Wealthiest Persons
Los Angeles County, 2015

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

Name Net Worth (Billion) Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank* California Rank**
Patrick Soon-Shiong $12.4 63 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 34 7
Elon Musk $11.7 44 Los Angeles Tesla Motors 35 8
Eli Broad $7.4 82 Los Angeles Investments 65 12
David Geffen $6.9 72 Malibu Entertainment 70 13
Sumner Redstone $5.0 92 Beverly Hills Media 94 19
Jin Sook & Do Won Chang $4.6 56 Beverly Hills Fashion Retail 119 23
Tamara Gustavson $4.4 53 Malibu Self Storage 124 25
Stewart & Lynda Resnick $4.3 - Beverly Hills Agriculture, Water 129 26
John Tu $4.2 74 Rolling Hills Computer Hardware 133 28
Jeffrey Skoll $4.1 50 Los Angeles Ebay 135 30
Edward Roski, Jr. $4.0 76 Los Angeles Real Estate 138 32
Kieu Hoang $3.8 71 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 149 34
Steven Udvar-Hazy $3.7 69 Beverly Hills Aircraft Leasing 159 37
Steven Spielberg $3.6 68 Pacific Palisades Movies 164 39
Haim Saban $3.5 71 Beverly Hills TV Network, Investments 171 41
Name Net Worth (Billion) Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank* California Rank**
Rick Caruso $3.5 56 Brentwood Real Estate 171 40
Anthony Pritzker $3.4 54 Los Angeles Hotels, Investments 182 43
Tom Gores $3.3 51 Beverly Hills Private Equity 194 47
Donald Sterling $3.1 79 Beverly Hills Real Estate 209 48
David Murdock $2.9 92 Los Angeles Dole, Real Estate 227 54
A. Jerrold Perenchio $2.7 84 Bel Air Television, Univision 246 62
Don Hankey $2.7 72 Malibu Auto Loans 246 60
Michael Milken $2.5 69 Los Angeles Investments 268 64
Alec Gores $2.1 62 Beverly Hills Private Equity 327 76
Evan Spiegel $2.1 25 Los Angeles Snapchat 327 79
Bruce Karsh $2.0 60 Los Angeles Private Equity 342 82
Bobby Murphy $1.8 27 Venice Snapchat 375 87

* 400 Wealthiest Persons in the United States, 2015
** 92 Wealthiest Persons in California, 2015

Source: Forbes Magazine


South-African-born Patrick Soon-Shiong's personalwealth at $12.4 billion makes him the wealthiest resident in Los Angeles County in 2015 and the seventh wealthiest in the state. Forbes ranks him 34 among the 400 wealthiest people in the nation and 96 on their list of the world's billionaires. His father was a village doctor in China who fled with his family to South Africa during World War II. Soon-Shiong graduated from high school at age 16 and became a doctor at age 23. He went on to achieve prominence as a surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, UCLA professor and philanthropist. He took his first pharmaceutical venture public in 2001, eventually selling that and another start-up for more than $8 billion.


Forbes Magazine makes California home to 92 peoplewho in 2015 had a personal net worth of $1 billion or more. Of these, 27 reside in Los Angeles County, thehighest concentration in any of the state's counties. The combined wealth of Los Angeles County's billionaires comes to $115.7 billion.