Bay Area Billionaires




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Forbes Magazine’s Richest 400 People In America

As we browsed through the current Forbes, with it’s list of the richest 400 people in America, we thought it would be fun to list all of those (a total of 47) who live in the Bay Area.

At least 20 of them live in San Francisco (shown in bold.) Not many surprises, of course — one can hardly become a billionaire without being widely known. There are two newcomers: Laurene Powell Jobs and Jack Dorsey. There are plenty more locals who are at the billion dollar mark, but the Forbes list starts at $1.1 billion.

Over 10 percent of Forbes’ richest Americans live here, and this is who they are, with the ranking assigned to them by the magazine.

1. Larry Ellison (3)
Net Worth: $41 Billion
Residence: Woodside, San Francisco

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Larry Ellison, America’s third richest individual, is a bachelor
Credit: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

2. Sergey Brin (13)
Net Worth: $20.3 Billion
Residence: Los Altos

3. Larry Page (13)
Net Worth: $20.3 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

4. Laurene Powell Jobs & Family (28)
Net Worth: $11 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Laurene Powell Jobs
Credit: newschools.org

5. Mark Zuckerberg (36)
Net Worth: $9.4 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

6. Eric Schmidt (44)
Net Worth: $7.6 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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Wendi Schmidt and Eric Schmidt
Credit: Drew Altizer

7. Gordon Moore (71)
Net Worth: $4.8 Billion
Residence: Woodside

8. Charles Johnson (72)
Net Worth: $4.7 Billion
Residence: Hillsborough

9. Rupert Johnson, Jr. (77)
Net Worth: $4.6 Billion
Residence: Burlingame

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Rupert Johnson and Mary Ellie Johnson with Nick Podell
Credit: Drew Altizer

10. George Roberts (104)
Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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The George Roberts Family
Son Eric, wife Linnea, George, daughter Courtney and son Mark

Credit: Drew Altizer

11. Charles Schwab (104)
Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
Residence: Atherton

12. John A. Sobrato and Family (108)
Net Worth: $3.6 Billion
Residence: Atheron

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John Sobrato and wife Sue Sobrato
Credit: Drew Altizer

13. George Lucas (120)
Net Worth: $3.3 Billion
Residence: San Anselmo

14. Jeffrey Skoll (120)
Net Worth: $3.3 Billion
Residence: Woodside

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Jeff Skoll, unmarried, recently relocated to the Bay Area from Southern California

15. Riley Bechtel (142)
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Susie Bechtel and Riley Bechtel with Laurie Dachs and Alan Dachs
Credit: Drew Altizer

16. Stephen Bechtel, Jr. (142)
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

17. Doris Fisher (142)
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

18. Dustin Moskovitz (151)
Net Worth: $2.7 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Dustin Moskovitz, youngest on the list (age 28), with partner Cari Tuna
Credit: Facebook

19. John Doerr (179)
Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
Residence: Woodside

20. Ray Dolby (190)
Net Worth: $2.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

21. John Fisher (206)
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

22. William Randolph Hearst III (206)
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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William Randolph Hearst III
Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images

23. Marc Benioff (218)
Net Worth: $2.2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

24. James Coulter (229)
Net Worth: $2.1 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Stanlee Gatti and Allison Speer with Penny Coulter and husband James Coulter
Credit: Drew Altizer

25. Reid Hoffman (229)
Net Worth: $2.1 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

26. David Duffield (229)
Net Worth: $2.1 Billion
Residence: Blackhwak

27. Gordon Getty (239)
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Gordon Getty with niece, Aileen Getty
Credit: Drew Altizer

28. Richard Peery (239)
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

29. John Arrillaga (250)
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

30. Phoebe Hearst Cooke (250)
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Phoebe Hearst Cooke is among the oldest on the list
Credit: Patrick Howe

31. Michael Moritz (250)
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

31. Romesh T. Wadhwani (250)
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Romesh T. Wadhwani
Credit: Eric Millette

31. Ken Fisher (271)
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: Woodside

32. John Pritzker (271)
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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John Pritzker being tossed into the pool for the
19th Annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss in 2011

Credit: Drew Altizer

33. Thomas Siebel (271)
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: Woodside

34. Robert Fisher (285)
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

35. William Fisher (285)
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

36. Meg Whitman (285)
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: Atherton

37. Daniel Pritzker (285)
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: Marin

38. Kavitark Ram Shiram (298)
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: Menlo Park

39. Scott Cook (328)
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
Residence: Woodside

40. Vinod Khosla (328)
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

41. Peter Thiel (328)
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

42. Sean Parker (347)
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Residence: New York, San Francisco

43. Thomas Steyer (347)
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Thomas Steyer and wife Kat Taylor, with Paul and Nancy Pelosi
Credit: Drew Altizer

44. David Filo (360)
Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

45. Jerry Yang (360)
Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Residence: Los Altos Hills

46. Mark Stevens (360)
Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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Mary Stevens with husband Mark Stevens at the 2011 Asian Art Museum gala
Credit: Drew Altizer

47. Jack Dorsey (392)
Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Jack Dorsey, unmarried, became a billionaire in 2012
Credit: Johannes Simon/Getty Images