Here Are Westchester's Wealthiest People, According to Forbes
Katonah philanthropist/investor George Soros and several other county-dwelling businesspeople land on Forbes’ 2017 Billionaire’s List.
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Forbes has released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States, and five of the billionaires on the 2017 roster call Westchester County home. Highest-ranking is Katonah’s George Soros, the prominent octogenarian investor, philanthropist, and human rights advocate.
The minimum net worth to make The Forbes 400 list of richest Americans is now a record $2 billion, up from $1.7 billion a year ago. The group’s total net worth climbed to $2.7 trillion, up from $2.4 trillion, and the average net worth rose to $6.7 billion, up from $6 billion.
Number one for the 24th consecutive year is Bill Gates, who is now worth $89 billion, up $8 billion from a year ago.
Westchesterites making the cut this year are:
#20: George Soros, whose is worth $23 billion.
#122: David Siegel, cofounder of Two Sigma Investments, a data-driven hedge fund with offices in New York City, Houston, London and Hong Kong. Siegel, a Scarsdale resident, is worth $4.9 billion.
#226: Daniel Och, founder and CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, a global asset-management firm based in New York City. Also a Scarsdale resident, Och boasts a net worth of $3.3 billion.
#340: Thomas Secunda, of Croton, is one of the founders of Bloomberg LP, and is worth $2.4 billion.
#374: David Gottesman, who helped found the investment firm First Manhattan Co, is worth $2.1 billion. The 91-year-old lives in Rye.
Find the full list here.