These 70 New Yorkers are on Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list

Michael Bloomberg and the Koch brothers were included on the magazine’s list of the richest individuals in the nation.

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David Koch, executive vice president and co-owner of Koch Industries, ranked number one among New Yorkers

Forbes magazine has released its Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans, with 70 New Yorkers making the cut.

Businessman David Koch ranks first in the city, tied for fifth overall with his brother Charles Koch.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, eighth overall on the list, was second on the list of New Yorkers, followed by George Soros and Carl Icahn.

The magazine also weighed in on Donald Trump’s infamous claims about his finances, ranking the billionaire developer and media personality at 121 and estimating his personal fortune to be $4.5 billion.

Forbes Editor Randall Lane spoke about Mr. Trump’s fortune on NBC’s Morning Joe, discounting the value of Mr. Trump’s “personal brand” that the Republican presidential hopeful has said accounts for several billions in wealth.

“We think we’ve finally settled the issue,” Mr. Lane said. “He’s out there telling everybody he’s worth $10 billion. He’s not.”

One notable exclusion from New York’s wealthiest is William Erbey, whose mortgage financier,¬†Ocwen Financial, was probed by New York state investigators for allegations including conflicts of interest.

Mr. Erbey, who stepped down as executive chairman, saw his personal fortune plummet after Ocwen’s stock fell 76%, according to Forbes.

Rank First name Last name Wealth (in billions)
5 David Koch 41.000
8 Michael Bloomberg 38.600
16 George Soros 24.500
22 Carl Icahn 20.500
32 James Simons 14.000
36 Ronald Perelman 12.500
38 Rupert Murdoch 11.600
38 Stephen Schwarzman 11.600
41 John Paulson 11.400
46 Samuel Newhouse 10.300
55 Leonard Lauder 8.400
71 Stephen Ross 6.700
74 Ralph Lauren 6.200
76 Richard LeFrak 6.100
93 Bruce Kovner 5.200
94 Leon Black 5.000
94 Daniel Ziff 5.000
94 Robert Ziff 5.000
108 Israel Englander 4.800
108 Henry Kravis 4.800
108 Ira Rennert 4.800
114 Charles Dolan 4.700
114 David Shaw 4.700
114 Leonard Stern 4.700
121 Donald Trump 4.500
124 Stanley Druckenmiller 4.400
124 Jerry Speyer 4.400
138 Jeremy Jacobs 4.000
145 Sheldon Solow 3.900
149 Alejandro Santo Domingo 3.800
149 Andres Santo Domingo 3.800
159 Julian Robertson 3.700
171 Daniel Och 3.500
182 John Catsimatidis 3.400
182 Ronald Lauder 3.400
182 Jeff Sutton 3.400
182 Joan Tisch 3.400
211 David Rockefeller 3.000
234 Kenneth Langone 2.800
234 David Siegel 2.800
246 Daniel Loeb 2.700
256 William Ackman 2.600
268 Barry Diller 2.500
268 Joshua Harris 2.500
268 Sean Parker 2.500
268 Mortimer Zuckerman 2.500
279 James Dinan 2.400
279 Marc Rowan 2.400
293 Noam Gottesman 2.300
307 Ron Baron 2.200
307 Chase Coleman 2.200
307 Michael Jaharis 2.200
307 Stewart Rahr 2.200
307 Vincent Viola 2.200
327 Paul Singer 2.100
342 Glenn Dubin 2.000
342 Thomas Lee 2.000
342 Howard Marks 2.000
342 David Walentas 2.000
358 John Farber 1.900
358 Hamilton James 1.900
358 Marc Lasry 1.900
358 Nelson Peltz 1.900
358 Julio Mario Santo Domingo 1.900
358 Thomas Secunda 1.900
375 Louis Bacon 1.800
375 David Einhorn 1.800
375 Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer 1.800
375 Leonard Schleifer 1.800
392 Jonathan Gray 1.700