44 Billionaires of Northern California




According to our count, there are 44 northern California residents who appear on the “Forbes 400 Richest People in America” list for 2008. Here they are, listed by Forbes ranking, with a net worth between $1.3 billion and $27 billion:

Rank: 3
Name: Lawrence Ellison
Net Worth: $27.0 billion
Age: 64
Marital Status: Married, 2 children, 3 divorces
Residence: Redwood City, San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Oracle

Rank: 13
Name: Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $15.9
Age: 35
Marital Status: Married
Residence: Palo Alto
Source of Wealth: Google

Rank: 14
Name: Larry Page
Net Worth: $15.8
Age: 35
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Google

Rank: 55
Name: Charles Schwab
Net Worth: $6.2
Age: 71
Residence: Atherton
Source of Wealth: discount stock brokerage

Rank: 57
Name: George Roberts
Net Worth: $6
Age: 65
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: leveraged buyouts

Rank: 59
Name: Eric Schmidt
Net Worth: $5.9
Age: 53
Residence: Atherton
Source of Wealth: Google

Rank: 61
Name: Steven Jobs
Net Worth: $5.7
Age: 53
Residence: Palo Alto
Source of Wealth: Apple Computer, Pixar

Rank: 62
Name: Riley Bechtel
Net Worth: $5.5
Age: 56
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: engineering, construction (Bechtel)

Rank: 62
Name: Stephen Bechtel Jr
Net Worth: $5.5
Age: 83
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: engineering, construction (Bechtel)

Rank: 74
Name: Charles Johnson
Net Worth: $4.9
Age: 75
Residence: San Mateo
Source of Wealth: Franklin Resources

Rank: 84
Name: Gordon Moore
Net Worth: $4.4
Age: 79
Residence: Woodside
Source of Wealth: Intel

Rank: 89
Name: Rupert Johnson Jr
Net Worth: $4.1
Age: 67
Residence: San Mateo
Source of Wealth: Franklin Resources

Rank: 91
Name: George Lucas
Net Worth: $4.0
Age: 64
Residence: Marin County
Source of Wealth: Star Wars

Rank: 118
Name: John Sobrato & family
Net Worth: $3.4
Age: 69
Residence: Atherton
Source of Wealth: real estate

Rank: 144
Name: Ray Dolby
Net Worth: $2.9
Age: 75
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Dolby Laboratories

Rank: 163
Name: Archie Aldis “Red” Emmerson
Net Worth: $2.5
Age: 79
Residence: Redding
Source of Wealth: timberland, lumber

Rank: 163
Name: Gordon Getty
Net Worth: $2.5
Age: 74
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: inheritance, oil

Rank: 187
Name: William Randolph Hearst III
Net Worth: $2.9
Age: 59
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Hearst Corp

Rank: 187
Name: Jess Jackson
Net Worth: $2.4
Age: 78
Residence: Geyserville
Source of Wealth: Jackson Fay Wines

Rank: 215
Name: Phoebe Hearst Cooke
Net Worth: $2.1
Age: 81
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Hearst Corp

Rank: 215
Name: James Coulter
Net Worth: $2.1
Age: 48
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: leveraged buyouts

Rank: 246
Name: Omid Kordestani
Net Worth: $1.9
Age: 44
Residence: Atherton
Source of Wealth: Google

Rank: 246
Name: Daniel Pritzker
Net Worth: $1.9
Age: 49
Residence: Marin County
Source of Wealth: hotels, investments

Rank: 246
Name: John Pritzker
Net Worth: $1.9
Age: 55
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: hotels, investments

Rank: 246
Name: Thomas Siebel
Net Worth: $1.9
Age: 55
Residence: Woodside
Source of Wealth: Siebel Systems

Rank: 262
Name: John J Fisher
Net Worth: $1.8
Age: 47
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Gap

Rank: 262
Name: Richard Peery
Net Worth: $1.8
Age: 68
Residence: Palo Alto
Source of Wealth: real estate

Rank: 281
Name: John Arrillaga
Net Worth: $1.7
Age: 71
Residence: Palo Alto
Source of Wealth: real estate

Rank: 281
Name: Carl Berg
Net Worth: $1.7
Age: 71
Residence: Atherton
Source of Wealth: real estate

Rank: 281
Name: David Filo
Net Worth: $1.7
Age: 42
Residence: Palo Alto
Source of Wealth: Yahoo

Rank: 281
Name: Kenneth Fisher
Net Worth: $1.7
Age: 57
Residence: Woodside
Source of Wealth: Money management

Rank: 281
Name: Kavitark Ram Shriram
Net Worth: $1.7
Age: 51
Residence: Mountain View
Source of Wealth: Google

Rank: 281
Name: Jerry Yang
Net Worth: $1.7
Age: 39
Residence: Los Altos Hills
Source of Wealth: Yahoo

Rank: 301
Name: L John Doerr
Net Worth: $1.6
Age: 57
Residence: Woodside
Source of Wealth: venture capital

Rank: 301
Name: John Morgridge
Net Worth: $1.6
Age: 75
Residence: Portola Valley
Source of Wealth: Cisco

Rank: 321
Name: Robert Fisher
Net Worth: $1.5
Age: 55
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Gap

Rank: 321
Name: Thomas Steyer
Net Worth: $1.5
Age: 51
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: hedge funds

Rank: 321
Name: Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $1.5
Age: 24
Residence: Palo Alto
Source of Wealth: Facebook

Rank: 355
Name: William Fisher
Net Worth: $1.4
Age: 51
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Gap

Rank: 355
Name: Vinod Khosla
Net Worth: $1.4
Age: 53
Residence: Menlo Park
Source of Wealth: Sun Microsystems, venture capital

Rank: 377
Name: Donald Fisher
Net Worth: $1.3
Age: 80
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Gap

Rank: 377
Name: Dorris Fisher
Net Worth: $1.3
Age: 77
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: Gap

Rank: 377
Name: Peter Thiel
Net Worth: $1.3
Age: 40
Residence: San Francisco, New York
Source of Wealth: hedge fund

Rank: 377
Name: Walter Shorenstein & family
Net Worth: $1.3
Age: 93
Residence: San Francisco
Source of Wealth: real estate

Source: Forbes.com