Any search for the world’s biggest investors will produce images of Warren Buffet and George Soros. True those are legends; pioneers in the field of investing, and their lives will be studied by investors and financial analysts for generations to come.
However, those search results do not reflect the present realities; the world of investment is dynamic, and so are its participants. Leading the charge to create financial opportunities for the future from ideas that may seem distant today are many young men and women.
Committing huge funds to distant ideas takes a special kind of daring. This is why these special people deserve some recognition.
Top 100 Investors In The World
1. Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon has had a long and fruitful career in technology; he worked at Ebay, founded a tech start up known as Web Advisor (which he sold to McAfee), and now he is the founder and CEO of Hunch.
Chris Dixon is also a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and that is what makes him one of the world’s most notable investors. Andreessen Horowitz, which is located in Menlo Park, is a venture capital firm which is currently recognized as the best in the business.
The firm has invested in several startups, many of which have become successful businesses. The firm has investments in Cryptocurrencies, Drones, Nutritional Products and so much more. Chris Dixon has a seat on the board of at least 6 companies.
2. Micky Malka
Meyer “Micky” Malka is a venture capitalist who specializes in assessing and investing in technology and financial services startups. One of the best things about him is that he has a very agreeable personality, which enables him to interact freely with the people at the start ups he invests in.
This has given him a reputation, and start ups, as well as entrepreneurs actively seek him out when they have ideas that they consider viable for funding.
Micky Malka is the founder and general partner at Ribbit Capital; and one of the biggest projects in his portfolio is Coinbase; one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges.
3. Neil Sheng
Neil Sheng is Asia’s biggest investor and venture capitalist; he is the man behind Sequoia China, and its financial arm; Sequoia Capital which is one of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. Neil Sheng is one of the biggest cryptocurrency aficionados in China, and he was expected to flee the country when it became banned in 2021.
Nevertheless, he stayed behind, and diversified his interests. In China, he is involved in assessing opportunities in business. He funds startups in many different areas, including technology, finance, gaming, and so on.
Nevertheless, the US arm of his business is thriving; and one of the biggest names in his portfolio is ByteDance; the company behind the video sharing platform Tictok.
4. Richard Liu
Richard Liu Quandong is known as the Jeff Bezos of China; he is the founder of the e commerce platform; JD. JD has a similar business model to amazon; the website sells all kinds of merchandise, including electronics- and delivers them right to the customer’s doorsteps.
Having amassed several billions of dollars, he stepped down as CEO of the company; now focusing his attention on his work as a venture capitalist.
Richard Liu has been described as an imposing personality; perhaps as a result of having an aggressive mentality which helps him overcome hurdles, no matter how challenging they may be.
5. Navin Chaddha
Navin Chaddha has been an entrepreneur for most of life. He has started several companies during his career, and has now switched his attention to supporting viable start ups with the financial backing they need to succeed.
He is a venture capitalist of legendary status; one of his companies Vxtreme was a media streaming platform which was later acquired by Microsoft to become Microsoft Media.
He also has an online mentoring franchise which is targeted at teaching startup entrepreneurs about what it takes to succeed in this demanding field. He is also a notable philanthropist; he provides funding support for education, and initiatives that bring equity, diversity, and food security.
6. Hans Tung
Hans Tung is a Taiwan born entrepreneur; he is noted as the managing partner at GGV Capital; which is a venture capital firm that invests in startups that are in their early stages. He has recorded remarkable success in the area of technology; especially in the area of financial technology.
His success comes from his wealth of experience; Hans Tung knows how to spot opportunities while they are still far away; as he has shown with his investments in Affirm (financial technology), Divvy Homes (real estate), IDwall (Data Security), Karat (staffing for digital companies), Rupeek (Fintech), Stori (clothing) and Turtlemint (Insurance).
Hans Tung is one of the most valuable players in the Venture Capital industry; he has attained this stature because of the number of successes he has recorded in so many different countries.
7. Alfred Lin
Alfred Lin is a very successful investor; he is the COO of Sequoia Capital, which is one of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. He proved his business acumen while still a young man studying at Harvard; he bought whole pizzas, split them into slices, and sold them for profit.
He took that same keen business mind with him to the real world, and today, he is part of the success stories of several business startups.
Even though Alfred Lin now specializes in consumer internet, mobile technology, and related enterprises; he has a long history of success in diverse fields such as; Airbnb, Uber, Houzz, SalesCrunch.
8. Keith Rabois
Keith Rabois is one of the biggest names when it comes to investment in technology companies that have gone on to become extremely successful. He has gained so much recognition because of the successes he has recorded.
He is a general partner at Founders Fund; which has a solid portfolio made up of PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide, and Square, Yelp, Rabois, YouTube, Palantir, Lyft, Airbnb, Eventbrite, Wish, and Xoom.
Keith Rabios is said to be part of something called the PayPal Mafia; a group of powerful investors who hold the fintech market in their hands.
9. Neil Mehta
Neil Mehta founded Greenoak Capital back in 2012; and now he is a managing partner at the firm. He is one of the youngest who have attained heavyweight status in the Venture Capital industry; he has attained considerable influence and recognition.
Neil Mehta, as managing partner has chosen a different approach to investment; he has focused on long term investments, and as such his company partners with these startups- providing financial and technical support- until they become viable and profitable companies.
Some of the companies in their portfolio include Clover Health (US), Maple (US), Deliveroo (Europe), Coupang (South Korea), Flipkart (India), Oyo Rooms (India).
10. Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel is a billionaire investor who is known to assess risk without sentiments attached to their location. For example; he announced plans to build a startup city in far aware Nigeria, despite his base of operations being in San Francisco, California.
Peter Thiel is a partner at Founders Fund, but he is also the President of Clarium Capital (a Hedge Fund), Chairman of Palantir, Chairman of Valar Ventures, and Chairman of Mithril Capital.
He is one of the founders of Paypal, and was one of earliest investors in Facebook. Now he is associated with Airbnb.
The following is a more extensive list of the top 100 investors in the world, as well as some of their notable investments.
|Tiger Global Management
|Dragoneer Investment Group
|Source Code Capital
|Sutter Hill Ventures
|Lightspeed Venture Partners
|Wing Venture Capital
|Qiming Venture Partners
|Primary Venture Partners
|ARCH Venture Partners
|Union Square Ventures
|Qiming Venture Partners
|Indian / American
|SV Angel Growth
|Bessemer Venture Partners
Boundaries have faded into obscurity, and the top investors in the world have surmounted the challenge of distance. From their offices; they control startups and businesses in different corners of the world, turning dreams into reality, and reaping billions for their work.
A major point which cannot be overlooked is the fact that three countries dominate the industry; America, China, and India.