The leading art collectors of the World (listed by Country)

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Alan Faena (Argentina)

Simon and Catriona Mordant (Australia)

Alain Servais (Belgium)

Bernardo de Mello Paz (Brazil)
José Olympio & Andréa Pereira (Brazil)
Lily Safra (Brazil)


François Odermatt (Canada)

David Chau and Kelly Ying (China)
Adrian Cheng (China)
Lin Han (China)
Jho Low (China)
Qiao Zhibing (China)
Lu Xun (China)
Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei (China)
Wang Jianlin (China)
Alan Lau (China)
Joseph Lau (China)
Zhou Chong

Guillaume Houzé (France)
Hélène and Bernard Arnault (France)

Henk and Victoria de Heus-Zomer (Holland)

Harald Falckenberg (Germany)
Ingvild Goetz (Germany)
Erika Hoffmann-Koenige (Germany)
Christian and Karen Boros (Germany)
Frieder Burda (Germany)
Julia Stoschek (Germany)
Sabine and Hasso Plattner

Philip Niarchos (Greece)
Dakis Joannou (Greece)
Dimitris Daskalopoulos (Greece)
George Economou (Greece)


Kim Chang-il (Korea)

Eugenio López (Mexico)
Carlos Slim (Mexico)

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli (Italy)
Patrizia Sandretto (Italy)
Ernesto Bertarelli

Tony Salamé (Lebanon)

Robbie Antonio (Philippines)

Victor Pinchuk (Ukraine)


Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (Qatar)

Dmitry Rybolovlev (Russia)
Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova (Russia /UK)

South Africa
Jochen Zeitz (South Africa)

Maja Hoffmann (Switzerland)
Ellen and Michael Ringier (Switzerland)
Michael Platt (Switzerland)

Helly & David Nahmad (Switzerland -UK-US)

United Kingdom
Catherine Petitgas (United Kingdom)
David MartÍnez (United Kingdom and Mexico)
Arif Naqvi (United Kingdom)
Fatima and Eskandar Maleki (United Kingdom)
David Roberts (United Kingdom)
Agnes and Edward Lee (United Kingdom)
Kemal Has Cingillioglu (United Kingdom)
Robert & Nicky Wilson (United Kingdom)
Anita and Poju Zabludowicz (United Kingdom)
Charles Saatchi
Lakshmi Mittal
Elton John

Pierre T.M. Chen (Taiwan)

United States

Jo and Ronald Lauder
Nina & Frank Moore
Andy Hall
Richard Chang (United States)
Grant Hill (United States)
Michael and Susan Hort (United States)
Martin Margulies (United States)
Raymond J. McGuire (United States)
Rodney M. Miller Sr. (United States)
Peter Marino (United States)
Donald Marron (United States)
Peter Norton (United States)
Steve Wynn (United States)
Elaine Wynn (United States)
Alden and Janelle Pinnell (United States)
Ron and Ann Pizzuti (United States)
Howard and Cindy Rachofsky (United States)
Mitchell and Emily Rales (United States)
Hilary and Wilbur L. Ross Jr. (United States)
The Rubell Family (United States)
Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy (United States)
Aaron and Barbara Levine (United States)
Adam Lindemann (United States)
Ken Griffin (United States)
Agnes Gund (United States)
Steven and Kathy Guttman (United States)
Andrew and Christine Hall (United States)
Jerry Yang and Akiko Young (United States)
Mark Falcone and Ellen Bruss (United States)
Amy and Vernon Faulconer (United States)
Howard and Patricia Farber (United States)
Larry and Marilyn Fields (United States)
Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman (United States)
Danielle and David Ganek (United States)
Marc Andreessen
Steven Cohen (United States)
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz (United States)
Eric Schmidt (United States)
Irma and Norman Braman (United States)
Peter Brant (United States)
Eli Broad (United States)
Bill and Maria Bell (United States)
Peter Benedek (United States)
Debra and Leon Black (United States)
Zöe and Joel Dictrow (United States)
Janine and J. Tomilson Hill III (United States)
Trevor Traina (United States)
Alice Walton (United States)
Paul Allen(United States)
Jeffrey and Catherine Soros
Dan Loeb
Jerry Speyer and Katherine G. Farley
Susana and Ricardo Steinbruch
Kai van Hasselt
Francesca von Habsburg
David Walsh
Artur Walther
Derek and Christen Wilson
Michael Wilson
Owen Wilson
Rosa de la Cruz

Nicolas Berggruen
Jill and Jay Bernstein

James Brett
Jim Breyer
Christian Bührle
Monique and Max Burger
Valentino D. Carlotti
Edouard Carmignac
Trudy and Paul Cejas

Basma Al Sulaiman

Laura and John Arnold
Camilla Barella
Swizz Beatz
Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft
Robert and Renée Belfer
Lawrence Benenson

Marie Chaix
Michael and Eva Chow
Frank Cohen
Michael and Eileen Cohen
Isabel and Agustín Coppel
Anthony D’Offay
Theo Danjuma
Hélène and Michel David-Weill
Antoine de Galbert
Ralph DeLuca

Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Leonardo DiCaprio
Mandy and Cliff Einstein
Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown
David C. Driskell
Mandy and Cliff Einstein
Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg,
Ginevra Elkann
Tim and Gina Fairfax
Dana Farouki

Susan and Leonard Feinstein
Nicoletta Fiorucci
Friedrich Christian (“Mick”) Flick
Josée and Marc Gensollen
Alan and Jenny Gibbs
Noam Gottesman
Florence and Daniel Guerlain
Paul Harris
Barbara and Axel Haubrok
Alan Howard

Shi Jian
Tomislav Kličko
Mo Koyfman
Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis
Jan Kulczyk
Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya
Pierre Lagrange
Eric and Liz Lefkofsky
Robert Lehrman
George Lucas
Ninah and Michael Lynne
Lewis Manilow
Marissa Mayer
David Mirvish
Valeria Napoleone
John Paulson
Amy and John Phelan
Alison Pincus
Heather Podesta
Colette and Michel Poitevin
Thomas J. and Margot Pritzker
Bob Rennie
Craig Robins
Deedie and Rusty Rose
Stephen Ross
Alex Sainsbury
Muriel and Freddy Salem
Denise and Andrew Saul
Steven A. Schwarzman
Carole Server and Oliver Frankel
Ramin Salsali
David Shuman
Stefan Simchowitz
Elizabeth and Frederick Singer
Jay Smith and Laura Rapp

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (Venezuela and Dominican Republic)
Budi Tek (Indonesia)


Most influential

01 Iwan & Manuela Wirth

Major gallerists with spaces in Zürich, London, New York, Los Angeles and Somerset

02 Ai Weiwei

Artist and social activist, prominent in reconnecting art with issues of social and cultural value

03 David Zwirner

The head of a New York and London gallery empire with an impressive reputation and spaces to match

04 Hans Ulrich Obrist & Julia Peyton-Jones

Directors of the Serpentine Galleries, with HUO as the initiator of numerous extracurricular international art projects and exhibiti

05  Nicholas Serota

Director of Tate

06 Larry Gagosian

Established gallerist with 13 venues worldwide putting on museum-quality exhibi

07  Glenn D. Lowry

Director Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

08 Marina Abramović


09   Adam D. Weinberg

Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art

10  Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Head of the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) and sister of the Emir

11   Wolfgang Tillmans

The most significant artist photographer working today

12  Marian Goodman

Established gallerist with a roster of high-profile artists and spaces in New York, Paris and London

13   Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers

London, Berlin and soon-to-be LA-based gallerists committed to certain ideologies

14   Jeff Koons

Omnipresent neoliberal Pop artist and ‘Balloon Dog’ millionaire

15    Bernard Blisténe & Serge Lasvignes

Director and president of Centre Pompidou (2014: 12, Bernard Blisténe with Alain Sebain)

16   Adam Szymczyk

Artistic director of Documenta 14

17   Okwui Enwezor

Curator of the Venice Biennale in 2015

18  Hito Steyerl

Artist-as-theorist, theorist-as-artist

19   Massimiliano Gioni

Ebullient director of the Trussardi Foundation and artistic director of New York’s New Museum

20  Dasha Zhukova

Founder of Moscow’s private art foundation the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (86 in 2013)

21   Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

A collector and patron with peerless holdings of modern and contemporary Latin American art

22   Beatrix Ruf

Director of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

23   Marc & Arne Glimcher

Father-and-son partnership at the head of Pace, with galleries in New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Menlo Park

24   Gavin Brown

British-born gallerist now hopping between Harlem and Rome

25   Marc Spiegler

Art Basel director

26    Tim Blum & Jeff Poe

LA-based gallerists with New York and Tokyo branches

27  Gerhard Richter

Still one of the most important painters of our times

28   Eli & Edythe Broad

Super-collectors, super-patrons, founders of The Broad

29   Pierre Huyghe

Cerebral conceptual artist

30  Maja Hoffmann

Collector, patron, founder of LUMA Foundation

31   Michael Govan

Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art

32  Ryan Trecartin

American video artist for a hyper-mediated generation

33   François Pinault

Collector and founder of the Pinault Collection, with works at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in Venice

34   Nicholas Logsdail, Alex Logsdail & Greg Hilty

Lisson gallery’s three directors, with spaces in London, Milan and, shortly, New York

35   Jay Jopling

Founder of White Cube, the home of the YBAs, now with galleries in London and Hong Kong

36   Sadie Coles

One of London’s most established and active gallerists with a roster of nearly 50 artists

