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March 4th, 2014 at 3:02:07 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Forbes lists 73 media billionaires from around the world, but only Oprah Winfrey seems to have built her fortune in front of the camera.

Forbes denies rumors that Madonna is now a billionaire. Some reports are that Julia Louis Dreyfus will inherit from her billionaire father (age 81).

Many in front of the camera stars like Bruce Willis have earned fantastic amounts of money, but seem to spend it just as fast.

Who do you think will be the next in front of camera or microphone star to become a billionaire?



Rank | Name | Net | Age | Source | Country of Citizenship
1 | David Thomson & family | $22.60 | 56 | media | Canada
2 | Anne Cox Chambers | $15.50 | 94 | media | United States
3 | Rupert Murdoch & family | $13.50 | 82 | media | United States
4 | Hans Rausing | $12.00 | 87 | packaging | Sweden
5 | Samuel Newhouse, Jr. | $9.30 | 86 | media | United States
6 | Joao Roberto Marinho | $9.10 | 60 | media | Brazil
7 | Jose Roberto Marinho | $9.10 | 58 | media | Brazil
8 | Roberto Irineu Marinho | $9.10 | 66 | media | Brazil
9 | Donald Newhouse | $8.50 | 84 | media | United States
10 | Jean-Claude Decaux & family | $7.70 | 76 | advertising | France
11 | Jim Kennedy | $7.70 | 66 | media | United States
12 | Blair Parry-Okeden | $7.70 | 63 | media | United States
13 | John Malone | $7.50 | 72 | cable television | United States
14 | Sumner Redstone | $6.20 | 90 | Media | United States
15 | David Geffen | $6.10 | 71 | movies, music | United States
16 | Patrick McGovern | $5.70 | 76 | media | United States
17 | George Lucas | $4.90 | 69 | Star Wars | United States
18 | Arnon Milchan | $4.70 | 69 | movie making | Israel
19 | Elizabeth Mohn & family | $4.20 | 73 | media | Germany
20 | Friede Springer | $4.20 | 71 | publishing | Germany
21 | David & Frederick Barclay | $4.00 | 80 | media, retail | United Kingdom
22 | Gustavo Cisneros & family | $4.00 | 68 | media | Venezuela
23 | Martha Ingram & family | $3.90 | 78 | book distribution, transportation | United States
24 | Charles Dolan & family | $3.70 | 87 | cable television | United States
25 | Yvonne Bauer & family | $3.50 | 36 | media | Germany
26 | Zygmunt Solorz-Zak | $3.50 | 57 | TV broadcasting | Poland
27 | Haim Saban | $3.40 | 69 | television | United States
28 | Steven Spielberg | $3.40 | 67 | movies | United States
29 | Isaac Perlmutter | $3.10 | 71 | Marvel comics | United States
30 | Amos Hostetter, Jr. | $3.00 | 77 | cable television | United States
31 | Oprah Winfrey | $2.90 | 60 | television | United States
32 | Krit Ratanarak | $2.80 | 67 | media, real estate | Thailand
33 | Emilio Azcarraga Jean | $2.60 | 46 | media | Mexico
34 | Mark Cuban | $2.60 | 55 | online media | United States
35 | A. Jerrold Perenchio | $2.60 | 83 | television, Univision | United States
36 | Hubert Burda | $2.50 | 74 | publishing | Germany
37 | Clive Calder | $2.50 | 67 | record label | United Kingdom
38 | Richard Desmond | $2.40 | 62 | publishing | United Kingdom
39 | Barry Diller | $2.40 | 72 | online media | United States
40 | Stanley Hubbard | $2.30 | 80 | DirecTV | United States
41 | Indu Jain | $2.30 | 77 | media | India
42 | Wang Changtian | $2.30 | 48 | entertainment | China
43 | John de Mol | $2.20 | 58 | TV | Netherlands
44 | Kalanithi Maran | $2.20 | 48 | media | India
45 | Ted Turner | $2.20 | 75 | cable television | United States
46 | Cai Dongqing | $2.00 | 44 | animation | China
47 | Guy Laliberte | $2.00 | 54 | Cirque du Soleil | Canada
48 | Subhash Chandra | $1.90 | 63 | media | India
49 | Fu Meicheng & family | $1.90 | 56 | entertainment | China
50 | Jonathan Harmsworth | $1.90 | 46 | publishing | United Kingdom
51 | Elisabeth Badinter & family | $1.80 | 70 | advertising | France
52 | Kenneth Feld & family | $1.80 | 65 | circus, live entertainment | United States
53 | Gary Magness | $1.80 | 60 | cable, investments | United States
54 | Craig McCaw | $1.80 | 64 | telecom | United States
55 | Thomas Secunda | $1.70 | 59 | Bloomberg | United States
56 | Joop van den Ende | $1.70 | 72 | TV | Netherlands
57 | Arkady Volozh | $1.70 | 50 | internet | Russia
58 | Edmund Ansin | $1.40 | 77 | television | United States
59 | Alan Gerry | $1.40 | 84 | cable television | United States
60 | Billy Joe (Red) McCombs | $1.40 | 86 | real estate, oil, cars | United States
61 | Todd Wagner | $1.40 | 53 | online media | United States
62 | Koos Bekker | $1.30 | 61 | media, investments | South Africa
63 | Charles Zegar | $1.30 | 66 | Bloomberg LP | United States
64 | Allan Slaight | $1.25 | 81 | broadcasting | Canada
65 | Hary Tanoesoedibjo | $1.20 | 48 | media | Indonesia
66 | Aydin Dogan | $1.10 | 77 | media | Turkey
67 | Edir Macedo & family | $1.10 | 69 | broadcasting | Brazil
68 | Giancarlo Franceso Civita | $1.05 | | media | Brazil
69 | Victor Civita Neto | $1.05 | | media | Brazil
70 | Roberta Anamaria Civita | $1.05 | | media | Brazil
71 | Ryan Kavanaugh | $1.00 | 39 | Movies | United States
72 | Monika Schoeller | $1.00 | 75 | publishing | Germany
73 | Stefan von Holtzbrinck | $1.00 | 50 | publishing | Germany
March 8th, 2014 at 11:42:06 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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I'm trying to understand why Michael Bloomberg doesn't top this list as a media giant? Even if they only estimated the amount that he's earned from the media side, he'd be up there, I would think, at 33B net worth this past year.
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March 9th, 2014 at 12:01:42 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: beachbumbabs
I'm trying to understand why Michael Bloomberg doesn't top this list as a media giant?


