20 Richest People in Europe

Europe is the continent with many richest countries and hundreds of billionaires. In Europe, the number of billionaires increased to 489 with their total cumulative net worth of $1.83 trillion. Below the list of 20 richest persons in Europe.

1. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is a business magnate, the richest person in Europe and Spain and second richest in the World after Bill Gates.
Net Worth: $67 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: Zara (A part of Inditex Group)
Citizenship: Spain
World Rank: 2

2. Liliane Bettencourt

She is the richest woman in the world, second richest person in Europe, also richest women in history. Liliane Bettencourt is the Principal shareholder of L’Oreal with share ownership of 33.31%.
Net Worth: $36.1 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: L’Oreal
Citizenship: French
World Rank: 11

3. Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is one of the powerful people in the world, and second richest in France. LVHM is the European Multinational luxury goods conglomerate.
Net Worth: $34 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: LVMH
Citizenship: France
World Rank: 14

4. Maria Franca Fissolo

Net Worth: $22.1 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: Nutella, Chocolates
Citizenship: Italy
World Rank: 30

5. Stefan Persson

Net Worth: $20.8 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: H&M
Citizenship: Sweden
World Rank: 32

6. Theo Albrecht, Jr.

Net Worth: $20.3 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: Aldi, Trader Joe’s
Citizenship: Germany
World Rank: 34

7. Leonardo Del Vecchio

Net Worth: $18.7 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: eyeglasses
Citizenship: Italy
World Rank: 37

8. Susanne Klatten

Net Worth: $18.5 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: BMW, pharmaceuticals
Citizenship: Germany
World Rank: 38

9. Georg Schaeffler

Net Worth: $18.1 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: Germany
Citizenship: ball bearings
World Rank: 39

10. Dieter Schwarz

Net Worth: $16.4 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: retail
Citizenship: Germany
World Rank: 47

11. Stefan Quandt

Net Worth: $15.6 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: BMW
Citizenship: Germany
World Rank: 48

12. Michael Otto

Net Worth: $15.4 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: retail, real estate
Citizenship: Germany
World Rank: 51

13. Serge Dassault

Net Worth: $14.7 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: aviation
Citizenship: France
World Rank: 56

14. Hinduja family

Net Worth: $14.5 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: Hinduja Group
Citizenship: United Kingdom
World Rank: 58

15. Leonid Mikhelson

Net Worth: $14.4 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: gas, chemicals
Citizenship: Russia
World Rank: 60

16. Stefano Pessina

Net Worth: $13.4 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: drugstores
Citizenship: Italy
World Rank: 62

17. Mikhail Fridman

Net Worth: $13.3 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: oil, banking, telecom
Citizenship: Russia
World Rank: 63

18. Dietrich Mateschitz

Net Worth: $13.2 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: Red Bull
Citizenship: Austria
World Rank: 64

19. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Net Worth: $13.1 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: Lego
Citizenship: Denmark
World Rank: 65

20. Pallonji Mistry

Net Worth: $12.5 Billion (2016)
Origin of Wealth: construction
Citizenship: Ireland
World Rank: 73

Do you Know?

  • Amancio Ortega is the wealthiest retailer in the world.
  • There are 120 billionaires in Germany in 2016 with an aggregate net worth of $469 billion. German consumers have been spending more at the supermarket.
  • There are 70 women billionaires in Europe.
  • The number of Billionaires increased in Europe compared to last year.

The list of the Richest persons in Europe is updated regularly.

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