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Hurun Immigrant Billionaires List 2017

2017-03-21 22:30 1033

300 or 13% of World's Billionaires Are ImmigrantsGoogle Founder Sergey Brin, 43, Richest Immigrant in World with US$36bn, Followed by George SorosUSA Immigration Destination of Choice for 73, Followed by Switzerland and UK, 42 and 39London 'Immigration Billionaire Capital of World'Germany and India Countries of Origin for Most Immigrant Billionaires, with 31 and 30, Followed by China with 2414% Immigrated as Children, 18% as University Students, 41% as Adults27% Immigrated Having Made Their Fortune. UK & Switzerland Immigrant Billionaire Capitals of World19 Billionaire Immigrants under Age of 45, Led by John Collison of Ireland, 27. Others Include Uber Co-founder Garret Camp of Canada, Whatsapp Founder Jan Koum of UkraineNetherlands-born Charlene Carvalho of Heineken Wealthiest Immigrant Woman with US$11bn40% of Hurun Global Rich List Reside in Same Place as Where They Grew up, Led by Bill Gates in Seattle and Warren Buffett in OmahaLeading Authority on Global Wealthy Releases Hurun Immigrant Billionaires List 2017, Proudly Presented by China-based Immigration Brand Wailian GroupBEIJING, Mar. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurun Report and Wailian Group today released the Hurun Immigrant Billionaires List 2017, a ranking of the immigrant billionaires from around the world. The Hurun team of researchers extensively went through the Hurun Global Rich List 2017, pulling out all first generation immigrants, those who reside today in a country different to where they were born and/or brought up. This is the first year of the list and is a sublist of the Hurun Global Rich List 2017 series, released on 7 March. Hoogewerf said, "We believe this to be the first serious attempt to track the immigration status of the world's billionaires."

The Hurun Immigrant Billionaires List 2017 found 300billionaires in 44, who migrated from 67countries. They had an average wealth of US$3.8bn, 6% higher than the average of the Hurun Global Rich List 2017, and an average age of 65 years, one higher than the global list. 30 of the 300 are women, led by Charlene Carvalho, born in the Netherlands and living in London. The most successful self-made female billionaire is 'Chinese Restaurant Queen' Peggy Cherng, born in Myanmar, now living in California. 130 have listed companies, with the USA the preferred destination for listing.

Rupert Hoogewerf, Chairman and Chief Researcher of Hurun Report, said, "Immigration is polarising nations today, playing a key part in Brexit, Trump's election and the current Dutch, French and German elections. This report is designed to give an insight into how immigrants have contributed to global wealth creation, creating new jobs and tax revenues in the countries they have immigrated to."

Hoogewerf said, "We are delighted to be putting this report out with Wailian Group, a leading a leading investment immigration brand from China, specializing in overseas immigration, investment, and education."

TABLE: Top 10 Immigrant Billionaires - Hurun Global Rich List 2017


Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Age

Main Company

Country of Residence

Country of Origin

1

Sergey Brin

36

43

Google

USA

Russia

2

George Soros

27

86

Soros Fund Management

USA

Hungary

3

Jorge Paulo Lemann

26

77

AbInbev

Switzerland

Brazil

4

Leonard Blavatnik

19

59

Lyondellbasell

UK

Ukraine

4

Galen Weston & family

19

76

George Weston

Canada

UK

6

Thomas Peterffy

15

72

Interactive Brokers

USA

Hungary

7

Elon Musk

14

45

Tesla Motors

USA

South Africa

7

Viktor Vekselberg

14

59

Renova

Russia

Ukraine

7

SP Hinduja& family

14

81

Hinduja

UK

British India

10

Gennady Timchenko

13

64

Gunvor

Switzerland

Armenia

10

Gerard Wertheimer

13

66

Chanel

USA

France

10

Stefano Pessina

13

75

Walgreen

Monaco

Italy

10

Joseph Safra

13

78

Safra

Brazil

Lebanon

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

Sergey Brin, 43, of Google is the richest first generation immigrant billionaire in the world with a net worth of US$36bn. He is president of Google's parent company Alphabet, which today has a market cap of close to US$600bn. Brin was born in Moscow, but immigrated with his family to the USA to escape Jewish persecution in 1979.Brin leads five immigrant billionaire shareholders of Google, including Andy von Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton, Kavitark Ram Shriram and Omid Kordestani. Hoogewerf said, "More than any company on the planet, Google has created the most immigrant billionaires."