You are probably correct. He is listed under "finance" by Forbes, but his media holdings are considerable.


Here is the people listed under "gaming"
Rank Name Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship
#8 Sheldon Adelson $38 B 80 casinos United States
#28 Lui Che Woo $22 B 84 casinos Hong Kong
#186 Johann Graf $7.2 B 67 gambling Austria
#212 Pansy Ho $6.4 B 51 casinos Hong Kong
#295 Kunio Busujima & family $4.9 B 88 gaming Japan
#328 Kirk Kerkorian $4.5 B 96 casinos, investments United States
#396 Steve Wynn $3.8 B 72 casinos, hotels United States
#466 Han Chang-Woo & family $3.4 B 83 gaming Japan
#551 Lawrence Ho $3 B 37 casinos Hong Kong
#609 Angela Leong $2.8 B 52 casinos Hong Kong
#642 Elaine Wynn $2.7 B 70 casinos, hotels United States
#687 Teddy Sagi $2.5 B 42 gambling software Israel
#796 Manuel Lao Hernandez $2.2 B 69 gambling Spain
#988 David Chow $1.8 B 64 casinos Macau
#1092 Denise Coates $1.6 B 46 Online Gambling United Kingdom
#1210 Len Ainsworth $1.4 B 90 betting machines Australia
#1270 Kazuo Okada & family $1.35 B 71 casinos Japan
#1356 Chen Lip Keong $1.25 B 66 casinos Malaysia
#1372 Gabe Newell $1.2 B 51 videogames United States
#1465 Kim Tack-Jin $1.1 B 46 NCsoft South Korea
#1465 Hajime Satomi $1.1 B 72 gaming Japan
#1565 Ina Chan $1 B 60 casinos Hong Kong
#1565 Lam Fong Ngo $1 B - casinos Macau
March 9th, 2014 at 4:29:31 PM permalink
Evenbob
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My guess is Randy Quaid will never be on this list.
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February 18th, 2015 at 11:45:01 PM permalink
deomair
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hey only estimated the amount that he's earned from the media side, ?


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February 19th, 2015 at 3:11:20 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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I do not think Madonna is a billionaire. Seems a stretch.

I don't see anyone in the next 20 and surely 10 making it from in front of the camera. Simple reason is to make it from that side you need to produce 10 times that for the camera owner. Oprah made her money promoting her brand and getting an equity stake in her show. With the ever increasing fragmentation of media that will be harder and harder to pull off.
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February 19th, 2015 at 1:50:25 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: AZDuffman
I do not think Madonna is a billionaire. Seems a stretch.


Some people claim she is worth over $800 million. She is a pretty savvy businesswoman, but she certainly isn't the top of ticket sales at age 56.

Beyoncé's and husband Jay-Z's wealth, Wealth-X puts the couple's net worth at $950 million -- just shy of becoming a billionaire power couple. But like Oprah, they own businesses and don't just make money performing.

Sometimes the product doesn't have to be groundbreaking. Headphones have been around forever, but Dr Dre made a fortune on them.

A lot of people like Bruce Willis probably have earned more than a billion dollars, but are worth far less.
February 19th, 2015 at 2:14:14 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
Some people claim she is worth over $800 million..


I don't want to be rich. Ever meet a happy
rich person? They're always worried about
something. Business, their health,
their rotten kids, their crappy marriage,
the stock market, their full schedule,
investments, who's ripping them off, who's
begging them for money this week.
It's not worth it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 19th, 2015 at 2:29:46 PM permalink
Face
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Quote: Evenbob
I don't want to be rich. Ever meet a happy
rich person? They're always worried about
something.


I've been poor. I'd take my chances =p
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February 19th, 2015 at 2:59:39 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Posts: 15604
Quote: Evenbob
I don't want to be rich. Ever meet a happy
rich person? They're always worried about
something. Business, their health,
their rotten kids, their crappy marriage,
the stock market, their full schedule,
investments, who's ripping them off, who's
begging them for money this week.
It's not worth it.


Met plenty of happy ones. True, many make their lives a mess. The ones that keep a blue-collar attitude tend to be happier from what I have seen.
The President is a fink.
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