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California Billionaires

March 10, 2006

Recent reports show that there are at least 100 new billionaires in the world this year, adding to the ever expanding list. Many billionaires reside in California, and are displayed below. Listings include rank, name, age where known, wealth in billions of dollars and source of the money.

A number of billionaires share the same rank because their wealth was reported as being identical to each other.

15. Lawrence Ellison, 61, $16, Oracle

26. Sergey Brin, 32, $12.9, Google

27. Larry Page, 33, $12.8, Google

53. Kirk Kerkorian, 88, $8.7, investments, casinos

63. Sumner Redstone, 82, $7.7, Viacom

103. Eli Broad, 72, $5.9, investments

104. Donald Bren, 73, $5.7, real estate

129. Eric Schmidt, 50, $4.8, Google

140. David Geffen, 63, $4.4, DreamWorks

140. Steven Jobs, 51, $4.4, Apple Computer, Pixar

147. Charles Johnson, 73, $4.3, Franklin Resources

168. David Murdock, 82, $4, investments

168. Charles Schwab, 68, $4, discount stock brokerage

181. Gordon Moore, 77, $3.7, Intel

185. Rupert Johnson Jr., 64, $3.6, Franklin Resources

194. Bradley Hughes, 72, $3.5, Public Storage

194. George Lucas, 61, $3.5, Star Wars

224. Roland Arnall, 67, $3, mortgage banking

240. David Filo, 39, $2.9, Yahoo

240. A. Jerrold Perenchio, 75, $2.9, Univision

245. Haim Saban, 61, $2.8, television

245. Steven Spielberg, 59, $2.8, movies

258. Henry Nicholas III, 46, $2.7, Broadcom

292. Riley Bechtel, 54, $2.5, engineering

292. Stephen Bechtel Jr., 80, $2.5, engineering

292. Barbara Davis and family, 76, $2.5, inheritance, oil

292. George Roberts, 61, $2.5, leveraged buyouts

317. Henry Samueli, 51, $2.4, Broadcom

317. Steven Udvar-Hazy, 60, $2.4, leasing

317. Jerry Yang, 37, $2.4, Yahoo

335. Ronald Burkle, 53, $2.3, investments

350. Gordon Getty, 73, $2.2, inheritance, oil

365. Alfred Mann, 80, $2.1, inventor, entrepreneur

365. Ernest Rady, 68, $2.1, banking, insurance

382. Charles Brandes, 63, $2, money management

382. William Hearst III, 56, $2, Hearst Corp

382. Michael Milken, 59, $2, investments

382. John Sobrato, 66, $2, real estate

410. Phoebe Hearst Cooke, 79, $1.9, Hearst Corp

410. Louis Gonda, 57, $1.9, leasing

410. David Hearst Jr., 60, $1.9, Hearst Corp

410. George Hearst Jr., 78, $1.9, Hearst Corp

410. Irwin Jacobs, 72, $1.9, Qualcomm

428. Franklin Booth Jr., 83, $1.8, Berkshire Hathaway

428. Margaret Cargill, 86, $1.8, inheritance

428. Jess Jackson, 76, $1.8, Kendall-Jackson

451. Tom Gores, 41, $1.7, leveraged buyouts

451. Anthony Pritzker, 45, $1.7, hotels, investments

451. Daniel Pritzker, 47, $1.7, hotels, investments

451. John Pritzker, 53, $1.7, hotels, investments

486. Ray Dolby, 73, $1.6, Dolby Laboratories

486. Thomas Siebel, 53, $1.6, Siebel Systems

486. Patrick Soon-Shiong, 54, $1.6, generic drugs

486. Elizabeth Wiskemann, $1.6, mutual funds

512. Archie Aldis (Red) Emmerson, 76, $1.5, timberland, lumber mills

512. Charles Munger, 82, $1.5, Berkshire Hathaway

512. Kavitark Shriram, 50, $1.5, Google

512. Margaret Whitman, 49, $1.5, Ebay

562. John Anderson, 88, $1.4, investments

562. George Argyros, 69, $1.4, investments

562. Robert Day, 61, $1.4, money management

562. Leslie Gonda, 85, $1.4, International Lease Finance

562. Ming Hsieh, 50, $1.4, Cogent Systems

606. John J. Fisher, 44, $1.3, Gap

606. Robert Fisher, 52, $1.3, Gap

606. William Fisher, 48, $1.3, Gap

606. Alec Gores, 53, $1.3, leveraged buyouts

606. Gary Michelson, 57, $1.3, medical patents

606. John Morgridge, 72, $1.3, Cisco

606. Alexander Spanos, 82, $1.3, real estate

645. Carl Berg, 68, $1.2, real estate

645. Timothy Blixseth, 55, $1.2, timber, real estate

645. Alan Casden, 60, $1.2, real estate

645. Scott Cook, 53, $1.2, Intuit

645. David Copley, 54, $1.2, newspapers

645. Roy Disney, 76, $1.2, Walt Disney

645. Ernest Gallo, 97, $1.2, wine

645. Herbert Sandler, 74, $1.2, banking

645. Theodore Waitt, 43, $1.2, Gateway

698. John Arrillaga, 68, $1.1, real estate

698. Kenneth Fisher, 55, $1.1, money management

698. William Gross, 61, $1.1, bonds

698. George Joseph, 84, $1.1, insurance

698. Robert Naify, 84, $1.1, movie theaters

698. Richard Peery, 65, $1.1, real estate

698. Edward Roski Jr., 67, $1.1, real estate

698. Marion Sandler, 75, $1.1, banking

698. Joyce Raley Teel, 76, $1.1, supermarkets

746. L. Doerr, 55, $1, venture capital

746. William Hilton, 78, $1, hotels, casinos

746. Bernard Osher, 78, $1, banking, investments

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