George Soros, 86, of Soros Fund Management, migrated from Hungary to USA, via the UK. Soros left Hungary at the age of 17 for London. He later moved to New York, worked on Wall Street and established a hedge fund in the USA. His philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations, supports democracy and human rights in more than 100 countries. He has a net worth of US$27bn.

Jorge Paulo Lemann, 77, co-founder of 3G capital, an investment firm. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Lemannstudied at Harvard before migrating to Switzerland. Leman is known to be an accomplished tennis player, having won the Brazilian national championship five times and represented both Brazil and Switzerland in the Davis Cup.

Galen Weston & family, 76, a British-Canadian businessmen and philanthropist is the executive chairman of George Weston Limited and has a fortune of US$19bn. Weston was born in the UK, and went to university in Canada, where he lives today.

Leonard Blavatnik, 59, of Lyondellbasell with a net worth of US$19bn, was raised in Russia and immigrated to the USA with his family in 1978, becoming a citizen in 1984.

Thomas Peterffy, 72, was born in Hungary, but left his engineering studies and immigrated to the United States as a refugee in 1965.

Elon Musk, 45, of Tesla with a net worth of US$14bn, was born and brought up in South Africa, before moving to the US via Canada. At 17 years, Musk moved to Canada to study at Queen's University and avoid mandatory service in the South African military, and three years later moved to the USA where he studied business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania.

With US$14bn, SP Hinduja today lives in London, but was born in Karachi in British India. Hindujastarted out in his father's textile business in India and made his name after the acquisition of Ashok Leyland and Gulf Oil, and the establishment of banks in Switzerland and India in the 1990s.

Viktor Vekselberg, 59, co-founder of Russia's leading asset manager Renova was born in 1957 to a Ukrainian Jewish father and a Russian mother in Ukraine, and today lives in Moscow. Vekselberg has a net worth of US$14bn and is known to finance the restoration and construction of synagogues in Russia.

Gennady Timchenko, 64, with a net worth of US$13bn is the co-founder of Gunvar Group. Timchenko moved from Russia to Finland in 1991 and today lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

Joseph Safra, 78, with a net worth of US$13bn is the founder of Safra Group. Safrawas born in Syria and bought up in Lebanon, before moving to Brazil in 1955 and starting in financing assets in Sao Paulo.Safra is a renowned philanthropist.

Preferred destinations and Where they come from

USA is the preferred destination for immigrants with 73 billionaires followed by Switzerland (42) and UK (39). Hoogewerf said, "Half the billionaires residing in Switzerland, UK, Singapore, UAE, Israel and Monaco are immigrants."

300 billionaires migrated to 44 countries, including the Channel Islands from 67 countries.

Hoogewerf said, "It is difficult sometimes to pinpoint where billionaires live, since they are often 'global citizens', splitting their time between multiple residences. Tax plays an important part of the country of choice for billionaires, especially those from high tax regimes."

TABLE: By Country - Preferred Residences


Country of Residence

No. of billionaires

Immigrant billionaires as % of
total no. of billionaires

1

USA

73

13%

2

Switzerland

42

51%

3

UK

39

48%

4

Russia

20

29%

5

UAE

13

62%

6

Singapore

11

50%

7

Canada

10

29%

8

Australia

8

30%

9

Israel

7

50%

9

Monaco

7

87%

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: By Country - Places of Origin

Germany and India are the countries of origin for most billionaires, followed by China and the UK.Hoogewerf said, "Germany is a surpising Number One source of immigrant billionaires. High local taxes are one of the most important reasons for billionaires to immigrate from Germany, UK, Italy, Sweden and France."


Place of Origin

No. of billionaires

Preferred Destination (No: of Immigrants)

1

Germany

31

Switzerland (12)

2

India

30

UAE (13)

3

Greater China

24

USA (9)

4

UK

16

Switzerland ( 5)

5

USA

13

Australia (2), UK (2)

6

Italy

11

Switzerland (5)

6

Sweden

11

UK (6)

8

France

10

Switzerland (4)

8

Ukraine

10

Russia (6)

10

South Africa

9

USA (4)

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: By City - Preferred Destinations

London is the immigrant billionaire capital of the world, followed by Moscow, Geneva and Singapore.


