The following mini stats is based on the Chinese signs of 78 people (birth dates known) from the top 100 list.

World's Richest People (Forbes - The World's Billionaires 2011) & Their Chinese Zodiac Signs


The following mini stats is based on the Chinese signs of 78 people (birth dates known) from the top 100 list.

The People & The Five Elements :
  • Wood - 20
  • Fire    - 19
  • Water - 16
  • Metal  - 13
  • Earth  - 10

Wood people plus Fire people add up to exactly half (50%) of the total. Earth people are the fewest in number.

Five Elements


The People & The 12 Chinese Animal Signs :

Ox, Goat and Rooster are equally the most in number and all rank #1. Interestingly, only 2 out of 78 individuals are Dog people and both happen to be Water Dogs. Well, are Dogs really not that good at business or money matters?

12 Chinese Animal Signs

Rank 
Name
Net Worth
 Birthdate 
 (Chinese Sign)
Source
Country of Citizenship
1 Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu & family

$74 B January 28, 1940
(Earth Rabbit)
telecom Mexico
2 Bill Gates

Bill Gates

$56 B October 28, 1955
(Wood Goat)
Microsoft United States
3 Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

$50 B August 30, 1930
(Metal Horse)
Berkshire Hathaway United States
4 Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

$41 B March 5, 1949
(Earth Ox)
LVMH France
5 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

$39.5 B August 17, 1944
(Wood Monkey)
Oracle United States
6 Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal

$31.1 B June 15, 1950
(Metal Tiger)
Steel India
7 Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

$31 B March 28,1936
(Fire Rat)
Zara Spain
8 Eike Batista

Eike Batista

$30 B November 3, 1957
(Fire Rooster)
mining, oil Brazil
9 Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

$27 B April 19, 1957
(Fire Rooster)
petrochemicals, oil & gas India
10 Christy Walton

Christy Walton & family

$26.5 B born in 1955 Walmart United States
11 Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing

$26 B July 29, 1928
(Earth Dragon)
Diversified Hong Kong
12 Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

$25.5 B February 20, 1920
(Metal Monkey)
Aldi Germany
13 Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson

$24.5 B October 4, 1947
(Fire Pig)
H&M Sweden
14 Vladimir Lisin

Vladimir Lisin

$24 B May 7, 1956
(Fire Monkey)
Steel Russia
15 Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt

$23.5 B October 21, 1922
(Water Dog)
L'Oreal France
16 Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

$23.3 B August 6, 1933
(Water Rooster)
casinos United States
17 David Thomson

David Thomson & family

$23 B June 12, 1957
(Fire Rooster)
media Canada
18 Charles Koch

Charles Koch

$22 B November 1, 1935
(Wood Pig)
Diversified United States
18 David Koch

David Koch

$22 B May 3, 1940
(Metal Dragon)
Diversified United States
20 Jim Walton

Jim Walton

$21.3 B born in 1948 Walmart United States
21 Alice Walton

Alice Walton

$21.2 B October 7, 1949
(Earth Ox)
Walmart United States
22 S. Robson Walton

S. Robson Walton

$21 B born in 1944 Walmart United States
23 Kwok Thomas & Raymond

Kwok Thomas & Raymond & family

$20 B born in 1951 & 1952 respectively real estate Hong Kong
24 Larry Page

Larry Page

$19.8 B March 26, 1973
(Water Ox)
Google United States
24 Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

$19.8 B August 21, 1973
(Water Ox)
Google United States
26 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

$19.6 B March 7, 1955
(Wood Goat)
Investments Saudi Arabia
27 Iris Fontbona

Iris Fontbona & family

$19.2 B N/A Mining Chile
28 Lee Shau Kee

Lee Shau Kee

$19 B January 29, 1928
(Earth Dragon)
real estate Hong Kong
29 Alexei Mordashov

Alexei Mordashov

$18.5 B September 26, 1965
(Wood Snake)
Steel Russia
30 Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

$18.1 B February 14, 1942
(Metal Snake)
Bloomberg United States
30 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

