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Wealthiest Persons
Los Angeles County, 2019

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 people who each, in 2019, had a personal net worth of $2.1 billion or more. Of these, 31 resided in Los Angeles County, the highest concentration among any of the state's counties. The combined 2019 wealth of Los Angeles County billionaires was $147 billion, about 21 percent of the combined wealth of all California billionaires in Forbes' list.



Name Net Worth
($ Billion) (1)
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Elon Musk $19.9 48 Los Angeles Tesla Motors, SpaceX 23 6
Stewart & Lynda Resnick $9.0 - Beverly Hills Agriculture, Water 54 12
David Geffen $7.9 76 Beverly Hills Entertainment 60 13
Marijke Mars $7.4 55 Los Angeles Mars Inc. Heir 70 16
Eli Broad $6.8 86 Los Angeles Investments 84 18
Patrick Soon-Shiong $6.7 67 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 85* 19*
Tom Gores $5.6 55 Beverly Hills Private Equity 118 24
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) (1)
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Edward Roski, Jr. $5.5 80 Los Angeles Real Estate 119* 25*
John Tu $5.5 78 Rolling Hills Computer Hardware 119* 25*
Rick Caruso $4.2 60 Brentwood (Los Angeles) Real Estate 168* 30*
Sumner Redstone $4.1 96 Beverly Hills Media 179* 31*
Eric Smidt $4.1 59 Beverly Hills Harbor Freight Tools 179* 31*
Steven Udvar-Hazy $4.1 73 Beverly Hills Aircraft Leasing 179* 31*
Donald Sterling $3.8 85 Beverly Hills Real Estate 207* 34*
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) (1)
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Michael Milken $3.7 73 Los Angeles Investments 217* 35*
Bobby Murphy $3.7 31 Venice (Los Angeles) Snapchat 217* 35*
Meg Whitman $3.7 63 Los Angeles eBay 217* 35*
Lynsi Snyder $3.6 37 Glendora In-N-Out Burger 225* 36*
Evan Spiegel $3.6 29 Los Angeles Snapchat 225* 36*
Steven Spielberg $3.6 72 Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles) Motion Picures 225* 36*
Travis Kalanick $3.5 43 Los Angeles Uber 239 37*
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) (1)
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Anthony Pritzker $3.5 58 Los Angeles Hotels, Investments 239* 37*
Jean (Gigi) Pritzker $3.2 57 Los Angeles Hotel Heir, Investments 268 39
Don Hankey $3.1 76 Malibu Auto Loans 275 40
Haim Saban $2.9 75 Beverly Hills TV Network, Investments 296* 42*
Anthony Ressler $2.8 57 Los Angeles Finance 306* 43*
Sean Parker $2.7 39 Los Angeles Facebook 319* 44*
Peter Thiel $2.3 52 Los Angeles Facebook, Palantir 363 48
Name Net Worth
($ Billion) (1)
Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Bruce Karsh $2.2 64 Los Angeles Private Equity 370* 49*
Alec Gores $2.1 66 Beverly Hills Private Equity 388* 50*
Jeffrey Gundlach $2.1 60 Los Angeles Investments 388* 50*

* Tied in Ranking with Others
1) These wealth figures are for September 2019.
2) Ranking according to Forbes 400 Richest Americans List, 2019.

Source: Forbes Magazine