Six Oklahomans On Forbes 2015 Billionaire List
NEW YORK CITY - Six of the richest people in the world, live in Oklahoma according to Forbes magazine.
Forbes' billionaire list was released Monday and the richest person in the world is Bill Gates. For the co-founder of Microsoft, its the second year in a row he has topped the list.
In Oklahoma, Harold Hamm of Oklahoma City and founder of Continental Resources was ranked #96 according to Forbes with a worth of $12.2 billion. Tulsa's George Kaiser, Chairman of BOK Financial Corporation was ranked #142 with a worth of $9 billion. Both dropped compared to last year's rankings.
David Green of Oklahoma City and founder of Hobby Lobby was #246 with a worth of $6 billion. Tom and Judy Love of Oklahoma City, founders of Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores are ranked #416 with a worth of $4 billion. And Tulsa's Lynn Schusterman is ranked #462 with a worth of $3.7 billion.
The magazine says there are 1,826 billionaires on its 2015 list, up from 1,645 in 2014.
Second place on Forbes' list telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu. He topped the list in 2013. Next is investor Warren Buffett, who moved up from fourth place last year.
Forbes says 46 billionaires on the 2015 are under the age of 40 and just under half of them owe their fortunes to technology.
Over in Arkansas, four members of the Walton family were in the top 20 of the billionaire list. Christy Walton, #8; Jim Walton, #9, Alice Walton, #11; and S. Robson Walton, #12.