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Wealthiest Persons
Los Angeles County, 2020

The Doheny Mansion, once home to one of Los Angeles' wealthiest families. Now part of the campus of Mount St. Mary's University. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.


According to Forbes Magazine, California is home to 99 persons/families who each, in 2020, had a personal net worth of at least $2.1 billion. Of these, 31 resided in Los Angeles County, the highest concentration among any of the state's counties. The combined 2020 wealth of these Los Angeles County billionaires was $132 billion, about 18 percent of the combined wealth of all California billionaires in Forbes' list.



Name Net Worth
($ Billion)*
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank California Rank
David Geffen $8.1 77 Beverly Hills Motion Pictures, Music 65 16
Marijke Mars $7.2 56 Los Angeles Mars Inc. Heir 74 18
Stewart & Lynda Resnick $7.1 - Beverly Hills Agriculture, Water 81 19
Eli Broad $6.9 87 Los Angeles Investments 85 20
Patrick Soon-Shiong $6.7 68 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 91 24
John Tu $6.5 79 Rolling Hills Computer Hardware 95 26
Tom Gores $5.7 56 Beverly Hills Private Equity 109 29
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) *
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank California Rank
Edward Roski, Jr. $5.5 81 Los Angeles Real Estate 115 31
Jeff Skoll $5.5 55 Los Angeles eBay 115 32
Meg Whitman $4.8 64 Los Angeles eBay 139 35
Bobby Murphy $4.7 32 Venice (Los Angeles) Snapchat 148 36
Eric Smidt $4.7 60 Beverly Hills Harbor Freight Tools 148 37
Evan Spiegel $4.5 30 Los Angeles Snapchat 161 40
Steven Udvar-Hazy $4.0 74 Beverly Hills Aircraft Leasing 186 44
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) *
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank California Rank
Rick Caruso $3.9 61 Brentwood (Los Angeles) Real Estate 197 45
Donald Sterling $3.8 86 Beverly Hills Real Estate 209 47
Michael Milken $3.7 74 Los Angeles Investments 213 48
Steven Spielberg $3.7 73 Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles) Motion Picures 213 49
Anthony Pritzker $3.5 59 Los Angeles Hotels, Investments 228 53
Anthony Ressler $3.5 58 Los Angeles Finance 228 55
Don Hankey $3.2 77 Malibu Auto Loans 260 63
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) *
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank California Rank
Lynsi Snyder $3.0 38 Glendora In-N-Out Burger 278 70
Haim Saban $2.9 75 Beverly Hills TV Network, Investments 295 72
Sean Parker $2.7 40 Los Angeles Facebook 319 73
Travis Kalanick $2.6 44 Los Angeles Uber 327 77
Jean (Gigi) Pritzker $2.6 58 Los Angeles Hotel Heir, Investments 327 76
Jeffrey Gundlach $2.2 61 Los Angeles Investments 378 92
Sumner Redstone $2.1 47 Marina Del Rey Private Equity 391 99
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) *
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank California Rank
Alec Gores $2.1 67 Beverly Hills Private Equity 391 95
Bruce Karsh $2.1 64 Los Angeles Private Equity 391 96
Peter Thiel $2.1 52 Los Angeles Facebook, Palantir 391 97

* Wealth figures are for January 1, 2021.
† Tied in Ranking

Source: Forbes Magazine