Forbes Rates Enterprise's Jack Taylor Richest St. Louisan
|Even a billionaire has a right to be cranky when he drops 80 places on Forbes's list of the world's richest people.|
This year, Taylor, who is 87, and his family have a net worth of only $6 billion. Still, the only person in St. Louis who even comes close is Pauline MacMillan Keinath, a descendant of the founders of Cargill, Inc., who, with a net worth of $4.5 billion, ties for 176th on Forbes's list.
At least they still qualify as billionaires. Thirty people from the 2009 list are now mere millionaires.
Two other Missourians appear on the list: E. Stanley Kroenke, a minority owner of the Blues who lives in Columbia, and his wife Ann Walton Kroenke, a niece of Walmart founder Sam Walton. E. Stanley, who is worth $2.9 billion, ranks 342, but he's outclassed by Ann, worth $3.2 billion and tied with two others for 297.
Jorge Paulo Lemann, one of the Brazilian overlords (well, controlling shareholders) of Anheuser-Busch In Bev, jumped from 92 to 48 on the list this year. He's now worth $11.5 billion.
The richest person in the world is Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecommunications tycoon. His net worth of $53.5 billion edges him past previous record-holders Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.