Greeks named amongst Forbes’ World Billionaires List 2024


Every year, Forbes Magazine releases a list of the top billionaires in the world. This year, there are 10 billionaires from Greece on the list.

There are also 10 people from Cyprus named on the list including Polys Haji-Ioannou, Stelios Haji- Ioannou, and Clelia Haji- Ioannou.

Ranking at 432 – Maria Angelicoussis

Maria Angelicoussis
Maria Angelicoussis. Photo: Lloyd’s List.

Net worth = $6.4 billion.

Maria Angelicoussis is the CEO and owner of Angelicoussis Group, a shipping company based in Athens, Greece.

Ranking at 991 – Aristotelis Mistakidis

Net worth = $3.3 billion.

Aristotelis Mistakidis, known as “Telis,” stepped down from his role as the director of Glencore’s copper business at the end of 2018.

Ranking at 1187 – Philip Niarchos

Philip Niarchos
Philip Niarchos. Photo: SuperYachtFan.

Net worth = $2.8 billion.

Philip Niarchos, the oldest son of the late shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, inherited much of his father’s art collection.

Ranking at 1286 – George Prokopiou and family

George Prokopiou
George Prokopiou. Photo: Boat International.

Net worth = $2.6 billion.

George Prokopiou owns Greek shipping firms Dynacom, Dynagas Holding and Sea Traders, plus a 42% stake in publicly traded Dynagas LNG Partners.

Ranking at 1438 – Constantinos Martinos and family

Constantinos Martinos. Photo: Naxos Times.

Net worth =  $2.3 billion.

Constantinos Martinos is the owner of Greek shipping firm Thenamaris, which has a fleet of 89 tankers, bulk carriers, container ships and LNG carriers.

Ranking at 1496 – Spiro Latsis and family

Net worth = $2.2 billion.

Spiro Latsis inherited the fortune of his late father, Greek shipping tycoon John S. Latsis (d. 2003) alongside his siblings Marianna and Margarita.

Ranking at 1545 – Vardis J. Vardinoyannis and family

Vardis J. Vardinoyannis
Vardis J. Vardinoyannis. Photo: Supplied.

Net worth = $2.1 billion.

Vardis J. Vardinoyannis cofounded Motor Oil Hellas, a petroleum company based in Greece, with his late brother in 1970.

Ranking at 1764 – Marianna Latsis and family

Mariana Latsi
Mariana Latsi. Photo: Bovary.

Net worth = $1.8 billion.                 

Marianna Latsis inherited the fortune of her late father, Greek shipping tycoon John S. Latsis (d. 2003) alongside her siblings John and Margarita.

Ranking at 1764 – Andreas Martinos and family

andreas martinos

Net worth = $1.8 billion.

Andreas Martinos is the owner of Greek shipping firm Minerva Marine, which has a fleet of 71 tankers, dry cargo and container vessels.

Ranking at 2046 – Athanasios Martinos and family

Athanasios Martinos.
Athanasios Martinos. Photo: Exampsalmos.

Net worth = $1.5 billion.

Athanasios Martinos is the owner of Greek shipping firm Eastern Mediterranean Maritime, which has a fleet of 78 tankers, bulk carriers and container vessels.

Source: Forbes.

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