Socal's richest people

Forbes magazine's annual roster of richest Americans has OC real estate mogul Donald Bren in the top spot for Southern California, at $12.2 billion. He's followed by Eli Broad, at $5.8 billion, Patrick Soon-Shiong, $5.6 billion, and David Geffen, $5.1 billion. Topping the list of Californians is Oracle's Larry Ellison, at a whopping $27 billion. Here's the Socal rundown (number indicates ranking on the full list):

21 Donald Bren
$12 B 78 Newport Beach, CA real estate

44 Eli Broad
$5.8 B 77 Los Angeles, CA Investments

46 Patrick Soon-Shiong
$5.6 B 58 Los Angeles, CA generic drugs

54 David Geffen
$5.1 B 67 Malibu, CA movies, music

90 Haim Saban
$3.4 B 65 Beverly Hills, CA television

110 Steven Spielberg
$3 B 63 Pacific Palisades, CA movies

119 Kirk Kerkorian
$2.9 B 93 Los Angeles, CA investments, casinos

124 Sumner Redstone
$2.8 B 87 Beverly Hills, CA Viacom

130 Steven Udvar-Hazy
$2.7 B 64 Beverly Hills, CA International Lease Finance

130 David Murdock
$2.7 B 87 Los Angeles, CA Dole, real estate

136 David Sun
$2.6 B 58 Orange County, CA computer memory

136 John Tu
$2.6 B 68 Los Angeles, CA computer memory

144 William Hilton
$2.5 B 82 Los Angeles, CA hotels, casinos

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