City of Residence

No. of billionaires

1

London

35

2

Moscow

20

3

Geneva

12

4

New York

10

5

Dubai

9

5

San Francisco

9

5

Los Angeles

9

8

Singapore

8

9

Beverly Hills

7

9

Monte Carlo

7

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: When Immigrated?

One third immigrated as minors or for university, with two thirds immigrating as adults. Interestingly, 18% immigrated for university education, and 27% having already made their fortune.

When immigrated?

% of billionaires

Wealthiest billionaire (US$bn)

As a minor with family

14%

Sergey Brin (36)

Joseph Safra (13)

Patrick Drahi (10)

University, then stayed on

18%

Leonard Blavatnik (19)

Elon Musk (14)

Viktor Vekselberg (14)

As an adult

41%

George Soros (27)

Thomas Peterffy (15)

Gennady Timchenko (13)

After making their fortune

27%

Jorge Paulo Lemann (26)

Galen Weston (19)

SP Hinduja (14)

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

Irish entrepreneurs John Collison and Patrick Collison studied at MIT and Harvard respectively, then dropped out to found payment tech company Stripes.

Jan Koum (41), the Ukranian co-founder of Whatsapp migrated as a minor with his family to California under a Social Support Program by the US. The 19 member Whatsapp team was sold to Facebook for US$19bn.

Richard Branson(66), who made his fortune in the UK, is based in the BVI, on Necker Island, where he recently hosted Barack Obama.

Pierre Omidyar, 49, founder of eBay, was born in Paris to Iranian immigrant parents, before moving to the USA due to his father's work, where he went to school and university.

Jerry Yang, 48, was born in Taipei, Taiwan, before immigrating to the USA aged 10 with his family. Yang co-founded Yahoo! at Stanford University, and today runs his own investment business.

With US$2.2bn, Alec Gores, 63, immigrated to the USA from Israel, obtaining a degree in computer science from Western Michigan University. Gores made his fortune through leveraged buyouts of technology firms.

Nicholas Berggruen, 55, was born in Paris to a wealthy art collector and later came to the USA to study at New York University. Berggruen started out in real estate before moving on to investments and hedge funds.

Isaac Larian, 62, hasUS$1.2bn. At the age of 17, Larian arrived in the USA from Iran, later graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles. Larian's fortune comes from toymaker MGA Entertainment, which produces Little Tikes line, Bratz dolls and Lalaloopsy dolls.

TABLE: Top 10Migrants to the USA

USA is the preferred country to immigrate to for billionaires. 73 billionaires from the Hurun Global Rich List migrated to the USA, led by Sergey Brin.


Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Age

Main Company

Country of Origin

1

Sergey Brin

36

43

Google

Russia

2

George Soros

27

86

Soros Fund Management

Hungary

3

Thomas Peterffy

15

72

Interactive Brokers

Hungary

4

Elon Musk

14

45

Tesla Motors

South Africa

5

Gerard Wertheimer

13

66

Chanel

France

6

Rupert Murdoch

12

85

News Corp

Australia

7

Patrick Soon-Shiong

9.4

64

Nant Works

South Africa

8

Jan Koum

8.4

42

WhatsApp

Ukraine

9

Micky Arison

7.9

67

Carnival Cruises

Israel

10

Shahid Khan

7.0

66

Flex N Gate

Pakistan

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Top 10 Migrants to Switzerland

Half of Switzerland's billionaires are migrant billionaires.


Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Age

Main Company

Country of Origin

1

Jorge Paulo Lemann

26

77

AbInbev

Brazil

2

Gennady Timchenko

13

64

Gunvor

Armenia

3

Klaus-Michael Kuhne

10

79

Kuehne& Nagel

Germany

4

Patrick Drahi

9.8

53

Altice

Morocco

5

Pierre Castel

9.3

90

Castel Freres

France

6

Ernesto Bertarelli& family

9.1

51

Serono

Italy

7

August von Finck

7.7

86

Allianz

Germany

8

Gianluigi Aponte

5.5

76

Mediterranean Shipping

Italy

9

Karl-Heinz Kipp

5.4

92

Hotel Eden Roc

Germany

10

Margarita Louis Dreyfus

5.1

54

Louis-Dreyfus

Russia

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Top 10 Migrants to UK

UK comes in third for most immigrant billionaires. Half its billionaires are immigrant billionaires.


Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Age

Main Company

Country of Origin

1

Leonard Blavatnik

19

59

Lyondellbasell

Ukraine

2

SP Hinduja& family

14

81

Hinduja

British India

3

Lakshmi N Mittal

12

64

ArcelorMittal

India

3

Hans Rausing

12

90

Tetra Pak

Sweden

5

Charlene Carvalho

11

62

Heineken

Netherlands

5

John Fredriksen

11

72

Frontline

Norway

7

Mikhail Fridman

8.6

52

Alfa

Ukraine

8

Roman Abramovich

7.9

50

Millhouse

Russia

9

Simon Reuben

6.7

69

Global Switch

India

9

David Reuben

6.7

74

Global Switch

India

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Top 10 Migrants from Germany

Switzerland is the residence of choice for billionaires originating from Germany.


Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Age

Main Company

Country of Residence

1

Klaus-Michael Kuhne

10

79

Kuehne& Nagel

Switzerland

2

August von Finck

7.7

86

Allianz

Switzerland

3

Stef Wertheimer & family

6.0

90

Iscar

Israel

4

Karl-Heinz Kipp

5.4

92

Hotel Eden Roc

Switzerland

5

Horst Paulmann& family

5.2

81

Cencosud

Chile

6

Theo Muller

4.7

76

Theo Muller

Switzerland

7

Willi Liebherr& family

4.6

70

Liebherr

Switzerland

8

Andy von Bechtolsheim

4.3

61

Google

USA

9

Christoph Henkel

3.6

59

Henkel

UK

10

TraudlEngelhorn

3.5

87

Boehringer Mannheim

Switzerland

10

Ursula Engelhorn

3.5

-

Boehringer Mannheim

Switzerland

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Top 10 Migrants from India

30 billionaires on the Hurun Global Rich List came from India and now live in different countries with the UAE and UK the preferred residences. Lakshmi Mittal left India aged 26 to set up a steel plant in Indonesia, before moving to the UK. The Reuben brothers were born in Mumbai, before migrating to Iraq and today live in the UK. MA Yusuff Ali was born in Kerala, India, before moving to Abu Dhabi. Micky Jagtiani was born in India, immigrated first to London before settling in the UAE.


Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Age

Main Company

Country of Residence

1

Lakshmi N Mittal

12

64

ArcelorMittal

UK

2

Simon Reuben

6.7

69

Global Switch

UK

2

David Reuben

6.7

74

Global Switch

UK

4

MA Yusuff Ali

6.2

61

Emke

UAE

5

Micky Jagtiani

4.6

64

Landmark

UAE

6

Anil Agarwal

3.2

61

Vedanta Resource

UK

7

Romesh T Wadhwani

2.8

69

Symphony Technology

USA

8

Feroz Allana

2.7

-

IFFCO

UAE

9

Ravi Pillai

2.2

64

RP

UAE

10

Prakash Lohia

2.1

63

Indorama Venture

UK

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Top 10Migrants from Greater China

24 immigrant billionaires immigrated from Greater China, of which 3 were from Chinese Taipei. 11 Chinese immigrant billionaires left China prior to the 1949 Revolution, 8 prior to the Open Door Policy of the early eighties, 2 prior to 2000 and only 3 since 2000. The preferred destination was the USA for 9, followed by Singapore and Philippines with 5 each.

Hoogewerf said, "Despite much talk in China about the popularity of immigration amongst the business elite, surprisingly few have immigrated in the past twenty years. In fact, only three Chinese billionaires have taken up residence overseas in the past twenty years."


Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Age

Main Company

Country of Residence

1

Henry Sy& family

9.7

92

Sm Prime Holding

Philippines

2

Eka Tjipta Widjaja& family

7.0

94

Sinar Mas

Indonesia

3

Harry Triguboff

6.5

83

Mir Investments

Australia

4

Wee Cho Yaw

6.3

88

United Overseas Bank

Singapore

5

John Gokongwei Jr

6.1

90

JG Summit Holding

Philippines

6

David Sun

4.7

65

Kingston Technology

USA

6

John Tu

4.7

76

Kingston Technology

USA

8

Andrew & Peggy Cherng

4.4

69, 69

Panda Express

USA

9

Roger Wang Hung

3.6

69

Golden Eagle

USA

10

Chen Tianqiao& Luo Qianqian

3.5

44

Shanda

Singapore

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Youngest Billionaire Immigrants

