The Forbes 400 list of “The Richest People in America” includes six Oklahomans currently living in the state.
Half the wealthy Oklahomans made their money directly from the oil and natural gas industry; the other half are connected to large retail businesses.
|33||George Kaiser||$10 billion||Tulsa||Oil & Gas, Banking||Chairman, BOK Financial|
|35||Harold Hamm||$9.7 billion||OKC||Oil & Gas||Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources|
|79||David Green||$4.5 billion||OKC||Retail||CEO, Hobby Lobby|
|113||Tom and Judy Love||$3.5 billion||OKC||Retail, Gas Stations||Chairman and CEO, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores|
|113||Lynn Schusterman||$3.5 billion||Tulsa||Oil & Gas, Investments||Widow of Charles Schusterman, Founder of Samson Resources|
Oklahoma native T. Boone Pickens, who now lives in Texas, tied with several other Americans for the No. 360 spot with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion from his connections to the oil and gas industry and other investments.
The list is absent two Okies, The Oklahoman reports:
Oklahomans who fell off the list included Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., and Joseph Craft, CEO of Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners.