Illinois Billionaires Top the Wealthiest List
April 5, 2023 3:51PM CDT
Hi this is Leslie Harris. You know how we keep hearing how Illinois’s economy sucks? I’m sorry if you have had that experience, and I know many people have, so I don’t want to make light of that.
However, 22 Illinois billionaires have made Forbes list of the richest people in the world, and together their wealth totals 12.2 TRILLION dollars. So I guess Illinois economy isn’t too bad for them!
The wealthiest billionaires in the world that live in Illinois include:
Patrick Ryan, worth 8 billion
Neil Bluhm, worth 6 billion
Thomas Pritzker, worth 5.3 billion
Mark Walter, worth 5.3 billion
Sam Zell, worth 5.2 billion
Ty Warner- the Beanie Baby guy! Worth 5.2 billion
Joe Mansueto, 4.4 billion
Eric Lefkovsky, 4.2 billion Joseph Grendes, 3.8 billion