #683

Net-worth: $1.9 billion

Age: 69

PE firm: TPG Capital

Fun fact: His nickname is 'Bondo'. (Wikipedia)

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Tom Gores

Rank: #521

Net-worth: $2.4 billion

Age: 47

PE firm: Platinum Equity

Fun fact: He owns the Detroit Pistons.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

David Rubenstein

Rank: #418

Net-worth: $2.8 billion

Age: 65

PE firm: Carlyle Group

Fun fact: His single greatest investment regret is that he didn't meet with Mark Zuckerberg before the Facebook founder left Harvard. (Wikipedia)

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Daniel D'Aniello

Rank: #418

Net-worth: $2.8 billion

Age: 65

PE firm: Carlyle Group

Fun fact: He was a Teagle fellow at Harvard Business School.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

William Conway Jr.

Rank: #418

Net-worth: $2.8 billion

Age: 62

PE firm: Carlyle Group

Fun fact: In the beginning, his firm focused on the defence industry.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Leon Black

Rank: #330

Net-worth: $3.4 billion

Age: 60

PE firm: Apollo Global Management

Fun fact: He founded the stem cell research initiative at Mount Sanai Hospital in NYC.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

George Roberts

Rank: #304

Net-worth: $3.6 billion

Age: 68

PE firm: KKR

Fun fact: He founded KKR with his cousin, Henry Kravis.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Henry Kravis

Rank: #276

Net-worth: $4 billion

Age: 68

PE firm: KKR

Fun fact: His firm organised the famed RJR Nabisco deal in 1989.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Rank: #69

Net-worth: $12 billion

Age: 72

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.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Ronald Perelman

Rank: #69

Net-worth: $12 billion

Age: 69

PE firm: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

Fun fact: He's been married 5 times and has 7 kids.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

Carl Icahn

Rank: #50

Net-worth: $14 billion

Age: 76

PE firm: Icahn & Co.

Fun fact: He dropped out of NYU medical school.

Source: Forbes, World Billionaires List

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