Net Worth:$4.1 billion, up 5.1 percent
LAST YEAR: $3.9 billion
RESIDENCE: Beverly Hills
SOURCE OF WEALTH: TV production, broadcasting, real estate
THE MONEY: Value of Saban Brands, which includes children’s entertainment property Power Rangers and clothier Paul Frank, increased as did real estate holdings.
THE BUZZ: Haim Saban’s private investment group, Saban Capital Group, continues to expand diverse media and entertainment portfolio, while founder and chief executive is busy with philanthropy and political donations for upcoming presidential election. Saban Capital led $11.5 million Series C round for millennial news site Bustle.com. Live-action “Power Rangers” film slated for March release. Haim Saban also co-owner of Univision Communications. Known as close friend of former President Bill Clinton, Saban and wife, Dr. Cheryl Saban, have been active supporters of Hillary Clinton’s. Co-hosted fundraiser with George and Amal Clooney last month, which reportedly cost around $35,000 a person to attend. Also donated more than $6 million to Clinton-supporting PAC Priorities USA Action. Owns 23,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Park;12-bedroom villa in Acapulco, Mexico; and property in Aspen, Colo.
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