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Robert Trigaux

27 billionaires call Florida home among record 1,210 richest worldwide, says Forbes list

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March

moneybagsclipart.Wake up and good morning. The annual Forbes list of the world's billionaires is out with the usual jockeying of mega-wealth among the richest of the rich. China and Russia now have more than 100 billionaires apiece, while India added 55 and Brazil 30. And Moscow is the now home of the most billionaires, 79, topping former No. 1 city New York, now with 58.

Here's the Forbes list and (perhaps) some insights from the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today.

In Florida, Forbes lists 27 billionaires. Among them, Eddie DeBartolo calls the Tampa Bay area home. Here they are, in order of wealth:

 

Rank    Name Net Worth    Age Source

169:  Micky Arison  $5.9 B  61  Carnival Cruises

310:  William Koch $3.5 B 70 oil, investments

376:  Terrence Pegula $3 B 60 East Resources

440:  Malcolm Glazer family $2.6 B  82 Tampa Bay Bucs, sports, real estate

459:  Igor Olenicoff  $2.5 B 68 real estate

512:  Phillip Frost  $2.3 B 74 pharmaceuticals

540:  H. Wayne Huizenga  $2.2 B 73 Investments

540:  Bharat Desai & family $2.2 B  58   Syntel

564:  Ted Turner  $2.1 B 72 cable television

595:  Albert Ueltschi $2 B 93 FlightSafety

595:  Robert Rich $2 B  70 Rich Products Corp.

651:  Edward DeBartolo $1.9 B 64  shopping centers, sports

651:  Wilbur Ross $1.9 B 73 Investments

692:  Fred DeLuca  $1.8 B 63 Subway

692: Jeff Greene  $1.8 B 56 real estate, investments

692:  Isaac Perlmutter $1.8 B 68 Marvel

736:  George Lindemann & family $1.7 B 74 Investments

736:  Christopher Cline $1.7 B 53 Coal

782:  Michael Heisley $1.6 B    73    manufacturing

833:  S. Daniel Abraham $1.5 B 86 Slim-Fast

833:  Tom Golisano $1.5 B 69 Paychex

833:  Norman Braman $1.5 B 78 art, car dealerships

938:  Alfred James Clark $1.3 B 83 construction

993:  Charlotte Colket Weber $1.2 B 68 Campbell Soup

1057:  Peter Lewis $1.1 B 77 Progressive Corp. insurance

1057:  Edmund Ansin $1.1 B  75 Sunbeam Broadcasting

1140:  John Henry $1 B  61   finance, Boston Red Sox owner

-- Robert Trigaux, Business Columnist, St. Petersburg Times

 

[Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:06am]

    

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