3) Polys Haji-Ioannou (Rank: 1213; Net worth: $1.5 billion)
This 55 year old billionaire is the brother of Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of EasyJet. The budget airline’s soaring shares helped him reach the $1 billion mark. He holds 11 percent stake in the company. The stock’s value increased 73 percent between 2013 and 2014. He also controls oil transport group Polyer Tankers and owns half of Safe Bulkers.