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Wealthiest Persons
Los Angeles County, 2018

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According to Forbes Magazine, California is home to 96 people who each, in 2018, has a personal net worth of $2.1 billion or more. Of these, 28 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 2018 came to $122 billion, about 20 percent of the wealth of Forbes' list of California's billionaires.



Name Net Worth (Billion) (1) Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Elon Musk $19.6 47 Los Angeles Tesla Motors 21 5
Patrick Soon-Shiong $9.0 66 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 55 12
David Geffen $8.7 75 Malibu Entertainment 63 13
Eli Broad $6.7 85 Los Angeles Investments 71 15
John Tu $5.6 77 Rolling Hills Computer Hardware 87 18
Edward Roski, Jr. $5.6 79 Los Angeles Real Estate 97 20
Sumner Redstone $4.8 95 Beverly Hills Media 115 22
Tamara Gustavson & Family $4.6 56 Malibu Self Storage 122 24
Rick Caruso $3.9 59 Brentwood (Los Angeles) Real Estate 179 29
Steven Udvar-Hazy $4.0 72 Beverly Hills Aircraft Leasing 179 29
Name Net Worth (Billion) (1) Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Stewart & Lynda Resnick $5.6 - Beverly Hills Agriculture, Water 179 29
Michael Milken $3.7 72 Los Angeles Investments 200 31
Tom Gores $3.9 54 Beverly Hills Private Equity 200 31
Steven Spielberg $3.7 71 Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles) Motion Picures 206 32
Donald Sterling $3.6 84 Beverly Hills Real Estate 212 33
Anthony Pritzker $3.3 57 Los Angeles Hotels, Investments 219 34
Haim Saban $2.9 73 Beverly Hills TV Network, Investments 240 36
Bobby Murphy $2.3 30 Venice (Los Angeles) Snapchat 248 37
Evan Spiegel $2.3 28 Los Angeles Snapchat 248 37
Kieu Hoang $1.6 74 Los Angeles Pharmaceuticals 278 39
Name Net Worth (Billion) (1) Age Residence Source of Wealth National Rank 2 California Rank 2
Do Won & Jin Sook Chang $2.9 62 Beverly Hills Forever 21 302 41
Don Hankey $3.2 75 Malibu Auto Loans 302 41
Eric Smidt $3.1 58 Beverly Hills Harbor Freight Tools 374 47
Sean Parker $2.7 38 Los Angeles Facebook 315 42
Alec Gores $2.1 65 Beverly Hills Private Equity 359 46
Sarah MacMillan 3 $2.1 64 Los Angeles (Los Angeles) Cargill (See Note 3) (See Note 3)
Bruce Karsh $2.0 62 Los Angeles Private Equity 374 47
Nicolas Berggruen 3 $1.8 60 Beverly Hills Investments (See Note 3) (See Note 3)

1) These wealth figures are for September 2018.
2) Ranking according to Forbes 400 Richest Americans List, 2018. Ranking based upon wealth figures earlier than September 2018.
3) Not listed in the 2018 list of Forbes 400 Richest Americans.

Source: Forbes Magazine