Four Oklahomans Make Billionaire List

Friday, March 9th 2007, 6:11 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Forbes magazine's ranking of American billionaires includes four Oklahomans. Tulsa oilman George Kaiser led the pack with an estimated worth of $8.5 billion. The magazine ranked the 64-year-old 80th out of 946.

Farther down the list were 48-year-old Tom Ward, 65-year-old David Green and 48-year-old Aubrey McClendon.

Ward previously was president of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy before stepping down last year. He came in at Number 618, with an estimated worth of $1.6 billion.

McClendon is chief executive officer of Chesapeake Energy. He tied with Green at Number 664.

The magazine estimated McClendon's worth at $1.5 billion, the same amount for Green, who founded the Hobby Lobby and Mardel's store chains.