Even though they have enough money to buy a small country, you probably won’t see these people living it up on Instagram or plastered all over the tabloids. These 11 people are the richest people that you’ve definitely never heard of.
Graham Weston has made his fortune off Rackspace, a web hosting and cloud computing company. After stepping down as CEO in 2006 with a net worth of $1.1 billion, he joined the board of directors, where he is still the chairman and largest shareholder. He currently resides in Texas, where he quietly invests money into supporting science and education projects for Texas schoolchildren.
Steven Bresky is the head of the Bresky Family, currently #89 on Forbes list of America’s Richest Families. Steven inherited his father’s stake in Seaboard Corp in 2007, which since then has grown to be worth over $1.7 billion. Steven Bresky has remained under the radar so far by owning his shares through two different holding companies. Most members of the Bresky family are notoriously shy of publicity, usually declining to be interviewed.
William R. Berkley
Worth $1.2 billion, William R. Berkley has been CEO of WR Berkley for 45 years. Focusing on property casualty insurance, the WR Berkley Company raked in $5.82 billion in 2012 alone, with a substantial percentage going to Berkley himself. He is very private about his wealth, doing his best to stay off lists that most people would kill to be on. In 2014, he inaugurated the William R. Berkley Scholarship program at NYU, with $10 million allotted to support students.
Samuel and Michael Klein
Samuel Klein was the founder of the Casa Bahia department store chain in his adopted home country of Brazil. In 1957, he opened the first Casa Bahia, with money he earned from peddling. When he died in 2014, he owned over 500 stores and was worth $835 million. After his death, his son Michael took over the business and is now worth $723 million. The Klein family is noted for their admirable philanthropic work, which primarily supports Jewish organizations in São Paulo.
Antonio del Valle Ruiz
Antonio del Valle Ruiz is the chairman of Mexichem, a chemical and pipe-making company. His net worth is estimated at $4.2 billion. He has amassed much of his wealth by buying and selling more than 15 rival companies in the last 8 years. In addition to being chairman of his own company, he also owns stake in a banking venture and a chemical distribution company. Since his retirement, he has passed on most of his daily duties to his children.