Who Are the Richest Angelenos?

It’s the center of the entertainment industry, but that doesn’t mean that Wall Street’s collapse didn’t send tremors down Sunset Boulevard, too. So suggests the annual “wealthiest Angelenos” report just published by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In fact, the paper reports that, gasp, L.A. is home to just 29 billionaires at the moment, the smallest number in five years.

The net worth of self-made Israeli billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban, for example, has dropped a stunning 33 percent since last year, according to the Journal‘s calculations, which are based on publicly available data. (If you’re wondering how that’s impacting his eight-year-old investment company, Saban Capital Group, the answer is: probably not much. He’s still the eighth richest guy in the city.)

Hit worse was film producer, generous environmental rights donor, and notoriously evasive baby daddy Stephen Bing, the 46th richest Angeleno. His net worth has dropped 42 percent since last year, says the paper.

Here’s the complete list:

Rank Name 2009* 2008* %Chge
1 Patrick Soon-Shiong $6,000 $3,700 +62%
2 Eli Broad 5,400 6,900 -22%
3 Kirk Kerkorian 5,300 10,600 -50%
4 David Murdock 3,700 4,500 -18%
5 Ron Burkle 3,650 3,500 +4%
6 David Geffen 3,600 4,800 -25%
7 Steven Spielberg 2,900 3,300 -12%
8 Haim Saban 2,800 4,200 -33%
9 A. Jerrold Perenchio 2,400 3,250 -26%
10 Tom Gores 2,250 2,500 -10%

Rank Name 2009* 2008* %Chge
11 Alan Casden $2,050 $2,250 -9%
12 John E. Anderson 2,000 2,800 -29%
13 Ed Roski Jr. 1,900 2,540 -25%
14 Sumner Redstone 1,800 7,000 -74%
15 William Barron Hilton 1,730 2,300 -25%
16 Alec Gores 1,650 1,650 0%
17 Charles Munger 1,600 2,200 -27%
18 Jeffrey Greene 1,580 na. na.
19 Alfred Mann 1,550 1,750 -11%
20 Rick Caruso 1,530 1,700 -10%

Rank Name 2009* 2008* %Chge
21 Stewart & Lynda Resnick $1,500 $1,600 -6%
22 Donald Sterling 1,450 2,000 -28%
23 Gary Michelson 1,440 1,800 -20%
24 Anthony Pritzker 1,400 2,530 -45%
25 David Whitmire Hearst Jr. 1,350 1,700 -21%
26 George Randolph Hearst Jr. 1,350 1,700 -21%
27 Frank & Jamie McCourt 1,290 1,210 +7%
28 Michael Milken 1,050 1,400 -25%
29 Robert Maguire 1,040 na. na.
30 George Joseph 950 1,200 -21%

Rank Name 2009* 2008* %Chge
31 John Tu $800 $2,600 -69%
32 Jeffrey Katzenberg 790 1,050 -25%
33 Neil Kadisha 780 925 -16%
35 Bruce Karsh 765 1,500 -49%
34 Howard Marks 765 1,500 -49%
36 Lowell Milken 750 1,020 -26%
37 Frederick “Ted” Field 745 995 -25%
38 Marc Nathanson 740 990 -25%
39 Robert Addison Day Jr. 730 1,000 -27%
40 Barbara Davis 725 1,450 -50%

Rank Name 2009* 2008* %Chge
41 Aubrey Chernick $716 $895 -20%
42 John Shea 634 975 -35%
44 Tom Werner 620 914 -32%
43 Michael Eisner 615 780 -21%
45 Jerry Bruckheimer 600 na. na.
46 Stephen Bing 590 1,010 -42%
47 Ming Hsieh 540 na. na.
48 Peter Lowy 530 880 -40%
49 Steven Udvar-Hazy 520 2,900 -82%
50 Mel Gibson 510 na. na.