- 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
|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|