6 Greeks on the forbes list with the richest people in America
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6 Greeks on the forbes list with the richest people in America

The list with the richest people in America was published by the magazine Forbes. The richest man is Bill Gates with a total fortune of 72 billion dollars, whereas 6 Greek businessmen are included.

John Paul Dejoria is at the 110 place with a fortune that reaches 4 billion dollars.He was born to immigrant parents, a Greek mother and an Italian father. His main income source is John Paul Mitchell Systems, his hair products company. Actually, before building his business empire, he used to be a homeless guy living in his car.

The homeless who became billionaire

John Catsimatides is in the 161 rang with hiw wealth estimated at 3,1 billion dollars. His group of companies which includes the largest chain of food supermarkets in New York and Florida, 400 Petrol Stations, while he also deals with the Real Estate.

In the list of the richest in U.S.A.

Number 260 on the list is George Argyros with 2.1 billion dollars. The 76 year old businessman deals with real estate and investments and had served as U.S. ambassador to Spain.

Michael Zacharis is in 273 place with 2 billion dollars. During the last years, he’s regularly included in Forbes’s Richest Men in the World lists.. Jaharis is the founder of Kos Pharmaceuticals and Vatera Healthcare Partners and also co-founder of Arisaph Pharmaceuticals.

A businessman with lots of charitable work

Peter Peterson with 1,5 billion dollars is on 352 place. He’s a businessman, banker, author and politician and has prominently served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973 under President Nixon. Currently he’s considered to be the most influential persona in the country.

The most influential billionaire politician in the United States

The sixth Greek that is among the richest people of USA is Dean Metropoulos on number 386 and 1,3 billion dollars. He is the owner of Pabst Brewing, which produces more than 24 brands of bear and drinks. His family moved to USA when he was 9 years old.

See the full Forbes 400 list here.