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Gold In Them Thar Hills: Forbes 400 Names The Richest People In Southern California

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The Beverly Hillbillies @ Hollywood Wax Museum (Photo by SnapShot Boy via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr)


The Beverly Hillbillies @ Hollywood Wax Museum (Photo by SnapShot Boy via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr)
Forbes presented its annual roster of Richie Rich Americans this week naming OC mogul Donald Bren (real estate) and his $12.2 billion the winner for Southern California.

Other SoCal socialites to make the list are Eli Broad (investments) at $5.8 billion, Patrick Soon-Shiong (generic drugs) at $5.6 billion, David Geffen (movies, music) at $5.1 billion and Steven Spielberg (E.T., et al) at $3 billion.

Note to the job hunters out there -- music, television, film, publishing, real estate, hotels, investments, money management, insurance, casinos, computers, finance, equity, and generic drugs are the fields of choice for our local zillionaires.

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Find your favorite Midas from the full list here. Bur fair warning, if you're hoping to see ladies represented on the list, that's going to be more like finding Waldo. Not cool.