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Idaho Claims One Of Forbes 400 Richest

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Just one Idahoan appears on Forbes’ list of the 400 richest Americans, released today.  He is Robert (Earl) Holding, 85, founder of the Little America chain of hotels and resorts, and owner of Sinclair Oil Corporation.

Little America and Sinclair Oil are both based in Salt Lake City, but the hotel group also owns Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort.  Holding is listed as a resident of Sun Valley.

Forbes puts Holding’s net worth at $2.6 billion.

Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot, who recently disputed press descriptions referring to him as a “billionaire,” does not appear on this year’s list.  He did make an appearance in 2004.



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