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Richest, biggest and most valuable in LA

The Getty Center has the highest assessed value of any property in Los Angeles County. LA Observed file photo.

The Los Angeles Business Journal compiles weekly lists into an annual ranking of just about everything from biggest architecture firm (and developer, lobbyist etc) to the wealthiest people who call Los Angeles County home. I finally got around to perusing the 2014 lists annual and cherry picked some data points I found interesting. The lists carry the usual caveats, including that the rankings were based on the latest info available at the time, so the data may be more than a year old. The rankings are for Los Angeles County.

Wealthiest Angeleno: Patrick Soon-Shiong
Two through four: Eli Broad, Elon Musk, Kirk Kerkorian
Top woman not listed in a couple: Tamara Gustavson (#9)
Moved away: Ron Burkle, Frank McCourt
Fell off the list: Alan Casden
Biggest charitable trust: J. Paul Getty Trust
Value of assets: $8.8 billion
Loss in value from 2011 to 2012: $145 million
Second biggest trust: California Endowment ($3.3 billion)
Top corporate philanthropist: Wells Fargo ($39 million)
Biggest private employer: Kaiser Permanente (36,495)
Biggest public employer: LA County (101,610)
Biggest law firm: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith (271 lawyers)
Largest hospital: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (874 beds)
Busiest airline: Southwest Airlines
Biggest shopping mall: Del Amo Fashion Center
Most hotel rooms: Westin Bonaventure (1,354)
Most valuable property: Getty Center
Second most valuable property: Chevron refinery, El Segundo
Biggest bank headquartered here: City National
Most local deposits: Bank of America
Most community college enrollment: Mt. San Antonio College
Biggest union: United Long Term Care Workers
Where SAG-AFTRA ranks: #3
Biggest public company: Walt Disney Co.
Two through four: Amgen, Occidental Petroleum, DirecTV
Biggest private company in revenue: Trader Joe's
Biggest car dealer in sales: Galpin Ford
Biggest minority-owned business: Forever 21

Noted: Occidental Petroleum is splitting up and leaving Los Angeles.

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