Four Hoosiers make Forbes’ list of top billionaires

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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.

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