#2 James Ratcliffe

James Ratcliffe
2024 Monaco Billionaires NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$16.4 B

Former chemical engineer James Ratcliffe is the founder, chairman and majority owner of chemical powerhouse Ineos Group. The London-based conglomerate produces everything from synthetic oils and plastics to solvents used to make insulin and antibiotics. It has also become one of the largest players in the U.K. shale sector after entering the market in 2014.