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Wealthiest Persons
Los Angeles County, 2017

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) 1 Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 3
Elon Musk $20.6 46 Los Angeles Tesla Motors 34 7
Patrick Soon-Shiong $8.5 65 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 47 11
David Geffen $7.7 74 Malibu Entertainment 78 14
Eli Broad $7.3 84 Los Angeles Investments 58 12
John Tu $5.9 76 Rolling Hills Computer Hardware 90 19
Edward Roski, Jr. $5.4 78 Los Angeles Real Estate 110 22
Tamara Gustavson & Family $4.9 55 Malibu Self Storage 117 23
Sumner Redstone $4.8 94 Beverly Hills Media 117 24
Stewart & Lynda Resnick $4.0 - Beverly Hills Agriculture, Water 142 31
Rick Caruso $3.9 58 Brentwood (Los Angeles) Real Estate 156 34
Steven Udvar-Hazy $3.9 71 Beverly Hills Aircraft Leasing 184 36
Steven Spielberg $3.7 70 Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles) Movies 156 35
Michael Milken $3.7 71 Los Angeles Investments 184 38
Anthony Pritzker $3.5 56 Los Angeles Hotels, Investments 190 40
Donald Sterling $3.5 83 Beverly Hills Real Estate 190 41
Evan Spiegel $3.4 27 Los Angeles Snapchat 335 76
Name Net Worth (Billion) 1 Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 3
Bobby Murphy $3.4 29 Venice (Los Angeles) Snapchat 374 85
Tom Gores $3.3 53 Beverly Hills Private Equity 194 46
Haim Saban $3.1 72 Beverly Hills TV Network, Investments 232 54
Kieu Hoang $2.9 73 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 214 50
Do Won & Jin Sook Chang $2.8 61 Beverly Hills Fashion Retail 222 53
Don Hankey $2.7 74 Malibu Auto Loans 274 63
Sean Parker 4 $2.6 37 Los Angeles Facebook 290 64
Alec Gores $2.1 64 Beverly Hills Private Equity 335 81
Bruce Karsh $2.0 61 Los Angeles Private Equity 361 84
Sarah MacMillan 5 $2.0 63 Los Angeles (Los Angeles) Cargill 374 5 86 5
Nicolas Berggruen 4 $1.9 59 Beverly Hills Investments 395 88

1) These wealth figures are for September 2017
2) Ranking according to Forbes 400 Richest Americans List, 2016
3) Californians ranked according to the Forbes 400 Richest American List. Current wealth figures may change actual ranking order (for example, Elon Musk would actually rank 5th richest in California).
4) New to Los Angeles County List
5) New to Forbes 400 Richest Americans List.

Source: Forbes Magazine


Forbes Magazine makes California home to 88 people who, in 2016, had a personal net worth of $1.5 billion or more. Of these, 27 reside in Los Angeles County, the highest concentration in any of the state's counties. The combined wealth of Los Angeles County's billionaires in 2017 comes to $123.5 billion, up almost seven percent from 2015.