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Six Okies on Forbes List of Richest Americans

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.

Net Worth
33George Kaiser$10 billionTulsaOil & Gas, BankingChairman, BOK Financial
35Harold Hamm$9.7 billionOKCOil & GasChairman and CEO, Continental Resources
79David Green$4.5 billionOKCRetailCEO, Hobby Lobby
113Tom and Judy Love$3.5 billionOKCRetail, Gas StationsChairman and CEO, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores
113Lynn Schusterman$3.5 billionTulsaOil & Gas, InvestmentsWidow of Charles Schusterman, Founder of Samson Resources

Source: Forbes

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.

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