Estimated net worth of the wealthiest media entrepreneurs in the United States in 2013
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Wealthiest media entrepreneurs in the U.S. in 2013
This statistic presents the estimated net worth of the 15 wealthiest media entrepreneurs in the United States in 2013. Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Mayor of New York City, was the wealthiest media entrepreneur of the United States in 2013 with an estimated net worth of 31 billion dollars. In 2012, his wealth amounted to around 25 billion.

Media entrepreneurs – additional information

One of the world’s wealthiest media entrepreneurs, David Geffen was, as of March 2014, also one of the world’s leading art collectors with a collection valued at 1.1 billion U.S. dollars. Geffen’s wealth comes from his career as a producer and a film studio executive. In 1994 he founded DreamWorks SKG alongside Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks was the studio behind blockbuster films such as ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Shrek’.
The social media industry has also created a selection of successful and wealthy entrepreneurs, as demonstrated in a ranking of the richest social media entrepreneurs, as of June 2014 by net worth. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google both top the list in first and second place with a personal net worth of 31.6 and 31.2 billion U.S. respectively. In third place is the founder of Facebook Marc Zuckerberg with an estimated personal net worth of 29.8 billion U.S. dollars.
However, Page, Brin and Zuckerberg do not top the list of the world’s richest internet billionaires of 2013. That title belonged to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon who as of March 2013 had an estimated personal net worth of 25.2 billion U.S. dollars. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 and in August 2013 he purchased The Washington Post for a reported 250 million U.S. dollars, in cash.
Estimated net worth of the wealthiest media entrepreneurs in the United States in 2013
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Entrepreneur (source of wealth)Net worth in billion U.S. dollars
Michael Bloomberg
(Bloomberg L.P.)
31
Anne Cox Chambers
(Cox Enterprises)
13.5
Rupert Murdoch
(News Corp.)
13.4
Samuel Newhouse, Jr.
(Advance Publications)
8.9
Donald Newhouse
(Advance Publications)
8.2
Jim Kennedy
(Cox Enterprises)
6.7
John Malone
(Liberty Media)
6.7
Blair Parry-Okeden
(Cox Enterprises)
6.7
David Geffen
(films and music)
6
Sumner Redstone
(Viacom/CBS)
5.8
Patrick McGovern
(International Data Group)
5.1
George Lucas
(films)
4.2
Martha Ingram
(books)
3.4
Haim Saban
(TV)
3.4
Charles Dolan
(Cablevision)
3.3
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Source

Release date

September 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013

Supplementary notes

Further information regarding the methodology can be found here.

Wealthiest media entrepreneurs in the U.S. in 2013
This statistic presents the estimated net worth of the 15 wealthiest media entrepreneurs in the United States in 2013. Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Mayor of New York City, was the wealthiest media entrepreneur of the United States in 2013 with an estimated net worth of 31 billion dollars. In 2012, his wealth amounted to around 25 billion.

Media entrepreneurs – additional information

One of the world’s wealthiest media entrepreneurs, David Geffen was, as of March 2014, also one of the world’s leading art collectors with a collection valued at 1.1 billion U.S. dollars. Geffen’s wealth comes from his career as a producer and a film studio executive. In 1994 he founded DreamWorks SKG alongside Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks was the studio behind blockbuster films such as ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Shrek’.
The social media industry has also created a selection of successful and wealthy entrepreneurs, as demonstrated in a ranking of the richest social media entrepreneurs, as of June 2014 by net worth. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google both top the list in first and second place with a personal net worth of 31.6 and 31.2 billion U.S. respectively. In third place is the founder of Facebook Marc Zuckerberg with an estimated personal net worth of 29.8 billion U.S. dollars.
However, Page, Brin and Zuckerberg do not top the list of the world’s richest internet billionaires of 2013. That title belonged to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon who as of March 2013 had an estimated personal net worth of 25.2 billion U.S. dollars. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 and in August 2013 he purchased The Washington Post for a reported 250 million U.S. dollars, in cash.
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