Micky Arison net worth: Micky Arison is an American businessman who has a net worth of $6.5 billion. Micky Arison's $6.5 billion makes him the richest person in Florida. As if his net worth weren't enough of an indication of his success in business, he is also currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of cruise ship company Carnival – which happens to be the world's largest company of the kind. Arison inherited his involvement with the company from his father – Ted Arison, one of the co-founders of the Carnival Corporation. Mickey is also notable for his involvement with the National Basketball Association team The Miami Heat. Arison is one of the richest people in the entire world, having made the Forbes magazine list of the wealthiest individuals most recently in 2011, when he ranked at the 169th position. In 2012, Arison courted controversy for what some considered his failure to take responsibility for the infamous "Concordia cruise ship disaster," in which 32 people lost their lives after the Costa Concordia (a Carnival cruise ship) hit a reef and ran aground. Arison failed to make any kind of public appearance in the immediate wake of the disaster, despite being the owner of the cruise line. Many in the media and those connected to the disaster felt his behavior was callous and insensitive.