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Forbes: Tom Benson is 386th Richest In U.S.

Forbes: Tom Benson is 386th Richest In U.S.

The owner of the Saints and Pelicans, Tom Benson remains on the Forbes Magazine list of the 400 richest people in the nation.

With an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion, Benson is 386th on the list.  He also is the most wealthy person in Louisiana.

In addition to the two sports franchises, Benson owns auto dealerships, Fox 8 television in New Orleans and the 26-story Benson Tower on Poydras Street.

Leading the Forbes list is Bill Gates with a reported net worth of $81 billion.  The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet is second with an estimated net worth of $67 billion.

Forbes say the aggregate net worth of the richest 400 Americans was $2.29 trillion, up $270 billion from a year ago. It took a minimum net worth of $1.55 billion to make The Forbes 400, $250 million more than in 2013.

 

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