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# 42 Len Blavatnik 

$36.2B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
$109.0M (0.30%)

# 42 Len Blavatnik 

$36.2B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
$109.0M (0.30%)
OccupationOwner, Warner Music Group
Source of WealthMusic, Chemicals
Age66
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Marital StatusMarried
Children5
EducationMS, Columbia University; MBA, Harvard Business School; BS, Moscow State University
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$24.1B
Len Blavatnik
Len Blavatnik
United States
Net worth: $36.2B

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Biography

Len Blavatnik was born on June 14, 1957, in Odessa, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union.
In 1978, he immigrated to the United States with his family, eventually becoming a naturalized citizen.
Blavatnik holds both American and British citizenship.
He earned his master's degree in computer science from Columbia University in 1981.
Blavatnik founded Access Industries, his conglomerate, in 1986, with diverse investments in industries such as natural resources, chemicals, media, and telecommunications.
He gained significant wealth through successful investments, particularly in the aluminum industry with the acquisition of companies like Russian aluminum giant UC Rusal.
Blavatnik is known for his philanthropic activities, contributing to various causes, including education, science, and the arts.
He has donated substantial sums to institutions like Yale University, Harvard University, and the Tate Modern in London.
Blavatnik has received honors and recognition for his philanthropy, including being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017 for services to philanthropy.
He serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Harvard University Global Advisory Council and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
Blavatnik has been involved in the entertainment industry, acquiring Warner Music Group in 2011 and investing in various media ventures.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Len Blavatnik?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Len Blavatnik's net worth of $36.2B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Len Blavatnik is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Len Blavatnik, Music and Chemicals are the primary sources. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey