This is the sixth time that the top fifty wealthiest Hungarians are revealed at the end of the year. Not many changes happened in the top 10, but there are some new ones on the list and some surprises as well.
Forbes reported that in the top ten, there are people who gave almost a one-year bonus salary to their employees and people who never got featured on the list before. This is also the first time in the history of the list that two women got featured, along with a person under 40. If you look at the ranking, you will see that among the top three people, no significant change took place at all.
Lőrinc Mészáros, Sándor Csányi, and György Gattyán are still the wealthiest people in Hungary. Csányi got featured with 408 billion HUF (1,198 million EUR) while Mészáros with 368 billion HUF (1 billion EUR), and Gattyán with 245 billion HUF (720 million EUR).
This year was also successful for the director of Danube Asphalt, László Szíjj, who earned a wealth of 207 billion HUF (608 million EUR). In the top ten, the big surprise was the Hungarian real estate manager and businessman, Dániel Jellinek, who has a wealth of 108 billion HUF (317 million EUR). With this amount of money, Jellinek became the 10th wealthiest person in the country.
This is also the first time when the top 10’s wealth reached 100 billion HUF (293 million EUR). The first ten people’s wealth is above 2,200 billion HUF (6 billion EUR), which is more than that of the people from 11th to 50th place. The 50 wealthiest Hungarians own approximately 4,260 billion HUF (12 billion EUR).
After six years, it is the first time that a woman got featured in the top 50. After receiving the Hungarian media mogul, Andy Vajna’s heritage, who passed away this January, his widowed wife Tímea Vajna is the first woman under 40 who got featured on the list. Her wealth is estimated to be around 37 billion HUF (108 million EUR).