Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of eBay, who lives in Honolulu and has a net worth of $8.1 billion, is the richest person in Hawaii, according to Forbes magazine.
The 47-year-old billionaire Hawaii resident, who also is a co-founder of Honolulu Civil Beat, ranks No. 168 on the 2015 billionaire’s list in the world and is pegged at No. 58 in the United States.
Forbes, which created a list of the richest person in all 50 states, lists other billionaires with Hawaii ties, including Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison, who a few years ago, purchase 98 percent of the Hawaiian Island of Lanai for a reported $300 million.
The 70-year-old tech titan, who has a net worth of $54.6 billion, is the richest person in California, as well as the third richest person in the U.S. and is fifth on Forbes’ 2015 billionaires list.
In October, Hawaii real estate mogul Jay Shidler was listed as the richest person in Hawaii, with an estimated worth of $700 million, by Wealth-X, which tracks the wealthiest people in the world. That list also ranked Ellison as the richest person in California.
Pacific Business News