Top 20 Richest Antique Collectors In The World

Top 20 Richest Antique Collectors In The World

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  1. Bernard Arnault

Net Worth: $83.7 Billion

Bernard Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. Arnault is the Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy. In 2014 his Fondation Louis Vuitton inaugurated a $135 million Frank Gehry–designed museum in Paris’s Bois de Boulogne that is rich with postwar and contemporary art. For the opening, artist Sarah Morris created a film about the Frank Gehry building.



  1. RomanAbramovic

Net Worth: 12.4 billion

Roman Abramovich is a Russian billionaire businessman, Art Collector and politician. In May 2008 Abramovich emerged as a major buyer in the international art auction market. He purchased Francis Bacon’s Triptych 1976 for $86.3 million and Lucian Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping for US$33.6 million (a record price for a work by a living artist).




  1. Paul Allen

Net Worth: $12.3 billion

Paul Gardner Allen was an American business magnate, Art Collector and philanthropist. In late 2015, he opened the Pivot Art + Culture gallery on the ground floor of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. Landscape paintings from his collection appeared in an exhibition that showed at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and the Seattle Art Museum.




  1. François Pinault

Net worth: $9.9 billion

Pinault is one of the leading man in Art Collections and runs luxury conglomerate PPR, which owns Gucci and a ton of other brands. He’s also the owner of Christie’s and an avid collector: His works are displayed in two museums in Venice and he reportedly owns some 2,000 pieces, many acquired directly from artists such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.




  1. Steven A. Cohen

Net Worth: $8.3 billion

Cohen is known for dropping huge sums of money on big-name artists: he reportedly spent $137.5 million on de Kooning’s Woman III, and recently paid $155 million for a Picasso that was famously elbowed by Steve Wynn. She owns total of $1 billion worth of art




  1. Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr.

Net worth: $7.1 billion

Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. was an American Art Collector, heir to a substantial magazine and media business. He was the original owner of Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948,” which was later sold to David Geffen. His collections includes Modern and contemporary art. He owns $700 million worth of art.




  1. Boris Ivanishvili

Net worth: $6.4 billion

Ivanishvili, the wealthiest person in Georgia and the country’s current prime minister. In 2006, he purchased “Dora Maar with Cat” by Pablo Picasso for $95 million, at the time the most expensive price ever paid for art at auction, according to BBC News. He invested 15.6% of his wealth on Art Collections.




  1. David Geffen

Net Worth: $5.5 billion

He’s a collector of American artists and reportedly sold four pieces of his contemporary art collection for an estimated $421 million in 2006. They included “Number 5, 1948” by Jackson Pollock for $140 million and “Woman III” by Willem De Kooning for $137.5 million. Geffen is the founder of DreamWorks Animation.




  1. Asunción Aramburuzabala

Net Worth: $5 billion

María Asunción Aramburuzabala Larregui is a Mexican billionaire businesswoman. She is chairperson of Tresalia Capital, and has a Thank María Asunción Aramburuzabala’s family. Little information is publicly available about her art collection, but she is said to be a regular on the art-fair circuit and in 2010 the New York Times had her at Art Basel Miami Beach looking to acquire work for “a multi-story penthouse she owns in Miami Beach.”



  1. Eli Broad

Net Worth: $5 billion

Broad is the founder of both Sun America Inc. and KB Home. He is a major philanthropist whose foundations have assets of over $2 billion. The Broad, a Los Angeles museum he and his wife are building to house their vast collection, will open in 2014. They own works by around 200 artists, including Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman and Joseph Beuys. Thy owns total of $1 billion worth of art.




  1. Candace Carmel Barasch

Net Worth: $4 million

andace Carmel Barasch began collecting in 2000, buying black-and-white photographs. That led to an interest in contemporary photography, which in turn, led to purchases of contemporary paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and video. Barasch’s collection is currently focused on the work of contemporary artists like Josh Kline, Avery Singer and Garth Weiser.




  1. Leon Black

Net worth: $3.4 billion

Leon Black is an American investor and art collector. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. Black is the founder of Apollo Global Management. His collection includes Old Masters, Impressionism, modern painting, Chinese sculpture, and contemporary art, and he sits on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He owns $750 million worth of art.




  1. John Arnold

Net Worth: $3.3 billion

John Douglas Arnold is an American billionaire and former hedge fund manager who specialized in natural gas trading. While little information is available about his collection, the New York Times reported in 2010 that John Arnold, a Houston art adviser, acquired a prime 1966 Gerhard Richter figurative work for the Arnolds at Sotheby’s New York for $13.2 million.




  1. Doris F. Fisher

Net worth: $2.3 billion

Doris F. Fisher is an American billionaire businesswoman and Art Collector, who co-founded The Gap clothing stores with her late husband, She owns more than 1,000 works, including many by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and others. She owns total of $800 million worth of.




  1. Norman L. Braman

Net worth: $1.6 billion

Norman L. Braman is an American billionaire car dealer, art collector, and former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. He has more 240 pieces of art in his collection, which he plans on selling when he dies, with the proceeds going to a foundation run by his children, according to Forbes. He owns total of $900 million worth of art.



  1. Marc Andreessen

Net Worth: $1.4 billion

Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, Art Collector and software engineer. She is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser. In 2016, she bought so much work from Pace Gallery that she decided it was time to give back, Laura invited Pace Art + Technology to show a teamLab installation in her father’s old Tesla shop in Silicon Valley.




  1. Haryanto Adikoesoemo

Net worth: $1.17 billion

Haryanto Adikoesoemo is an Indonesian businessman and art collector.In November 2017, he opened the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Museum MACAN) in KebunJeruk, a suburb of Jakarta, Indonesia, with 800 contemporary and modern art works from his collection. He has number of Indonesian, Western modern and contemporary arts.




  1. Hans Rasmus Astrup

Net Worth: $1.0 billion

Hans Rasmus Astrup is a Norwegian billionaire heir, businessman, and art collector..Astrup is a deep collector of avant-garde Norwegian and international art, with some 1,500 works. His private museum, the Astrup Fearnley Museet, first opened in Oslo in 1993, and in 2012 moved to a Renzo Piano–designed building with around 45,000 square feet of gallery space.




  1. Nasser David Khalili

Net worth: $1 billion

Khalili, a British-Iranian property tycoon, was named a Goodwill Ambassador.He is the world’s largest private art collector, according to Wealth-X, and much of his 25,000-piece collection is exhibited in museums like the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert museum.



  1. Laurent Asscher

Net Worth: $500 million

Laurent Asscher French electronics executive and Art Collector, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Airtek Capital Group. Mr. Asscher has been an Adviser of Safety21 S.p.A. since September 15, 2016. Laurent Asscherhave many Art Collections, which he has managed to largely keep out of public view. He has Untitled (bacchus 1st Version I) art by Cy Twombly and Irony Of Negro Policeman by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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