Forbes has released their list of the world’s top billionaires and four Hoosiers have made the cut.
The top Hoosier is Gayle Cook. The widow of William Cook is worth $4 billion and ranks 329. Pacers owner Herb Simon is 670th with a worth of $2.2 billion. Crown Point businessman Dean White ranks 831st with $1.8 billion.
Colts owner Jim Irsay saw his fortune increase to $1.5 billion last year and nowranks 974th.
The world’s top billionaire is Carlos Slim from Mexico. This is the fourth straight year he has topped the list.
His fortune went from $69 billion last year to this year’s 73-billion.
Bill Gates is second.