4 Newton Residents Make 50 Richest in MA

4 Newton Residents Make 50 Richest in MA

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest in the Bay State. For the list of the top 50, visit the AffluenceIQ database. The first 30 are billionaires.

4 Newton Residents Make 50 Richest in MA

Newton residents include #1, #6, #17, and #35.

1) Sheldon G. Adelson, 83, Newton.

Net worth: $26.4 billion

Born poor in Boston, Adelson is a casino mogul and right wing political backer. Adelson maintains a $5M residence in Newton.

2) Abigail P. Johnson, 55, Milton.

Net worth: $15.2 billion

CEO of Fidelity Investments. Daughter of #3, Edward C. Johnson III.

3) Edward C. Johnson III, 86, Nahant.

Net worth: $8.5 billion

Chairman of Fidelity Investments which his father founded.

4) John P. Grayken, 60, Cohasset

Net worth: $6.3 billion

Founder of Lone Star.

5) Robert K. Kraft, 75, Brookline

Net worth: $4.8 billion

Owner of New England Patriots, CEO of The Kraft Group which is a diversified holding company with assets in paper and packaging, sports, real estate, and private equity.

6) James S. Davis, 73, Newton

Net worth: $4.7 billion

Chairman of running shoe-maker New Balance, which sports more than $3B in sales. The son of Greek immigrants, Davis bought New Balance in 1972 for $10,000.

7) Amos B. Hostetter, 79, Boston

Net worth: $3.1 billion

Founder and CEO of Continental Cablevision.

8) William I. Koch, 76, Osterville

Net worth: $2.8 billion

Businessman. Koch is a brother to right wingers Charles & David.

9) Edward C. Johnson IV, 59, Boston

Net worth: $2.5 billion

President of Pembroke Real Estate.

10) Elizabeth L. Johnson, 51, Osterville

Net worth: $2.5 billion

Fidelity heiress.

11) Peter M. Nicholas, 75, Boston

Net worth: $2.3 billion

Co-founded medical device firm Boston Scientific in 1979 with partner John Abele. He is married to a great-great-granddaughter of Eli Lilly.

17) Gerald Chan, 65, Newton

Net worth: $1.5 billion

Chan runs one of China’s commercial real estate giants, Hang Lung Group, now buying up big chunks of Harvard Sq. Drives a used Volkswagen Passat.

35) C. James Koch, 67, Newton

Net worth: $850 million

Son of a Cincinnati brewmaster, Koch founded Boston Beer in 1984 with $250K. Distributes Sam Adams beers along with Twisted Tea and Angry Orchard Cider.


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