World’s Greek Billionaires

World’s Greek Billionaires

In times of economic hardship even the very rich feel the pain. Forbes list with the world’s billionaires includes 793 people this year while last year included 1125 persons. The richest man in the world is Bill Gates followed by Warren Buffett. Michael Jaharis, George Mitchell, Mike Lazarides, John Catsimatides, George Argyros and Alexander Spanos are the only billionaires of Greek descent, while the only Greek citizen of the list is Spiro Latsis. The significant lost of wealth left many rich outside the list, among them the Greek-American chief executive officer of Calamos Asset Management, John Calamos which lost 1.3 billion in shares last year according to chicagobusiness.com. The list with the richest people of Greek descent in the world is:

Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil)
Residence
149 Spiro Latsis & family Greece 62
3.8
Switzerland
376 Michael Jaharis United States 80
1.9
United States
376 George Mitchell United States 89
1.9
United States
397 Mike Lazaridis Canada 48
1.8
Canada
430 John Catsimatidis United States 60
1.7
United States
559 George Argyros United States 72
1.3
United States
701 Alexander Spanos & family United States 85
1.0
United States

The Forbes list of world’s billionaires can be found here.