03. Karel Komarek – $4.2B
Karel Komárek and his family built wealth during the privatization in the Czech Republic in the 1990s.
In 2016, he founded the Sazka Group with a Czech investor, Jiří Smejc, and quickly became the largest lottery owner in Europe.
KKCG’s Komarek bought the biggest Croatian sports betting operator in 2018.
In 2016, he founded Charleston, West Virginia-based American methanol to produce methanol; to be fully operational in 2018.