Two Oklahomans on Forbes wealthiest Americans list

Thursday, September 22nd 2005, 4:50 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A list of the 400 wealthiest Americans compiled by Forbes magazine includes two Oklahomans.

The Forbes 400 ranks Tulsan George Kaiser 45th on the list with an estimated worth of $4.5 billion.

Kaiser is principal owner of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company and chairman of BOK Financial Corp., the parent of Bank of Oklahoma.

Hobby Lobby owner David Green of Oklahoma City is No. 133 with an estimated worth of $2 billion.

Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp.'s co-founder and chairman, was the nation's wealthiest person for the 11th straight year with a net worth of $51 billion, followed again by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman and chief executive Warren Buffett's $40 billion, according to Forbes, which released its annual rankings Thursday.