$18.1 B January 12, 1964
(Water Rabbit)
Amazon United States
32 Michele Ferrero

Michele Ferrero & family

$18 B April 26, 1925
(Wood Ox)
chocolates Italy
32 Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov

$18 B May 3, 1965
(Wood Snake)
Investments Russia
34 Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin

$17.8 B January 3, 1961
(Metal Rat)
nonferrous metals Russia
35 Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Usmanov

$17.7 B September 9, 1953
(Water Snake)
steel, telecom, stocks Russia
36 Azim Premji

Azim Premji

$16.8 B July 24, 1945
(Wood Rooster)
Software India
36 Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Deripaska

$16.8 B January 2, 1968
(Fire Goat)
aluminum Russia
38 Michael Otto

Michael Otto & family

$16.6 B April 12, 1943
(Water Goat)
Retail Germany
39 German Larrea Mota Velasco

German Larrea Mota Velasco & family

$16 B born in 1941 or 1947??? Mining Mexico
39 Rinat Akhmetov

Rinat Akhmetov

$16 B September 21, 1966
(Fire Horse)
steel, coal mines Ukraine
39 John Paulson

John Paulson

$16 B December 14, 1955
(Wood Goat)
hedge funds United States
42 Shashi & Ravi Ruia

Shashi & Ravi Ruia

$15.8 B born in 1944 & 1949 respectively Diversified India
43 Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman

$15.1 B April 21, 1964
(Wood Dragon)
oil, banking, telecom Russia
44 Michael Dell

Michael Dell

$14.6 B February 23, 1965
(Wood Snake)
Dell United States
44 Susanne Klatten

Susanne Klatten

$14.6 B April 28, 1962
(Water Tiger)
BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
46 Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

$14.5 B March 24, 1956
(Fire Monkey)
Microsoft United States
46 George Soros

George Soros

$14.5 B August 12, 1930
(Metal Horse)
hedge funds United States
48 Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht

Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht & family

$14.4 B N/A Aldi, Trader Joes Germany
49 Birgit Rausing

Birgit Rausing & family

$14 B born in 1924 packaging Sweden
50 Vagit Alekperov

Vagit Alekperov

$13.9 B September 1, 1950
(Metal Tiger)
Lukoil Russia
51 Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

$13.8 B April 10, 1957
(Fire Rooster)
sugar, flour, cement Nigeria
52 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

$13.5 B May 14, 1984
(Wood Rat)
Facebook United States
53 Anne Cox Chambers

Anne Cox Chambers

$13.4 B December 1, 1919
(Earth Goat)
Cox Enterprises United States
53 Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich

$13.4 B October 24, 1966
(Fire Horse)
steel, investments Russia
55 Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann

$13.3 B August 26, 1939
(Earth Rabbit)
beer Brazil
56 Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal & family

$13.2 B March 20, 1950
(Metal Tiger)
Steel India
57 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family

$13 B December 22, 1951
(Metal Rabbit)
real estate United Kingdom
57 Paul Allen

Paul Allen

$13 B January 21, 1953
(Water Dragon)
Microsoft, investments United States
57 Viktor Vekselberg

Viktor Vekselberg

$13 B April 14, 1957
(Fire Rooster)
oil, metals Russia
60 Phil Knight

Phil Knight

$12.7 B February 24, 1938
(Earth Tiger)
Nike United States
61 Robert Kuok

Robert Kuok

$12.5 B October 6, 1923
(Water Pig)
Diversified Malaysia
61 Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

$12.5 B February 16, 1936
(Fire Rat)
leveraged buyouts United States
63 Mohammed Al Amoudi

Mohammed Al Amoudi

$12.3 B N/A oil Saudi Arabia
64 Donald Bren

Donald Bren

$12 B born in 1933 real estate United States
64 Ronald Perelman

Ronald Perelman

$12 B January 1, 1943
(Water Horse)
leveraged buyouts United States
66 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez

Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family

$11.9 B N/A Mining Mexico
67 Francois Pinault

Francois Pinault & family

$11.5 B August 21, 1936
(Fire Rat)
Retail France
68 Joseph Safra

Joseph Safra

$11.4 B N/A banking Brazil
69 Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson

$11.3 B December 19, 1961
(Metal Ox)
Fidelity United States
70 Viktor Rashnikov

Viktor Rashnikov

$11.2 B October 13, 1948
(Earth Rat)
Steel Russia
71 Leonardo Del Vecchio

Leonardo Del Vecchio

$11 B May 22, 1935
(Wood Pig)
eyewear Italy
72 John Fredriksen

John Fredriksen

$10.7 B May 10, 1944
(Wood Monkey)
shipping Cyprus
72 Stefan Quandt

Stefan Quandt

$10.7 B May 9, 1966
(Fire Horse)
BMW Germany
74 James Simons

James Simons

$10.6 B born in 1938 hedge funds United States
75 Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Luis Carlos Sarmiento

$10.5 B January 27, 1933
(Water Rooster)
banking Colombia
75 Horst Paulmann

Horst Paulmann & family

$10.5 B N/A Retail Chile
77 Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte

Eliodoro, Bernardo & Patricia Matte

$10.4 B N/A paper Chile
77 Nasser Al-Kharafi

Nasser Al-Kharafi & family

$10.4 B born in 1944 construction Kuwait
79 Sammy Ofer

Sammy Ofer & family

$10.3 B February 22, 1922
(Water Dog)
shipping Israel
80 Len Blavatnik

Len Blavatnik

$10.1 B June 14, 1957
(Fire Rooster)
Access Industries United States
81 Hans Rausing

Hans Rausing

$10 B March 25, 1926
(Fire Tiger)
packaging Sweden
81 Ernesto Bertarelli

Ernesto Bertarelli & family

$10 B September 22, 1965
(Wood Snake)
biotech Switzerland
81 John Mars

John Mars

$10 B October 15, 1935
(Wood Pig)
candy, pet food United States
81 Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars

$10 B October 10, 1940
(Metal Dragon)
candy, pet food United States
81 Forrest Mars

Forrest Mars

$10 B August 16, 1931
(Metal Goat)
candy, pet food United States
81 Klaus-Michael Kuhne

Klaus-Michael Kuhne

$10 B June 2, 1937
(Fire Ox)
shipping Germany
81 Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani

$10 B June 24, 1962
(Water Tiger)
commodities, infrastructure India
88 Iskander Makhmudov

Iskander Makhmudov

$9.9 B December 5, 1963
(Water Rabbit)
mining, metals, machinery Russia
89 Johanna Quandt

Johanna Quandt

$9.8 B born in 1926 BMW Germany
89 George Kaiser

George Kaiser

$9.8 B born in 1943 oil & gas, banking United States
89 Maria-Elisabeth & Georg Schaeffler

Maria-Elisabeth & Georg Schaeffler

$9.8 B N/A ball bearings Germany
92 German Khan

German Khan

$9.6 B October 26, 1962
(Water Tiger)
oil, banking, telecom Russia
93 Ananda Krishnan

Ananda Krishnan

$9.5 B born in 1938 telecom Malaysia
93 Dmitry Rybolovlev

Dmitry Rybolovlev

$9.5 B born in 1966 fertilizer Russia
95 Robin Li

Robin Li

$9.4 B November 17, 1968
(Earth Monkey)
Internet China
96 Serge Dassault

Serge Dassault & family

$9.3 B April 4, 1925
(Wood Ox)
aviation France
97 Kumar Birla

Kumar Birla

$9.2 B June 14, 1967
(Fire Goat)
commodities India
97 Petr Kellner

Petr Kellner

$9.2 B May 20, 1964
(Wood Dragon)
insurance Czech Republic
99 Leonid Mikhelson

Leonid Mikhelson

$9.1 B August 11, 1955
(Wood Goat)
Natural gas Russia
100 Cheng Yu-tung

Cheng Yu-tung

$9 B August 27, 1925
(Wood Ox)
real estate Hong Kong


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