10 People Who Are Richer Than Donald Trump

Donald Trump at press conference

Donald Trump | Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Billionaire Donald Trump is the wealthiest man to become president of the United States by a long shot, but he might not be quite as wealthy as you think he is. The current president and former reality TV star was worth about $3.7 billion in 2015, according to Forbes, down from $4.5 billion a year earlier. (The decline, according to the magazine, has little to do with politics and more to do with a softer New York real estate market.)

A net worth of close to $4 billion is nothing to sneeze at, but it’s not enough to place Trump among the top 100 richest people in the U.S. On the 2016 Forbes 400 list, he came in at No. 156, behind both former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (No. 142) and Michael Bloomberg (No. 6) another businessman-turned-politician.

Forbes’ ranking doesn’t square with Trump’s own assessment of his wealth. He claimed to be worth about $10 billion, which would place him at about No. 50 on the Forbes 400. What’s with the $6.3 billion discrepancy? Trump’s been arguing with Forbes about how much he’s really worth for years, and the issue boils down to a difference in how he and the magazine estimate a person’s fortune. Trump includes the value of his brand in his net-worth estimates; Forbes doesn’t.

Whether he’s worth $10 billion or $3.7 billion, there’s no question Trump’s fortune is dwarfed by that of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg. What might be surprising, though, are all the other people who are wealthier than Trump.

Some names won’t be familiar to most Americans. Blair Parry-Okedon (No. 39 on the Forbes 400) is heir to the Cox Enterprises fortune and so under-the-radar that the magazine didn’t even include her photo. But others are familiar names and faces. In fact, No. 4 is an adviser to Trump, while No. 2 calls Trump a conman.

Let’s take a look at 10 famous people you might not have realized are richer than Donald Trump, as well as their views and connections to the 45th president of the U.S.

10. George Lucas

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George Lucas poses with a stormtrooper | John D McHugh/AFP/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 120

The man who created Star Wars has a net worth of $4.6 billion. George Lucas doesn’t appear to have publicly shared his views on Trump, though he did give former Sen. Bill Bradley the idea for an anti-Trump ad that aired in some states just before the election, Bloomberg reported.

9. Robert Kraft

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Robert Kraft | Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 102

The owner of the New England Patriots has a fortune of about $5.1 billion. Robert Kraft is a friend of Donald Trump, who he said reached out to support him after his wife’s death. Trump, for his part, likes to tout his connections to the Patriots (he’s also friendly with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick), the New York Times reported.

8. Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 83

Fashion industry titan Ralph Lauren is worth an estimated $5.9 billion. Melania Trump wore a custom Ralph Lauren outfit at her husband’s inauguration, which appeared to trigger a bump in his company’s stock price, Yahoo reported.

7. Charles Schwab

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Chuck Schwab | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 76

Charles Schwab isn’t just a brand name. The man who founded one of the largest brokerage firms in the U.S. has a fortune of roughly $6.6 billion. Barron’s predicts the company he founded might thrive during the Trump era because of reduced taxes and higher interest rates, which would be good for Schwab’s personal bottom line. Although he’s no longer the company’s CEO, he’s still its largest shareholder.

6. David Geffen

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David Geffen | Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for UCLA

Forbes 400 rank: 73

Entertainment industry mogul David Geffen (he founded Dreamworks SKG, among other ventures) is worth $6.7 billion. He’s a well-known Democratic donor but also has ties to the Trump family.

5. Rupert Murdoch

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Rupert Murdoch | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 38

The man behind Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, is worth $11.1 billion. Trump is reportedly friendly with the media mogul and has praised Fox News for its coverage of him.

4. Elon Musk

Elon Musk | David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Elon Musk | David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 34

Elon Musk, who co-founded Paypal, now runs Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He’s worth an estimated $11.6 billion. Although he criticized Trump during the campaign, he since has become an adviser to the president. That alliance could help grow his net worth, CNN reported. Both Musk and Trump are proponents of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., and Tesla already makes its cars at a factory in California.

3. Michael Dell

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Michael Dell | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 20

The man who founded Dell computers is worth an estimated $20 billion. Michael Dell has visited Trump at the White House. He has been less critical than some of his tech-industry counterparts of the president’s decision to temporarily bar people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., Forbes reported.  

2. George Soros

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George Soros | Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 19

Hedge fund investor George Soros is worth an estimated $24.9 billion. The well-known liberal (he has given away $12 billion of his fortune to “individuals and organizations across the globe fighting for freedom of expression, transparency, accountable government, and societies that promote justice and equality”) is a critic of Donald Trump. He recently called him a “conman … and a would-be dictator,” and predicted his presidency will fail, Fortune reported.

1. Phil Knight

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Phil Knight | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Forbes 400 rank: 18

The Nike founder has a net worth of $25.5 billion. Although Phil Knight has retired from the company he co-founded, he said in an interview in May 2016 he wasn’t worried about the effect Donald Trump’s trade policies would have on Nike, which makes its shoes abroad.

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