Forbes, Ioan Niculae the richest Romanian

Ioan NiculaeBusinessman Ioan Niculae, the owner of agricultural group Interagro, leads Forbes 500 Richest Romanians list in 2013, being worth an estimated 1.1 billion euros.

Ranking next is Dan Grigore Adamescu, whose fortune is put at 950 million euros and Frank Timis and Ion Tiriac, with 850 million euros each.

The Top-10 Romanian billionaires also feature business owners Veronica Gusa de Dragan (550 million euros), Gabriel Comanescu (500 million euros), Gruia Stoica (470 million euros), Ovidiu Tender (400 million euros), Zoltan Teszari (370 million euros) and brothers Dragos and Damian Paval (360 million euros).

The combined wealth of the 500 billionaires featuring in this year’s Forbes Top amounts to 19.9 billion euros, down by 1.6 billion euros from last year’s edition.

The average wealth is worth 39 million euros and the minimum fortune of those having made it to the list is 5 million euros.

Furthermore, 47 of the 500 billionaires included in Forbes Romania list this year are women.

The list billionaires are aged 52 on average. The youngest is 30 and the oldest 82.

Their companies employ a combined 199,177 personnel.

Most billionaires are based in Bucharest, 194, with Cluj ranking next with 34 business owners on the list, Constanta — 24, Sibiu — 17 and Brasov — 16.

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