Eight Wisconsin residents on Forbes’ world billionaires list

Menard remains richest in state

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:07 am

Forbes magazine announced its annual list of world billionaires, and eight Wisconsin residents made the list.

Here’s how they rank on the Forbes world billionaires list:

  • 133 John Menard Jr., Menards, $10.5 billion (down from $11.5 billion a year ago)
  • 200. Herbert Kohler Jr. and family, Kohler Co., $7.3 billion (down from $9.3 billion a year ago)
  • 257. Diane Hendricks, ABC Supply, $6.3 billion (up from $5.5 billion a year ago)
  • 504. James Cargill II, Cargill, $4 billion ($4.2 billion a year ago)
  • 546. H. Fisk Johnson, S. Curtis Johnson and Helen Johnson-Leipold, S.C. Johnson, each $3.8 billion (up from $3.7 billion a year ago)
  • 597. Judy Faulkner, Epic, $3.6 billion (up from $3.5 billion a year ago)

The top 10 world billionaires on the Forbes list are:

  1. Jeff Bezos & family, Amazon, $131 billion
  2. Bill Gates, Microsoft, $96.5 billion
  3. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $82.5 billion
  4. Bernard Arnault & family, LVMH, $76 billion
  5. Carlos Slim Helu & family, America Movil, $64 billion
  6. Amancio Ortega, Inditex, $62.7 billion
  7. Larry Ellison, Oracle, $62.5 billion
  8. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $62.3 billion
  9. Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $55.5 billion
  10. Larry Page, Google, $50.8 billion

Other billionaires of note on the Forbes list include:

  • 257. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn, $6.3 billion
  • 1281. Marc Lasry, Bucks co-owner, $1.8 billion

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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