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 The list with the richest people of Greek descent in the world is:

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

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

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