19immigrant billionaires are under 45 years, of which 80% are self-made. The youngest is 27-year old JohnCollison of Ireland, who moved to the USA to set up Stripes with his brother Patrick.Others include Eduardo Saverin of Facebook, who now lives in Singapore, Uber co-founder Garret Camp from Canada, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum from Ukraine,

Age

Name

Net Worth US$Bn

Main Company

Country of Residence

Country of Origin

27

John Collison

1.3

Stripes

USA

Ireland

28

Patrick Collison

1.3

Stripes

USA

Ireland

33

Tatiana Casiraghi

2.0

SABMiller

Monaco

USA

34

Eduardo Saverin

7.5

Facebook

Singapore

Brazil

34

Fahd Hariri

1.7

Turk Telekomunikasyon

France

Saudi Arabia

35

Divyank Turakhia

1.5

Directi

UAE

India

37

Mike Cannon-Brookes

2.1

Atlassian

Australia

USA

37

Markus Persson

1.7

Minecraft

USA

Sweden

38

Garrett Camp

6.0

Uber Technologies

USA

Canada

40

Shamsheer Vayalil

1.8

VPS Healthcare

UAE

India

41

Karl-Johan Persson

1.5

H&M

Sweden

UK

42

Jan Koum

8.4

WhatsApp

USA

Ukraine

43

Sergey Brin

36

Google

USA

Russia

43

Mark Scheinberg

4.0

PokerStars

Isle of Man

Canada

43

Isabel Dos Santos

2.2

Unitel

Angola

Azerbaijan

44

Andrey Melnichenko

7.4

Suek

Russia

Belarus

44

Chen Tianqiao& Luo Qianqian

3.5

Shanda

Singapore

China

44

God Nisanov

3.0

Radisson Royal Ukraine Hotel

Russia

Azerbaijan

44

Hamdi Ulukaya

2.0

Chobani

USA

Turkey

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

Table: Billionaires who immigrated after making their fortune

27% of the immigrant billionaires left their countries of origin having made their fortune. Hoogewerf said, "It is often hard to determine the country the billionaires actually live in, because for some the country of residence is for tax convenience and not necessary where the family is based, and for others they split their time between several countries, where they have residences.


Name

Net Worth (US$bn)

Age

Main Company

Country of Residence

Country of Origin

1

Galen Weston & family

19

76

George Weston

Canada

UK

2

SP Hinduja & family

14

81

Hinduja Group

India

UK

3

Stefano Pessina

13

75

Walgreen

Monaco

Italy

4

Rupert Murdoch

12

85

News Corp

USA

Australia

4

Hans Rausing

12

90

Tetra Pak

UK

Sweden

6

John Fredriksen

11

72

Frontline

UK

Norway

6

Charlene Carvalho

11

62

Heineken

UK

Netherlands

8

Blair Parry-Okeden

10

66

Cox Enterprise

Australia

USA

8

Klaus-Michael Kuhne

10

79

Kuehne& Nagel

Switzerland

Germany

10

Roman Abramovich

8

50

Millhouse

UK

Russia

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

TABLE: Top 10 Billionaires born and residing in same city

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett lead the path for entrepreneurs who live in the same place they came from.

Hoogewerf says, "We estimate 40% of billionaires live in the same city they come from. Interestingly, 60% of Chinese billionaires live in the city they were born in,led by Jack Ma of Alibaba, who was born and lives in Hangzhou, China."


Name

Net Worth (US$Bn)

Age

Main Company

City

1

Bill Gates

81

61

Microsoft

Medina

2

Warren Buffett

78

86

Berkshire Hathaway

Omaha

3

Carlos Slim Helu& family

46

76

America Movil

Mexico City

4

Charles Koch

43

81

Koch Industries

Wichita

5

Liliane Bettencourt

37

94

L'Oreal

Paris

6

Ingvar Kamprad

34

90

Ikea

Almhult

7

Bertrand Puech

29

80

Hermes

Paris

7

Jack Ma

29

52

Alibaba

Hangzhou

9

Stefan Persson

20

69

Hennes&Mauritz

Stockholm

10

Susanne Klatten

20

54

BMW

Bad Homburg

Source: Hurun Research Institute 2017

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