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Yet just seven, or 0. In AugustJennifer became the first and only transgender billionaire in the world when she announced she would be identifying herself as a woman for all business and personal undertakings.
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The retail-rich pair are ed by Michael Kors, who became a billionaire this year. Some of these businessmen and women have used their fortunes to advocate for gay rights.
Jon Stryker, heir to the Stryker Corp. Though Laura Rickets is not a member of the Forbes Billionaires list just yet, the lawyer daughter of Chicago Cubs billionaire Joe helped fund the Illinois Unites for Marriage coalition; her stake in the Cubs makes her the first openly-lesbian co-owner of a major-league franchise.
A Gallup poll estimates that 3. Some U. His son, Jonathan, is also gay.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sits on the advisory board of Athlete Ally, a nonprofit targeting homophobia in sports. Of course, not all high net worth parents are as supportive.
Being wealthy does not necessarily make it easier to publicly identify as gay. Thiel, who ed the Forbes Billionaires list in based on the returns of his hedge Clarium Capital and an investment in Facebook, only came out to his friends inaccording to The New Yorker. He would have been 35 at the time.
According to our industry categorizations, billionaires derived their wealth from finance or investments in By our reckoning, Thiel is the only one who is openly gay. Of course, some countries are more equal than others in terms of gay rights, which might explain why nations with the second- and third-highest of billionaires — China,and Russia, — do not list a single LGBT billionaire.
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