37   Isa Genzken

Mainstay artist and an enduring influence on younger generations

38   Bernard Arnault

Collector and patron of art and creator of the Fondation Louis Vuitton

39 Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood

Founders of the e-flux website, and its various art projects

40  Daniel Buchholz

Cologne- and now New York-based gallerist making careers

41   Cindy Sherman

Stalwart of the Pictures Generation

42  Rirkrit Tiravanija

Artist who favours relations over objects

43  Dakis Joannou

Collector behind the nonprofit Athens institution the DESTE Foundation

44  José Kuri & Mónica Manzutto

Founders of Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City

45  Thomas Hirschhorn

Swiss artist going public

46  Barbara Gladstone

American gallerist with spaces in New York and Brussels

47  Thelma Golden

Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem (78 in 2009)

48  Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi

President of the Sharjah Art Foundation

49  Matthew Slotover & Amanda Sharp

Founders of the Frieze Art Fairs

50  Toby Webster & Andrew Hamilton

Founders of the Modern Institute Gallery and Glaswegian networkers

51  Steve McQueen


52  Emmanuel Perrotin

Hong Kong, New York and Paris gallerist

54  Liam Gillick

Artist, writer, critic, teacher

55 Luisa Strina

One of the biggest and best conduits to Brazilian art

56  Zhang Wei & Hu Fang

Founders of the multidisciplinary Vitamin Creative Space, based in Guangzhou and Beijing

57  RoseLee Goldberg

Founder and director of New York-based performance biennial Performa

58  Anselm Franke

A master of the essay-exhibition: rich, sprawling topographies of imagery, research and speculation

59  Christopher Wool

Postconceptualist painter whose influence can increasingly be seen on a younger generation of artists

60  Udo Kittelmann

Director of Berlin’s Nationalgalerie

61  Miuccia Prada

Collector and fashion empress

62  Klaus Biesenbach

Director of MoMA PS1 and MoMA chief curator at large

63  Richard Chang

Collector of both Western and Asian art and also a key broker of ties between the two artistic communities

64  Olafur Eliasson

Socially and environmentally responsible Danish-Icelandic artist and bringer of sunshine

65  Matthew Marks

Gallerist with spaces in Chelsea and LA

66  Eugenio López

Collector and founder of the largest private museum in Latin America

67  Luc Tuymans

Influential painter and increasingly influential curator (96 in 2006)

68  Eva Presenhuber

Zürich-based gallerist with a packed international schedule and a roster of artists that includes the established and the new

69  Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi, Maurizio Rigillo

Trio behind Galleria Continua, with spaces in the Tuscan town of San Gimignano, Les Moulins west of Paris, Beijing and now Havana

70  Tom Eccles

Executive director at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard

71  Claire Hsu

Cofounder of Asia Art Archive

72  Massimo De Carlo

Italian gallerist with spaces in Milan and London

73  Koyo Kouoh

Founding artistic director of Raw Material Company, Dakar and champion of art from Senegal and its neighbours

74  Christine Tohme

Director of the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts (81 in 2012)

75  Graham Harman

Object-oriented philosopher (2014: 68, with Quentin Meillassoux, Ray Brassier & Iain Hamilton)

76  Adrian Cheng

Hong Kong collector and head of K11 Art Foundation with a mission to raise the profile of emerging Chinese art

77  Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Collector and networker and founder of Turin’s Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (96 in 2002)

78  Tim Neuger & Burkhard Riemschneider

The gallerists behind Berlin’s understated but heavy-hitting Neugerriemschneider

79  Esther Schipper

Berlin-based gallerist and crucial force in shaping Berlin’s evolving art scene

80  Akram Zaatari

Artist exploring images through archival research and history

81  William Kentridge

Artist whose powerfully political animation, sculpture and drawing also extends into performance and opera

82  Hyun-Sook Lee

Seoul-based gallerist and champion of South Korean and international contemporary art

83  Trevor Paglen

Artist-investigator blending art, journalism, geography and science

84  Thaddaeus Ropac

Paris and Salzburg gallerist

85  Philippe Pirotte

Rector of Frankfurt’s Städelschule art school

86  Bose Krishnamachari & Riyas Komu

Artist-founders of India’s Kochi-Murziris Biennale

87  Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Curator of the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, and the lauded Documenta 13

88  Sunjung Kim

Curator of international projects and exhibitions and founder of the Seoul based SAMUSO

89 Rick Lowe

‘Social Sculpture’ pioneer

91  Philip Tinari

Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (84 in 2011)

92  Charles Esche

Van Abbemuseum director and stalwart of the biennial circuit

93  Felipe Dmab, Pedro Mendes, Matthew Wood

Brazilian threesome at the head of São Paulo’s Mendes Wood DM gallery

94  Carter Cleveland

Computer science student turned Artsy chief

95 Stefan Simchowitz

Collector-adviser-dealer and ‘Patron-Satan’ of young artists

96  Adriano Pedrosa

Artistic director of Museu de Arte de São Paulo and prominent curatorial for Brazil abroad

97   Theaster Gates

The artist who does more outside the gallery than within

98  Nadia & Rajeeb SamdaniBuilding an art scene in Bangladesh through the Dhaka Art Summit
99 Eugene Tan

Director of the National Art Gallery, Singapore (95 in 2013)

100 Delfina Entrecanales

Patron of artists from Latin America and the MENASA region



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