Top 50 Richest Executives

16. Fred Wilpon


Net Worth: $500 million

Fred Wilpon is a real estate developer, who has total finances of $500 million. He is the co-founder and chairman of Sterling Equities, a real estate company. He is also a majority shareholder as well as sits in the chair of the New York Mets. Wilpon is also a baseball executive and came into light due to Madoff Investment Scandal. He invested a large amount of money with Bernie Madoff, but lost an amount of $700 million due to the collapse of Ponzi scheme. Therefore, his company experienced a huge financial crisis for a long time.

17. Ron Offut


Net Worth: $500 million

Being the richest person in North Dakota, Ron Offut owns a fortune of $500 million. Ron joined his family farm business after completing his college in 1964, and they started to expand their business with potato production under the name ‘R.D. Offut & Son’. Later, they opened a John Deere branch, which grew to be the largest dealership of John Deere, called as RDO Equipment, Inc. In the late 70’s, they even expanded to French-fry production. Now, they are the main supplier of frozen French-fries for the McDonald’s company. Since 2012, they are the biggest potato suppliers in the world. The company is associated with some of the biggest brands, including John Deere, Hitachi, Vermeer, Sakai, Topcon and Wirtgen.

18. Hope Rockefeller Aldrich

Net Worth: $500 million

Hope Rockefeller Aldrich is a renowned American journalist, who has riches of $500 million. The great-granddaughter of John D Rockefeller I, the founder of Standard Oil, Hope is the richest person in New Mexico. She earned her net worth as a journalist for various newspapers, such as ‘The Washington Monthly’, Beijing’s ‘China Daily’, ‘The Village Voice’ in New York, and Long Island’s ‘Newsday’. In the mid 80’s, Hope also worked for ‘Santa Fe Reporter’, but later, she bought the newspaper and became its publisher. Currently, she resides in a lavish house in Corona Del Mar, California.

19. Andre Balazs


Net Worth: $700 million

One of the leading hoteliers of America and owner of $700 million net worth, Andre Balazs is the CEO and President of Andre Balazs Properties. His hotel chain includes several hotels, like Sunset Beach on Shelter Island; the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, and The Mercer Hotel in New York City. The Standard hotels comprise of The Standard Spa, Miami Beach; The Standard, Los Angeles, The Standard, Hollywood; The Standard, East Village, etc. Besides being an hotelier, Andre’s business ventures also include many residential properties.  In 2007, he also started his own vintage of rose. In 2011, he also started a seaplane service to Hamptons and StndAIR.

20. John Staluppi


Net Worth: $400 million

John Staluppi is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of ‘The Atlantic Automotive Group’. At present, his estimated net worth is around $400 million. In early 70’s, he founded The Atlanta Automotive Group, which is now among the top 15 dealerships across the United States generating revenue of $1 billion annually. Staluppi is fond of sailing; therefore, he started a yachting business and owns a luxury yacht manufacturing company, called Millennium Yachts. He also owns ‘Car of Dreams’- a car museum featuring 1950’s cars. He owns a luxurious house in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Staluppi is an active philanthropist and supports a number of charitable organizations, such as Make a Wish Foundation, National Kidney Registry, Hospice, Huntington Hospital, Rose Brucia Foundation, Clarke Gillies Foundation, etc.

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