Sunday Times Green Rich List 2009

This is an interesting article on the Green Rich list by Sunday Times. I just list the top 10 here out of 100:

  • Warren Buffet’s holdings include MidAmerican Energy, BYD.
  • Bill Gates’s holdings include Pacific Ethanol (through his Cascade Investments), Sapphire Energy.
  • Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Ikea, put environmental initiatives at the top of Ikea’s agenda in 36 countries.
  • Marcel Brenninkmeijer is the chairman of Good Energies, which has 30 companies including Sequoia Energy, Eolectric, C-Free Power Corp, 6N Silicon Inc.
  • Mukesh Ambani’s interest in his Reliance Industries operation is Reliance Life Sciences (RLS).
  • Michael Bloomberg promotes a green agenda for New York called PlaNYC to fight global warming.
  • Michael Otto retired at end of 2007 as head of the Otto Group, the world’s largest mail-order company, which has long touted environmentally safe products and practices as far back as 1995.
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital investment arm sank $250,000 into Seattle’s Imperium Renewables. Last August 2008 Vulcan was part of a consortium investing £20m in Alta Rock Energy, which develops enhanced geothermal systems.
  • Donald Bren’s Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management educates research scientists and environmental management professionals, and also plays a leading role in identifying and solving the environmental problems of the 21st century.
  • Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are top investor in Tesla Motors. Google pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into green energy sources, starting with solar, thermal, high-altitude wind power and now, geothermal energy.

Source: Sunday Times, 1 March 2009

Rank Name Country Wealth Green investment
1 Warren Buffett USA £27bn Wind power
2 Bill Gates USA £26bn Renewable fuel
3 Ingvar Kamprad Sweden £22bn Renewable energy
4 Marcel Brenninkmeijer Holland £19bn Natural power
5 Mukesh Ambani India £15bn Life sciences
6 Michael Bloomberg USA £14.4bn Natural energy
7 Michael Otto Germany £13.2bn Green products
8 Paul Allen USA £11.5bn Natural fuels
9 Donald Bren USA £8.2bn Environmental research
10= Sergey Brin USA £7.5bn Green energy
10= Larry Page USA £7.5bn Green energy