The 50 Most Influential Networking Tycoons

Wealth-X created a list of the people with the wealthiest networks.

ByABC News
February 1, 2013, 8:27 AM

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Wealth-X, a company based in Singapore which has a propiertary databse of individuals worth $30 million or more, has compiled a list of the 50 most influential ultra high net worth individuals, based on the collective net worth of their social and professional networks.

Wealth-X said it ignored family connections when compiling the list, hoping not to distort the list of family members who are all ultra high net worth individuals.

For Bill Gates, the first person on the list, Wealth-X research said it considered the following when assessing his known associates: board members, non-profit associates (trustees and board members), friends and associates in companies that Gates or his investment vehicle Cascade Investments invest in.

Read more: Top 10 Most Influential People in Details

In the collection of this list, who you know, not who you are related to, mattered most.

Here are the top 50 most influential people and the value of each person's "circle of influence," according to Wealth-X:

quicklist:title: Bill Gatescategory: $261 billionmedia: 18357740text:Co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Microsoft

quicklist:title: Bill Clintoncategory: $227 billionmedia: 18357895text:Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and a former U.S. president

quicklist:title: William Albert Ackmancategory: $194 billionmedia: 18357842text:

Founder and CEO of the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management

quicklist:title: Eli Broadcategory: $148 billionmedia: 18357772 text:

Founder of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Sun America Inc. and KB Home

quicklist:title: Warren Edward Buffettcategory:$146 billionmedia: 18357623text:

Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

quicklist:title: Peter George Petersoncategory: $145 billionmedia:text: Co-founder of financial service company the Blackstone Group

quicklist:title: Michael Terry Dukecategory: $136 billionmedia: 18357661text:CEO and president of Walmart

quicklist:title: Keith Rupert Murdochcategory: $133 billionmedia: 18357651text:

Chairman and CEO of News Corp.

quicklist:title: Thomas Boone Pickens Jr.category: $132 billionmedia: 18357638text:

Chairman of BP Capital Management

quicklist: 10title: Linda S. Wolfcategory: $131 billionmedia: 18357825text: Director on Walmart's board and other organizations

quicklist:title: James W. Breyercategory: $127 billionmedia: text: General parther with Accel Partners

quicklist:title: David Sanford Gottesmancategory: $126 billionmedia: text: Founder of First Manhattan

quicklist:title: Stephen B. Burkecategory: $124 billionmedia: text: Executive Vice President of Comcast

quicklist:title: Dewang Caocategory: $122 billionmedia: text: Chairman of Fuyao Glass Industry Group in China

quicklist: 15title: Andrey Igorevich Melnichenkocategory: $122 billionmedia: text: Chairman of EuroChem in Russia

quicklist:title:Chuanfu Wang category: $119 billionmedia: text: Founder of BYD in China

quicklist:title: Walter D. Scott Jr.category: $115 billionmedia: text: Chairman of Level 3 Communications

quicklist:title: Leon G. Coopermancategory: $114 billionmedia: text: Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors

quicklist:title: Marissa Ann Mayercategory: $114 billionmedia: text: CEO of Yahoo

quicklist: 20title: Alexander Grigorievich Abramovcategory: $114 billionmedia: text: Chairman of Evraz in the U.K.

quicklist:title: Joseph Daniel Mansuetocategory: $114 billionmedia: text: Chairman and CEO of Morningstar

quicklist:title: Lynn Josey Schustermancategory: $112 billionmedia: text: Founder and Chairmanof the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network (CLSPN)

quicklist:title: Richard Ted Weschlercategory: $112 billionmedia: text: Investment manager at Berkshire Hathaway

quicklist:title: David Marvin Greencategory: $111 billionmedia: text: Chairman and CEO of Hobby Lobby

quicklist: 25title: Lyda Hunt Hillcategory: $111 billionmedia: text: Director of Remeditex Ventures

quicklist:title: Charles Simonyicategory: $105 billionmedia: text: Co-founder of Intentional Software

quicklist:title: Herbert Fisk Johnson IIIcategory: $102 billionmedia: text: Chairman and CEO of S. C. Johnson & Son

quicklist:title: Vagit Alekperovcategory: $101 billionmedia: text: President of Lukoil in Russia

quicklist:title: Viktor Feliksovich Vekselbergcategory: $101 billionmedia: text: Chairman of Renova Group in Russia

quicklist: 30title: David Rockefeller Sr.category: $100 billionmedia: text: Advisory Trustee of the Rockefellers Brothers Fund

quicklist:title: Eric Emerson Schmidtcategory: $100 billionmedia: text: Executive chairman of Google

quicklist:title: Anthony Hsiehcategory: $100 billionmedia: text: Founder of the Downtown Project

quicklist:title: Saadeddine Al Hariricategory: $100 billionmedia: text: Chairman of Saudi Oger in Saudi Arabia

quicklist:title: Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala Larreguicategory: $98 billionmedia: text: Vice chairwoman of Grupo Modelo in Mexico

quicklist: 35title: Edmond M. Trump category: $96 billionmedia: text: Co-founder of The Trump Group

quicklist:title: Louis John Doerr IIIcategory: $94 billionmedia: text: Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

quicklist:title: Nathan P. Myhrvoldcategory: $93 billionmedia: text: Founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures

quicklist:title: David Vaskevitchcategory: $92 billionmedia: text: Director of LivePerson

quicklist:title: Carlos Slim Helucategory: $91 billionmedia: text: Founder of Grupo Carso in Mexico

quicklist: 40 title: Jose Antonio Fernandez Carbajalcategory: $91 billionmedia: text: Chairman and CEO of Fomento Economico Mexicano in Mexico

quicklist:title: Roman Arkadyevich Abramovichcategory: $90 billionmedia: text: Owner of Millhouse Capital in Russia

quicklist:title: Steven Anthony Ballmercategory: $89 billionmedia: text: CEO of Microsoft

quicklist:title: Vladimir Olegovich Potanincategory: $87 billionmedia: text: President and Chairman of Interros in Russia

quicklist:title: Ronald Owen Perelmancategory: $86 billionmedia: text: Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings

quicklist: 45title: Harold Lee Scott Jr.category: $86 billionmedia: text: Operating Partner of Solamere Capital

quicklist:title: Mark Elliot Zuckerbergcategory: $85 billionmedia: text: Chairman and CEO of Facebook

quicklist:title: Kavitark Ram Shriramcategory: $85 billionmedia: text: Managing Partner Sherpalo Ventures

quicklist:title: Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimovcategory: $84 billionmedia: text: Owner of Nafta-Moskva in Russia

quicklist:title: Antonio del Valle Ruizcategory: $83 billionmedia: text: Chairman of Grupo Empresarial Kaluz in Mexico

quicklist: 50title: Paul Gardner Allencategory: $82 billionmedia: text: Chairman of Vulcan