Last month, Forbes magazine released its list of the richest people in the world. (Mexican telecom giant Carlos Slim Helu topped the chart again with a cool $64 billion.) So, as we’re all scraping our nickels together to send to the IRS in time for Tax Day, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at a few of the wealthiest gays on the planet.
Aside from all being white dudes, the folks in our roundup are pretty diverse: There’s self-made men and children of wealthy families, flamboyant entertainers and brainy Internet whizzes (like Facebook’s Chris Hughes, above), cryptic conservatives and bleeding-heart liberals.
Of course, this list will engender debate over who was left off: There are those whose public profile and influence outstrip what’s in their wallets, like talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and Rep. Barney Frank. Then there are those people whose net worth couldn’t be confirmed, like former Proctor & Gamble exec Susan Arnold and Hollywood super-producer Scott Rudin. And lastly, there are people who’ve never officially come out, like entertainment honcho Sandy Gallin and Apple CEO Tim Cook. We’ll be revisiting power gays in the future, but for now it’s all about the Benjamins!
Do you model yourself after one of our picks? Did we miss a well-moneyed ‘mo? Drop a dime in the comments.
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