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Six Okies on Forbes List of Richest Americans

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
September 21, 2012

The Forbes 400 list of “The Richest People in America” includes six Oklahomans currently living in the state.

Half the wealthy Oklahomans made their money directly from the oil and natural gas industry; the other half are connected to large retail businesses.

Net Worth
33 George Kaiser $10 billion Tulsa Oil & Gas, Banking Chairman, BOK Financial
35 Harold Hamm $9.7 billion OKC Oil & Gas Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources
79 David Green $4.5 billion OKC Retail CEO, Hobby Lobby
113 Tom and Judy Love $3.5 billion OKC Retail, Gas Stations Chairman and CEO, Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores
113 Lynn Schusterman $3.5 billion Tulsa Oil & Gas, Investments Widow of Charles Schusterman, Founder of Samson Resources

Source: Forbes

Oklahoma native T. Boone Pickens, who now lives in Texas, tied with several other Americans for the No. 360 spot with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion from his connections to the oil and gas industry and other investments.

The list is absent two Okies, The Oklahoman reports:

Oklahomans who fell off the list included Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., and Joseph Craft, CEO of Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners.

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