Forbes 400 richest Americans list

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NEW YORK, NY – Once again, we get to see who the richest people in America are!

Hot off the press is the Forbes 400 list, also known as the list of people whose families we wish we were born or married into.

No surprise here, Bill Gates tops the list with a net worth of $72 billion.

Also not a shocker, Warren Buffet takes the number two spot with $58.5 billion.

Mr. Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, lands at number 20 spot with $19 billion.

The queen of daytime TV, Miss Oprah Winfrey, makes the list at number 184 with $2.9 billion.

But we Houstonians want to know who our billionaire neighbors are. Twelve Houstonians made the list.

The man who is making the most bank in the Bayou City is Chairman and CEO of Kinger Morgan, Richard Kinder. At number 39, he has a net worth of $10.2 billion.

Next up are Dan Duncan’s kids.

Randa Williams, Dannine Avara, Milane Frantz and Scott Duncan’s inheritance (among other things) of their pops’ pipeline biz has them all at number 77 on the list with $5.5 billion each. (Oh and ladies, the word on the street is Scott Duncan is single.)

Also at 77 with $5.5 billion of mostly oil money is Jeffrey Hildebrand.

Hedge funder John Arnold is at 193 with $2.8 billion.

Gulf States Toyota guy Dan Friedkin is at 222 with $2.5 billion.

Founder of all things Landry’s, Tilman Fertita, isn’t doin’ too bad coming in at 235 with $2.4 billion.

And the guy we can thank for getting us a football team again, Texans owner Bob McNair, is at 273 with $2 billion. (For those of you wondering, Jerry Jones pulled $3 billion and lands at 166.)

A big Kinder Morgan shareholder, Fayez Sarofim, shares number 273 with $2 billion.

And lastly, lawsuit guru Joe Jamail, Jr. makes the list at 342 with $1.6 billion.

But who really cares where these guys land on the list. They’re taking their notoriety all the way to the bank. Well, several banks.


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