Financing and investments are risky yet gainful ways of earning profits by relying on the success of the business you are investing in. There are many bankers and investors around the world who have been able to accumulate billions of dollars of net worth through their exceptional skills when it comes to investing. Check out this article for the list of the top 15 richest investors in the world in 2023 along with some important details about them.
15 Richest Investors In The World 2023
The table provides the list of the top 15 richest investors in the world along with their net worth (as of 2023), and nationality.
|Warren Buffett||$106 billion||United States|
|Ken Griffin||$35 billion||United States|
|Jeff Yass||$28.5 billion||United States|
|Jim Simons||$28.1 billion||United States|
|Stephen Schwarzman||$27.8 billion||United States|
|Thomas Peterffy||$25.3 billion||United States|
|Robert Hartono||$24.2 billion||Indonesia|
|Abigail Johnson||$21.6 billion||United States|
|Ray Dalio||$19.1 billion||United States|
|David Tepper||$18.5 billion||United States|
|Daniel Gilbert||$18 billion||United States|
|Steve Cohen||$17.5 billion||United States|
|Carl Icahn||$17.5 billion||United States|
|Vicky Safra & family||$16.7 billion||Greece|
|Renata Kellnerova & family||$16.5 billion||Czech Republic|
World’s 15 Richest Investors In 2023
Find out more fascinating details about the 15 richest investors in the world in 2023.
1. Warren Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett is the richest investor and one of the richest persons in the world in 2023 with a net worth of over $100 billion. He is also a philanthropist who has pledged 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes. Warren had a talent for investment ever since he was a little boy who purchased his first stock at the age of 11 years.
2. Kenneth C. Griffin
Kenneth Cordele Griffin is known for his billion-dollar net worth and is even more popular for having donated over $1.56 billion to various charities in the areas of education, economic mobility, and medical research. Ken has made his riches through hedge funds and investments mostly through his companies Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities.
3. Jeff Yass
Jeffrey S. Yass is a trader and investor and the richest man in the state of Pennsylvania. He has a net worth of around $28.5 billion and is included in the Forbes list of billionaires in 2023. Jeff was an early investor in TikTok, a highly popular video-sharing platform and his company Susquehanna International Group is one of the largest trading firms.
4. Jim Simons
James Harris Simons is a billionaire hedge fund manager and a mathematician who makes use of mathematics and algorithms in investments. Simons is one of the greatest investors on Wall Street and also the most successful hedge fund manager of all time. He established the quantitative hedge fund Renaissance Technologies which specializes in systematic trading.
5. Stephen Schwarzman
Stephen Allen Schwarzman is the founder of the global private equity firm The Blackstone Group, an investment management company known for being one of the largest investors in leveraged buyouts. Schwarzman started his first business at the age of 14 years in lawn mowing and employed his younger brothers to mow the lawns of the clients he brought.
6. Thomas Peterffy
Thomas Peterffy is known for his role in developing the first electronic trading platform for securities. Interactive Brokers is a multinational brokerage firm established by Peterffy that operates the largest electronic trading platform in the United States. After working as an architectural draftsman and computer programmer, Thomas emerged as a pioneer in digital trading.
7. Robert Hartono
Robert Budi Hartono is the richest person in Indonesia and one of the richest in the world. Hartono owes his billions of dollars of net worth to his tobacco business and his investment (along with his brother) in one of Indonesia’s biggest banks, Bank Central Asia. Robert’s tobacco company Djarum is also the world’s third-largest maker of clove cigarettes.
8. Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson is the first woman to be featured in the list of 15 richest investors in the world in 2023. With a net worth of over $20 billion, she is also one of the world’s wealthiest women. Abigail is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the multinational financial services company Fidelity Investments founded by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II.
9. Ray Dalio
Raymond Thomas Dalio is an investor and hedge fund manager known for establishing the world’s largest hedge fund managing corporation, Bridgewater Associates. He founded the firm in 1975 and has been serving as its co-chief investment officer since 1985. Dalio has even written a book on corporate management and investment philosophy, “Principles: Life & Work”, which was featured on the list of The New York Times bestsellers.
10. David Tepper
David Tepper is the founder of the global hedge fund company Appaloosa Management who also owns teams in the National Football League (NFL) and the Major League Soccer (MLS). Tepper was one of the highest-earning hedge fund managers in 2013 and 2016 according to Forbes and with a net worth of $18.5 billion, he is also one of the richest men in the United States and the world.
11. Daniel Gilbert
Dan Gilbert is one of the wealthiest investors and the co-founder of Quicken Loans (formerly known as Rocket Mortgage), a mortgage loan-providing company. He established the company at only 22 years of age along with his bother Gary Gilbert and others. Other than co-owning America’s largest online retail mortgage lender company, Gilbert also owns multiple sports teams including the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
12. Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen is known for his company Point72 Asset Management, a hedge fund company, and is also the owner of the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He is also a philanthropist and has donated more than $700 million to charitable causes. Cohen has been included in the Forbes list of billionaires and on Forbes 400 list.
13. Carl Icahn
Like Jim Simons, Carl Icahn is one of the most successful hedge fund managers of all time and one of the greatest investors on Wall Street. He is the founder of the holding company Icahn Enterprises which holds investments in different sectors from energy, and automotive, to real estate, home fashion, etc. Carl is the recipient of the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement and Starlight Foundation Founders Award & 1990 Man of the Year Award.
14. Vicky Safra & family
Vicky Safra is a member of the billionaire Safra family known as one of the biggest investors in the world. Vicky is the second woman to be featured in this list after Abigail Johnson. She is one of the richest women in Greece and a major philanthropist. Vicky was married to banker and billionaire businessman Joseph Safra from 1969 to 2020, until his demise.
15. Renata Kellnerova & family
The list of the top 15 richest investors in the world in 2023 concludes with Renata Kellnerova & family. Renata was married to Petr Kellner, the founder of one of the largest investment groups in Europe, PPF Group. Petr died in a helicopter crash in 2021 at the age of 56 leaving 98.93% of his stake in the PPF Group to Renata. With this Renata became the richest Czech citizen and made it to the Forbes Billionaires list in 2022.
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Three women have made it to the list of 15 richest investors in the world.