The top 10 wealthiest Greeks in the world

The top 10 wealthiest Greeks in the world team publishes the list with the top 10 wealthiest Greeks in the world now, based on economic data from Forbes magazine. The richest businessman with Greek origin is Jim Davis, owner of New Balance. His fortune is estimated at $5,1 billion.

See the top 10:

1.Jim Davis

Jim Davis is on 325th place with 5.1 billion dollars. His parents moved to USA when his was a little boy. He is the owner of «New Balance». Read more about Jim Davis.

2. Tom Gores

Tom Gores is in 581st place with a fortune of 3,3 billion. He was born in Nazareth, Israel to a Greek father and a Lebanese mother. When he was only four, the family moved to Genessee, MI. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University, he joined his brother Alec (also featured in this edition) in buying out companies. He founded Capital Equity in 1995, which remains one of the largest private companies in the United States.

3.John Catsimatidis


John Catsimatidis is on 597th place with a fortune of 3,3 billion. 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. Read more about John Catsimatidis here.

4.John Paul DeJoria


On 668 place we find John Paul DeJoria. His fortune is estimated at $3 billion. 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. Read more about his life

5.Philip Niarchos


On place 830 we find Philip Niarchos with an estimated fortune of $2,5 billion. He has in his art collection some of the most valuable paintings in the world.

6.Dean Metropoulos


Dean Metropoulos is 859 place with a fortune of $2,4 billion. He is the owner of Pabst Brewing, which produces more than 24 brands of beer and drinks. His family moved to USA when he was 9 years old. Read more about Dean Metropoulos here.

7.Alexander Spanos


He is on 871st place with a fortune of 2,4 billion while in 2016 he was in 1067 place with 1,7 billion dollars. He is the owner of San Diego Chargers. Read more about Alexander Spanos here.

8.George Argyros


He is on 952 place with a fortune of 2,2 billion, while last year he was on 1011 place with a fortune estimated at 1,8 billion dollars. He deals with real estate and investments and had served as U.S. ambassador to Spain. Read more about his life

9.Peter Peterson


Peter Peterson is on place 993 with a fortune of 2,1 billion, whereas last year he was on place 1121 with a fortune of 1,6 billion dollars.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. Read more about Peter Peterson here.

10.Alec Gores

Alec Gores, 63, like his brother Tom (also featured in this list) was born to a Greek father and Lebanese mother, in Nazareth, Israel. The family moved to Genesee, MI when he was a teenager. Alec Gores started bagging groceries at his uncle’s store soon after arriving; he didn’t speak any English at the time. The brothers worked together at the beginning of their careers but went their separate ways in 1995 and have competed for buyout deals ever since.


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